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Spark NZ pushes forward with 4G data service rollout
Spark New Zealand has rolled out its 4G data service in more than 70 cities, towns, and other locations, with the telco claiming that it now covers roughly two thirds of the country's population.

Telstra to design and plan multi-technology mix NBN
Telstra will design and plan the NBN rollout for fibre to the premises, fibre to the basement, and fibre to the node over the next four years in a deal worth up to AU$390 million.

Note to data-retention law makers: The internet is not a telephone
Australia is developing its mandatory data-retention legislation with a flawed process that will inevitably produce bad laws. Start again.

Quickflix turns to customers for capital-raising effort
Quickflix is asking its customers to buy up to AU$1 million in new shares after selling only AU$650,000 worth of the AU$5.7 million share offer that it hoped would bolster its presence prior to the Australian launch of rival Netflix next year.

NBN Co set to go live with HFC in March 2016
NBN Co will begin connecting customers via the Telstra and Optus cable networks in March 2016, according to the company's updated product road map.

Sony attacks launched inside North Korea, routed via Taiwan: Report
US officials have reportedly said that the Sony hack attack was launched from inside North Korea via servers in Taiwan.

Uber looks at biometrics for rider safety after Boston rape charge
Uber has announced plans to introduce biometrics, voice recognition, and new driver screening technology, as US authorities charge a Boston-based Uber driver with allegedly raping a passenger earlier this month.

Get with the times: Akubra takes a step into the 21st century
For a long time, Akubra was stuck in the '80s, operating its ordering, financial, and database system on a DOS system, but it has recently upgraded to a FileMaker-based platform.

Optus to acquire Ensyst for AU$13 million
Optus has announced that it will acquire Microsoft partner and IT managed services company Ensyst for AU$13 million.

Amaysim to get Optus 4G access in new deal
Amaysim mobile users will soon be able to get 4G services thanks to a new agreement with the company's wholesale provider, Optus.

?ANZ to fast-track change to a digital culture: CEO
ANZ will have to step out of its comfort zone and make big leaps in its efforts to fast track its alignment to a digital culture, according to the company's CEO Michael Smith.

French telecoms tycoon buys Swiss Orange for CHF 2.3bn
Switzerland's third-placed mobile operator has changed hands once again.

$140 smartphone running CyanogenMod released by Micromax
Indian smartphone vendor Micromax has unveiled the smartphone in its YU range, which will ship with KitKat-based CyanogenMod onboard.

?Google nudges 'End-to-End' encryption alpha forward with Yahoo ideas
Google is making progress on its NSA-blocking Chrome extension with a little help from Yahoo's head of security.

Can't get decent mobile coverage where you are? 5bn not-spot plan could change all that
The UK government will attempt to patch up its mobile black spots via an agreement that will see mobile operators invest 5bn over the next three years.

Fitbit metadata not required for data-retention scheme
Health devices that track a person's every movement will likely be left out of the Australian government's proposed mandatory data-retention regime.

Business interrupted: Telstra reveals Australia's security breach impact
Nearly a quarter of Australian organisations have suffered an interruption to their business due to an IT security attack or breach over the past 12 months, according to new research by Telstra.

Educating people about dementia through a virtual experience
Alzheimer's Australia together with Opaque Multimedia has created a virtual dementia experience to educate people on what it's like to live with dementia.

Uber ramps up rider safety
Ride-sharing app developer Uber is working on a safety 'road map' after coming under fire following he alleged rape of a passenger in India.

Consortium to lay new trans-Tasman cable in 2015
Vodafone, Telstra, and New Zealand retailer Spark are teaming up to lay a new $70 million cable.

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