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  • Half-Life publisher Valve faces ACCC legal action

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced it is taking legal action in the Federal Court against Valve Corporation, the publisher of popular gaming titles including the Half-Life and Portal series.

  • Macquarie Telecom posts $0.8M loss

    Macquarie Telecom on Thursday reported a net loss of $0.8 million for its full year ending June 30, largely due to increased operating expenses as new data centre facilities go live.

  • Vertigan panel backs Coalition's NBN

    The Coalition's cut-price National Broadband Network would deliver a net economic boost of $18 billion compared with $2 billion for Labor's gold-plated version, according to the first cost-benefit analysis of Australia's largest infrastructure project.

  • Adult content could stimulate virtual reality market

    The adult industry will help drive adoption of virtual reality beyond gamers, according to the creator of one of the Internet’s first free porn websites.

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    ATO sets out treatment of Bitcoin

    Businesses that "supply Bitcoin" must "charge GST when they supply bitcoin and may be subject to GST when receiving bitcoin in return for goods and services" according to guidance on treatment of the crypto-currency issued today by the Australian Taxation Office.

  • GameSpy's shutdown spells doom for numerous PC games, but you can dodge disaster

    GameSpy is shutting down on May 31, and the Internet is furious. See, there's this list floating around of all the multiplayer PC games that will be rendered unplayable by the imminent demise of this matchmaking middleware. It's a doozy of a list--something like seventy games potentially affected.

  • Oculus Rift shows (virtual) reality of car crashes

    NRMA Insurance has used the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset to promote car safety at a new exhibit in Sydney's CBD.

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    Fear, uncertainty and delays: The NBN in Tasmania

    Tasmanian business is desperate for certainty over the future of the National Broadband Network rollout in the state, according to witnesses that appeared before a Hobart hearing of the Senate’s Select Committee on the National Broadband Network.

  • In brief: NT education department signs with NEC

    NEC has won a half-decade ICT contract with the NT government's Department of Education.

  • TechEd: Shots from the show floor

    IT pros play with screens of all sizes at Microsoft's Gold Coast event.

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