The Android conquest of Telstra

When Telstra’s share price fell to record lows last week the talk was all about the NBN, but perhaps the real source of Telstra’s woe is that it’s being trampled in the elephant fight between Google and Apple. The NBN is worth 90c per share for Telstra and provides a clear future for the most difficult, shrinking part of its business – fixed lines.Read more --->

Downloads grow by 50%

AUSTRALIA’S appetite for the internet continues to grow and the number of wireless internet connections has soared in the last year, a study has found. A report released yesterday by the Bureau of Statistics shows the amount of data downloaded in the June 2010 quarter increased by more than 50 per cent compared to the same period a year earlier.… Read more --->

Microsoft unveils ‘faster’ Internet Explorer 9 beta

MICROSOFT has unveiled the beta test version of Internet Explorer 9, the first of a new generation of web browser programs.

These programs tap into the powerful processors on board newer computers to make websites load and run faster. IE9, which is free, also arrives with a more minimalist look and a few new tricks that start to blur the distinction between a website and a traditional desktop application.… Read more --->

Online videos approach a billion views

THE growing importance of online video to Australian advertisers, and the dominance of YouTube, have been highlighted in a report on video viewing.

Four out of five online Australians (81 per cent), or 10.7 million people, watched videos online in July, with almost a billion (970 million) videos viewed that month.… Read more --->