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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 ...


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.


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.


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 ...


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 ...


A Political Revolution for Labor  Jacobin magazine

Bernie Sanders's political revolution can't be limited to election campaigns — it must be brought into our workplaces and unions too. Hundreds of Verizon ...


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.


Bitcoin tumbles over 80 percent; Oil prices fall to new 52-week lows  Born2Invest

The Bitcoin bubble has exploded, with the cryptocurrency falling below $4000. On the other hand, the energy sector thinks that oil has bottomed.


The UAE's top 47 construction projects over the years  Construction Week Online

CW looks at the UAE's most iconic developments on its 47th National Day.


The Political Revolution Goes to Work - The Bullet  Socialist Project

The political revolution can't be limited to election campaigns - it must be brought into our workplaces and unions too - writes Jane Slaughter.


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.


Technical Scoop - Weekend Update December 3 2018  Gold Seek

“Buy when you are scared to death; sell when you are tickled to death.” —market maxim (Cabot Market Letter, April 12, 2001). “There's nothing wrong with cash.


Form N-CSR BERNSTEIN SANFORD C FUND For: Sep 30  StreetInsider.com

Investment Company Act file number: 811-21034. SANFORD C. BERNSTEIN FUND II, INC. (Exact name of registrant as specified in charter). 1345 Avenue of ...


[BC-MCT-INTERNATIONAL-BJT] | National  Herald-Mail Media

(TNS). Tribune News *Service*. International Budget for Friday, December 7, 2018. Updated at 0430 UTC (11:30 p.m. U.S. EST Thursday). Additional news stories ...


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.


Rogers, Bell, Telus: no evidence of widespread sales practice problem  MobileSyrup

Canada's Big Three carriers have submitted new documents to the CRTC further denying the existence of a widespread sales problem.


Moving Forward In A Divided Washington: Agenda For The 116th Congress And President Trump - Government, Public Sector - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

The 2018 election was a wave election, but it was a smaller wave than Democrats had been hoping for in the summer of 2018. United States Government, Public ...


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.


Telecoms in Australia  Lexology

A structured guide to telecoms laws and practice in Australia.


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 ...


RCMP telecommunications staff vote to join Canadian Union of Public Employees  CBC.ca

About 1,300 RCMP telecommunications staff have voted to join the Canadian Union of Public Employees. CUPE made the announcement Wednesday, saying ...


Hefty fine for telemarketer over Do Not Call infringement  iTWire

Telemarketing company Lead My Way has fallen foul of the Do Not Call rules governing unsolicited telemarketing calls, paying a penalty of $285600 for...


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...


Commercial Market Update - 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.


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...


Bell tells inquiry that it does a good job but aims for better sales practices  TheChronicleHerald.ca

Bell Canada acknowledged Friday that it needs to improve when selling its television, internet and wireless services but insisted that the percentage of problems ...


Vodafone, TPG announce merger of equals  iTWire

Australian telcos Vodafone Hutchison Australia and TPG Telecom have announced a merger of equals, with the scrip deal creating a company with an enter...


Vodafone one of 13 telcos still charging for mobile calls to 1800 numbers  The Guardian

Millions of Australians are still being billed for calls to 1800 numbers after a group of 12 companies, including the telecommunications giant Vodafone, missed ...


Kiwis to get cheaper gigabit as Australians make do with 50Mbps  iTWire

As Australians continue to make do with a half-baked broadband *service*, New Zealand has indicated that it would be reducing prices for its ultra-fast...


Boost Mobile boosts data inclusions with huge 23GB bonus data on first 5 $30+ recharges  iTWire

Boost Mobile, which proudly boasts of winning a Canstar Blue customer satisfaction award, has just boosted its pre-paid plans with its biggest data boosts yet.


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...


Medibank Private expands home care, rewards to speed turnaround  The Australian Financial Review

Medibank Private is growing its at-home care *service* and preparing to launch rewards for healthy behaviour to strengthen its value offering and help stem the ...


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...


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11 luxury treats to spend your money on this week, including Piaget and Breguet  The Australian Financial Review

Add a mini bag or a smart pair of city boots for extra polish and a spring in your step.


Telstra expands its unlimited plans, includes new $199 plan with unlimited full speed data  iTWire

Renaming the unlimited data portion of select new plans as "peace of mind data" that eliminates excess usage charges, there are of course still some l...


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.


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.


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 frameless ...


WiFi comes to the rescue as payphones face last calls  The Australian

The iconic Telstra payphone hasnt gone the way of the dodo just yet, but it seems only a matter of time before they die out as a push to replace the ...


iPhone dual SIM is cool, but eSIM not activated until 'later this year'  iTWire

If you want to use two SIMs in your new iPhone XS, XS Max or XR, then unless you have a select Chinese model with two physical SIM slots, you'll need...


Optus' telco profits drop – so it gets into the spam business  iTWire

CORRECTION: Please note that this article contains corrections and clarifications at the end of the story.) The powers-that-be at Singtel Optus may t...


VoIP-Pal again accuses Apple of patent infringement with FaceTime, iMessage, Wi-Fi Calling in iPhone  AppleInsider

Patent holder VoIP-Pal has launched a new set of lawsuits against Apple, once more accusing the iPhone maker of infringing a collection of four voice over IP ...


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...


Vodafone shares winning Melb Cup and Derby Day mobile network stats  iTWire

Vodafone has reported a 47% data usage increase on its mobile network during the 2018 Melbourne Cup, along with a stack of other winning stats. Despit...


MTN lost more than 800,000 pre-paid subscribers in South Africa in 90 days – here's why  Business Insider South Africa

While MTN saw strong subscriber growth outside SA, it lost 834,000 prepaid customers in South Africa from June to September of this year. The company is ...


Stockland selling $700m Melbourne housing estate The Grove  The Australian Financial Review

Development giant Stockland is quietly shopping around one of its best-selling Melbourne residential estates, as it comes under pressure to improve its balance ...


Veon Armenia unveils unprecedented offer for fixed line telephones  Arka News Agency

YEREVAN, September 25. /ARKA/. Veon Armenia telecommunications company (trading as Beeline in Armenia) announced the launch of a new tariff plan for ...


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.


US plumbers happier with Reliance but investors aren't  The Australian Financial Review

The chief executive of plumbing supplies group Reliance Worldwide says its SharkBite push-to-connect fittings are finding robust demand in the crucial US ...


Reno-Sparks apartment rents soaring; monthly average tops $1300 in Q2  NN Business View

RENO, Nev. — To get an idea of how hard it is to find an apartment in Reno or Sparks, just take a look at concessions.Apartment communities historically offer.


Telecom Operators Share Guidelines On How To Link Phone Number (SIM) With Aadhaar  NDTV Profit

Telecom companies have been instructing users to start the process of linking Aadhaar card with phone numbers.


Telstra's 4GX-lite mobile satellite small-cell launches with first customer, 'bridging coverage gap'  iTWire

Telstra's new 4GX-lite Mobile Satellite Small Cell offering has launched, offering "a new solution to help people living and working in some of Austra...


Reinventure backs InDebted to disrupt debt collection sector  The Australian Financial Review

An investment by Westpac's venture capital funds suggests ASX-listed Credit Corp and Collection House will face pressure from a new platform with a *fresh* ...


At Baselworld 2018, watch brands report rising orders in a timely reprieve  The Australian Financial Review

The giant Baselworld watch fair has wrapped in Switzerland on the most positive note for some years, clearing a cloud that questioned the fair's future.


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.


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 ...


It's official: Newspaper masthead readership is up 3.2% to over 16 million!  Roy Morgan Research

16.1 million or almost 80% of Australians 14+ now read or access newspapers in an average 7 day period via print or online (website or app) platforms, an ...


Pre-orders for new iPhones kick off in Taiwan | Economics | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS  Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taipei, Sept. 13 (CNA) Apple Inc. will begin Friday taking pre-orders for two of its three new iPhone models in Taiwan, which has been listed by the U.S. ...


Telstra launches unlimited mobile data for $69pm  iTWire

It's May Day and Telstra has celebrated the global labour day with its own labour of love, delivering unlimited data for $69 per month with a 40GB ful...


Download. Print. Kill? The rise of 3D printed guns in Australia  Computerworld Australia

3D printers and guns keep turning up in police raids.


This year, telco wars to be over retaining subscribers  Free Malaysia Today

In 2016, telcos engaged in open price wars to attract customers but this year they are expected to focus on fighting to retain loyal customers by providing better ...


Optus profits decline for previous quarter  iTWire

Australia's second largest telco Optus suffered a drop in profits for the quarter ending 30 June despite increasing revenue and subscriber numbers. Th...


Senetas' delay in encryption bill submission surprising  iTWire

One of the curious aspects surrounding the Federal Government's encryption bill is why it took Australian firm Senetas — which has technology exports...


Top Google engineer quits in protest over China search plan  iTWire

At least five employees have quit Google in protest at the company's plans to launch a censored search engine app in China, with senior research scien...


Mercedes-Benz Vans opens new Sprinter plant in North Charleston - Amazon becomes the world's largest Sprinter customer  PR Newswire

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. and STUTTGART, Germany, Sept. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- New part-by-part production facility with body shop, paint shop and ...


By the numbers: How the US is Australia's indispensable trading partner  The Australian Financial Review

Two-way investment between the US and Australia totals $1.45 trillion, dwarfing Australia's other bilateral economic relationships.


FY 2017-18: Nepal Witnesses Record Slump in Trade Numbers  Nepali Sansar

Nepal's trade deficit increased to a record high of more than Rs. 1 trillion in the first 11 months of FY 2017-18.


iOS increases share in Australia as Huawei and Xiaomi take aim at Europe  iTWire

Kantar's latest smartphone OS data shows Samsung S8 ranks first in Australia, followed by the iPhone 8, X and 8 Plus, with iOS share up to 40.6% as An...


Deluge of Attacks Prompts Telecom Firm to Overhaul Cyber Investigations Team  Wall Street Journal

Increasing malware attacks mean heightened demands on corporate cybersecurity investigators who must find the causes and quantify the aftermath, ...


ISIS takes credit for killing four cycling tourists in Tajikistan  The Australian Financial Review

A car ran down a group of touring cyclists in the Central Asian state of Tajikistan, killing four people from the US, the Netherlands and Switzerland.


Just called to hang up: Why call drops won't end soon  Daily News & Analysis

The world is on the cusp of moving to the era of 5G, which is key to make autonomous cars, connected devices, smart cities, remote surgeries and a host of ...


Commercial Market Update - Brisbane South Cityscope  CoreLogic Property News

The latest research from Brisbane South Cityscope shows that sales figures have fallen from a two-year high to a two-year low.


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.


New details of terror attacker's troubled life emerge  Warwick Daily News

THE Bourke Street terrorist took authorities by surprise. A dangerous “black spot” is making their jobs even harder.


Another accounting error for BT Group as £500m pension deficit mistake revealed  Accountancy Age

Willis Towers Watson's miscalculation of the group's pension deficit follows the recent accounting scandal which knocked £8bn off its stock market value.


Boost Mobile responds to competitors with more data and more international calls  iTWire

Boost Mobile doesn't consider itself an MVNO, but its major competitors are telcos and MVNOs, so it has responded to ever better plans with more data...


Eir says it plans to remove all pay phones but ComReg has extended obligation to provide them  Irish Examiner

The telecoms regulator is in a row with Eir, the country's largest telecom firm, about whether it should be obliged to provide public pay phones. Communications ...


500 air-conditioned 3rd class rail carriages to be purchased  Egypttoday

CAIRO – 29 August 2018: Egyptian Railway Authority is planning to purchase 500 air-conditioned rail carriages for the third class, which comes as part of ...


ATN Reports Third Quarter 2018 Results Nasdaq:ATNI  GlobeNewswire

Another Quarter of Sequential Earnings Growth - Restoration of US Virgin Islands Network Almost Complete. Third Quarter Financial Highlights: Revenues: ...


Telecom firms mine rural Adirondacks for latest numbers  Times Union

Tupper Lake. When the new 838 area code was launched back on Sept. 19 to supplement the nearly exhausted 518 area code, most people assumed that the ...


Wesfarmers seeks buyer for Kmart Tyre & Auto Service  The Australian Financial Review

Wesfarmers is reviewing exit options for Kmart Tyre & Auto *Service*. As first reported by Street Talk on Monday, the Perth-based conglomerate has hired boutique ...


Apple in talks to get FaceTime ban lifted in United Arab Emirates  AppleInsider

Apple and Microsoft are talking with the U.A.E. government in bids to remove years-long bans on FaceTime and Skype, respectively.


Man City sign eSports star – not something you see every day  Telecoms.com

Friday isn't the most serious day in the world, so here's something from the lighter side of the tech industry. Premier League leader, Manchester City, has signed ...


iPhone a blessing to Apple, but could be a curse too  iTWire

ANALYSIS The ascent of the iPhone over the years has been good news for Apple. But it now is also becoming bad news as the number of new features that...


Despite endless fake news of iPhone X demise, Strategy Analytics pegs it as No.1  iTWire

Before Apple's earnings report last week, analysts were falling over themselves to declare the iPhone X as a failure with poor sales, but not only did...


Good news, bad news, weird news – it's the week in networking  The Register

Ciena gets to lead this week's networking roundup, courtesy of financial results that saw its share price jump nearly 13 per cent. The investors were responding ...


Telstra offering bonus Google Home Mini with Pixel 3 pre-orders  iTWire

If you pre-order a Google Pixel 3 or 3 XL via Telstra, you'll receive a bonus Google Home Mini worth $79. Telstra tells us that its customers "will so...


Arizona Democratic Party claims GOP lawmaker McSally voted to sell internet users' data. Is it true?  PolitiFact

The Arizona Democratic Party is putting Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally under the spotlight as a national conversation unfolds about internet ...


Federal government launches 'Connecting Families' internet program  MobileSyrup

The federal government is now contacting families eligible to participate in Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada's (ISED) 'Connecting ...


Spacetalk sales climb above eight thousand in year 1, claims MGM  iTWire

The creator of the Spacetalk kids watch, MGM Wireless, is claiming 8300 Spacetalk units were sold in the first 12 months after launch, equating to rev...


Ofcom issues stern warning over fake caller number ID scam  The Register

Telecoms regulator Ofcom is warning customers of the dangers of CLI spoofing – the process which allows incoming calls to display fake originating numbers on ...


Slackware creator in strife, claims store has not paid him  iTWire

The creator of the second oldest Linux distribution, Patrick Volkerding, claims he is in financial strife after the store, with which he reached an agreement to sell ...


Extortion bid after shipbuilder Austal hacked  iTWire

Global shipbuilder Austal's data management systems in Australia were hacked recently and an extortion bid made by the attacker, the company said in a...


The art of technical storytelling  iTWire

Communication is an important skill for any leader. Splunk's chief technology advocate Andi Mann gives his top tips on how to get your message across....


'Your Telstra Tools': an accidentally apt name due to privacy breach  iTWire

Whoever is responsible for Telstra's site "accidentally" leaking private email and other information is probably feeling like quite the "accidental" f...


Cloud move means sky's the limit for Australian genome research  iTWire

The human genome consists of seven billion DNA base pairs and it takes 100GB to represent the unique sequence for a person. Australian National Univer...


PageUp People's ASX plans must be in cold storage  iTWire

Last year, human resources firm PageUp People was reported to be considering a listing on the Australian Stock Exchange. But given this year's massive...


HP Envy 13 (2017) – solid, dependable and yet strangely desirable (review)  iTWire

HP's new Envy 13 is a value packed, Intel 7th generation, Core i5 or i7 notebook that is a step above the HP Pavilion and other value sub-brands. It also comes ...