The reported acquisition could be worth up to $885 million.
The predicted explosion of voice-enabled apps in 2017 will increase the attack service of mobile devices and the systems they control, and create brand new privacy risks.
Fraudulent or erroneous overpayments are on the department's radar, with its new compliance system pinned to recoup AU$4 billion in welfare debt.
Australia's largest telco has started to replace the gaps in its senior leadership team with the appointment of Robyn Denholm as its new chief operations officer.
Former Telstra CEO David Thodey has said the telco created its startup accelerator to improve company culture, rather than finding the next world-beating startup.
Windows 10's Home Hub feature set could be a step along Microsoft's long-term goal of making households, and not just workplaces, more productive and connected.