Stories by Adam Bender


What Atlassian's move says about Australia's startup scene

Atlassian’s decision to register as a UK business has been cast by members the Australian startup community as a huge loss that underscores weaknesses in the country’s startup ecosystem.

Capacity upgrade for Australia-Japan submarine cable

Australia Japan Cable has expanded capacity on its submarine cable connecting Australia, Guam and Japan.

Enterprise to face more mobile operating systems

It's not just Android and iOS devices that are likely to be making their way into Australian workplaces, with alternative mobile operating systems projected to gain in marketshare over the next four years.

Small banks tap tech to take on giants

Mutual banks and credit unions are embracing technology initiatives to stay competitive with Australia’s largest financial institutions.

Telstra directories sale positions Sensis for digital

Telstra has said its sale of Sensis to a US private equity firm is critical to transforming the White and Yellow Pages company into a "fully digital" business.


Australia leads OECD on wireless broadband

Australia has moved into first place among the 34 OECD countries for wireless broadband penetration, with 114 subscriptions per 100 people, the OECD has announced.

Employees to wear their own device in 2014

IT managers should take note of the plethora of new wearable devices popping up at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. They just might show up in the workplace.

Cloud empowers small aged care providers

The cloud has been essential to Mirus Australia providing enterprise-grade revenue management services to small aged care providers with limited IT budgets, according to the company's director Nick Gage.


How tech startups rate Australia

Australia’s startup scene has seen fast growth but continues to be held back by risk-averse investors and a lack of government support, local startups told Techworld Australia.


Optus hits 160 Mbps in LTE-A test

Optus and Huawei have reached mobile speeds of 160 Mbps in a test of TD-LTE Advanced carrier aggregation technology on the Optus network, the telco revealed today.

Australian startup snapshot: CoinJar

CoinJar is a Melbourne-based startup that has developed a digital wallet that lets people buy, sell and accept Bitcoin as a merchant. wallet opens in Australia

Visa has announced that its digital wallet,, is now live in Australia across several major merchants.


'Guarantees have lost currency': NBN Co

NBN Co is not in a position to guarantee minimum broadband speeds that Australians will experience on the National Broadband Network, NBN Co Chairman Ziggy Switkowksi has told a parliamentary hearing today.

Coalition drops tax reforms meant to help startups

The Coalition has decided not to continue with two tax reforms expected to boost investment in Australian startups.

Digital payments on trial at eftpos

A digital payments technology on trial by eftpos would bring the payment provider into the online and mobile spaces for the first time.