Stories by Adam Bender

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Oculus Rift shows (virtual) reality of car crashes

NRMA Insurance has used the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset to promote car safety at a new exhibit in Sydney's CBD.

Airtasker launches insurance for task-based work

Airtasker will offer insurance covering its task runners for accidents on the job.

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Free Wi-Fi for Melbourne

Melbournians will soon be able to get on the Internet for free in the CBD.

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TPG's FTTB plan could upset NBN: Switkowski

The business case of the National Broadband Network will suffer if TPG and other telcos try to cherry-pick high-value properties including city apartments with fibre-to-the-basement plans, according to NBN Co chairman Ziggy Switkowski.

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Should Australian businesses fear US cloud vendors?

Don’t let drama over data sovereignty dictate a business’s IT strategy, warn experts on privacy and cloud computing.

BYOA 'shadow IT' grows in the enterprise: Telsyte

Nearly two-thirds of Australian enterprises have staff using personal apps for work even though only about half of the organisations allow it, according to a Telsyte report.

Audit agency does BYOD with BlackBerry

The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has upgraded its mobile fleet to BlackBerry 10 while allowing other devices under a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) scheme managed by BES10, the BlackBerry mobile device management (MDM) software.

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.