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Taxi startup ingogo hails $3.4 million in latest funding round

Taxi app startup ingogo has raised another $3.4 million as it pivots into a mobile payments.

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Training critical to Australia tapping broadband potential: CSIRO

Bringing faster broadband to Australia could disadvantage certain households and businesses if there is not sufficient education on how to take advantage of the increased speeds, according to a report by the CSIRO.

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Telstra hits 300 Mbps in LTE-A trial

Telstra has achieved 300 Mbps speeds in a test on its 4G network by aggregating two channels of 20 MHz spectrum.

Australian startup snapshot: Kicktone

Kicktone is an Adelaide startup that has developed an online store designed to increase the visibility of independent musicians.

Banks, mining lead Australian ICT spending: IDC

The financial services sector will continue to be a bright spot for ICT spending growth in 2014, according to an IDC analyst.

Australia-Israel research for faster computers wins NSW investment

The New South Wales government has announced $300,000 over three years to fund a partnership between photonics researchers in Australia and Israel to develop a communications system that will speed up the next generation of computers.

Vic gov launches tech innovation fund

The Victorian government has launched a $12 million fund to spur technology trials and pilot projects that can improve government service delivery.

Senate orders release of Coalition's NBN review

The Senate has required Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull to release the government’s 60-day review on Monday.

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Telstra frees customers from CAPTCHA

Telstra will stop using CAPTCHA tests after deciding they are not sufficiently accessible to people with disabilities.

Tracking system wanted for Melbourne buses

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) is seeking a vendor to provide bus tracking services in Melbourne, according to a request for expression of interest released today.

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BlackBerry price too high for small business in South Australia

An Adelaide business featured on the BlackBerry website has switched to Android phones to save money.

Court fines Excite Mobile for misconduct

The Federal Court has ordered Excite Mobile to pay $455,000 and its directors Obie Brown and David Samuel to pay $55,000 and $45,000 respectively for misconduct when selling mobile phone services. An employee, Fiona Smart, must pay $3500.

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NBN Co chair says copper in 'reasonable condition'

Copper has proven to be more resilient than NBN Co Chairman Ziggy Switkowski once thought, the former Telstra executive has told a parliamentary committee today.

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Switkowski makes $50,000 a month as NBN Co acting CEO

NBN Co Chairman Ziggy Switkowski will make an additional $50,000 a month as long as he serves as acting CEO, Switkowski revealed at a parliamentary hearing this morning.

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FTTN means revenue cut for government: Conroy

Senator Stephen Conroy has this morning pressed the Department of Communications to confirm that a fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) scheme for the National Broadband Network would result in less revenue for the government.

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