A report by Deloitte Access Economics pegs the direct contribution of the internet to Australia's economy at $50 billion in 2010 -- 3.5 per cent of Australia's GDP and just $3 billion short of retail and education/training.
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NBN Co has announced the dates for the start of construction of the National Broadband Network's Second Release sites in NSW, Queensland and the ACT.
Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 won't launch in Australia until a patent stoush with Apple is resolved. According to a Bloomberg report, a lawyer for Apple yesterday told Federal Court Justice Annabelle Bennett that Samsung's tablet infringes 10 patents held by Apple.
The Defence Signals Directorate has certified the BlackBerry PlayBook for use by the government. The DSD stamp of approval now means government agencies can use the device for accessing data classified as 'protected' or 'restricted'.
Australian internet service provider Internode has revealed the prices it intends to charge for customers on the National Broadband Network.
Lenovo has unveiled a new Android-based tablet targeted at business customers. The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet is equipped with a 10.1-inch, 1280x800-pixel touchscreen and runs version 3.1 of Google's Android OS ('Honeycomb'). The company has also released a consumer-focused 10.1-ihnch tablet dubbed the IdeaPad Tablet K1.
Apple has released the latest version of its desktop operating system: Mac OS X Lion. Installing Lion, which is available from the Mac App Store for $31.99, requires Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
LG's high-end Optimus 3D smartphone will launch early next month on the Optus network. The LG Optimus 3D's key selling point is its 4.3-inch 3D screen.
Cable workers map out telecoms networks
Apple has released instructions for removing MacDefender malware from Mac OS X systems. MacDefender poses as security software but, Apple warns in its support document, its aim is to capture users' credit card details.
Asus' has brought its Eee Pad Transformer, a touchscreen Android tablet with a keyboard-equipped docking station, to Australia. The Asus Eee Pad Transformer will be available from tomorrow with a recommended retail price of $599.
Samsung's new flagship smartphone, the Android-powered Galaxy S II, will be launched in Australia on 1 June, according to Optus' pre-order Web page.
One of the big announcements at Google's I/O developer conference is the release of notebooks running the search giant's Chrome OS.
Google's I/O developer conference, held 10-11 May in San Francisco, has already been the site of a swathe of announcements by the search giant and its partners.
Skype has released a new version of its Internet telephony and video conferencing software for Mac OS X.