The European Aeromobile group, controlled by Norway's Telenor, has won the right to supply what appears to be a less than thrilling service for Australians who want to use mobile devices to access the Internet while on passenger aircraft. As part of the contract they will be allowed to block other carriers.
Symantec subsidiary Norton has dumped PR agency Text 100, which has handled the PC security outfit's publicity needs since 2007. The PR Company is also facing the loss or a major downsizing of the Cisco consumer electronics account which it won 18 months ago after Cisco axed the entire Flip Camera division.
Continued strength of the portable PC sector will see worldwide PC shipment growth leap almost 20 percent in 2010, according to a new IDC report. This compares with overall growth of just 3 percent in 2009, the market research firm says.
After a three-month search, Google Australia and NZ has hired a Murdoch group executive as its new managing director. Nick Leeder, former deputy chief executive of The Australian newspaper, will slip behind the executive desk in late March.
Falling prices in mobile computing and the proliferation of faster and cheaper communications infrastructure has seen the rate of PC shipments worldwide increase by 16 percent to top 71.9 million units in the latest quarter, research group Gartner reports.
It's the biggest computer hacking and credit-card fraud in history. Some 11 people, including a US Secret Service grass, have been charged with hacking computer systems of nine major US retailers and the theft and sale of more than 41 million credit and debit card numbers.
Computer hacker Barnaby Jack - not to be confused with Australian pollie Barnaby Joyce - has demonstrated a way to force automated teller machines (ATMs) to disgorge their cash by hijacking the computing gear inside.