David Braue

As large as the US mainland but with a smaller population than Texas, Australia relies on ICT innovation to maintain its position as a first-world democracy and a role model for the developing Asia-Pacific region. Award-winning journalist David Braue has covered Australia’s IT and telecoms sectors since 1995 – and he’s as quick to draw lessons from their failures as to laud their successes.

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Bitcoin confidence game is a Ponzi scheme for the 21st century

Bitcoin confidence game is a Ponzi scheme for the 21st century

It's captured the imaginations of enthusiasts all too ready to exchange it for real-world goods, but recent and repeated hacks of Bitcoin's underlying elements suggest the virtual currency is no more real than the Ponzi schemes of yesteryear – and it's only a matter of time until the faithful get burnt.

published March 10, 2014 by

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MyBroadband shows what's wrong with our broadband

MyBroadband shows what's wrong with our broadband

The government's audit of broadband availability may be riddled with errors and optimistic proclamations, but it lays the groundwork for the massive task ahead of the NBN's builders – even if it includes handing large swathes of Australia to HFC monopolists on a silver platter.

published February 25, 2014 by

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Is Scenario 6 really the best NBN choice?

Is Scenario 6 really the best NBN choice?

The NBN Co Strategic Review proposes that Malcolm Turnbull change the network into a hodgepodge of access technologies known as Scenario 6. But will this cheaper Optimised Multi-Technology Mix look as appealing during 2014 as relative benefits are weighed and strategies revised?

published January 13, 2014 by

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It's time for Turnbull to swallow his NBN pride

It's time for Turnbull to swallow his NBN pride

It's not too late for Malcolm Turnbull to do the right thing – and not just the cheapest thing – for Australia. First, he'll have to accept the Strategic Review's damning indictment of Coalition NBN policy – and its suggestion that it will cost just $800m more per year to build a network that will last 100 years, not five.

published December 12, 2013 by

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