Optus will begin tests of the 4G network in the 700MHz and 2.5GHz spectrum bands in Sydney soon using yet-to-be-released handsets from HTC and Samsung.
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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.
Optus has revealed for the first time that it has sold over 785,000 4G handsets since launching the network last year.
Users who have switched from 3G to long-term evolution handsets and network are satisfied with the speed of connection, but complain that coverage is still lacking.
Microsoft is rebranding its search marketplace as the 'Yahoo Bing Network' and its online advertising offering as Microsoft AdCenter as 'Bing Ads.'
Security researchers from AegisLab have stumbled upon a bogus Google Search themed web site, offering downloads of multiple files in exchange for a SMS sent to a premium rate number.
Long-term evolution (LTE) subscribers in country up due to available handsets and nationwide network access, with figure expected to double by end-2012, says report.
It's a busy time for enterprise social network provider Yammer, which is delving deeper into search and CRM solutions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The mobile data-tracking company has said its software, which can be installed on handsets by manufacturers or operators, inadvertently collected SMS details from unknowing mobile users
Compelling and affordable services and near-ubiquitous network coverage more important than price to entice consumers in emerging markets to switch to low-end 3G handsets, observers say.
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.
Google has finally let businesses set up brand-based pages on the Google+ social network, with search integration a likely weapon against rival Facebook
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".
On Thursday, the search giant announced the availability of a new service Safe Browsing Alerts for Network Administrators.
Dell will make handsets based on Baidu's upcoming Baidu Yi mobile OS, which is based on Android but replaces Google's web services with its own search, email and maps
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.
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