24th July 2011 Archive
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If it looks like a monopoly and quacks like a monopoly...
Foxtel’s ambition to create a subscription TV monopoly with the $1.9bn takeover of rival Austar has been significantly dampened by the competition regulator. On Friday the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) released its ‘Statement of Issues’ on the takeover which provides the regulator’s preliminary views. …
Business 24 Jul 22:46
Lower cost, higher upload speeds: what’s to complain about?
When Internode announced tariffs for its National Broadbad Network (NBN) services last week, it triggered an outbreak of mass stenography among Australian journalists. Rather than try to understand the pricing for themselves, they opened the microphones and let practically anybody draw practically any conclusion about the tariff …
Telecoms 24 Jul 22:47
In-house crowdsourcing for cash
Chinese vendor ZTE has set up a US$15.5m venture capital fund targeting the IP smarts of its own employees. The company is looking to mine the brains trust of its own 80,000-strong workforce in the search for technology solutions, business models and management processes to invest in as part of its ‘Innovative Fund’. ZTE …
Business 24 Jul 23:55
- IT bloke publishes comprehensive maps of CALL CENTRE menu HELL
- Analysis Who is the mystery sixth member of LulzSec?
- Nine-year-old Opportunity Mars rover sets NASA distance record
- Prankster 'Superhero' takes on robot traffic warden AND WINS
- Comment Congress: It's not the Glass that's scary - It's the GOOGLE