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Optus claims front running as authorised stockist for Samsung Galaxy A50  iTWire

Optus has been appointed as the only authorised Australian stockist, until the end of June, for the Samsung Galaxy A50 smartphone. The telco anno...


Welcoming smile to visitors will pay off  South China Morning Post

A major consideration tourists often make when deciding on a destination is whether it is friendly. Websites and apps that enable users to leave ratings play an ...


Telecommunications could be next for a royal commission as dodgy practices flourish  The Australian Financial Review

Australia's big telcos are misleading consumers and businesses at every turn and the ombudsman receives way more complaints than its peer for financial ...


Telecommunications ombudsman warns of new scams  Warrnambool Standard

Victims are reporting having their bank accounts drained by fraudsters and their email inboxes accessed in the latest scam involving theft of mobile numbers.


Scam losses hit $2.8 million as police, tax board impersonated  The Sydney Morning Herald

Australians have lost millions of dollars to a phone scam demanding the payment of tax debts and threatening prison time, with authorities including the Tax ...


Bank accounts drained after mobile number thefts | My Business  My Business

Fraudsters have been using stolen mobile phone numbers to access — and drain — the bank accounts of unsuspecting victims, the Telecommunications ...


Edited Transcript of TIT.MI earnings conference call or presentation 21-May-19 12:00pm GMT  Yahoo Finance

Q1 2019 Telecom Italia SpA Earnings Call. Rome May 22, 2019 (Thomson StreetEvents) -- Edited Transcript of Telecom Italia SpA earnings conference call or ...


Lincoln Lewis catfish dupes Optus into helping her harass her victim online  ABC News

Optus apologises after a stalker in Melbourne's northern suburbs repeatedly tricked the telecommunications giant into giving her the phone numbers and ...


Trolling the trolls: People are creatively wasting the time of ATO scam callers  ABC News

Since July, there have been 55000 reports of scam calls from the Australian Taxation Office. In that time, scammers have netted $1.8 million from around 430 ...


Fraudsters draining bank accounts with stolen mobile numbers | Nest Egg  nestegg.com.au

Criminals have been convincing mobile phone providers to switch mobile numbers to new SIM cards in order to gain access to bank accounts, emails and other ...


Omaha's 'Woodstock for Capitalists' celebrates Buffett  FRANCE 24

Omaha (United States) (AFP). Two words are on the lips of the tens of thousands who have descended on this small city in the American heartland: "Warren ...


Growing number of phones hijacked in ‘port-out’ fraud  Courier Mail

MOBILE phone numbers are being hijacked at an alarming rate with unsuspecting victims losing thousands of dollars from bank accounts in a simple scam.


Don't have a 1300 number? Here's how to get one  BIT

We compare 1300 plans that may help you increase sales – by making it easier for customers to call your business.


Telstra, Optus and Vodafone respond to 1300 number issue  Computerworld Australia

Telstra, Optus and Vodafone have responded to the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) comments about making mobile calls to ...


Britain’s Theresa May under pressure to quit after local election losses  South China Morning Post

Some MPs want change in party rules to remove prime minister from office as soon as possible.


This is how scammers are robbing you just with your mobile number  Yahoo7 News

Fraudsters are draining Aussies' bank accounts and accessing their email inboxes – just by stealing their mobile number. The Telecommunications Industry ...


VIDEO: Telstra launches 3rd-gen Telstra TV with volume buttons, voice control and no lock-in broadband  iTWire

Next week, Telstra will launch its nicely improved new 3rd-gen Telstra TV streaming player and new Home Broadband plans with "no more lock-in contract...


IPVanish [2019]: In-Depth VPN Review With Pros & Cons  Blokt

In this must-read IPVanish review, we test and rate its most essential features, so you know how private, secure and fast this popular VPN *service* is.


May 2019 Magazine Edition  FinTech Magazine

Connecting with customers through technology. Commitment to data driven customer centricity. DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR DIGITAL ...


TPG caught in the ACCC firing line for misleading customers  ARNnet

The ACCC is seeking compensation for TPG Internet customers that have been caught up in its misleading conduct in relation to unfair prepayment consumer ...


The Week In 5G 4302019 Verizon Expands 5G Mobile Service ATT Claims 5G Network Reaches 2 Gbps Speeds  RF Globalnet

Plus, China Unicom accelerates its commercial 5G rollout, Cisco argues the significance of wi-fi to 5G's rollout, "floating cell...


China Surpasses US In Smart Speaker Shipments  pymnts.com

Smart Assistants News: China surpassed the U.S. to lead the smart speaker market with a 51 percent market share via New Year's sales at Baidu, Alibaba and ...


How to stop nuisance calls to your mobile phone  CHOICE

People are increasingly receiving nuisance calls and texts to their mobiles. But how do telemarketers and charities get your phone number? We look at the Do ...


Telecoms companies given licence to run pilot 5G programs  Cyprus Mail

TELECOM companies Cyta, MTN, and Primetel have been given licensing to run pilot 5G programs, the minister of transport, communications and works, Vasiliki ...


Gone in 15 Minutes: Australia's Phone Number Theft Problem  BankInfoSecurity.com

In Australia, it can take as few as 15 minutes to steal someone's phone number, a type of attack known as SIM hijacking. Such attacks are rising, but mobile.


Boost's new 2019 plans a boost for pre-paid customers wanting great value  iTWire

The MVNO wars continue apace, with mobile virtual network operators offering excellent deals to capture the hearts, minds and wallets of consumers, wi...


Indonesia tsunami: Death toll rises to nearly 1,350  BBC News

The number of people known to have died in Friday's earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia has risen to 1,347, disaster response officials say. The death toll ...


APIs for the Smart Telco  iTWire

Application programming interfaces (APIs) are driving efficiencies and building smarter cities. In the increasingly competitive telco space, API adoption is ...


UIDAI says asked nobody to add the helpline number to contacts  Livemint

UIDAI says the toll free number 1800-300-1947 in the contact list of Android phones is an 'outdated and invalid number'


Iridium Certus goes live as $3 billion satellite constellation completed  iTWire

Telecommunications provider Pivotel has congratulated Iridium Communications on the commercial launch of its Iridium Certus broadband *service*, enabled...


Record numbers attend girls tech event  iTWire

A record 2000 schoolgirls from 73 Victorian schools have participated in a Melbourne tech event designed to encourage them to take up a career in the...


How Jordan Grives sold the company he founded when he was 18 for $30 million  SmartCompany.com.au

Brisbane entrepreneur Jordan Grives says it hasn't quite hit home that he has sold the business he created less than 10 years ago. Grives today revealed he has ...


Flood waters recede, financial costs rise - The Experts  Switzer Financial News

Recent Queensland floods have been a catastrophic blow to an already struggling Australian agriculture industry, drought stricken in recent years. | Flood waters ...


Dallas Invents: 118 Patents Granted for Week of April 30  dallasinnovates.com

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: • Shavelogic's pivoting razors • YSEOP's techniques for automatic ...


India’s electrifying election  Pursuit

A University of Melbourne expert says although India is now 99 per cent electrified, the country's power supply is a key issue in the upcoming general election.


Whatever you do, don't call this number back  The Sunshine Coast Daily

SUNSHINE Coast residents have been warned of a sophisticated Central African phone scam which could cost them dearly when they call back.


Telstra profits drop by 28% as NBN continues to bite  iTWire

Telstra has revealed a fall of 27.4% in its net profit after tax and a drop of 4.1% in its reported income for the first half of fiscal year 2019. Pro...


New Telstra payphones with advertising screens may face opposition from Adelaide council  ABC News

Telstra faces a potential clash with Adelaide City Council if it wants to display third-party advertising on new payphones that have already sparked controversy in ...


Netflix claims 11m Australian users, as pay TV/subscription TV market growth soars  iTWire

Netflix says nearly 14 million Australians now have access to some form of pay TV or subscription TV, up 11.8% on a year ago, with the increase driven...


Telecoms in Australia  Lexology

A structured guide to telecoms laws and practice in Australia.


Aussie telco Fonebox acquired for $30m - Telco  CRN Australia

Queensland-based Fonebox, an inbound telecommunications *service* provider, has sold to US technology company J2 Global for $30 million.


NBN gigabit connections will remain mostly a pipe dream  iTWire

The CVC costs set by the NBN Co make it very difficult for ISPs to offer gigabit connections to more than a select band of customers who are willing t...


Telstra 'PhoneWords' founder buys Telstra's 85% stake, renames to 1300 Australia  iTWire

The founder of Telstra PhoneWords, Gavin Scholes, and investors led by Aura Funds Management, have acquired Telstra PhoneWords and promise to help wit.


Aussie IT warranty company closes after 14 years  ARNnet

National Warranty Services forced to stop trading after 18 months of hardship.


Telstra sells Phonewords business to founder and Aura Funds Management  The Australian Financial Review

Telstra is selling its stake in its Phonewords business to a consortium led by the company's founder Gavin Scholes and Aura Funds Management.


Denodo eyeing huge potential for virtual data in Australia  iTWire

By David M Williams. Comments:0 Comments · Denodo eyeing huge potential for virtual data in Australia. Angel Vina, chief executive of data virtualisation ...


Getting the Message  Slate

As the 2020 election approaches, TV viewers will soon face a relentless barrage of authoritative narrators reciting frightening statistics and beaming candidates ...


Mobile phone financial scam calls on the increase: anecdotal evidence  iTWire

Recently I've been getting calls from an American sounding guy called John Mitchell, offering some kind of financial advice, in what is an obvious rec...


2 satellite plays - The Experts  Switzer Financial News

Two ASX-listed satellite plays are striving to reach for the stars, but to succeed they need to convince investors that a previous high-profile failure in the sector ...


Why vaccine opponents think they know more than medical experts  The Conversation - US

Vaccines have long been considered safe, but many people still believe they are not. A new study shows that people who think they know more than medical ...


FULL LAUNCH VIDEO: ASUS announces all-new ZenBook 13 and 14 with NumberPad trackpad and 15-inch model  iTWire

ASUS has unveiled impressive new 13, 14 and 15-inch "thin and light" laptops with its most compact designs ever, featuring enviable four-sided framele...


Transcript: Huawei CEO and Founder Ren Zhengfei's International Media Roundtable  iTWire

Here is the full transcript of the Media Roundtable that Huawei CEO and founder, Ren Zhengfei, had with various members of the international media on...


Shaw selling Corus - Business News  Castanet.net

Shaw Communications Inc. is selling its stake in Corus Entertainment Inc. for $548 million.


Downtime costs Australian businesses dearly  iTWire

Application downtime costs Australian businesses an average of more than $762000 per incident, according to new research. A survey of 1000 Australian...


Here are the biggest tech and mobile blunders of 2018  Android Authority

2018 had its fair share of embarrassing failures in the mobile and tech industries. Here are the biggest tech blunders of the past year.


Britain 'approves' Huawei role in 5G network  Phys.Org

British Prime Minister Theresa May has reportedly approved a limited role for China's Huawei to help build a 5G network in the UK, shrugging off security ...


Foxtel's GOT Game: season premiere up 17% on 2017  iTWire

With the biggest daily VPM or "video player measurement" audience for 2019 across Australian television, and with Foxtel's linear viewing smashing pre...


Telecom Plus shares fall as energy price cap and warm winter hit profits  Proactive Investors UK

Telecom Plus (LON:TEP) - The government's energy price cap and warmer than usual weather over winter reduced energy revenue in the quarter.


Telstra's $89 L plan with 60GB 'peace of mind' data and no int'l roaming fees looks very tempting  iTWire

Telstra's highest BYO plan, the L plan for $89 per month over 12 months, looks very compelling, especially for frequent international travellers who h...


Elenium Automation completes $15 million capital raising  iTWire

Melbourne-based Elenium Automation has completed a $15 million capital raising with funding from high-profile investors as it continues the design, de...


Growth in demand for alternative funding sources for fintech business: survey  iTWire

Fintech businesses are continuing to see growth in demand for alternative funding sources, with marketplace lending offering an alternate source of fu...


Higher education policy in 2018: Culture wars reignite, but in the end it's all about the money  The Conversation AU

This is a longer read at just over 1,300 words. Enjoy! In 2018, the relationship between the Australian higher education sector and the federal government ...


VIDEO: NBN Co asks 'how much speed do you need', but little focus on gigabit  iTWire

With my 4G smartphone able to offer vastly faster upload and download speeds than all NBN connections in existence today, and while the NBN says it do...


Greenbox completes $5 million device repurposing contract for Defence  iTWire

IT asset lifecycle management company Greenbox has completed what it says is Australia's largest technology asset disposal for the Department of Defen...


Which lines are priorities for Sydney Metro conversion? Hint: it's not Bankstown  The Conversation AU

A rail line to the northwest growth areas of Sydney has been proposed many times. In 2010, the state government and bureaucracy sought discussions with ...


Investors tip $5 million into new Dubber capital raising  iTWire

Australian-listed call recording platform provider Dubber (ASX: DUB) has completed a $5 million capital raising and says the funds will be used to mee...


Property valuation firm LMW hit by data breach  iTWire

The ANZ Bank has confirmed that a data breach at property valuation firm LandMark White, now known as LMW, which is said to have affected more than 10...


GTO rideshare mission set to be SpaceX's 2nd launch of 2019  SpaceFlight Insider

SpaceX is preparing for its second mission of 2019—and the company's first rideshare flight to geostationary transfer orbit—with the launch of the Nusantara ...


Bigmate speeds project delivery with Tibco Jaspersoft  iTWire

Queensland-based Bigmate is applying its experience in telematics to additional areas of technology and business. Bigmate started 17 years ago in tele...


How VoIP can make your small business seem bigger  BIT

We explain some of the clever ways you can put more advanced (but affordable) phone services to good use.


ATN Reports First Quarter 2019 Results Nasdaq:ATNI  GlobeNewswire

First Quarter Results. International Telecom Operations Continued to Show Strong Growth; U.S. Telecom Comparisons Reflected Impact of Lower Year-on-Year ...


Commercial Market Update (Aug 2018) - Brisbane Fringe Cityscope  CoreLogic Property News

The latest research from Brisbane Fringe Cityscope shows property sale numbers and figures have significantly increased in the past three months.


‘Game of Thrones’ series finale is approaching. How will HBO survive after it?  Los Angeles Times

Ending a major hit show is not easy for any network. But the departure of “Game of Thrones,” which begins its eighth and farewell season on Sunday comes at a ...


5G service rolls out—but not without controversy  Phys.Org

Lampposts around downtown Los Angeles are being wired with fiber optic cable and shoebox-sized gadgets to beam the fifth and fastest generation of cellular ...


Netgear goes Wi-Fi 6 with Nighthawk AX4  iTWire

Netgear has announced the Nighthawk AX4, which it claims to be the first Intel-based Wi-Fi 6 router to reach the market. Another claim to fame for the...


Syrian Arab Republic: Humanitarian Situation in Dara'a, Qunaitra and As-Sweida Governorates Situation Report No. 6 (3 - 16 August 2018) [EN/AR] - Syrian Arab Republic  ReliefWeb

Arabic Situation Report on Syrian Arab Republic about Food and Nutrition, Health, Children, IDPs and more; published on 16 Aug 2018 by OCHA.


How Hispanics really feel about Trump  The Conversation - US

Hispanics oppose Trump's immigration policies in larger numbers than the rest of the population. But their opinions are divided sharply across partisan lines.


First businesses chosen for Government-funded digital transformation initiative  iTWire

The first businesses to undergo digital transformation under a new Australian Government initiative have been announced, with businesses to receive up...


Essential reading to get your head around Australia's aged care crisis  The Conversation AU

Australia's aged care sector is in trouble. Our experts have previously explored the complex aspects of the system, exposing where the problems are, and have ...


Waves of DNS hijacking attempts target mostly D-Link routers  iTWire

Waves of DNS hijackings over the past three months, aimed at consumer-grade routers mostly from D-Link, have been diverting traffic from a number of w...


Afghanistan: Flash Floods - Mar 2019  ReliefWeb

On 1 March, heavy rains struck Kandahar city, Zheri, Dand, Damand, Arghandab, Spinboldak, and Takhtapu Districts. In the last 30 hours, 97mm of rain fell in the ...


Clean TeQ mine to bring hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars to region  Parkes Champion-Post

A new mine located near Fifield is getting closer to development and it's expecting to bring a massive boost to Parkes and its neighbours in more ways than one.


Start-up to be 'Facebook of online shopping'  The Australian Financial Review

The local managing director of Singapore-based online shopping start-up ShopBack said it has a realistic shot of being a Facebook-style habit on consumers' ...


Bare metal cloud servers are vulnerable to attack: Eclypsium  iTWire

Research by security firm Eclypsium shows that vacated cloud servers are not properly wiped by hosting providers and may be used as an intrusion chann...


I Need to Know: 'My friend is using ice and smoking pot. What do I do?'  The Conversation AU

It can be really tricky to know what to do when someone you care about starts using drugs. Raising the issue and listening without judgement is a good place to ...


Healthscope boss Gordon Ballantyne digs in on Northern Beaches woes  The Australian Financial Review

Healthscope boss Gordon Ballantyne is on the defence following the departure of the Northern Beaches Hospital CEO after a litany of bad press about ...


Drifting Norway cruise ship towed to port after helicopter rescues hundreds  South China Morning Post

A cruise liner that ran into trouble in rough seas off Norway was being towed to port on Sunday after hundreds of passengers were helicoptered to safety.


Delphix data masking hits the spot  iTWire

By Stephen Withers. Comments:0 Comments. Delphix senior vice-president of global field operations Tony Orlando. Data platform vendor Delphix is seeing ...


Getting the facts right on Title II internet regulation and broadband investment  American Enterprise Institute

View related *content*: Technology and Innovation, Telecommunications. There is an ongoing debate about how Title II internet regulation affects broadband ...


Telecom Plus says dynamics of the energy market are moving in its favour  Proactive Investors UK

"We are on track to deliver growth in customer and *service* numbers that is materially up year-on-year, and expect adjusted profit before tax for the year to remain ...


Samsung S10 features – we saw some of them in Huawei's Mate 20 Pro  iTWire

Several of Samsung's heralded features have been seen in last year's Mate 20 Pro from Huawei, but it is important for Samsung to catch up – and Apple,...


Outrage at proposed NBN tower near school and pre-school: Durrumbul  Echonetdaily

A proposed 45m NBN tower within 500m of the local school, pre-school and residences has outraged the Main Arm community.


Cohesity Helios helps manage secondary data  iTWire

By Stephen Withers. Comments:DISQUS_COMMENTS. Cohesity solutions market director Raj Dutt. Hyperconverged secondary storage vendor Cohesity has ...


Troll sent boss seven bullying emails a day for six weeks  Daily Telegraph

A disgruntled employee used free online texting software that masked her identity so she could troll her boss so relentlessly she quit and framed a co-worker so ...


CoreLogic Australia and Austbrokers Countrywide Partner up on Innovation  CoreLogic Property News

An innovation collaboration between Austbrokers Countrywide and CoreLogic Australia is delivering new levels of client *service*, with policyholders enjoying a ...


Stockland sells Melbourne housing estate The Grove to Frasers for more than $200m  The Australian Financial Review

Frasers Property Australia is poised to buy Stockland's The Grove Estate in Melbourne's west for more than $200 million in one of the biggest residential land ...


2019 Budget: The Verdict Part 3  Pursuit

Melbourne University experts analyse the impact of Australia's 2019 Federal budget for farmers, young people, affordable housing and foreign aid.


CRTC takes another stab at nuisance calls, orders carriers to block some numbers  Toronto Star

The federal regulator of Canada's telephone industry says it is giving *service* providers one year to implement a new measure that's designed to reduce the ...


Rob Deutsch: The entrepreneur behind F45 | Dynamic Business – Small Business Advice – Forums  DynamicBusiness

The fitness empire, F45, that turned one studio in 2013 into more than 1300 in 36 countries, launched its newest franchise offering – F45X – which will include ...


Why we shouldn't ignore what 13 Reasons Why is trying to tell us  The Conversation AU

While there are some some safety concerns about watching the show, 13 Reasons Why raises many issues relevant to adolescents – and we should learn from ...