A Victorian economics professor has tossed a bomb into Telstra's campaign against regulation. Taking a "small is beautiful line", Joshua Gans in a report for CEDA says nationwide, high-speed broadband is the wrong way to go.
The Internet Industry Association has launched a last-minute attack on the Government's changes to copyright law, currently set to become law in mid-December and to take effect on January 1. Under the new laws resellers custom installers and consumers could find themselves in breach of the proposed laws.
The code that keeps iPod users faithful to Apple's iTunes music download site, and which protects a monumental share of the world's music download market, has reportedly been cracked by Norwegian teenager Jon Lech Johansen ("DVD Jon.")
Flexing its big-boy muscles for the second time this week, Google has used the Office 2.0 conference here to launch a free Web-based
word processing and spreadsheet package that it will promote in direct competition to Microsoft Office.
Sony has urged a dozen computer notebook makers to recall more of its batteries that could overheat. With two new recalls late last week - and Dell adding 100,000 more laptops to its recall list, making it 4.2 million - the number of lithium-ion batteries to be replaced now stands at about 7 million.