iiNet cans cloud security and storage services

Pricing dispute with F-Secure behind cancellation

iiNet has, of late, signalled an intention to build on its reputation as a carrier by offering subscription services. Yet the internet service provider yesterday cancelled two such services, namely the security-as-a-service “Protection Pack”.…

NBN Co must wait until mid-2015 for fast cable modems

DOCSIS 3.1 standard hoped to deliver NBN has been renamed ‘Gigasphere’

The word “Gigasphere” just entered the lexicon of those who watch progress of Australia’s National Broadband Network, after Cable Labs, the US-based outfit that oversees development of data-over-TV-cable standards picked the word to describe the technology formerly known as DOCSIS 3.1.…

Twitter losses grow to $132m

Social media darling Twitter reported a net loss of $132m for the first quarter of 2014, up considerably from the $27m loss for the same period last year. Revenues for the same period jumped over 119 per cent however, to $250m, versus $114m a year ago.

Ads bandog berates Virgin Media in BSkyB broadband bumf bust-up

Day 47 in the Big Telco House, and Sky’s upset at claims about its package

Virgin Media was successfully muzzled by rival BSkyB today – for failing to adequately explain the basis of a savings claim it made in a direct mail, and for omitting material that showed the differences between competing services.…

API specialist Apigee scores $60m for big data development

US API developer Apigee this week secured a further $60m in funding, bringing its total raised to data to $171m for big data analytics development.

Rima Qureshi to lead Ericsson strategy

Ericsson has announced Rima Qureshi, a 20-year veteran of the company, as its new chief strategy officer, following the resignation of Doug Gilstrap earlier in April. Gilstrap joined Ericsson in 2009.

London Tube has new stop at Azure Station

Microsoft blurs lines between Internet of Things and embedded Windows

Microsoft has claimed that while the rest of the industry is falling for or projecting Internet of Things (IoT) hype, it is quietly delivering on the concept’s promise right under many Reg readers’ feet in the form of a new Azure-powered monitoring rig for the London Underground.…

AT&T plans in-flight internet move using its US 4G network

Honeywell hardware will turn aircraft into internet nodes

AT&T has one of the largest LTE networks in the US, and it has now signed an agreement with Honeywell to use the cellular grid to bring faster in-flight internet to air passengers.…

FCC seeks $48K fine from mobile phone-jamming driver

‘Alright… we’re jammin’… I think the feds gonna sue’

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is asking for a $48,000 fine to be levied against a man who allegedly kept a phone jammer in his car.…