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Thu, 05 Mar 15 06:21:00 +0000
Govt report pins Australia's future on technology, but ignores NBN Technology and innovation will be at the centre of Australia's continued productivity over the next 40 years, according to the Treasury Department's latest Intergenerational Report.

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Thu, 05 Mar 15 05:27:08 +0000
LG planning high-tier smartphone Alongside its G4 and G Flex 2 smartphones, LG is preparing to launch a 'super' phone in the second half of 2015, according to mobile boss Juno Cho.

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Thu, 05 Mar 15 04:03:01 +0000
Microsoft launches SA innovation centre to help startups Following the opening of a startup innovation centre in Queensland in 2012, Microsoft has opened its second one in Adelaide.

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Thu, 05 Mar 15 03:25:00 +0000
​Calls for independent oversight of Australia's website blocking laws The parliamentary committee inquiring into the laws allowing Australian government agencies to block websites has received calls for an independent party to oversee the scheme.

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Thu, 05 Mar 15 01:06:20 +0000
Gemalto, Tapit use NFC platform to simplify mobile payments Gemalto and Tapit have teamed up to enable consumers to leverage NFC technology to make 'frictionless' payments on their mobile phones, and have their transactions billed to their mobile phone.

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Wed, 04 Mar 15 18:28:00 +0000
Net neutrality decision 'monumentally flawed': FCC commissioner One of the two commissioners of the US Federal Communications Commission who voted against the FCC's decision in favour of net neutrality has said that the fight is a long way from being over.

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Wed, 04 Mar 15 18:01:28 +0000
​HP beefs up Helion cloud with Eucalyptus for AWS and new OpenStack versions HP's first release of the open-source Eucalyptus cloud manager appears as part of its Helion enterprise cloud product line, together with OpenStack updates.

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Wed, 04 Mar 15 16:42:00 +0000
​Docker grabs SocketPlane and its experts to create open networking APIs Behind the acquisition of tiny Palo Alto startup SocketPlane by Docker lies the goal of giving multi-container apps network portability through standard interfaces.

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Wed, 04 Mar 15 16:25:00 +0000
Documents reveal New Zealand's Pacific spy role New Zealand's Government Communications Security Bureau has targeted the entire communications of nearly two dozen countries, new documents from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden suggest.

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Wed, 04 Mar 15 14:54:00 +0000
Virgin Atlantic pilots Sony smartglasses and smartwatches for engineers The airline is hoping to save time during aircraft turnaround and also handle the process more efficiently.

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Wed, 04 Mar 15 12:41:00 +0000
​Apple hits new high in China as Xiaomi balks at phones for the West Apple's iPhone 6 might be expensive but the large-screen device is now the favoured smartphone among Chinese consumers.

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Wed, 04 Mar 15 11:13:00 +0000
​Apple and Google prepare patches for FREAK SSL flaw A new web crypto bug is affecting many Safari and Android users. Who's going to get the fix first?

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Wed, 04 Mar 15 10:49:00 +0000
​Google to ditch Chrome support for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Chrome version 42, expected in mid-April, will be the last version of Chrome for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich devices.

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Wed, 04 Mar 15 10:43:20 +0000
​Hortonworks chief: Why it's time for some tough Hadoop decisions The recent unveiling of the Open Data Platform with Pivotal is a sign of telling changes afoot in the Hadoop market, according to Hortonworks president Herb Cunitz.

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Wed, 04 Mar 15 07:13:00 +0000
We can't avoid the war around us: Life as an Afghan mobile telco Roshan faces having 19 of its 1,000 base stations attacked every month, but life is improving for Afghanistan's largest mobile network operator.

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Wed, 04 Mar 15 06:32:43 +0000
Bipartisan support sees Senate pass online anti-bullying laws The Australian government's proposed legislation to establish a children's e-safety commissioner in a bid to help combat online bullying has passed the Senate.

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Wed, 04 Mar 15 06:07:19 +0000
​Uber invests in mapping software with deCarta acquisition Uber has bought deCarta for an undisclosed amount in an effort to enhance its mapping technology, and possibly move away from using maps from Google and Apple.

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Wed, 04 Mar 15 05:32:00 +0000
NBN Co fibre-on-demand product due this month By the end of March, NBN Co will launch its fibre co-contribution and fibre-on-demand products, Senator Mitch Fifield has said.

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Wed, 04 Mar 15 05:29:00 +0000
Too early to make tax changes for bitcoin in Australia: Treasury ​It is too early into bitcoin's development in Australia to make changes to the tax laws around the cryptocurrency, according to the Australian Treasury Department.

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Wed, 04 Mar 15 04:44:12 +0000
Australia's online retail sales slow to AU$16.6b year on year Unlike last December, when the total Australian online retail sales index reached 11.9 percent year on year, the total online retail sales index for January 2015 was more subdued, due to a slowdown in domestic sales.

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