Steve Ballmer's deadline for the devalued $45 billion deal to take over Yahoo! passed yesterday, our time. But at the time of hitting the CDN "send" button last night, nothing had emerged from either camp. Ballmer was suggesting Microsoft will act this week with some insiders saying that Microsoft may well give the deal a miss.
Microsoft has failed to fill a three million order for its Surface tablets, shipping only 1.5 million Surface RT and Surface Pro models, according to a Bloomberg report. Despite a massive push into the tablet market, Microsoft has failed to scratch the surface with its Surface devices, it says.
No. 2 carrier Optus says it has upgraded its Australia-wide wholesale fibre network to 100Gbps, hopefully bringing faster speeds and greater capacity to high-end corporate users in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, and Cairns.
The future of the NSW Government's controversial Opal contactless card fare-payment system is in some doubt, after Transport Minister Andrew Constance yesterday revealed plans to trial a rival system allowing passengers to use their bank credit cards on the State's public transport network.