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  • Tokyo court hears lawsuit against Apple over laptop charger pins

    The Tokyo District Court has begun hearing arguments in a lawsuit brought by a Japanese parts maker against Apple over alleged patent infringements.

  • Vocus to acquire remaining shares in Amcom

    Vocus Communications (ASX: VOC) will acquire the remaining 90 per cent of shares in Amcom Telecommunications (ASX: AMM), the company announced today following an ASX trading halt.

  • Comms Alliance calls govt plan a 'data creation regime'

    The telecom industry has disputed the notion that the government’s proposed data retention regime will not create significant additional costs for the industry.

  • Telstra, Pacnet in talks about potential acquisition

    Telstra (ASX: TLS) has confirmed in a statement to the ASX that it is in discussions with the owners of undersea cable operator, Pacnet, about potentially acquiring the company.

  • TorrentLocker ransomware targets 9,415 Australians: report

    TorrentLocker ransomware attacks affected 9,415 users in Australia, according to a new report by security vendor ESET.

  • Apple shutters Russian online store as ruble plummets

    Apple's online store for Russian customers was offline all day Tuesday after the U.S. company shut down the mart because of the ruble's plunge.

  • Telstra, Tesla sign M2M deal for Model S electric car

    Telstra will provide mobile connectivity for the new Tesla Motors electric car, the Model S, the telco has revealed.

  • Vocus, Amcom enter ASX trading halt

    Vocus Communications (ASX: VOC) and Amcom Telecommunications (ASX: AMM) have both entered trading halts on the ASX today. The halt is in place as the two companies prepare to make an announcement about a proposal made to Amcom in October 2014 to potentially combine the two businesses.

  • Data retention: It's really, really important (but we still can't give you any details)

    As the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security held its first hearing of an inquiry into the government's data retention bill, key details of the proposed regime are still yet to be revealed.

  • NSW govt commences talks with Infosys, Unisys for shared services

    The NSW government has established a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Infosys and Unisys to progress detailed discussions for both companies to provide shared ICT services to agencies.

  • Allianz Australia embraces IT-as-a-service

    Allianz Australia’s IT department has moved to a service-oriented model where IT provides for the needs of the business in a timely fashion.

  • Telco complaints fall to 7-year low

    The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman has reported the lowest number of complaints about telcos in seven years.

  • Google's work on full encryption chugs along, with Yahoo's help

    Google is making progress developing a user-friendly tool for fully encrypting people's messages on their computers, with coding help from Yahoo and a transition to GitHub.

  • T-Mobile's new Data Stash plan doesn't let workers share data

    T-Mobile today unveiled a monthly data rollover plan for consumers and business customers called "Data Stash," but the plan still won't allow workers to share their data with others in a work group.

  • Google Cloud offers streamlined Ubuntu for Docker use

    Google has adopted for use in its cloud a streamlined version of the Canonical Ubuntu Linux distribution tweaked to run Docker and other containers.

  • Stanford 'high-rise' chip takes on IoT and big data

    Stanford University researchers have built a multi-layered "high-rise" chip that could significantly outperform traditional computer chips, taking on the hefty workloads that will be needed for the Internet of Things and big data.

  • First lawsuit filed against Sony after massive hack

    Two former employees of Sony Pictures have filed a lawsuit against the company alleging it didn't do enough to safeguard their personal information and prevent its loss in a massive cyberattack in late November.

  • Google's surprise: ODF support launches ahead of schedule

    Following the comments by Google's head of open source, Chris DiBona, last week in London, Google has today announced that support for ODF (OpenDocument Format) has now been added to its Google Drive suite of apps. In a post on Google+, the team announced immediate support of ODT (ODF text documents), ODS (spreadsheets) and ODP (presentations), which can now all be imported into Google Docs.

  • Firefox pleads for cash with in-browser fundraiser

    Mozilla has been running a fundraiser from within its Firefox browser, a program that will run through the end of the year.

  • Instagram exposes 5 new filters for a more subtle effect

    Instagram's got five new filters that it hopes will improve people's smartphone photos by changing them less.

  • Economist survey foresees shift in IT service delivery

    63% of LOBs expected growth of third-party tech services, while increased spending on enterprise IT services is anticipated by 65% of CIOs

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