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November 11, 2014

Telstra rolls out real-time data usage alert system

Telstra has started rolling out a real-time mobile data usage alert system to its consumer customers, with the company sending texts to customers within seconds once they've reached their mobile download limit.

April 1, 2013 by

Kogan blames ISPOne for mobile customer woes

After a month of speculation, Kogan has blamed ISPOne, the mobile wholesale company reselling Telstra mobile services to Kogan and Aldi, for preventing some high-usage customers from continuing to use their mobile service.

September 5, 2012 by

Where's Valve going with Linux?

It's becoming increasingly apparent that video game development and online distribution company Valve is serious about Linux. But desktop Linux has a 1 percent usage share. Surely there's more to this development effort than meets the eye?

August 8, 2011 by

NBN listens to Hackett, cuts prices for now

After months of fierce criticism from Internode founder Simon Hackett, the National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co) has rejigged its connectivity virtual circuit (CVC) charge, waiving the charge for usage under 150 megabits per second in areas where fewer than 30,000 premises have been passed.

July 18, 2011 by

Orange juices up EU data-roaming plans

Orange has launched a new roaming bundle for its contract, dongle and small business customers that provides 30MB of data usage within the EU for £3 per day.The company notes that if the customer does not use the bundle on a particular day, they will not be billed for it, meaning that it can be bought in advance of travelling and used when necessary.

June 25, 2011 by

Google abandons healthcare and smart grid projects

Google is to shut down its PowerMeter and Google Health services because it has been unable to turn them into mass-market propositions, the company said on Friday.PowerMeter, which lets people monitor their energy contrast usage online, was available to users in the UK and the US.

April 18, 2011 by

Microsoft sets two-year target for better datacentres

Microsoft wants to spend less on cooling and more on processing in its datacentres over the next two years by increasing the efficiency with which the facilities consume power.On Tuesday, at a Samsung CIO Green Forum in Munich, Rick Bakken, Microsoft's senior director of datacentre evangelism within its Global Foundation Services department, said the company is attempting to slash the average power usage effectiveness (PUE) of all Microsoft datacentres from 2.

March 7, 2011 by

Nokia sells off Qt Commercial business to Digia

Nokia is to sell its Qt Commercial software licensing and professional services business to Digia, a company that produces mobile and user experience services and products.The Qt application framework was central to Nokia's strategy, because it allowed developers to write programs that would run across both Symbian and MeeGo.

February 8, 2011 by

Happy Valentine's Day: 36 percent of Americans would rather give up sex than their remote

Logitech's new study on trends in remote control usage reveals a depressing, if not shocking, conclusion: Romance loses out to the clicker for a notable percentage of Americans.The peripherals company has strategically leaked a few results from the report, Global Remote Control Trends Study, in the run-up to Valentine's Day, including the finding that more than a third of Americans (36 percent, to be exact) would rather forgo sex for a month than give up their remotes.


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