Stories by Renai LeMay

  • No Internet filter until 2013

    Legislation supporting Labor’s mandatory Internet filtering project may not hit parliament until mid-2013, according to advice provided to the Communications Minister, Senator Stephen Conroy, by his department — a timeframe which may make it an issue at the next election

  • Gartner claims management key to Victorian iPad rollout

    Analyst firm, Gartner, has questioned whether Victoria’s Labor party had properly analysed what management tools and supporting infrastructure it will need if it wins the upcoming state election and is required to deliver on its promise to roll out Apple iPads to every public hospital doctor state-wide.

  • Tasmania’s NBN joint venture laid to rest

    About 18 months after it was first proposed and after a year of uncertainty about its legal structure, the various parties involved in the stillborn Tasmanian National Broadband Network joint venture with Aurora Energy have walked away from the idea.

  • Carr backs venture capital to tune of $80m

    The Federal Government has injected $80 million into four Australian venture capital funds, with the aim of stimulating innovation and accelerating commercialisation in early stage Australian companies.

  • Kobo 2 to hit Australia before Christmas

    Local book retailer, REDGroup Retail, will offer the next generation of its Kobo eBook reader devices in Australia before Christmas, as well as an expansion in its eBook line-up that will see several major publishers add titles to its library.

  • NAB joins global cloud alliance

    National Australia Bank has become the latest Australian banking giant to flag an interest in the emerging cloud computing space, joining a global alliance of customers and vendors last week to help steer data centre requirements for the cloud.

  • Tasmania to overhaul telco services spending

    The Tasmanian State Government has lifted the lid on a major overhaul of the way it buys voice and mobile telecommunications services, in an initiative which could see other providers take more of the telco spending pie it currently mainly allocates to Telstra.

  • HTC Desire HD: All VHA's and no outright purchase

    Mobile telco, Vodafone Hutchison Australia, has indicated it isn’t willing to let its flagship HTC Desire HD handset be used on other carriers’ networks, and confirmed it would have exclusive Australian distribution “forever”.

  • St George launches first Android banking app

    iPad and iPhone apps are all the rage amongst Australia’s largest banks — but Westpac subsidiary, St George, has bucked the trend by launching what it claims is the first mobile banking application in Australia to focus on the emerging Android platform.

  • Dynamic duo depart Google

    Search giant Google has suffered several high-profile local departures, with both its first Australian employee and current local head of YouTube Kate Vale and Google Maps and Wave co-founder Lars Rasmussen signalling they had left the company.

  • Telstra to slash another 950 jobs

    Telstra has flagged plans to cut a further 950 staff as part of the latest stage in a dramatic company-wide simplification strategy being driven by chief executive, David Thodey.

  • Macquarie Uni deploys hundreds of iPads

    Macquarie University has deployed “hundreds” of iPads to meet staff demand for the hyped Apple tablet — just a scant few months after the device launched in Australia in late May this year.