Stories by Adam Bender


Australian startup snapshot: Gym PocketGuide

Designer Technology is a mobile app developer from Brisbane that has built the top-rated fitness app on the Microsoft Windows Phone store.

Macquarie Telecom seeks ACCC probe of Telstra wholesale practices

Macquarie Telecom has accused Telstra of “monopolistic behaviour".

US private equity open wallets to Australian tech startups: BDO

The Australian startup scene has seen a surge in foreign private equity fund investment in the last six months, according to technology consulting firm, BDO.

Startups don't get daunted by failure: Guy Kawasaki

It takes some irrationality to be an entrepreneur, according to Guy Kawasaki, an Apple veteran who is now chief evangelist of graphic design startup Canva.

Telstra enhances security with two-factor authentication

Telstra has revealed plans to enhance security of customer accounts using two-factor authentication.

Google says Chrome OS catching eyes in the enterprise

Google has reported heightened interest in Chrome OS from Australian organisations since winning a major device contract with Woolworths.

Telstra, NBN Co commence court battle over contract dispute

Telstra has told a court that NBN Co could owe the telco more than $100 million depending on the interpretation of the parties’ $11 billion contract.

Fiona Stanley IAM project has failed: WA audit

An identity access management (IAM) project for the Fiona Stanley Hospital in Western Australia has failed due to poor management, according to a government audit.

WA agencies reproached for weak cloud management

The Western Australia government’s flight to the cloud has encountered turbulence at five separate agencies.

More states should take up Vic taxi rules: ingogo

Cab booking app developers have welcomed new taxi rules in Victoria as further opening the market for competitors to the taxi establishment.

More could follow Westpac dropping BlackBerry: analyst

Westpac’s move to supporting Android and Windows Phone devices “is another nail in the BlackBerry coffin,” according to independent telecom analyst Chris Coughlan.

Australia tumbles in Akamai broadband rankings

Australia has fallen in broadband connectivity rankings measured by Akamai, according to the company’s latest State of the Internet report.

Telstra eyes Hotspot 2.0 deployment for national Wi-Fi network

Telstra could usher in Australia’s first major deployment of next-generation hotspots as part of its plan to blanket the country with a public Wi-Fi network.

Google soothes enterprise security concerns with Drive for Work

Google hopes to ease lingering Australian concerns about data sovereignty as it makes a fresh play to get organisations to adopt its Drive cloud storage service, according to Kevin Ackhurst, managing director of Google Enterprise in Australia.

Gen-i to cut headcount in Australia

Telecom NZ’s ICT services division Gen-i will cut more Australian positions after signing a deal to migrate customers to Telstra.