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  • ACCC chair defends opposition to TPG-Vodafone tie-up

    International experience shows having four mobile operators in a market delivers better outcomes for consumers, the chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has said, defending a decision to oppose a proposed merger between Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) and TPG.

    27 May 19 06:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • ACCC head calls for scrutiny of tech giants’ acquisition sprees

    Regulators around the world tasked with overseeing anti-trust regimes are asking whether current rules governing mergers are enough to protect competition in the face of the acquisition sprees of major tech companies, according to Rod Sims.

    26 May 19 15:03 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Wearable brain devices sold with questionable claims

    ​Wearable ‘neurotechnology’ devices have in recent years hit the mainstream market; pitched to consumers as a way to improve memory and attention, boost brain fitness and control games and objects with the power of the mind.

    24 May 19 14:42 Written by George Nott
  • US charges WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with espionage

    The U.S. Justice Department unveiled 17 new criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday, saying he unlawfully published the names of classified sources and conspired with and assisted ex-Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning in obtaining access to classified information.

    24 May 19 08:53 Written by Reuters
  • Tasmania inches closer to justice ICT overhaul

    The Tasmanian government has earmarked funds from its Digital Transformation Priority Expenditure Program for a number of major tech initiatives in the state, including the ongoing Justice Connect project.

    23 May 19 16:09 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Australian businesses split over where AI accountability lies

    Australian companies are split over whether they or the providers of artificial intelligence solutions should be responsible for its outcomes, according to a LivePerson-commissioned survey by research firm Fifth Quadrant.

    23 May 19 14:43 Written by George Nott
  • Chip designer ARM halts work with Huawei after U.S. ban

    British chip designer ARM has halted relations with Huawei in order to comply with a U.S. blockade of the company, potentially crippling the Chinese company's ability to make new chips for its future smartphones.

    23 May 19 13:16 Written by Reuters
  • Blackmores shifts APAC business to Oracle’s cloud ERP

    Blackmores’ CIO Brett Winn says the vitamins and health supplements company is about three-quarters of the way through its rollout of Oracle ERP Cloud across the Asian markets it operates in.

    23 May 19 13:04 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • 4 factors to ruin your serverless migration

    As more and more companies embark on their digital transformation journey, organisations need to upgrade and evolve their infrastructure technology to maintain a competitive edge.

    23 May 19 12:00 Written by Lee Atchison, New Relic
  • Amazon shareholders reject facial recognition ban

    Amazon.com said shareholders rejected proposals to curb and audit its facial recognition service on Wednesday, just as members of Congress indicated there was bipartisan support to one day regulate the technology.

    23 May 19 09:05 Written by Reuters
  • nbn - Enabling Australian businesses to digitally compete locally and globally

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    Australia is a nation of growing businesses. This growth is being accelerated thanks to the rollout of the nbn™ broadband access network, which provides the platform via retail providers for a range of advanced services, applications and technologies that are changing the way Australians do business. The transition to the nbn™ access network represents a very significant opportunity for the ICT industry, and will allow ICT consultants to help business make the most of the opportunities that access to fast broadband enables.