Stories by Adam Bender

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Bluetooth beacons coming to trade shows

Wellington startup ShowGizmo has unveiled plans to enhance indoor mapping at conferences using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons.

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Tasmanian premier 'scaremongering' over NBN: Turnbull

A war of words has erupted between communications minister Malcolm Turnbull and Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings over the state of the NBN in Tasmania.

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Live Connected receives warning for TCP code violation

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has issued a warning to Live Connected for failing to comply with the Telecommunications Consumer Protection (TCP) code.

UGL taps Optus for mobility as it positions for Asian growth

Optus Business has signed a $30 million, five-year contract with UGL for mobility and managed ICT services that will support the engineering and property services company’s expansion into Asia.

Treasury takes on startup employee share options

Making good on promises to tech startups, the Australian Government is moving forward on a review of tax rules surrounding employee share options.

Tapestry buys US social startup ConnectAround

Australian startup Tapestry has acquired ConnectAround, a US-based social network for residents of retirement communities.

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CYOD: How to choose devices for your users

The enterprise’s need for control must be balanced against what users want when deciding on which smartphones to support in a choose-your-own-device (CYOD) scheme, say analysts.

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NBN rollout ramps up in South Australia

The NBN is now available to homes and businesses of Seaford, South Australia, the NBN Co announced this afternoon.

Vodafone drops prepaid international prices

International call rates continue to tumble with Vodafone Hutchison Australia announcing reductions for prepaid international call rates to 12 countries.

Updated: Monash gets first branded top-level domain

Monash University has received the .monash top-level domain name, becoming the first global organisation to be delegated a brand-name TLD by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

Comms Alliance to probe telco complaint handling

Grumbling has risen in volume among telecom customers, with one in five customers unhappy with their service and less than half satisfied with responses to complaints, according to the latest survey by the Communications Alliance.

Vic govt updates ICT strategy

The Victorian government is preparing to move to the next stage of its ICT strategy.

O2 Networks joins growing Telstra NAS business

Telstra has acquired network integrator O2 Networks as it continues to expand its Network Applications and Services (NAS) business.

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Telstra upgrades submarine cables for Asia drive

Telstra has upgraded multiple submarine cables in the Asia-Pacific region as part of the telco’s strategic focus on the Asian market.

Vodafone launches 4G Cat 4 devices

Vodafone Hutchison Australia has launched two Category 4 mobile broadband device delivering theoretical speeds of up to 150Mbps.