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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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Spammed by SingTel

July 5, 2006 by in Telcos

Spammed by SingTel

Walking into Singapore's Changi airport on Tuesday I wondered if my Australian mobile carrier would be up to the task ... did they correctly set up global roaming for me?

Pizza and Trujillo: The perfect combo

July 2, 2006 by in Telcos

Pizza and Trujillo: The perfect combo

When Telstra boss Sol Trujillo took up the microphone at the National Press Club in Canberra at lunchtime on Thursday he knew the next hour would be a bumpy ride. The executive hadn't spoken publicly in Australia since Telstra's mid-year results event in February.

Zikou jumps into the fire

June 25, 2006 by in Telcos

Zikou jumps into the fire

I can't imagine it would be all sugar and cookies selling Ericsson's services to countries in Europe's south-east corner ... particularly for an Aussie.

World Cup fever hits the telco sector

June 13, 2006 by in Telcos

World Cup fever hits the telco sector

It appears that employees of Australian telcos are not immune to the sweet, sweet lure of staying up till after midnight watching the soccer. While I'm personally not a fan (preferring to follow the Australian alternative known as Australian Rules), I can understand the pain of those who had to rock up to work this morning after watching the Socceroos thump Japan until 1am.

Telecom NZ can't take a joke

May 29, 2006 by in Telcos

Telecom NZ can't take a joke

The ability for any consumer with a half-decent PC to re-mix the advertisements your mega-corporation paid millions for must be a pain in the neck.It certainly appears as if Telecom New Zealand disapproves of the practice.

Skype me

April 28, 2006 by in Networking

Skype me

Wednesday seemed like a nice normal day at ZDNet HQ, until all of a sudden in the middle of the afternoon a hush ran through the office. I looked over to the aisle where the consumer technology journalists live, to see my colleague Randolph Ramsay deep in a phone conversation.

Unwired and The Big Sleep

April 19, 2006 by in Google

Unwired and The Big Sleep

This morning's announcement of a hookup between Internet search supremo Google and wireless carrier Unwired reminded me of an early scene from the 1946 classic The Big Sleep. "You're not very tall are you?

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