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  • Kite-surfing could put rural Brits online

    Network operator EE will deliver 4G internet access from a kite-like balloon first developed as an observation and communications platform for the military.

    23 Feb. 17 10:19 Written by Peter Sayer
  • Verizon plans 5G trial service in 11 cities this year

    Verizon said Wednesday it will launch pre-commercial 5G service in 11 markets around the U.S. by the middle of this year, joining rival AT&T in aggressively deploying the future technology.

    23 Feb. 17 07:37 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • IAG prepares for policy systems consolidation

    Work on consolidating IAG’s policy platforms will begin in the second half of FY17, the insurer’s CEO, Peter Harmer, told a briefing on the company’s results for the six months ending 31 December.

    22 Feb. 17 16:25 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Woolworths looks for pay-off from new IT systems

    In the back half of FY17 and in the new financial year Woolworths will be seeking a productivity dividend from on the back of the rollout and stabilisation of key new IT systems, CEO Brad Banducci said today during a briefing on the supermarket group’s half-year results.

    22 Feb. 17 13:35 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Redfin CTO says machine learning needs human help

    Machine learning can automate the handling of huge troves of data to help companies make and save money. However, they’re not without pitfalls, as the real estate tech company Redfin learned.

    22 Feb. 17 10:02 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Data61 CEO says Australia poised to lead the digital revolution

    Data61 CEO Adrian Turner has warned that the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ will destroy 40 per cent of Australian jobs over the next 15 years but says he is confident that new jobs will emerge to replace them.

    22 Feb. 17 07:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Don’t wait for 5G: LTE could be your key to IoT

    One of the many whiz-bang features promised in 5G is a new way of connecting millions of small, low-powered IoT devices. But there's no need to wait: Two forms of LTE tuned for IoT have entered a market that's already heating up with rapidly expanding specialist networks.

    22 Feb. 17 03:56 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Intel's mobile future is in blazing modems as it buries Atom failure

    Intel passed on the opportunity to make chips for the first iPhone, and in May discontinued Atom smartphone chips after wasting billions trying to get them in handsets. The chip company instead started building a new mobile identity around its modems and wireless connectivity assets.

    22 Feb. 17 01:01 Written by Agam Shah
  • Kubernetes is now generally available on Azure Container Service

    Kubernetes is generally available for use with Azure Container Service, Microsoft’s managed cloud container hosting offering, as of Tuesday. ACS support for Kubernetes comes along with the service’s preexisting support for the Apache Mesos-based DC/OS and Docker Swarm.

    22 Feb. 17 01:00 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Facing sexism charges, Uber says Eric Holder will investigate

    Uber Technologies scrambled on Monday to counter the sexism charges raised by a former employee, and said it would appoint former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to the panel that would investigate allegations by the engineer that the company mishandled her complaint of sexual harassment.

    21 Feb. 17 15:28 Written by John Ribeiro
  • ATO warning over software R&D claims

    The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has issued a warning over businesses claiming the R&D tax incentive for ineligible software development work.

    21 Feb. 17 10:58 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • New Zealand High Court clears Kim Dotcom extradition to the US

    Megaupload website founder Kim Dotcom and three associates were on Monday cleared by a court in New Zealand to be extradited to the U.S. where he faces a variety of charges including copyright infringement and racketeering.

    20 Feb. 17 15:30 Written by John Ribeiro

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