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Over 2bn smart payment cards shipped in 2015

28 April, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Strong demand for contactless payment cards contributed to a 34% growth in smart payment card shipments in 2015, figures from the Smart Payment Association show.

Apple settles Siri patent lawsuit

21 April, 2016

Apple has agreed to pay $24.9 million to settle a lawsuit relating to a long-running patent dispute over its Siri digital assistant.

Q1 PC shipments shrink to lowest level since 2007

14 April, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Worldwide PC shipments fell for the sixth consecutive quarter in the first calendar quarter of 2016, falling below 65 million for the first time since 2007.

Ovum increasing its investment on TMT analysis

07 April, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Analyst company Ovum is increasing its investment spending to be able to better help clients in the TMT sector grab a piece of the expected $6.3tr opportunity that will be enabled by the digital economy.

Oracle seeking $12.3bn in lawsuit against Google

29 March, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Oracle has filed an expert report arguing it is entitled to up to US$9.3bn ($12.3bn) in damages over Google's alleged infringement of Java copyright while creating the Android OS.

Aussie business leaders fear 'digital Darwinism'

02 March, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Nine in 10 Australian business leaders fear that the digital revolution will have a major disruptive impact on established businesses, which will need to adapt quickly to stay afloat.

Australian video game market hit $2.83bn in 2015

02 March, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian sales of video game hardware, software and accessories grew 15% to $2.83 billion last year, as digital sales surpassed physical retail sales, according to the IGEA.

Management in the 2040s

29 February, 2016 by Guy Cranswick

How executive management adapts to technological innovation will be critical in the deployment of technologies and the structure of management in the future.

Aussies hoarding old gadgets due to data security concerns

10 February, 2016

New research has shown many Australians are hoarding old electronic devices because they lack the knowledge to recycle and are concerned about their data security.

IBM buys Ustream for US$130m; Toshiba to sell chip business; Apple lobbies EU over tax probe

28 January, 2016 by Andrew Collins

IBM has acquired video streamer Ustream; Toshiba reportedly selling chip business following scandal; Apple's Tim Cook makes surprise visit to Brussels.

An innovation nation — the race to the top

25 November, 2015 by Laurie Patton, CEO, Internet Australia

With a new air of bipartisanship breezing through Canberra, there should be no reason why Australia cannot take the lead in the next, internet-driven, industrial era.

Sydney's Prospa tops Deloitte's Australian tech Fast 50

24 November, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

FinTech company Prospa was Australia's fastest-growing technology company during the 2014–15 financial year, according to Deloitte's annual Australian Technology Fast 50 rankings.

Boosting Aussie entrepreneurship

02 November, 2015

A new report focusing on high-impact entrepreneurship in Australia highlights the need for a greater focus on commercialising research.

Anger at LogMeIn's $110m LastPass buy; nbn COO Adcock departs; Twitter chops 8% of staff

16 October, 2015 by Andrew Collins

Users angry at LogMeIn's US$110m purchase of LastPass, nbn's COO Adcock is leaving the company, and Twitter announces plans to lay off 8% of staff worldwide.

LinkedIn pays $18m over lawsuit; CSC to buy UXC for $428m; HP approves split

08 October, 2015 by Andrew Collins

LinkedIn to pay $18m to settle a class action over unwanted emails, Global IT services company CSC plans to purchase Australian company UXC, and HP will split into two listed entities.

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