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Department scrutinises Optus' 3G

Department scrutinises Optus' 3G

The bad press surrounding Optus' 3G mobile network problems has caused the federal broadband department to investigate whether or not its network and that of Vodafone qualify as real broadband in terms of government subsidies.

November 4, 2008 by in Telcos

Oracle mostly backs Tanner on Web 2.0

Oracle mostly backs Tanner on Web 2.0

The Australian government's approach to information management has previously often been "grandiose" and overly simplistic, according to Oracle's Australian division, which today mainly backed comments by finance minister Lindsay Tanner that the government needed to adopt Web 2.0-style tools.

November 4, 2008 by in Oracle

BlackBerry Bold available for FREE at Wal-Mart

BlackBerry Bold available for FREE at Wal-Mart

I read through Josh's hands-on with the BlackBerry Bold and am disappointed I missed the FedEx guy by 2 hours before leaving town for the week. However, I am seriously thinking of swinging by an AT&T store on the road to pick one up for myself. If you are thinking of the Bold I read on Michael Gartenberg's site that you can even pick one up for FREE at Wal-Mart (after US$199 rebate and new contract). We usually see these devices drop to free on Amazon after a month of so and it is a bit surprising to see the Bold available for free already at Wal-Mart.

November 4, 2008 by in BlackBerry

FCC agrees to free white-space spectrum

FCC agrees to free white-space spectrum

America wins. Large broadcasting companies and makers of devices like wireless microphones are squirming today after the FCC announced that it has voted in favor of Google -- freeing the frequencies between television channels to create a wireless broadband service.

November 4, 2008 by in Government : US

Top online banking sites in France in August 2008

Top online banking sites in France in August 2008

PropertyAug-2007Aug-2008% ChangeFrench Internet Audience26,85232,22720%Banking11,53714,78128%Credit Agricole4,8776,87941%Societe Generale3,0273,99932%Caisse d’Epargne2,2343,03536%BNP Paribas2,0562,1515%LABANQUEPOSTALE.FR9551,934102%Groupe Credit Mutuel1,3671,53112%Groupe Banque Populaire1,1061,49235%Groupe CIC1,0471,029-2%ING Group245757209%Natixis38044517%Source: comScore

November 4, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

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