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StarHub launches API platform for voice and SMS

SmartFoundry, an application programming interface platform, will allow software developers to leverage the telco's voice calling and SMS capabilities to make it easier to create apps and services. Other network functions to come next.

November 8, 2013 by

Optus gains 4G ground on Telstra

Optus has revealed for the first time that it has sold over 785,000 4G handsets since launching the network last year.

May 14, 2013

Covers come off Google's augmented reality glasses

Google has revealed further details of its augmented reality glasses, which pull in information about the wearer's world and sync with Google services.The Project Glass technology will be designed to let wearers see calendar, maps, search and most features of the Google+ social network while carrying out day-to-day activities, Google has confirmed.

April 4, 2012 by

'Don't be evil' code exposes Google's Plus bias

Google has started showing links to "People and Pages on Google+" with search results, favouring results from its own social network while ignoring more relevant links from rival social networks. This is not only bad for users, it could be even worse for Google.

January 23, 2012 by

Google+ and Google search: an SEO play?

The flap over Google playing up Google+ in its search results continues. Now, Harvard professor and security expert Ben Edelman has weighed in on the debate. His argument: by embedding Google+ into search, Google is essentially prodding people to join its social network out of SEO fear.

January 12, 2012

Google: Microsoft is our biggest competitor

Google's main product is search and its main competitor is Microsoft, though Facebook has started to nibble at the company's other ventures.Google's chief executive Eric Schmidt admitted in an interview carried out weeks ago but published on the C-SPAN website on Monday that Google faces competition from the Facebook social network and from specific technologies for mobile devices.

December 28, 2011 by

NBN Co names new COO

The global search for the National Broadband Network Company's new chief operating officer has come to a close, with a suitable candidate found and installed into the outfit to spearhead the construction and roll-out of the country's new fibre backbone.

November 20, 2011 by

Google employee: We don't 'get' platforms

Engineer Steve Yegge blasts search giant's inability to comprehend how to build out a platform that attracts developers, citing Google+ as example and labeling the social network a "knee-jerk reaction".

October 12, 2011 by

Baidu partners Dell for mobile push

China's search giant partners U.S. hardware maker to develop tablets and handsets following launch of its mobile operating system as it targets Apple and Lenovo, say reports.

September 6, 2011 by

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