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  • NICTA Victoria creates director role

    National ICT Australia (NICTA) has hired Professor Jack Singh for the newly created role of Victoria director.

  • Harper review recommends scrutiny of trade agreement IP clauses

    The panel conducting a review of Australia competition policy landscape has recommended increased scrutiny of intellectual property-related clauses in trade agreements.

  • In Pictures: Meet the 12 wealthiest people in social media

    Some of the names on our Top 12 list are familiar industry figures. Others are hardly household names. The common thread: They have all made billions from social media.

  • In Pictures: Eight is enough?

    A number of this week's new and updated apps take advantage of new functionality in iOS 8. Plus, now you can make "Star Wars" movies on your iPhone. Cool, huh?

  • New body could take ACCC's telco access powers

    The draft report of the Competition Policy Review has recommended that a new organisation should take over a number of the regulatory powers of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, including the ACCC's telecommunications access and pricing functions.

  • Local Telstra customers testing global Cisco cloud

    Telstra on Monday said the Cisco Intercloud platform is now in live trial mode for selected customers in Australia, which the telco has declined to name.

  • Australian Bitcoin exchange igot.com to enable users to pay bills and rent

    Australian Bitcoin exchange igot.com plans to partner with billers such as utility companies, real estates or landlords, phone and Internet providers to enable users to pay for their bills and rent.

  • UWS uses data analysis to track student performance

    The University of Western Sydney (UWS) is using data analysis and visualisation software, Tableau, to track the performance of students who are at risk of failing their course subjects.

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    Optus tunes up 4G network with carrier aggregation

    Optus has upgraded its 4G network in four capital cities in Australia with the launch of LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) carrier aggregation technology.

  • IEEE standards group wants to bring order to IoT

    The IEEE is embarking on an ambitious effort to build a overarching architecture for the Internet of Things, spanning a multitude of industries and technologies.

  • InfiniDB going out of business, but its database will live on as open source

    Increasingly stiff competition in the database market has claimed another victim, as InfiniDB has ceased operations effective immediately with plans to file for bankruptcy.

  • FCC questions how to enforce net neutrality rules

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission needs to create explicit rules that tell broadband providers what traffic management techniques they can and cannot use if the agency has any hope of enforcing its proposed net neutrality rules, some advocates told the agency Friday.

  • iPhone 6 review roundup -- the raves come quietly

    As the iPhone 6 series hits store shelves and users' pockets, professional opinions have been generally positive, if not breathlessly impressed. The overall reaction is probably best characterized as a "eh, they're pretty good."

  • Alibaba shares open at a high $92.70

    In their first day of trading, shares of Alibaba stock opened at US$92.70 on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, an increase of more than 35 percent over the $68 initial public offering price.

  • New organization sets out to make secure communication tools more user-friendly

    Google, Dropbox and the Open Technology Fund are supporting a new organization focused on making open-source security and privacy tools more user-friendly.

  • Tim Cook launches iPhone 6 sales in Palo Alto

    What's an even bigger deal for Apple fans than getting the iPhone 6 on launch day? Talking a selfie with Apple CEO Tim Cook.

  • HP leapfrogs Red Hat to become top contributor to OpenStack

    OpenStack has a new top contributor: HP.

  • New iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are easier to repair

    Apple's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are slightly easier to repair than their forerunners, the iPhone 5C and 5S, iFixit said today after tearing apart the smartphones in Australia, where the devices first went on sale Friday.

  • Shut out on iPhone 6 Plus, buyers settle for smaller version

    Apple fans who stood in line for hours in hopes of buying the 5.5-in. iPhone 6 Plus were disappointed -- even perturbed -- to find none in stock at both the AT&T and Verizon stories in this college town west of Washington D.C.

  • Screen size matters to Apple fans in line for the iPhone 6

    Apple fans were out early in full force in Boston and New York Friday morning to buy the larger screen iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.