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  • Telcos sign up to NBN Co’s Wholesale Broadband Agreement

    Twenty-seven telcos and retailers have signed up to NBN Co’s new wholesale broadband agreement (WBA) after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission accepted the Special Access Undertaking (SAU) on 13 December 2013.

  • SaaS provider sees value in going local for cloud

    The decision by Amazon Web Services to set up shop in Australia in 2012, starting up a new region for its cloud computing service hosted out of Sydney, shook up the Australian market.

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    Quickflix reports 4 per cent growth in paying customers

    Online and DVD rental company Quickflix (ASX: QFX) has reported a 4 per cent increase in paying customers to 102,248 following the launch of streaming services on consoles including the Sony PlayStation 4 during December 2013.

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    CommBank brings mobile payments to iPhone

    Commonwealth Bank customers with iPhones can now pay through the CommBank mobile app using a sticker containing near field communications (NFC) technology.

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    NZ ICT sector faces 'dire' skills shortage

    In the wake of the release of New Zealand's 2014 Occupation Outlook by education and employment minister Steven Joyce, the CEO of IT services company Fronde, Ian Clarke, has said that there is a dire shortage of highly skilled IT professionals in the country.

  • Be wary of tech support scams, advises ACCC

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is warning Australians to hang up on scammers who claim to offer smartphone and tablet tech support services.

  • Honey bees with sensors swarm over Hobart

    CSIRO researchers are sticking RFID sensors to honey bees in an effort to improve bee pollination and productivity on farms.

  • Coles apologises for website being 'down, down'

    Coles has issued an apology to customers after its websites were down for approximately three hours today due to an IT glitch.

  • What Atlassian's move says about Australia's startup scene

    Atlassian’s decision to register as a UK business has been cast by members the Australian startup community as a huge loss that underscores weaknesses in the country’s startup ecosystem.

  • McAfee Asia Pacific promotes CTO

    A change in leadership has taken place at McAfee APAC as Michael Sentonas has been promoted to global chief technology officer for Security Connected.

  • Capacity upgrade for Australia-Japan submarine cable

    Australia Japan Cable has expanded capacity on its submarine cable connecting Australia, Guam and Japan.

  • World Nomads Group plans to add email and SMS alerts to Tripwise travel app

    World Nomads Group, a Sydney-based online travel insurance company, is planning to add email and SMS notifications to its Tripwise iOS and Android mobile app so it can contact customers about specific dangers.

  • Enterprise to face more mobile operating systems

    It's not just Android and iOS devices that are likely to be making their way into Australian workplaces, with alternative mobile operating systems projected to gain in marketshare over the next four years.

  • Infographic: Goodbye XP

    It's the end of the line for Windows XP

  • Google to pick up Nest for $3.2 billion

    Google has announced that it will purchase Nest Labs, the California-headquartered company best known for its networked home thermostat.

  • Small banks tap tech to take on giants

    Mutual banks and credit unions are embracing technology initiatives to stay competitive with Australia’s largest financial institutions.

  • Telstra directories sale positions Sensis for digital

    Telstra has said its sale of Sensis to a US private equity firm is critical to transforming the White and Yellow Pages company into a "fully digital" business.

  • Telstra forks over half a mil to ACMA

    Telstra has paid a $510,000 penalty for failing to meet one of its nine Customer Service Guarantee benchmarks in the 2012-13 financial year.

  • Powerline fault detection system cuts bushfire risk

    Researchers from RMIT University have developed a fault detection system that can alert electricity companies of discharges on powerlines, reducing the chances of starting bushfires.

  • Vic. high school takes aim at paper forms

    Luther College, an independent secondary school in Melbourne's east, is hoping to be able to cut paper and streamline processing by eventually eliminating paper forms, according to the school's chief technology officer, Chris Topp.

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