Stories by Adam Bender

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Bendigo Bank says it beats PayPal on trust

Banks can win against the fast-growing PayPal because they are more trusted by customers, according to Bendigo and Adelaide Bank managing director, Mike Hirst.

Mandatory data retention policy to be 'fiercely challenged', Ludlam says

Kill the mandatory data retention policy, Greens leader Scott Ludlam has urged.

Can virtualization drive Chromebook deployments in the enterprise?

Virtualization is helping make Google Chrome OS a potential alternative for enterprises that have traditionally been Windows shops.

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Perth mayor drills down on big data

The Lord Mayor of Perth has embraced big data to help the city better plan for population growth and make smarter infrastructure decisions.

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Digital content owners list alternatives to piracy

Content owners aim to curtail piracy in Australia with an online listing of services where consumers can legally obtain music, movies, video games and other material.

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Former Telstra official slams Labor's NBN

“NBN Co was not fit for purpose,” according to the Coalition government’s latest report on the National Broadband Network.

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ACCC mulls new pricing for SMS, voice calls

The Australian competition regulator has asked how to refine pricing of SMS text messages and mobile calls.

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Authors beware: computers can write fables

Researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have developed a computer program with the artificial intelligence to write stories in the style of Aesop.

Start Up Australia opens free classes for entrepreneurs

A startup initiative launched by the federal government and sponsored by industry players has announced a free online school for people wanting to start a business in Australia.

Rip Curl rides wearable wave with smartwatch for surfers

Rip Curl has launched a smartwatch for surfers that measures surf data and maps their ride on an interactive map.

Vodafone says it's 'right in the middle' of turnaround

Vodafone is halfway through its three-year turnaround initiative, Vodafone's chief marketer Kim Clarke this week told the ADMA Forum in Sydney.

Connected home brings new revenue opportunity for telcos: Ovum

The rise of the Internet of Things could allow telcos to provide a “quint-play” of services, according to an Ovum report.

Telstra unveils interoperable videoconferencing service

Businesses can communicate with each other using different videoconferencing products with a B2B service announced by Telstra.

UNSW researchers see future for Oculus Rift in engineering

Virtual reality could soon be a practical tool for engineers with the availability of inexpensive VR equipment like Oculus Rift and free open-source design software, according to a researcher at the University of New South Wales.

Dropbox lures business users from consumer product

Dropbox has revealed additional IT admin controls as it continues its bid to lure business customers.