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John McDuling

John McDuling writes about business, technology and the economy. Previously he was a reporter for Quartz in New York, covered telecommunications and markets for the Financial Review, and worked in the finance industry.

Is Fetch a potential winner from #floptus?
Opinion

Is Fetch a potential winner from #floptus?

Plus, Facebook smokes the media peace pipe, and Netflix's first Aussie hit

  • by John McDuling

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Telstra and Optus' week from hell was years in the making

Telstra and Optus' week from hell was years in the making

The nation's two leading telcos dropped the ball this week. Is it time for them to go back to basics?

  • by John McDuling
Pressure mounts on Andy Penn as Telstra shares continue to slide

Pressure mounts on Andy Penn as Telstra shares continue to slide

The pressure on the Telstra chief executive is yet to abate, with shares in the carrier hitting fresh seven-year lows on Thursday.

  • by John McDuling
'It weighs very heavily on me' - Telstra CEO feels for axed workers
Updated

'It weighs very heavily on me' - Telstra CEO feels for axed workers

Telstra CEO Andy Penn has announced a drastic plan to cut costs at the struggling telco, including a reduction of 8,000 jobs.

  • by John McDuling & Nick Toscano
Google's top global lawyer warns Australia against a tech backlash

Google's top global lawyer warns Australia against a tech backlash

Google's most senior lawyer has warned Australia will hurt innovation if it takes a hard line against big internet companies.

  • by John McDuling
Sorry fans, Optus won't hang up its football boots anytime soon
Analysis

Sorry fans, Optus won't hang up its football boots anytime soon

If you are a fan of the world game, you better get used to watching the sport you love on Optus.

  • by John McDuling
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SBS to screen World Cup games after Optus fail

SBS to screen World Cup games after Optus fail

The embattled telco has struck a deal with the free to air broadcaster.

  • by Benjamin Ansell & John McDuling
Optus' epic World Cup streaming fail gives Telstra boss a free kick
Opinion

Optus' epic World Cup streaming fail gives Telstra boss a free kick

This week should have been a free kick, of sorts, for Optus. Instead, the Singtel owned carrier is in crisis mode.

  • by John McDuling
Optus CEO offers World Cup guarantee after another patchy night
Updated

Optus CEO offers World Cup guarantee after another patchy night

Telco is advising people to sign up for accounts earlier rather than just before kick-off to reduce the risk of World Cup buffering drama.

  • by Anthony Colangelo & John McDuling
How a Huawei 5G ban is about more than espionage
Opinion

How a Huawei 5G ban is about more than espionage

A decision to ban Huawei will have an impact on Australia's $40 billion a year telecoms market - potentially hurting Telstra's rivals.

  • by John McDuling
More to be Unlockd in tech start-up's fight with Google
Analysis

More to be Unlockd in tech start-up's fight with Google

There's more to the collapse of Melbourne founded, Lachlan Murdoch backed ad-tech player Unlockd than media reports suggest.

  • by John McDuling & Jennifer Duke