Australian research institute NICTA is trialling a technology that recommends media to consumers, based on their friends’ own media consumption. The technology may be used in future packages from service providers, Merri Mack reports.
A global study into the business value of social media strategies has found that there are as many failures as successes when it comes to organisations attempting to foster fans on social media sites like Facebook.
The Communications Alliance has teamed up with University of Melbourne's IBES to look into the effect of changes in the telecommunications and media industries on regulation in the digital economy.
The Australian Synchrotron and Monash University have selected IBM technology for a new research facility.
NICTA and the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) have reaffirmed a research agreement under which they are developing new systems to improve the management of traffic incidents on the state’s roads. The agreement is part of the RTA’s ongoing commitment to improve incident responses, consistent with the Moroney Report on the F3 traffic incident in April 2010.
The tourism and retail sectors will be the first to benefit from a new $6 million NSW Government fund to develop innovative new-to-market information communication technology initiatives.
NSW Treasurer and Minister for State and Regional Development Eric Roozendaal has announced Sydney researchers are preparing for human trials of a world-first smartchip designed to treat chronic pain by implanting it near the spinal cord.
The Australian Centre for Broadband Innovation (ACBI) was launched this week on the CSIRO campus in Marsfield. The ACBI is a joint initiative between the NSW Government and research organisations CSIRO and National ICT Australia (NICTA). The centre will help NSW capitalise on the National Broadband Network (NBN).
Ovum's Principal Analyst Roy Illsley comments on the change of culture at HP when it comes to R&D.
iiNet has opened an R&D lab to drive innovation.
Indian outsourcing company MphasiS sets up on University of Wollongong campus.
Software from NICTA spin-out company Open Kernel Labs has secured one million mobile handsets.
Tellabs will create an innovation solutions research lab in Australia which is expected to generate up to 25 jobs by the end of 2011.
In a coup for the city, the Gold Coast has ‘outgunned’ rival cities to lure international IT specialist IBM to establish a new software development team.
Under a new agreement with the Victorian Government, IBM will create a new research and development laboratory at the University of Melbourne.