A proposal by the government to cut Australia's R&D tax offset rate by 1.5 percent has been defeated in the Senate, with the Labor opposition calling the move a win for innovation among local small and medium-sized enterprises.
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A fresh funding round will help the company cope with increased demand for encrypted communications in the enterprise.
Australian-founded insider threat digital security company Dtex Systems is setting its sights on the United States after closing a $15 million Series A funding round.
The Western Australia government has extended its Royalties for Regions funding, with AU$45 million going to fund 85 more mobile towers in regional locations.
Outgoing Telstra CEO David Thodey has said the biggest challenge in his six years at the helm of Australia's largest telecommunications company was improving the relationship between Telstra and the government before signing the NBN deal.
Flush with venture funding Chinese handset maker Xiaomi is taking a first set towards the US but the company is moving with caution.
Traditional wisdom would have it that any cuts to company R&D tax breaks could hamper innovation, yet the Australian government's latest move to cap domestic R&D incentives may in fact help drive the development of new technology in the country.
Plans to finish the NBN fixed-wireless network in 2015 have gone since the change of government, despite the company meeting its own new running targets since the strategic review.
Australian online education startup OpenLearning has secured AU$1.7 million in funding, with the company set to leverage the cash injection to ramp up its engineering team and back its expansion into the Asian market.
Google has advised the Australian government against going it alone on targeting multinational tax avoidance.
Australia's second-largest telco has joined its biggest rival in confirming the proposed set of data that the government wants telcos to retain for law-enforcement purposes is 'workable' for the company.
Telstra has said that setting up a centralised system within the company to store data it is forced to retain for the Australian government will create a lucrative target for hackers.
Taxi service Uber is quickly being embroiled in legal limbo in South Korea as the state and city government have both filed criminal suits against the company for breaking local laws.
A fresh funding round for MongoDB is designed to enable the open-source document database company to speed up its expansion worldwide.
The New Caledonian incumbent telecommunications company is working with the government to upgrade 65,000 premises on the island to fibre to the premises, because 16Mbps is not enough for the population.
The upcoming closure of Google News has reawakened the debate over the consequences of a law that experts have described as quite simply "nonsense".
The government is looking to remove regulation to allow companies to seek crowd-sourced funding in Australia.
Australian telcos will need to hand over confidential network expansion plans to the government in order to be eligible for mobile network blackspot funding.
Australian taxation body The Tax Institute is calling on the government to establish a voluntary bitcoin register to de-anonymise ownership of the digital currency in Australia.
Amid differing opinions of how NICTA will survive after June 2016 without funding from the Australian government, the research agency's CEO Hugh Durrant-Whyte has announced his resignation.
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