Stories by Adam Bender


Ninja Blocks wants to be 'household name' in US

SingTel and others have invested nearly $796,000 in Ninja Blocks, an Internet of Things (IoT) startup based in Sydney.

TechEd: Developing for Internet of Things is 'cheap as chips'

It's easier than ever to get started developing for the Internet of Things (IoT), said Microsoft .NET developer evangelist, Dave Glover.


Usage alert compliance a priority as TCP code enforcement heads into year three

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) hopes to cut bill shock with a renewed emphasis in the coming year on enforcing data usage alerts under the Telecommunications Consumer Protection (TCP) code, according to an ACMA official.

Court delays NBN Co, Pipe Networks battle

The court battle between NBN Co and TPG has been postponed for two weeks.

Investor visa overhaul to boost venture capital for startups

An overhaul of the significant investor visa will increase startup access to venture capital in Australia, according to the Australian Industry (Ai) Group.

NBN Co chief expects Telstra, Optus talks to end in 2014

National Broadband Network negotiations with Telstra are on the “home stretch” and could be submitted for government approval by the end of the year, NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow has said.

TIO task force to field NBN grievances

The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) has had to set up a special team to handle rising complaints about the National Broadband Network.

NSW govt dives deeper into data, digital

The New South Wales government has revealed plans to digitise public records and make it easier for agencies to share data.

Bunnings drives productivity with iPod Touch rollout

Bunnings is aggressively developing mobile apps for its retail employees following a deployment last Christmas of 1500 iPod Touch devices to store staff, according to the company's mobility team leader.


Laptops to be managed more like mobiles: AirWatch CEO

Integration with VMware will help AirWatch expand its mobile device management (MDM) to laptops and the Internet of Things, according to AirWatch CEO John Marshall.

Enterprise must shake core to be innovative: Telstra

To be innovative, a large corporation must do more than build an "innovation centre," according to panellists from Telstra and major Web companies.

Nine ASIO breaches of wiretapping laws reported in 2013-14

ASIO breached laws governing telecommunications intercepts on nine occasions in the 12-month reporting period ended June 2014, according to a report released by the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (IGIS).

NSW govt seeks apps on education, World War I

The New South Wales government has announced a competition for apps based on open public data.

CBA opens Innovation Lab inside Sydney HQ

Leading on technology is a “life-and-death matter” for Commonwealth Bank, according to CEO Ian Narev.


CommBank CEO says Albert 'took longer than we thought it would'

Security concerns have delayed the release of Commonwealth Bank’s Android-based EFTPOS terminal, CBA executives have revealed.