Lonely Planet had to quickly adapt to a digital world to stay relevant as a publisher of travel guides. Known for physical books, the company overhauled its Web presence and publishing processes to meet consumer demand for real-time and mobile tourist information, according to Lonely Planet online platform manager, Darragh Kennedy.
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SoftBank might eye Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) as the Japanese telco continues its global expansion, mobile industry observers have told Computerworld Australia. They said VHA, which has lately suffered large customer losses due to network problems, may be open to such an acquisition.
Sara Lee chose Windows Phone handsets for its workforce over BlackBerry, Android or iPhone. The Sydney-based food manufacturing company announced it is giving staff Nokia Lumia 800 handsets running on the Optus network.
Consumers should spoof their IP address and use US forwarding addresses to beat high IT prices in Australia, consumer advocacy group Choice said.
The Queensland government seeks a vendor to provide a wireless network for public safety, according to a request for expression of interest released this week. The wireless project aims to deliver better radio voice and narrowband data communications for police and emergency responders.
Adam Internet resisted acquisition offers for nearly a decade before [[artnid:439915|agreeing to a deal from Telstra]], Adam Internet executive chairman, Greg Hicks, said on a conference call this morning with reporters.
Consumers will have to choose among a a plethora of competing digital wallets for some time until a leader can emerge, payment industry officials said this week at the CeBIT Future of Payments conference in Sydney.
Quickflix upgraded its online payment system in three months to prevent hacking threats and solidify its position as a leading digital video subscription service in Australia and New Zealand, the company's chief innovation officer, Tim Parsons, said yesterday at the CeBIT Future of Payments conference in Sydney.
It’s still early days for mobile payments and near field communications (NFC) technology, Eftpos and Telstra officials said at the CeBIT Future of Payments conference today in Sydney. More collaboration among stakeholders and increased applications for technology like near field communications are needed before paying using a mobile becomes widespread, they said.
Quickflix upgraded its online payment system in three months to prevent hacking threats and solidify its position as a leading digital video subscription service in Australia and New Zealand, the company’s chief innovation officer, Tim Parsons, said today at the CeBIT Future of Payments conference in Sydney.
Australia’s top banks are moving forward on plans to support near field communications (NFC) despite Apple’s decision not to support the contactless payment technology in the iPhone 5.
Australian and Korean B-boys will settle their differences by videoconference in a dance battle set to go off this Sunday. Australia’s research-and-education broadband network, AARNet, will connect three large public screens in Melbourne, Perth and Seoul in a demonstration of technology bridging distant cultures.
The absence of near-field communication (NFC) in iPhone 5 has surprised NAB and other banks, according to NAB's technology head of strategy and innovation, Denis Curran. It’s an example of why banks must be agile with their IT strategy in an age of increasing digitisation, he said this morning at the Information & Data World Symposium in Sydney.
The Australian government says agencies have made "good progress" toward enabling IPv6 by year end. However, Internet Society of Australia (ISOC-AU) President Narelle Clark said she has doubts that this will happen without a formal mandate like the one in the US.
Increased education about the benefits of digital health records will drive their adoption in Australia, according to healthcare software developer iCare.