Telstra pauses job cuts for six months, to hire 1000 extra call centre staff – Strategy – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Staff at Telstra on the chopping block as part of its aggressive T22 restructuring plan have been granted a six-month reprieve to complement economic stimulus efforts in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak. The telco said that, while it will continue to focus on its productivity program to reduce underlying Continue Reading

Amazon reportedly asks customers to cooperate with DOJ price gouging probe

In context: Whenever there’s a shortage of a high-demand product — whether it’s a video game collector’s edition or a critical household supply — opportunists will always look for a way to capitalize on the situation. In the case of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, some individuals have bought up Continue Reading

A freelancer’s guide to the coronavirus downturn: jobs, resources and support networks- Tempemail

Tempemail has pulled together an evolving resource for freelancers looking for jobs, support, training and information as the coronavirus cuts into projects. ‘Last in, first out’ the adage sadly goes, and never was it truer than for the modern creative freelancer in times when budgets are cut. This week, the Continue Reading

HMD Global announces a plethora of budget and mid-range Nokia phones

In brief: HMD Global is releasing several budget and mid-ranged phones. They range from the 5G-enabled Nokia 8.3 with a camera system that could rival other flagships to the humble Nokia 5310, another blast from the past meant to stoke nostalgia. HMD Global, the company that’s been responsible for Nokia’s Continue Reading

EU warns telcos against throttling content providers – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

The European Commission on Thursday warned Europe’s telecoms providers against blocking content providers as they try to ease the strain on their networks caused by house-bound Europeans teleworking or video streaming due to the coronavirus outbreak. The telecoms industry, from world number two mobile operator Vodafone to Deutsche Telekom, has Continue Reading

EU urges streaming services such as Netflix and YouTube to limit broadband use

Why it matters: Social distancing and working from home are important measures in slowing the spread of the coronavirus, but that also means there will be additional strain on telecom companies’ networks. The EU is asking streaming companies and users to reduce bandwidth usage as much as possible to prevent Continue Reading

Ads We Like: women from around the globe unite for ‘#SheTransformsTech’ campaign- Tempemail

A group of women in tech have banded together to highlight gender inequality in the tech world for the ‘#SheTransformsTech’ social media campaign. New York-based ad agency Fancy mobilized its network of creative women, who lent their talents and time to support World Pulse, a social network connecting women worldwide Continue Reading

US lawmaker urges caution in using location data to track COVID-19 – Security- Tempemail

US senator Ed Markey, who has long had an interest in consumer privacy, on Thursday urged caution in the government’s efforts to partner with big tech companies to track the coronavirus as a way to combat the disease. In a letter to Michael Kratsios, the White House’s chief technology officer, Continue Reading