Topic archives: the Internet

Business bites: data bout … whisky drought … CFTC doubt …

Business bites: data bout … whisky drought … CFTC doubt …

April 2, 2015

Aussies love their data. And other business tidbits of the day.

Business Bites: ads increase … Buffett’s brief …  Macca’s serves teeth …

Business Bites: ads increase … Buffett’s brief … Macca’s serves teeth …

February 10, 2015

Internet-based job ads are on the rise. And other business tidbits of the day.

Sluggish and antiquated NBN coming soon to a node near you

Sluggish and antiquated NBN coming soon to a node near you

December 3, 2014 17

The NBN Co is going to try to roll out broadband using whatever technology is currently available as soon as possible. That will get broadband into homes faster -- but will it be outdated before it even arrives?

Wireless world: telcos invest as we become more mobile

Wireless world: telcos invest as we become more mobile

May 20, 2014 15

Telstra has announced a massive investment in wireless technology for customers today. Telcos are thinking ahead to a more wireless world.

Turnbull pulls the plug on FTTP, so ‘we’re back to the drawing board’

Turnbull pulls the plug on FTTP, so ‘we’re back to the drawing board’

April 10, 2014 35

More than 3.4 million Australian homes are stuck with bog-standard broadband, thanks to the Coalition's latest NBN misstep. Our own correspondent feels dudded.

Net neutrality and why the internet might have just changed forever

Net neutrality and why the internet might have just changed forever

January 16, 2014 2

A United States court decision has enshrined the principal of internet neutrality  -- and moves the goal posts on what service providers must offer. Crikey’s tech expert examines the implications.

At home with Cory Bernardi

January 8, 2014 2

Crikey readers talk consular compassion (or lack thereof) and envision dinner chez Bernardi.

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

October 14, 2013 2

As the Australian government plans the retreat from pricing carbon, a new OECD report argues credible and consistent carbon pricing must be the cornerstone of government actions to tackle climate change.

How the internet rewires the circuits of our public space — and you

How the internet rewires the circuits of our public space — and you

December 24, 2012 32

The internet is changing Australian society, you, and even your own head -- and 2012 gave vivid emphasis of how that is happening. Crikey's man in Canberra on the politics and policy shifts.

No more vanilla: how the internet killed the call girl

No more vanilla: how the internet killed the call girl

November 13, 2012 17

Porn is everywhere on the internet, giving people access to all sorts of different fetishes. Annika Cleeve, a sex worker with 18 years experience, says this is having a marked effect on people's sexpectations.

The government’s security proposals

September 11, 2012 2

Crikey readers have their say.

Calm down, the ITU isn’t about to take over the internet

June 22, 2012 1

Hysteria about a UN "takeover of the internet" hides the reality that the ITU is irrelevant to telecommunications.

Ranald Macdonald: what will be left after the Gina Bomb explodes?

June 19, 2012 18

The profession of journalism is under the microscope at present with, sadly, too few defenders, writes Ranald Macdonald, a former editor-in-chief of The Age.

Seven, CBA, AFL lead the way into new domain era

Seven, CBA, AFL lead the way into new domain era

June 14, 2012 3

Seek, iSelect, three of the four major banks and the AFL are among the Australians who have applied for access to new top-level domains, writes Patrick Stafford of Smart Company.

Her Maj’s listening post to put the byte on everyone’s comms

April 26, 2012 3

Every UK citizen will soon be subjected to the same scrutiny reserved for terrorists and child p-rnographers, writes Stella Gray.

Journo grad pay … no net for Iran … Sydney’s radio wreck …

Journo grad pay … no net for Iran … Sydney’s radio wreck …

April 11, 2012 1

How much does a graduate journalist earn? Elizabeth Redman did some digging to find out that most start on $35,000-$47,000, with those at rural jobs at the lower end. Plus other media news.

Joinging the SOPA box … Mrs DSK to edit HufffPo … Leveson latest …

Joinging the SOPA box … Mrs DSK to edit HufffPo … Leveson latest …

January 19, 2012

In today's Media Briefs: the world's websites get on their SOPA box ... Leveson inquiry: OK! editor denies Kate Middleton cover crossed the line ... Strauss-Kahn’s wife to edit Huffington Post in France and more ...

The snake oil that is domain registries’ big fat new revenue stream

January 11, 2012 6

The amount of bullshit reportage being published over this massive change to the internet's domain name system is breathtaking.

Gerry Harvey’s bizarre logic: it’s all your fault

November 30, 2011 38

Gerry Harvey seems to have a long list of reasons why Harvey Norman is "treading water", none of them to do with the company. Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane comment.

Anonymity, identity and the internet

November 16, 2011 1

Crikey readers have their say.