Information Technology

Google prepares to launch phone service

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US service set to cause large ripples in local wireless industry.

EBay profit jumps, cuts 2400 jobs

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E-commerce giant to make 7 per cent of its workforce redundant despite 10 per cent lift in Q4 profit.

Australia Post reforms are in Turnbull's sights

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Malcolm Turnbull’s determination to push ahead with his pre-election commitment to e-government will have the effect of fast-forwarding changes at Australia Post.

NBN Co wary of TPG competition

NBN Co looks to fend off rivals by connecting 6000 city apartments with its fibre network this year.

Intel reports Q4 profit surge

Giant computer chip maker reports 39% profit jump in fourth quarter.

China to launch $US6.5bn tech fund

Fund to focus on innovation and start-ups, aim to boost country's economy.

A tech-tonic shift in the market

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The latter half of last year saw dozens of new tech players on the ASX. But is it merely a redux of the '90s dotcom boom, or can the momentum be sustained?

Telstra doubles its Asian reach

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With the $850 million acquisition of Pacnet, Telstra's Asian ambitions are progressing at a fast clip. In this video Stephen Bartholomeusz explains why it's a much better strategy than becoming a domestic, dividend-focussed company.

Recall can afford to rebuff an Iron Mountain bid

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Recall has long been a compelling target for Iron Mountain, but the US company is unlikely to succeed in a takeover bid with anything other than a obviously generous offer.

DataRoom AM: Recall review

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US-based Iron Mountain lobs an opportunistic bid at data management firm Recall, while Asciano is reportedly looking to offload some of its freight rail assets.

Internet industry concerned about piracy crackdown timeline

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Industry figures ready to develop code for minimising online piracy, says report.

Automation threatens 500,000 jobs

New govt modeling suggests robots, AI to take big bite out of workforce: report.

Credit card surcharges face axe

by AAP
Final Murray report tipped to call for a ban on exorbitant credit card surcharges.

Uber tagged with $US41bn valuation

Latest funding round for fast-growing firm delivers staggering valuation.

Hockey in talks over 'Google tax'

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Treasurer confirms talks with UK government over 25% levy aimed at international tech firms.

Microsoft shareholders approve CEO pay

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Shareholders in tech giant clear $US84m pay package for new chief Satya Nadella.

DataRoom AM: Lining up Link

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Another billion-dollar-plus business looks likely to join ASX boards next year, while an offshore investment fund puts in an offer for cinema chain Hoyts.

NBN on track for 40% of premises by 2016

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Government says 40 per cent will have NBN by the 2016 election.

Sharemarket fraud doctor jailed

Former Genetic Technologies chief will spend a year in jail for manipulating stock market.

Seek reaffirms FY15 guidance

Seek stands by forecast for solid growth in revenue and earnings at annual general meeting.

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