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Lia Timson

Lia is Foreign News Editor at Fairfax Media. She was previously Technology Editor across all Fairfax titles.


Melbourne clusters around start-ups

Lia Timson Lord mayor Robert Doyle says the Victorian capital has the economic pillars needed to sustain business growth.

Australian Grand Prix: 'We're world champions, we want to be better,' says Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton wins the 2015 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park, Melbourne.

Lia Timson Already World Champions, Sunday's winners Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg want to use biometrics to improve further.


Lockheed Martin on a new mission to compete with IBM

Lockheed Martin wants to be known for its IT capability too.

Lia Timson Lockheed Martin, missile maker, aerospace giant and defence contractor wants to be known for something else.

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Australian IT company Kinetic nabs $164m Vic Police deal

Victoria Police officer

Lia Timson Victoria Police has awarded a $164 million technology contract to private Australian company Kinetic IT and away from incumbent giants IBM and Fujitsu.

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Ruslan Kogan promises half-price groceries with Kogan Pantry, has Coles and Woolworths in sights

Ruslan Kogan makes no apologies for his tactics.

Lia Timson At 24 he took on Samsung and LG, selling TV sets from the same Chinese factories at a fraction of the price of the big brands.

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Cyber security

Web attacks growing in volume and intensity: Arbor Networks

Australia experienced large DDoS attacks in 2014.

Lia Timson Amidst claims and denials that Tuesday's Facebook and Instagram outage was the result of a DDoS attack by a hacker group, a new report finds attacks on websites are growing with no sign of abating.

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Open data: how Tennis Australia is using information to improve the game

Spectators dressed as Queen Elizabeth II and Pope Francis entertain the crowd during break in matches on Margaret Court.

Marc Moncrief, Lia Timson The new roof that spans Margaret Court arena does more than keep out the weather. Built into the gantries that surround the sliding ceiling are Wi-Fi antennas that beam web access to every ticket...


VMWare to virtualise network next

Lia Timson Cloud computing is growing at an incredible pace in Australia, but, if not careful, companies risk adding unnecessary complexity to their IT systems.

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Anonymous app Unsaid wants to air corporate dirty laundry

Unsaid logo

Lia Timson Forget Facebook, Yammer, Chatter and Slack, office workers now have a chance to air their grievances and gossip via an anonymous social network app designed just for them.

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NBN satellites to allow for in-flight Wi-Fi on Qantas and Virgin

NBN Co wants to keep you connected in the air.

Lia Timson NBN Co plans to make its satellites available to Qantas and Virgin Australia to offer in-flight internet access for passengers.

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IBM launches Verse hoping to end email dependency, change the way people work

IBM Verse hopes to change email habits.

Lia Timson The death of email has been predicted many times, but the oft hated means of communication continues to dominate and frustrate the corporate way of life.

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Nitro turbocharges global expansion with $US15m funding

Sam Chandler

Lia Timson He readily admits not having much of a life outside work, but that is about to change for Sam Chandler, single, 34, former high-school entrepreneur from Tasmania turned Silicon Valley darling.

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Fake speeding fines make Cryptolocker lock up Australian files

Australians are getting their computer files locked again.

Lia Timson This time, scammers are sending emails to unsuspecting Australians claiming to be from the NSW Office of State Revenue chasing an unpaid speed fine.

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Data centre

Dell announces Australian data centres and cloud offerings

Dell has announced two new Australian data centres.

Lia Timson Dell has announced it has opened two new data centres, located in Sydney and Melbourne.

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PCs still a strong business for Dell

Angela Fox, new managing director of Dell Australia and New Zealand in Melbourne last week.

Lia Timson Despite persistent predictions for the demise of desktops in the wake of tablet's rising popularity, sales of PCs are still growing, at least for hardware maker turned one-stop-shop Dell.

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Technology experts criticise school curriculum review

Maths equations but no formal technology education before Year 9, says the national curriculum review.

Lia Timson The praise for the federal government-commissioned school curriculum review has not been shared by the technology sector.

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News bytes for week of September 15, 2014

US flag

Lia Timson Aussie company opens US office, demand for iPhone 6 fuels grey market in China, and executives relying on gut instinct for big decisions.


NBN fibre trial document 'misguided': NBN Co

Options: NBN Co says it remains technology-agnostic.

Lia Timson NBN Co has said an internal document detailing results of a fibre-to-the-premises deployment trial was written by a well-meaning member of staff but was misguided.

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Infosys vies for government work to help $1b revenue target

Jackie Korhonen from Infosys wants more government work.

Lia Timson  Indian outsourcer and systems integrator Infosys is gunning for a large slice of the Australian government sector hoping it will soon account for a third of its revenue.

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SAP opens $60m centre, adds weight to Australian youth unemployment debate


Lia Timson German software developer SAP has committed an extra $60 million to its Australian installations, unveiling a new mission control centre and innovation lab in Melbourne.

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