Stories by Adam Bender

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AIIA 'optimistic' on share option fix in tough startup environment

The Australian Information Industry Association is upbeat on Australia changing tax rules that have restricted startups’ ability to recruit and retain staff, according to AIIA CEO Suzanne Campbell.

Telstra fields 40,000 government data requests in six months

Telstra received about 40,000 requests for customer information from Australian government agencies in the second half of 2013, not counting national security requests, the telco has revealed.

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Turnbull asks how the NBN got that way

The Coalition will deepen its probe of the NBN, with the government announcing the appointment of a former Telstra official to investigate the public policy process behind Labor’s NBN.

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Yelp speeds database access with flash storage

Yelp will use flash memory to speed up its database of community reviews of restaurants and other local businesses.

In pictures: ANZ Innovyz START Sydney

We drop by the Sydney satellite of the ANZ Innovyz accelerator.

Fox Sports bets on private cloud

Fox Sports has rebuilt its IT systems from scratch in under 12 months for a new production studio in Artarmon on Sydney’s north shore.

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Optus goes over the top with VoIP service

Optus has launched an over-the-top VoIP application for wholesale customers.

Australia holding back startups: AIIA

Australia risks slipping further behind other countries unless it does more to foster technology startups, the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has warned.

Australian startup snapshot: The Search Party

The Search Party is a Sydney-based tech startup that seeks to disrupt the recruitment industry.

Customer service (as a service) startup gets influx of cash

Melbourne startup Influx.com has announced plans to go international with its email customer support business after receiving $250,000 in funding.

Telstra embraces 'digital first'

Telstra has pledged improved customer support through a “digital first” initiative announced today.

Ink dries on Telstra phone book sale

Telstra has completed the sale of its directories business Sensis to Platinum Equity.

AAPT sale wraps, Yuile departs

TPG has completed its $450 million acquisition of AAPT from Telecom NZ.

CASA says it can't ensure drone privacy

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) believes there is no stopping commercial deployment of drones, according to CASA director John McCormick.

Can Chrome OS challenge Windows in the enterprise?

Australian enterprises are expected to take a closer look at Chrome OS as Google makes moves to peel customers away from Microsoft, according to analysts.