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BlackBerry ejected from the Australian Parliament
Like a Labor MP during Question Time under Speaker Bronwyn Bishop, the humble BlackBerry smartphone has been kicked out of the Australian Parliament.

Silverlight dumped in Microsoft plugin spring cleaning with Edge
Along with throwing out ActiveX, VBScript, and IE8 quirks mode, Microsoft has decided that Silverlight has no place in its upcoming Edge browser.

Philadelphia legalises Airbnb-type services
The US city of Philadelphia has legalised Airbnb and other short-term rental facilities, embracing the sharing economy by regulating services.

?RBA to revamp core banking platform
The Reserve Bank of Australia has issued a request for tender as it seeks a new core banking solution.

Sky slams 'excessive faults' on BT copper lines
British internet service provider Sky has called for a full separation of BT's wholesale and retail arms, accusing the incumbent of failing to adequately maintain the last mile of copper lines.

Chinese mainland misses out on Apple Music launch
The initial launch of Apple Music has skipped the Chinese mainland, but in future faces stiff competition from local music-streaming services Tencent and Baidu, which shoulder high-cost royalties in order to provide low-cost services to consumers.

Muckleston to hand over the reins at Microsoft NZ
Barrie Sheers selected to lead Microsoft NZ as Paul Muckleston moves into a new role.

South Australian government signs iiNet for cloud services
iiNet will provide cloud services to three agencies of the government of South Australia on a consumption-based pricing model, the company has announced.

Ubuntu Intel Compute Stick arrives but specs lag behind Windows
The Ubuntu version of the Intel Compute Stick will be released next week but comes with significantly less memory and storage than the Windows version.

HP Inc and HP Enterprise split moves forward
The plan to split PC maker Hewlett-Packard into two separate entities has finally been laid out, with HP Inc and HP Enterprise to be operating autonomously by the end of this year.

?Telstra Health brings 24-hour medical care with ReadyCare
Australian doctors are now a phone or video call away with the launch of Telstra Health's ReadyCare telemedicine service.

Xiaomi shifts 34.7 million units in first half
In a market that is said to be shrinking, Xiaomi has increased its smartphone shipments by 33 percent year on year.

MasterCard to trial using selfies as authentication
Looking at your phone may become the new way to pay, as MasterCard begins experimenting with biometric technology to allow users to pay with a touch of a finger or a by taking a selfie upon checkout.

UK expert tapped as CEO for Turnbull's DTO
Just months after moving to the UK government's digital service, Paul Shetler has been snapped up as the inaugural CEO of the Australian government's digital transformation office.

Abbott and Hockey electorates named in FttN phase of NBN rollout
The suburb of North Manly in the prime minister's electorate of Warringah is among the next included in the rollout of the National Broadband Network.

Chorus takes issue with regulator over charges and backdating
New Zealand's Commerce Commission releases a long-awaited revised draft determination of wholesale copper broadband prices.

Enterprise storage: Trends and predictions
Enterprise storage has been evolving in recent years, as more data, and more kinds of data, enter the digital universe, and enterprises seek the most effective ways to manage and exploit it.

Research: Local data storage preferred by 69 percent
Finding a way to manage the influx of data is a top priority for most IT managers. Check out Tech Pro Research's latest research report to discover what changes are happening and what companies are doing about it.

Executive's guide to the future of enterprise storage (free ebook)
As the digital universe grows, so does the technology designed to help organizations cope with the accumulating data. This ebook highlights the latest developments in storage tech.

Breaking new ground: 10 key improvements in enterprise storage
From hybrid hard drives to cheaper SSDs to more efficient systems management software, enterprise storage is seeing some dramatic improvements.

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