Stories by Adam Bender

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ACMA speeds up ID verification for prepaid mobile

Customers no longer have to prove their identity at the store when buying prepaid mobile services, under new identity verification rules that took effect today.

CommBank flashes MasterPass digital wallet

Commonwealth Bank has announced an online digital wallet service based on the MasterPass wallet by MasterCard.

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PayPal helps restaurant customers avoid waiters

PayPal plans to push a new pay-at-your-table feature in its mobile app in Australia early next year following trials in Sydney and Melbourne, the company has revealed.

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Enterprises turn to startups for innovation

A growing number of big Australian companies are seeking partnerships with startups to stay innovative.

Nearly half telework under informal policy: study

Teleworking is increasing even while many businesses in Australia and New Zealand lack written agreements or training for remote working, according to a report released today by Cisco.

Turnbull reiterates need for NBN Co transparency

The Coalition government has refuted parts of an NBN Co annual report tabled in Parliament today.

Indiegogo enables crowdfunding with Aussie dollar

Crowdfunding website Indiegogo is doubling down on Australia, announcing increased staff in the country and support for contributions to campaigns in Australian dollars.

Internet of Things: Defence warns more devices means more risks

As the Internet of Things expands, industry and government must collaborate to bolster security of critical systems, according to Alex Zelinsky, chief defence scientist at the Department of Defence.

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Dreamworld upgrades switches as network demand ramps

Dreamworld has upgraded its network to handle an increasing number of connected machines in the theme park.

Livescribe requires Apple for revamped digital pen

The latest smart pen announced by Livescribe has dropped the microphone, speaker and OLED screen from the previous versions, and requires an Apple phone or tablet to function.

MyNetFone picks up PennyTel, iVoisys customers

MyNetFone has agreed to take on customers of PennyTel and iVoisys after the two companies entered into provisional liquidation.

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Telstra tests LTE Broadcast tech for more efficient data delivery

Telstra has completed a trial of 4G LTE Broadcast technology, becoming the first telco in the world to do so.

Startup snapshot: Bluedot

Adelaide startup Bluedot has developed geolocation software that uses the precise location of a person’s smartphone for payments.

Freelancer launches $15 million IPO

Australian startup Freelancer.com has applied to list on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) as it seeks to accelerate the company’s growth.

Telstra shuffles leadership deck, steers toward Asia

Telstra CEO David Thodey has announced a realignment of its senior executives and an increased focus on Asia.