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  • News: NBN CIO: The IT leadership strategy of Australias new telco

    NBN Co has a head start that would leave many telcos green with envy. Armed with $27 billion in government funding, and at least $9 billion from debt markets, the two-yearold National Broadband Network wholesaler has the resources and backing that could catapult it ahead many of its decadesold equivalents. That’s not to say the challenge before the organisation isn’t any less daunting; within the decade NBN Co is set to change broadband in Australia. The monopoly wholesaler is bound by carefully worded legislation to provide equal access to many of those it will compete with on a shiny fibre-to-the-home network, and satellite and wireless offshoots. Best of all, the company is starting with a clean slate.

  • News: Mobile Advertising: The Next Generation

    You're in the market for a new car, and at a bus stop you see an ad for one of the models you’ve been considering, inviting you to scan a QR (Quick Response) code with your smartphone. Your phone then downloads and launches an app that projects a 3D image of the car that you can manipulate to view from different angles, along with balloons that highlight salient features.

  • News: Bug Bounties: Why Paying Hackers Makes You Safer

    Would you pay a burglar to break into your own house? Most smart people would probably say no, but smart tech companies are increasingly saying yes. Companies like Google are offering serious rewards to hackers who can find ways to break into their software.

  • News: Motorola Purchase Changes Nothing and Everything for Android

    Google shook the mobile and tech industries on Monday morning with the news that it has agreed to purchase Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. The move is seen primarily as a play to acquire Motorola's formidable patent catalog, but it may not be enough to protect Android against ongoing patent litigation which raises some question about what the underlying strategy might really be.

  • News: Firefox 6.0 adds clutch of useful security tweaks

    The latest accelerated release for Firefox, version 6.0, arrives this week but what can users expect in advance of the more significant changes promised for version 7.0 later this year? The answer for now is better security.

  • News: ICO: Google must improve privacy policies

    The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has urged Google to tighten its privacy policies.

  • News: Researcher keeps Android app security flaws to himself

    A security researcher is standing by the claim that his company has discovered security vulnerabilities in a dozen common Android applications, despite declining to reveal which applications are affected.

  • News: Microsoft Opens Up About Windows 8

    If you're dying for more Windows 8 news then you'll want to bookmark Microsoft's brand new blog, Building Windows 8 where the software giant plans to start dishing on the next iteration of its OS. Microsoft says it will use the new blog to talk about forthcoming features, user interface decisions, engineering and other Windows 8-related news. "We know developers, IT pros, and gamers all want to know what's new [in Windows 8] for them," wrote Steven Sinofsky, president of Microsoft's Windows and Windows Live division. "There is so much packed into Windows 8...so we want to be sure to take the time to cover as many of these topics as possible."

  • News: Motorola Photon 4G Gets Big Price Cut to $99 at 'The Shack'

    Sprint only launched its latest 4G smartphone, the Motorola Photon 4G, a week ago for $199.99 (with a two-year contract), but the price has already been cut.

  • News: UK says Google needs further privacy improvements

    Google was praised on Tuesday by the U.K.'s data protection watchdog for strengthening its privacy policies but the agency said the company still needs to improve.

  • News: Mobile World Congress to focus on advertising, marketing

    In February, the mobile industry will once again head to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress (MWC), which will feature a new section focusing on different aspects of mobile marketing, show organizer GSM Association (GSMA) said on Tuesday.

  • News: After a frenetic London riot, a laptop is recovered

    When Greg Martin returned home last Wednesday morning after a night of intense rioting in London, his West End apartment had been ransacked.

  • News: HTC to triple store numbers in China

    Taiwanese smartphone vendor HTC plans on tripling its retail outlets in mainland China by the end of the year, bringing store numbers from 650 to 2,000.

  • News: Start-up releases all-in-one VMware server, storage appliance

    Start-up Nutanix released its flagship product, a VMware-based server combined with SSD and hard drive storage, today to deliver a clustered system that grows over time.

  • News: GAME to offer downloadable PlayStation Network titles

    High-street retailer Game has joined forces with Sony to offer a range of downloadable PlayStation Network games through its stores.

  • News: 25% of 18 to 29 year-olds say their social media use has declined

    A quarter of 18 to 29 year olds admit their use of social media such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube has decreased, says Gartner.

  • News: Government reveals areas of England and Scotland to receive rural broadband funding

    The government has revealed that England and Scotland will receive nearly £363m from a £530m fund to improve broadband in rural areas.

  • News: Nintendo 3DS sales soar in Japan after price cut

    Sales of Nintendo's 3DS handheld game console soared in Japan last week when its price was cut 40 percent, according to data released Tuesday.

  • News: Kingston launches portable storage device for iPad and iPhone

    Kingston has announced the Wi-Drive, a portable storage drive for iOS devices.

  • News: Apple ups iPhone orders for second half of 2011

    Apple has ordered more than 56 million iPhones - the 3GS, the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 - from suppliers for the second half of 2011, a report claims.



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