The directories in the Yellow Pages, RealEstate.com and TV Week are at risk of being poached after the dismissal of a copyright case last week, legal experts say. The revelations have left the industry reeling from what legal experts predict will be a boom in opportunistic upstart companies created to scrape million-dollar investments and score an easy slice of lucrative profits.
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Telstra has poured A$1.2 billion to renew its technology support and services contracts with IBM and Electronic Data Systems to 2014.
The viability of the National Broadband Network (NBN) is at risk after the budget failed to address how it will be used by government departments, according to the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
The NSW Rural Lands Protection Board (RLPB) has splurged A$300,000 (NZ$385,700) on sweeping communication and datacentre upgrades, including a state-wide IP network and a fleet of servers with virtualisation software.
Australia will get its first e-tax to facilitate a nation-wide electronic goods recycling scheme if the industry-backed plan is accepted by government this month.
Facebook has shipped its US regional West Coast vice president Paul Borrud to head up its new Australian office.
The national Internet Content Filter will block only restricted content, according to Federal Communications Minister Stephen Conroy.
The secretive Internet filter blacklist held by the communications watchdog ACMA has been leaked, revealing the government has understated the amount of banned Web pages by more than 1000.
Thousands of people from around the world have taken to Twitter to post messages of support for Victorians affected by the worst bushfires in the country's history.
Protests erupted across Australian capital cities on Saturday in opposition to the government's A$70 million national clean feed Internet scheme, which will impose blanket content filtering for all Web connections.
Greens senator Scott Ludlam has warned the government it will botch the $4.7 billion National Broadband Network (NBN) if it awards the contract to a private company.
Bids for Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN) are in and the tender is closed, signalling the end of the year-long battle that has seen vicious fighting between contenders and harsh criticism of the government's broadband policies.
The Australian Internet industry has supported iiNet in its defence against legal action filed by the leading US media giants and the Seven Network, which experts say could force providers to police peer-to-peer traffic if the Federal Court rules in favour of the plaintiffs.
Australia has launched its first automated recycling plant for e-waste which will salvage up to 20,000 tonnes of IT equipment from landfill.
The University of Sydney is building a commercial Web development service run by staff and students in its multimedia research centre.
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