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Google tries hand at buying another phone company: HTC

Ok, ok, so it’s a US$1.1 billion “co-operation agreement” with Google getting some HTC staff and a non-exclusive license for HTC intellectual property, but let’s face it, this is Google’s second phone company purchase.

Grant Montgomery, EL Consult

The Information and Communications Technology sector has delivered a second consecutive monthly rise in demand for executives in August, with demand jumping by 4% for the month.

MyDiscountDeals deals up online shopping/shipping advice pre-Amazon’s arrival

With Amazon sending amazing shivers up the spine of Australian retailers, there’s also plenty of advice on what retailers (let alone consumers) can expect, with online shipping do’s and don’ts for retailers to ensure their shipping costs remain ship shape. 

GNOME Foundation backs smartphone based on free software

The GNOME Foundation has announced that it will back the bid by San Francisco-based computer manufacturer Purism and the KDE Desktop project to produce the world's first smartphone based on free software.

MGM Wireless secures deal for WA schools rollout

South Australian-based school attendance solutions group, MGM Wireless, has secured a deal with the Western Australian Education Department for the rollout of its Outreach+ and School Star App communication services to all WA government schools.

Joomla! LDAP injection bug patched

A longstanding bug in the Joomla! content management system, which allowed the takeover of a site by exploiting a vulnerability in the login page, has been patched by the project.

Hills partners with Cognizant on digital transformation

Australian-listed IT services group Hills has initiated a digital transformation of its business in partnership with professional services firm Cognizant in a move designed to revitalise the company’s e-commerce capabilities and improve core business processes, customer engagement and operational efficiencies.

UK's Virgin Trains: leapfrog with Seatfrog into a First Class seat

East coast Virgin Trains customers in the UK now have access to Seatfrog technology, enabling them to “bid for seat upgrades from as little as £5” so more have the opportunity “to travel first class”.

Equifax systems were breached in March: report

The systems of American credit information provider Equifax were breached back in March, according to a confidential note sent by the company to some customers.

NBN Co’s new tech lab aimed at improving user experience

NBN Co has set up a tech lab which it claims will transform the national broadband network experience for end-users of the network by helping to resolve issues sooner.

CCleaner malware targeted big tech companies: claim

The malware that attackers sought to spread through infecting the popular CCleaner utility appears to have been targeting high-profile tech targets, according to analysis by Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group.

McAfee attempting to capitalise on Kaspersky ban

American security vendor McAfee appears to be trying to capitalise on the ban imposed by the US on Kaspersky Lab, touting this on its website in a bid to promote its own software.

Apple, Dell and Bain likely buyers of Toshiba flash memory unit

A consortium comprising Apple, Dell Technologies and Bain Capital has reportedly agreed to acquire Toshiba's NAND flash memory manufacturing unit.

Telcos using few NBN Co fixed-wireless towers

Australian telecommunications companies have co-located equipment only on a few of the NBN Co's fixed wireless towers so far, the company says.

Network slicing pays off: Ericsson shows how

Ericsson says “network slicing has the potential to offer economic benefits in terms of higher revenues and lower operating expenditures, if operational automation and a step change in the number of operator service launches is assumed".

Samsung becomes corporate member of OPC’s Industrial IoT edge platform

Samsung is looking to accelerate deploying an “interoperable Industrial edge platform into its manufacturing infrastructures,” relying on the OPC UA framework.

VIDEO Interview: Alexander Slade, 21yo CEO of A Corp shares IT success secrets

Having started his IT company at 12, Alexander Slade is now 21 years young, studying at Uni while running a very successful SMB IT specialist as chief executive, with big aspirations for the future.

AirTrunk expands with new Sydney data centre

Data centre specialist AirTrunk has unveiled a new facility in Western Sydney as part of its wider growth strategy for the Asia Pacific region.

CompTIA launches Australian mentoring programme

The CompTIA ANZ Channel Community has announced the launch of a mentoring initiative, with a six-month pilot to be undertaken with 50 mentors and mentees.

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