The head of the National Broadband Network Mike Quigley is donating his first year’s salary of $2 million to medical research.
The money will go towards a Neuroscience Research Australia project, looking into the use of fast internet connections to offer rehabilitation to stroke patients in remote areas.… Read more --->
So the federal government #spill is done and we have our first female PM in Julia Gillard. Wow. Kevin Rudd, we hardly knew you. If this is to change what matters to people like us, we want to see Conroy follow Rudd to a seat up the back.… Read more --->
Telstra has signed an $11 billion deal with NBN Co to transfer customers from its copper network onto the National Broadband Network’s fibre network and share Telstra’s infrastructure.
The preliminary deal was announced by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, who was flanked by senior ministers Stephen Conroy and Lindsay Tanner, Telstra leaders Catherine Livingstone and David Thodey and NBN Co senior figures Harrison Young and Mike Quigley.… Read more --->
Over the last few years my consultancy, BuddeComm, has been rather subdued in its comments about devices such as the iPad and eBooks. Relatively few people have actually purchased them, and recent market trends only serve to confirm this view.
The main reason seems to be confusion by consumers around where these products actually fit in with their other personal technology devices.… Read more --->
In another surprise move, Telstra is trialing a Naked DSL service. The $59.95 per month service gets you 25GB of downloads at ADSL2+ speeds – not a bad alternative to the usual plans if you’re stuck in a Telstra-only area for ADSL2+.… Read more --->
BigPond Elite Liberty 25GB ADSL Broadband Offer for $49.95 per month on a 24 month plan has now been extended until 27 July. If you’re eligible, you could receive up to $30 off the standard monthly BigPond Elite Liberty 25GB access fee.… Read more --->
A model displays an AsusTek Eee Pad EP101TC tablet computer at an AsusTek new product media event in Taipei.
Taiwanese technology makers are taking the fight to Apple’s iPad with a slew of Google Android and Windows-based tablet computers being unveiled at the Computex trade show this week.… Read more --->
CSIRO researcher John O’Sullivan, the man behind the Wi-Fi patent. Photo: Sasha Woolley
Australia’s peak science body stands to reap more than $1 billion from its lucrative Wi-Fi patent after already netting about $250 million from the world’s biggest technology companies, an intellectual property lawyer says.… Read more --->