Stories by Andrew Hendry

Study: Telstra's broadband network would cost Aussies more

A report released Thursday by the Centre for International Economics (CIE) claims that Australian consumers would pay 15 percent more for broadband services if Telstra wins the contract to build and manage the new national broadband network (NBN).

Windows Live services come to the BlackBerry

Microsoft and Research In Motion (RIM) have announced an agreement to provide Microsoft Windows Live services on RIM's BlackBerry smartphones, expected to be available by Winter.

Aussie IT salaries show little wage inflation

The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has released its Survey of Salaries and Remuneration Packaging for the ICT industry, which saw a half-percent drop in the average salary but bore no evidence of wage inflation despite the skills shortage.

50 Kiwis cross ditch for Linuxconf

Up to 50 New Zealand open-sourcers flew to Melbourne last week for the ninth conference, at the University of Melbourne.

CEO calls for re-think on Aussie filtering plan

Child Wise CEO Bernadette McMenamin has clarified her position on the Federal government's plan to implement mandatory internet filtering at the ISP level, stating that all she wants blocked are child pornography web sites, and nothing else.

Vodafone signals mobile GPS service for 2007

Vodafone Australia has launched a GPS service — Vodafone Compass — and marked it by offering 12 months free GPS mapping for customers signing up before December 1.

Australian body defends choice to abstain from OOXML vote

Standards Australia has defended it's decision to abstain from the ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) and IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) ballot to approve Microsoft's Office Open XML format as an international standard, saying Australia still has a chance to approve or disapprove the vote.