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Next-gen 000 service could support social, mobile apps

The Australian government seeks to enhance the Triple Zero emergency service to bring it up to date with modern communications technology and move it beyond the existing voice-only service.

Australians to help manage DNS transfer from NTIA

Two Australians will serve on the group overseeing the process that will result in an end to the US government's role in overseeing the Domain Name Service (DNS).

M2 grows broadband, slows mobile decline

M2 Group has added more than 50,000 new customers for its telecom services despite a decline in its mobile business.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.