Information Technology

NBN looks to slash usage costs

National Broadband Network set to slash a controversial usage charge to stimulate traffic.

Aconex wins Asian investors' tick for IPO

The Melbourne-based software firm is meeting with potential investors this week and has drawn a positive response.

Computershare buys UK mortgage administrator

Suitor extends UK business, eyes growth potential in Homeloan Management Ltd.

EU presses on with Google probes

Antitrust regulators are preparing to step up their investigations into Google on several fronts.

Apple profit tops forecasts

Growth in iPhone sales drives quarterly profit lift, iPad weakness sees revenue miss forecasts.

Google considered Spotify buy

Tech giant tried to buy music-streaming service last year, but baulked at price.

Microsoft profit falls on Nokia buy

Tech giant's quarterly profit falls 7% as revenue jumps 18%.

NICTA, Swinburne launch software innovation lab

Lab to house over a dozen R&D staff and a similar number of PhD and project students.

Google tops revenue forecasts

Tech giant falls just shy of profit expectations due to sharp lift in R&D expenditure.

Alibaba delays IPO until September

Chinese e-commerce giant holds off on $20bn float due to paperwork delays.

Microsoft rejig to cut 18,000 jobs

by AAP
Restructure to integrate Nokia unit will reduce tech giant's workforce by 14 per cent.

Software firm Vista locks in IPO

New Zealand's Vista Group has priced its $NZ93m listing around the mid-point of the planned range.

Apple to pay $US400m in e-book case

by AFP
Apple to compensate consumers for a price-fixing conspiracy over electronic books, officials say.

NBN rejigs contracts to fix roll-out

NBN Co is radically revamping the billion-dollar construction contracts related to the NBN.

Mathletics maker gets low marks on debut

Online education company 3P has slumped 14% on its ASX debut, in the year's most expensive IPO

Vista looks to ASX, NZ listings

by AAP
New Zealand software company Vista Group plans to list on the Australian and NZ stock exchanges.

Computershare writes down $US40m

Software provider closes digital post joint venture, sells some businesses.

Kicking goals from Brazil to the IT department

The increasingly mobile consumption of the World Cup provides a useful example of the broader application economy that's transforming how we do business.

Google Australia boss wary on skills shortage

Maile Carnegie says Australia short on computer science grads, calls for tax reform.

Brandis' futile plan to 'stop the bytes'

Saddling telcos with the costs of cracking down on online piracy will not only fail to work but will see internet bills rise for Australians who are already being badly ripped off for consuming digital content.