David Braue

Australia’s first-world economy relies on first-rate IT and telecommunications innovation. David Braue, an award-winning IT journalist and former Macworld editor, covers its challenges, successes and lessons learned as it uses ICT to assert its leadership in the developing Asia-Pacific region – and strengthen its reputation on the world stage.

Latest Posts

NBN: Like giving candy to babies

I have seen the NBN, and it looks a lot like Christina Aguilera. Or, at least, it looked like her when I dropped into Ericsson's Melbourne headquarters recently to see a live demo of their NBN solutions. Yet behind the streaming TV, one question lingers -- and not even the government seems able to answer it.

September 10, 2009 by

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Woolworths, the fresh mobile people

When Coles introduced Fly Buys, Woolworths introduced Everyday Rewards. When Coles introduced petrol discount vouchers, Woolworths introduced petrol discount vouchers. It's a bold plan, but can it — and Coles' inevitable copycat product — change the prepaid mobile world for the better?

August 3, 2009 by

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What's behind Seven's Foxtel hunt?

Seven has made no secret of its expansion ambitions, but buying into pay-TV monolith Foxtel lends even greater clarity to the network's long-term vision. With wireless distribution and solid content channels under its belt, can Seven bring IPTV into the mainstream?

July 26, 2009 by

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Cash cow in a BigTinCan?

Around one third of Australia's telcos have shut their doors over time, but that isn't stopping new ventures hoping to chip away at carriers' mobile call bonanza. By fighting carriers at the smartphone rather than the home phone, could the latest two contenders be onto something big?

July 8, 2009 by

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