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Vodafone faces class action by thousands of customers


Ben Grubb Lawyers launching a class action over claims Vodafone did not offer a reliable mobile phone network will seek ''tens of millions'' of dollars on behalf of thousands of customers.

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Ben Grubb Sasha Ivantsoff, the partner leading the action for Piper Alderman, explains how to register in the class action against Vodafone.


Vodafone faces multimillion-dollar class action


Ben Grubb Lawyers launching a class action over claims Vodafone did not offer a reliable mobile phone network will seek "tens of millions" of dollars on behalf of thousands of customers.

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Melbourne council computer made 'controversial' edits to Wikipedia page

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Ben Grubb Occupy Melbourne's official Wikipedia page was edited twice by a person using a City of Melbourne computer to remove contentious words in the lead-up to the re-election of Liberal lord mayor Robert...

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Apps and email aside, working at home not a good idea, says Google

Working from home

Ben Grubb GOOGLE believes working at home, or teleworking, is not the best environment for ideas to flourish.


Adobe has its head in the clouds over pricing

Shantanu Narayen, president and chief executive officer of Adobe.

Ben Grubb The federal government has no hope of getting tech companies to bring down the cost of many goods and services with its IT pricing inquiry if comments by Adobe's CEO are anything to go by.

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Adobe chief dodges questions over pricing

Shantanu Narayen, president and chief executive officer of Adobe.

Ben Grubb It's cheaper to fly to the US and back and buy some of Adobe's software there than it is to buy it in Australia. But that doesn't appear to faze Adobe's global chief executive Shantanu Narayen.

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Why Google will pay Apple $1b in 2014

Ben Grubb Google is expected to pay Apple $US1 billion in 2014 to keep as the default search engine on iOS devices like the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, according to Morgan Stanley.

Critics question Telstra's motives on P2P throttling

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Ben Grubb A trial by Telstra that will slow the speed of peer-to-peer (P2P) services, commonly used for distributing movies and music online, has been met with strong criticism.

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Telstra to clamp down on peer-to-peer

Ben Grubb Telstra is planning to slow the speed at which its customers download content through peer-to-peer (P2P) networks in peak periods as part of a trial.

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Nokia CEO hints at tablet, explains why he was worried about Samsung's Android dominance


Ben Grubb Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has hinted at launching a Windows tablet and spoken candidly about why Nokia ditched its own operating system and picked Windows over Android, saying that Nokia was "very...

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Nokia CEO Stephen Elop interview transcript

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop.

Ben Grubb A transcript of a briefing Nokia CEO Stephen Elop gave to Australian journalists on Monday February 4 2013 between 3pm and 4pm.

Not genuine Windows: 'embarrassing' tech snafu in Melbourne CBD shopping centre

Ben Grubb If you were walking around a certain shopping centre in Melbourne's CBD last week you may have noticed some of its digital directories showing an embarrassing warning about running a non-genuine...

Vodafone backflips on data changes


Ben Grubb Vodafone has backed down on changes that would have made some of its prepaid customers' data quota vanish quicker than usual from February 13 after customers "expressed concern" about them.

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'We're being screwed': photographers and designers vent over 'stolen' images


Ben Grubb Australian artists have reported having their images stolen from their websites and used on everything from cigarette cases to billboards.

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Australian schoolgirl a science sensation


Ben Grubb An Australian teenager's simple idea that would allow a complete quadriplegic to control a wheelchair by voice has earned her international recognition and a top science award for school students,...

'Augmented reality' and bendy screens in a hands-free 2013

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Ben Grubb Ben Grubb takes a look at 10 trends for the year ahead in technology.

Year dishes up many tweets


Ben Grubb It's remarkable how much damage you can cause with a short message

'Lunatic' charged over cut Telstra cables

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Ben Grubb A man has been charged over allegedly cutting Telstra cables on Sydney's northern beaches and causing millions of dollars in damage.

Vodafone staff bend rules to earn extra cash


Ben Grubb Several Vodafone staff artificially inflated customer numbers to earn commissions as high as $5000 a month, say former staff - a revelation that is likely to result in another PR nightmare for the...