11th > September > 2011 Archive
In one of the first stories The Reg posted following the attack on September 11, 2001, then-reporter Kieren McCarthy said the internet had faced its first real test as a communicator – and failed.
What do you do if you’re the most-attacked name in the least-liked industry? Pitch a new campaign. In an internal e-mail that went out to staff last week, The Register has learned that Telstra wants to position itself as “Australia’s best loved brand.”
Sixty percent of Australians don’t use downloading or streaming sites, but that’s not the way the latest research into piracy activity in this country is being spun.
Google’s investment arm, Google Ventures, has contributed to a round of seed funding for location-based, mobile friend finder app Echoecho. The investment was part of a $US750,000 funding round that included investors UK-based venture firm PROfounders Capital and a select group of angel investors.
Mobile phone app downloads are forecast to reach 14 billion in the Asia Pacific by 2016 with revenues of $US2.2 billion, according to the latest research from Ovum.
Researchers at Rice University have pulled a neat trick of noise cancellation which they say could double the throughput of wireless systems, by allowing full-duplex communications using a single frequency.