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  • Where SDN falls down

    This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

  • Cisco to buy SDN startup Embrane

    Cisco plans to beef up its SDN [software-defined networking] technology by acquiring Embrane, a startup with an architecture for virtualized network appliances.

  • Start-up touts wireless charging from Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals

    A wireless charging start-up says it has developed a chipset that easily integrates with mobile devices to allow them to charge from existing Wi-Fi and Bluetooth transmitters.

  • Is it safe to use public Wi-Fi networks?

    Wi-Fi has significantly changed the way we work and play, enabling us to interact with the digital world from anywhere in the physical world. Furthermore, free Wi-Fi access is on the rise, from local coffee shops to international restaurant chains. However, the convenience of free Wi-Fi comes with some real threats, from computer viruses to identity theft.

  • All the news that's fit to squish -- on a smartwatch

    It was probably inevitable: The New York Times announced Tuesday it will produce one-sentence stories and other content on various topics for the Apple Watch, the day the device first goes on sale on April 24.

  • Dial-up is still not dead (yet)

    The latest statistics on Internet activity in Australia, released this morning by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that while dial-up is dying it's still not dead.

  • In brief: Huawei's Australian revenue up 18 per cent

    Networking equipment and smartphone manufacturer Huawei boosted its Australian sales revenue by 18 per cent in its 2014 financial year, the Chinese-owned company announced this morning.

  • NBN Co adds 550k premises to construction plan

    NBN Co has added 555,000 premises in Queensland, South Australia, NSW and Western Australia to its National Broadband Network construction plan.

  • Beyond metadata: the brave new world of big data retention

    With the Senate passing the Federal Government’s data retention bill last week, there has been a great deal of discussion of “metadata”, what it is and whether the government ought to have access to it.

  • Thousands call on Congress to overturn net neutrality rules

    Opponents of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's new net neutrality rules aren't giving up, with a conservative advocacy group saying it has collected more than 540,000 signatures on a petition asking Congress to overturn the agency's action.

  • Arista decouples switch, software pricing

    Arista Networks this week decoupled the pricing of its software and switch hardware as a consumption option for cloud providers.

  • Stanford crypto expert Dan Boneh wins $175K computer science award

    Stanford University computer science professor Dan Boneh has been named as the recipient of the 2014 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in Computing Sciences for his work in cryptography.

  • Telstra to resell SoftLayer IaaS services

    Telstra and IBM have inked an agreement under which the telco will offer SoftLayer cloud services to its customers.

  • NBN Co launches FTTB offering

    NBN Co has formally launched its fibre to the basement (FTTB) product, the company announced early this morning.

  • Sprint to rollout LTE Advanced to Chicago area

    Sprint plans to add more than 540 jobs and 115 stores in the Chicago area along with its first LTE-Advanced upgrade in the nation. LTE Advanced has the potential of delivering 100 Mbps wireless download speeds.

  • SDN management battle: TAPs vs. network packet brokers

    Network management is a sticky issue when it comes to implementing software-defined networks and network virtualization.

  • Data retention: Telstra to keep customer data within Australia

    Telstra will store data that it is forced to retain under the government's new data retention regime within Australia, the telco has revealed.

  • Vodafone extends Nokia Networks contract for four years

    Vodafone Hutchison Australia has extended its managed services contract with Nokia Networks for another four years.

  • Cheap mobile subscriptions the bait as Euro operators become more aggressive

    Consumers seem to be coming out on top as a growing number of European telecom and cable operators offer discounted mobile subscriptions as a bonus for choosing other services.

  • Will embedded and middleware help save Blackberry?

    The financial news for Blackberry is potentially bad this week, as it has been for most of the past few years. Some analysts are predicting that the Canadian company will post losses of as much as 7 cents per share, though the consensus seems to be closer to 3 cents. If that happens, it'll be Blackberry's fourth quarter out of the last five to show a decline.

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