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Stories by Rebecca Merrett

OMG, Facebook’s new patent to detect Internet slang

FB (Facebook) has totes embraced new lingo by being granted a patent to develop software that can detect Internet slang, commonly used on social media sites by youngins.

Written by Rebecca Merrett09 March 16 10:48

VR and AR to be powered by smartphones beyond 2017

Virtual and augmented reality headsets like Facebook's Oculus Rift and Microsoft HoloLens will start to shift onto smartphones and mobile devices beyond 2017, according to Telsyte.​

Written by Rebecca Merrett08 March 16 12:24

Leaked NBN document reveals low cost FTTP trial

A newly leaked document on the National Broadband Network has revealed that nbn (the company) has trialled a low cost fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP) solution.

Written by Rebecca Merrett03 March 16 15:11

Jobs of the future and staying relevant in the era of AI

Data and decision analysts, chief experience officers, online/cyber security chaperones – these are some of the roles that will dominate the workforce in the next few years, according to a new report.

Written by Rebecca Merrett26 Feb. 16 14:19

Rob James: A revenue-driving CIO

For Rob James, running the technology for online sports betting business, William Hill, means everything he does has a direct impact on revenue.

Written by Rebecca Merrett25 Feb. 16 15:13

QLD government cloud audit reveals major security concerns

Queensland government departments are not paying enough attention to security when implementing and adopting cloud computing, according to a recent report by the Queensland Audit Office.

Written by Rebecca Merrett24 Feb. 16 11:01

Readify launches two-year tech graduate program

Software company Readify has put together a two-year graduate program for university leavers to train in a real working environment in the areas of development and programming, design and data analysis.

Written by Rebecca Merrett23 Feb. 16 09:51

A look inside the digital world of the media industry

​If there is one industry that knows what it means to be digitally disrupted, it's the media. With massive ongoing changes in the way people consume content – online, mobile and through social media channels – the media industry has had to quickly transition to digital, while also figure out new business models.

Written by Rebecca Merrett22 Feb. 16 15:23

IBAC: Oracle broke rules of no communication during Ultranet tender process

An Oracle consultant made contact with the Victorian education department's former deputy secretary, Darrell Fraser during the Ultranet tender process, breaking the rules of no communication, an investigation by the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) has alleged.

Written by Rebecca Merrett17 Feb. 16 14:57