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Microsoft sues Samsung over patent royalties

05 August, 2014 by Andrew Collins

Microsoft has sued Samsung Electronics, claiming the South Korean electronics manufacturer has been dodging its obligations under a patent agreement between the two companies.

PC sales finally show signs of stabilising

14 July, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

After two straight years of quarterly declines, global PC sales increased a marginal 0.1% during the second quarter, Gartner estimates.

Enterprises taking back digital lead from start-ups

30 January, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Technology-focused start-ups have typically been more nimble, disruptive and fast-growing than their more established rivals, but larger companies may start seizing back the initiative.

TPP treaty threatens Aussie ISPs, IT Pricing Inquiry

21 November, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A leaked draft of the TPP trade treaty's chapter on copyright and IP has left pundits concerned about the potential impact on Australian ISPs and consumers.

Most bank transactions to move to cloud by 2016

16 October, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Six in 10 will process the majority of their transactions in the cloud by 2016, according to a Garner report predicting key movements in seven industries.

Microsoft investors push for Bill Gates' removal as chairman

03 October, 2013

Little more than a month after Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced his own impending retirement, some investors are pushing to get founder Bill Gates removed from his role as chairman of the board.

AU retail sector to spend $1.94bn on ICT this year

19 September, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian retail sector is expected to spend just shy of $2 billion on ICT products and services this year, according to IDC Australia.

iiNet cops $102,000 fine for bus ad

25 June, 2013

The ACCC has fined ISP iiNet $102,000 for failing to “prominently” display the total minimum cost of its Naked DSL service in an advertisement on a Sydney bus.

The great disruptor

05 June, 2013 by Alan Patterson, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Computer Society

Today, Australia is facing disruption on a number of fronts. Our resources boom is cycling down, equity is volatile and investment credit available to business is entering a new era of caution. Many eyes are looking to ICT even as technology itself continues to disrupt key areas of our lives such as health, retail, education, entertainment and even our sense of community and identity.

Mobile wallets change how we pay

17 April, 2013 by Marie Holmes, Regional Director-Asia Pacific, Amdocs Digital Services

The emergence of mobile wallets in various markets is increasingly paving the way for the support of mobile payments through the partnership of financial organisations with communications service providers.

Should we destroy the Australian Computer Society?

12 February, 2013 by Andrew Collins

Recent public criticisms of the Australian Computer Society reflect a scepticism that runs deep in the Australian IT community. The ACS has its work cut out if it wants to be relevant in today’s IT world.

Anonymous dumps WikiLeaks; iiNet launches Optus-based 4G

15 October, 2012 by Andrew Collins

Andrew Collins takes a look at the more interesting tales from IT in the last seven days, including a spat between Anonymous and WikiLeaks, and iiNet’s new 4G wireless broadband plans.

iPhone 5 workers on strike?; Microsoft support scam disassembled; Huawei declared US security risk

10 October, 2012

Andrew Collins considers the more curious tales from IT in the last seven days, including continued workers strikes at the Foxconn factory responsible for producing iPhone 5 units; a blow to the guts behind a Microsoft support telemarketing scam; and the US’s opinion on Huawei’s trustworthiness.

Conroy's red undies; NBN Co's Quigley under fire; NZ apologises for spying on Dotcom

03 October, 2012 by Andrew Collins

Andrew Collins considers the more curious tales from IT in the last seven days, including Stephen Conroy’s apparent megalomania, Malcom Turnbull’s continued campaign against NBN Co, and New Zealand’s illegal spying on Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom.

iPhone map failures, creepy data reveals, Internet Explorer warnings

24 September, 2012

Andrew Collins takes a look at the more curious tales in IT, including Apple’s poor-performing Maps app, Victorian police tapping into myki data and the German government’s warning about Internet Explorer.

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