CBA annual tech spend primed to hit $2bn – Finance – Cloud – Hardware – Security – Software – Storage- Tempemail

CBA has doubled down on its formidable tech stack and internal application development capability to land a bullish $4.34 billion cash profit for the first half, propelled in large part by operational savings and efficiencies stemming from digitisation. The profit figure, handsomely above market expectations, comes on the back of Continue Reading

Samsung unveils Galaxy S20 5G lineup with new camera tech, AI, security, and more starting at $1,000

What just happened? Samsung officially introduced its Galaxy S20 line of phones at its Unpacked keynote on Tuesday. The Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra are all 5G compatible with some of the newest technology to improve photos, movies, and games. The Korean tech titan is particularly proud of the Continue Reading

Merkel’s conservatives stop short of Huawei 5G ban in Germany – Security – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Lawmakers from German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling conservatives have backed a position paper on 5G mobile networks that recommends tougher rules on foreign vendors while stopping short of banning China’s Huawei, sources said. The document was drafted by Christian Democrat leaders to address the concerns of party rebels who see Continue Reading

Samsung’s next-gen Galaxy Buds+ offer better sound and improved iOS compatibility for $150

Something to look forward to: Samsung’s annual Galaxy Unpacked event kicked off in San Francisco today, and it brought the usual array of exciting product announcements. There was the Galaxy Z Flip, the all-new S20 series of smartphones, and, the focus of this piece, the Galaxy Buds+ — the 2nd-generation Continue Reading

Facebook’s ‘double-edged sword’ in Thai carnage – Strategy – Networking- Tempemail

Facebook celebrity doctor Parkphum Dejhutsadin said his phone suddenly started pinging on Saturday – scores of his two million followers in Thailand were desperate and they needed his help. With nowhere to turn as they cowered in a shopping mall from a rogue soldier who had already killed more than Continue Reading

Deutsche Bank taps US tech companies for makeover – Finance – Cloud – Networking – Software- Tempemail

Deutsche Bank has invited bids from Microsoft, Google and Amazon to overhaul the German bank’s outdated and fragmented technology networks, people with knowledge of the matter said. The bank’s approach to the U.S. tech companies, which has not been previously reported, is part of a €13 billion (US$14.20 billion) technology Continue Reading

Samsung announces the world’s first “foldable glass” smartphone, the Galaxy Z Flip

What just happened? Samsung at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco on Tuesday held its latest Unpacked mobile event. The company wasted no time in jumping right into the announcements, starting with the new Galaxy Z Flip. Samsung’s latest foldable affords quite a different experience than the first-gen Continue Reading

RMIT’s Blockchain Innovation Hub gets a $6m boost – Finance- Tempemail

Victoria’s RMIT University has funneled an additional $6 million towards its Blockchain Innovation Hub, which was closely involved with the development government’s recent Tempemail Blockchain Roadmap. The investment is largely slated for the BIH’s new Blockchain Business Lab to develop the new regulations, skills and capabilities needed by the growing Continue Reading

US orders Google, Facebook and others to reveal details of years of acquisitions | Technology

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has ordered five major tech companies to hand over detailed information on hundreds of acquisitions made over the past decade, it announced on Tuesday. As part of its continued antitrust investigations, the agency, which enforces consumer protection laws, has required Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Continue Reading