Google says Loony broadband balloons are ‘nearly perfect’

Alphabet subsidiary courting African carriers and confronting comms biz realpolitik

Google is promising that its Project Loon balloon-broadband initiative is ready to go and wants to announce its first operator partners in Africa soon.…

Netflix in Australia slower than Mexico, Chile or New Zealand

Telstra improves but still comes in LAST in streaming speed ratings, Optus takes crown

Optus takes crown from TPG by the barest margin but Australia lags Mexico, Chile and New Zealand Telstra has improved its Netflix download speeds by .46 of a megabit per second, but is still the slowest of the Australian internet service providers the video streamer rates.…

Android users left at risk… and it’s not even THEIR FAULT this time!

You’re LATE with those patches, mobe makers!

Tardiness in providing security updates is leaving the vast majority of Android devices hopelessly insecure, according to researchers at the University of Cambridge.…