Local bookstore chain Dymocks has launched a digital book service, allowing users to downloads books off the internet, offering up to 13,000 audio books and 120,000 screen-readable digitised offerings.
A Sydney-based man who uploaded the first known pirated copy of The Simpsons Movie to the internet after recording it on his mobile phone has been fined $1,000, after his lawyer described him as having "the sophistication of a dead fish".
Complaints about Internet services are on the increase in Australia, according to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman. Overall complaints to the ombudsman increased by 16.9 per cent in 2006-07 to 102,463 - but Internet complaints were up 109 per cent over the previous year and now make up almost a third of all complaints, ombudsman Deirdre O' Donnell said in her annual report.
Hunting for business outside the consumer margins, Hutchison Telecommunications' "3" third-generation operation has teamed up with Skype, now owned by eBay - to launch a Skype-branded 3G mobile handset that targets small and medium business users.
An updraft of investor interest swept shares in Publishing and Broadcasting Limited (PBL) up nearly four percent to $17.90 yesterday, as Foxtel and Network Ten inked a digital retransmission agreement.