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  • Free, city-wide IoT network launched in Sydney

    ​A city-wide Internet of Things network has been launched in Sydney allowing anyone to connect smart sensors to the internet for real-time monitoring.

    29 July 16 10:24 Written by George Nott
  • Microsoft will cut 2,850 more jobs by the end of the year

    Satya Nadella isn't stopping the job cuts train at Microsoft any time soon. The company revealed Thursday that 2,850 people will lose their jobs by the middle of 2017, on top of the 1,850 cuts that Microsoft announced earlier this year.

    29 July 16 10:23 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Black Hat: 9 free security tools for defense & attacking

    When Black Hat convenes next week in Las Vegas, it will be a rich environment for gathering tools that can be used to tighten security but also - in the wrong hands - to carry out exploits.

    29 July 16 08:33 Written by Tim Greene
  • A look at Oracle’s 10 biggest acquisitions

    Larry Ellison isn’t afraid to make big splashes in the M&A market. This week’s purchase of SaaS/ERP platform NetSuite is the second largest in company history. Here’s a look back at some of Oracle’s other big deals.

    29 July 16 07:34 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Amazon's cloud business continues upward march

    Amazon reported another surge in revenue for its cloud business last quarter, though the growth is slowing as the division gets bigger.

    29 July 16 07:12 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Google lets third parties extend its productivity software on Android

    Google is using third parties to make its productivity apps more useful on Android. The company announced Thursday that it's now possible to bring functionality from apps like Scanbot, DocuSign and ProsperWorks into Docs and Sheets on its mobile operating system.

    29 July 16 05:41 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Mingis on Tech: Windows 10 turns 1

    It's been a year since Windows 10 arrived. Executive News Editor Ken Mingis talks with Windows expert Preston Gralla about Microsoft's OS and what's new in the Anniversary Update.

    28 July 16 20:00 Written by Ken Mingis
  • Freelancer reports record revenue and leap in user numbers

    ​Freelancer Limited – the Australian company behind online services marketplace and payments business – has announced a record net revenue of $26.2m for the first half of 2016, up 56 per cent on the same period in 2015.

    28 July 16 09:41 Written by George Nott
  • Citrix & LogMeIn complete complicated, tax-free sort-of merger

    LogMeIn, the makers of the popular remote desktop software as well as IT security and other offerings, will become part of a Citrix subsidiary in the wake of a complicated, $1.8 billion transaction announced Tuesday by the two companies.

    28 July 16 07:18 Written by Jon Gold
  • Microsoft just launched an iPhone camera app

    There's a new iPhone camera application on the block that's supposed to be better at taking pictures than the one Apple ships with its phones...and it's built by Microsoft.

    28 July 16 04:59 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Dropbox aims for enterprise with new team and IT admin features

    Continuing its effort to better appeal to enterprise users, Dropbox today announced a series of new features aimed at making its cloud-based storage and collaboration platform easier for teams of workers to use and IT administrators to centrally control.

    28 July 16 04:53 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Banks band together for negotiations over Apple Pay, Android Pay

    Some of Australia’s biggest banks are seeking Australian Competition and Consumer Commission authorisation to engage in joint negotiations with third-party digital wallet providers, including Apple, Google and Samsung — and potentially engage in a collective boycott of the services.

    27 July 16 14:01 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Google taps AI to help you bid for digital ads

    Real-time bidding is an aspect of digital marketing that can seem overly complex for the average bear, so it was only a matter of time before AI entered the picture.

    27 July 16 07:10 Written by Katherine Noyes
  • GE waves developers onto its huge IoT stage

    General Electric has more than a century of industrial experience, but it hopes to leverage outside expertise in its IoT mission. This week the company is hosting a developer conference for its GE Predix software platform and announcing developer kits.

    27 July 16 02:30 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Taxi hailing apps Mytaxi and Hailo will merge to counter Uber in Europe

    Daimler’s Mytaxi and British firm Hailo, both ride-sharing companies, have merged to form what is being described as Europe's largest taxi hailing company with 70 million passengers and 100,000 registered taxi drivers in over 50 cities across nine countries.

    26 July 16 21:52 Written by John Ribeiro

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