Stories by Adam Bender


NineMSN jumps into cloud for catch-up TV

NineMSN has selected a cloud-based video service to power its new catch-up TV service, Jump-in.

Australian startups eye Bitcoin opportunities

Accepting Bitcoin for payment may be an effective way to drum up more business with fewer fees and greater privacy for customers, according to startup companies.

Australian contracts awarded for Square Kilometre Array

The international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) office has announced contracts with seven Australian organisations for preconstruction work on what will be the world’s largest radio telescope.


Optus serves up throttle-free unlimited broadband

Optus customers can get unlimited broadband data — with apparently no throttling — for $115 under new bundle plans announced today.


Government seeks advisor for renegotiation of Telstra-NBN Co deal

As the NBN Co conducts its strategic review, the Commonwealth has put out a call for a commercial and strategic advisor.

ACMA speeds up ID verification for prepaid mobile

Customers no longer have to prove their identity at the store when buying prepaid mobile services, under new identity verification rules that took effect today.

CommBank flashes MasterPass digital wallet

Commonwealth Bank has announced an online digital wallet service based on the MasterPass wallet by MasterCard.


PayPal helps restaurant customers avoid waiters

PayPal plans to push a new pay-at-your-table feature in its mobile app in Australia early next year following trials in Sydney and Melbourne, the company has revealed.


Enterprises turn to startups for innovation

A growing number of big Australian companies are seeking partnerships with startups to stay innovative.

Nearly half telework under informal policy: study

Teleworking is increasing even while many businesses in Australia and New Zealand lack written agreements or training for remote working, according to a report released today by Cisco.

Turnbull reiterates need for NBN Co transparency

The Coalition government has refuted parts of an NBN Co annual report tabled in Parliament today.

Indiegogo enables crowdfunding with Aussie dollar

Crowdfunding website Indiegogo is doubling down on Australia, announcing increased staff in the country and support for contributions to campaigns in Australian dollars.

Internet of Things: Defence warns more devices means more risks

As the Internet of Things expands, industry and government must collaborate to bolster security of critical systems, according to Alex Zelinsky, chief defence scientist at the Department of Defence.


Dreamworld upgrades switches as network demand ramps

Dreamworld has upgraded its network to handle an increasing number of connected machines in the theme park.

Livescribe requires Apple for revamped digital pen

The latest smart pen announced by Livescribe has dropped the microphone, speaker and OLED screen from the previous versions, and requires an Apple phone or tablet to function.