Stories by Adam Bender


Telstra glows about solar backup power trial in Victoria

Telstra has reported success with a solar-based backup power system installed at an exchange in Victoria.

Draft bill eases ESOP tax rules for startups

The Australian Government has released a draft bill to reform how employee share options are taxed in an effort to make it easier for startups to attract and retain talent.

Designing virtual reality for the enterprise

A production and development house from Ballarat has set its eyes on the emerging market of virtual reality services for the enterprise.

Australian startup snapshot: Mobilyser

Mobilyser is the Perth startup that has developed an app to help workers easily separate their work and personal calls for tax reporting purposes.

Updated: Telstra suffers outages on ADSL, wireless and online apps

Telstra has restored ADSL and wireless data services following outages this morning, but is still suffering problems with an array of online applications.

Optus says sorry after clock blooper

Optus has apologised after mistakenly setting Queensland customers’ clocks an hour ahead.

Govt, telcos point fingers over 4G emergency alert problem

The government is in talks with Optus and Vodafone about funding upgrades of their 4G networks to support emergency alerts from the National Emergency Warning System, according to the national director of the Emergency Alert Program.

Bluedot moves into US with $2.5m funding round

Australian startup Bluedot is expanding into the US after raising $2.5 million in its latest funding round.

Many 4G customers could be missing emergency alerts

Mobile customers on Optus and Vodafone's 4G networks might not always receive emergency alerts from the National Emergency Warning System due to compatibility problems that prevent the transmission of the user’s location on 4G.

Will 3D printing usher in the next wave of Internet piracy?

A predicted boom in 3D printing could create a tangled web of intellectual property (IP) issues as it becomes cheaper and easier to copy designs and make knockoffs, according to some IP experts.

Weakening exports to China could slow Australian tech spending: Forrester

The Australian tech market is expected to grow at a slower pace than the global tech market for the next two years, according to Forrester.

3D adds depth to The Flying Dutchman in Melbourne

Victorian Opera seeks to revolutionize performance theatre by using movie-style 3D visual effects in its upcoming Melbourne production of Richard Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman.

Telstra, Optus go live with 700MHz networks

Benefits from this month’s switch-on of 700MHz mobile networks could seem subtle to the average phone user, but will be important to enhancing coverage and data transmission going forward, according to telecom analysts.

St George releases business banking app

St George Bank has released a dedicated business banking mobile app for Android and Apple smartphones.

A/NZ telcos to build $86.3 million trans-Tasman submarine cable

A 2300 kilometre undersea cable system connecting Australia and New Zealand across the Tasman Sea will commence construction in early 2015.