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?Acquisitions augment UXC record half-year revenue
A series of acquisitions carried out by Australian IT services company UXC during the financial year ending 2014 has helped drive the publicly listed company's revenues in the first half of FY15 to AU$322.2 million.

Surveillance law prompts shift for Google-sponsored SDN test-bed
Penalties levied under a New Zealand surveillance law have proved too risky for a leading software defined networking collaboration.

Eftpos machines accepting bitcoin with CoinJar's Swipe card
With the general release of CoinJar's Swipe card, customers will be able to use bitcoin to pay for everyday transactions through an Eftpos terminal.

Labor to cave on mandatory data retention
MPs of the Australian Labor Party are expected to vote for mandatory data-retention legislation when it is debated in parliament in March.

Samsung freezes salaries for first time in six years
For the first time since the global financial crisis, Samsung will freeze the wages of its employees as it gears up to face tougher competition across the globe.

Vista Group beats forecasts
Cinema management software company reports 55 percent year-on-year growth.

IBM, Juniper Networks work to build networks capable of real-time, predictive analysis
The companies hope that the alliance will fuel breakthroughs in a range of areas from mobility though Big Data to the IoT.

Wearables, Internet of Things muscle in on smartphone spotlight at MWC
Sure the smartphone launches will provide the eye-candy, but there's more to MWC that just the handsets this year: here's what to expect.

?Docker Machine, Swarm, Compose: Now the orchestration tools roll out
Unveiled late last year in Amsterdam, the Docker orchestration services designed to facilitate multi-container distributed apps can now be downloaded.

?Google Adwords automatically converts Flash ads to HTML5
Google has removed a roadblock preventing its Adword customers from delivering interactive Flash ads to users on mobile.

?MySQL Cluster 7.4 out now: It's faster, more manageable, says Oracle
Along with detailing how data is distributed across machines, the latest version of the MySQL Cluster database is billed as offering better performance and easier system upgrades.

?Falling phablet prices spur sales over smaller smartphones
Phablets that cost as little as $150 will see the larger form factor become a dominant segment of the smartphone market.

?Google's DeepMind artificial intelligence aces Atari gaming challenge
DeepMind has published a paper detailing how its AI tech not only learnt how to play a host of Atari games, but went on to succeed in a number of them.

Japan focuses self-driving car technology
The Japanese government is looking to bring together Toyota, Nissan, and Honda, as well as Panasonic and Hitachi, to create standards and common technology for self-driving cars.

?Bank of Queensland to replace pilot CRM solution
Bank of Queensland is looking for a new customer relationship management system after its pilot system did not meet the bank's operational and regulatory requirements.

Dtex Systems looks to US after $15m funding round
Australian-founded insider threat digital security company Dtex Systems is setting its sights on the United States after closing a $15 million Series A funding round.

Alipay claims mobile transactions hit $640 million during CNY
Alipay, the e-payment arm of Chinese technology giant Alibaba Group, announced on Tuesday that more than 100 million people participated in sending lucky money, or Hongbao in Chinese, via mobile apps during the past Chinese New Year holiday.

NBN Co out to tame troublesome copper
Making sure faults in the legacy copper network are kept to a minimum and speeds are delivered as promised will be a top priority for the next phase of the NBN rollout.

Managed cloud services reinforces Bulletproof half-year revenue
?Bulletproof has seen its total revenue increase by 46.5 percent to AU$11.9 million for the six months ending December 2014, off the back of strong managed cloud services uptake.

?Samsung begins production of next-gen embedded NAND flash
Samsung has announced that it has begun production of its new Universal Flash Storage chips, which the company claims have a random reading speed up to 28 times faster than external memory cards.

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