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Uber rejects safety concerns in letter to Transport Ministers

Uber has written to the Transport Ministers of Australia talking up the economic and community benefits of its taxi-hailing app amid state government attempts to regulate its car-sharing service UberX.

ACCC should give up telecom regulatory powers, says former head

A former chairperson of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has supported spinning off the agency’s telecom regulatory role to a specialist entity.


Shoes of Prey flies to US retailer Nordstrom

The Sydney-based Shoes of Prey will land in US stores for the first time through a partnership with Nordstrom, the Australian startup has announced.

Govt 'competitiveness agenda' excludes mature startups: Nitro CEO

Australian inaction on startup issues “has potential to turn into a national tragedy,” according to the chief executive of Nitro.


Coalition reveals replacement for Commercialisation Australia

The federal government’s replacement for Commercialisation Australia has adopted recommendations from tech startup advocates, according to StartupAus.

Mayo Group goes mobile to speed industrial sales turnaround

Mayo Group has embraced mobility and business intelligence to drive sales of its industrial products to utility and mining customers, according to the company’s CFO.


Data retention is necessary red tape: Turnbull

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said he's aware of the costs a mandatory detention scheme will place on the telecom industry.

Vodafone asks how data retention applies to M2M

Vodafone seeks more clarity on how the data retention legislation introduced today will apply to machine-to-machine (M2M) data, among other questions.

Future telcos must converge screens, things: Telstra CTO

The future telecom industry will compete on who can provide the best converged experience, according to Telstra CTO Vish Nandlall.

Free public Wi-Fi network coming to Victoria

The Victorian government and iiNet have announced a free public Wi-Fi network in Melbourne, Ballarat and Bendigo.

Mondelēz International taps Android software to drive sales

The maker of Cadbury and Oreo has deployed mobile retail software in Australia and New Zealand as part of a global agreement with StayinFront.


Telstra, NBN Co back in court this April

NBN Co and Telstra will this April resume their argument over consumer-price-index (CPI) adjustments in the companies’ $11 billion agreement.

ACCAN praises change to Do Not Call Register

The government’s decision to make Do Not Call registrations indefinite has received plaudits from the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN).

In photos: TechEd Sydney 2014

Microsoft TechEd arrived this week in Sydney with a brand new format.

5 ways to spur business innovation

Corporates can learn much about innovation and entrepreneurship from startups, according to panellists from the startup scene and academia at Microsoft TechEd in Sydney.