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Vodafone admits to poor 3G coverage

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Vodafone Hutchison Australia has admitted that their 3G coverage hasn’t been up to scratch and that their response to the issue has been poor. Many Vodafone customers have complained about poor reception or slow 3G speeds in both metropolitan and regional areas with the problems also increasing every week. Vodafone chief technical officer Michael Young has said that VHA was aware of the issue nearly 5 weeks beforehand. The issue […]

TECHGEEK Podcast 17: Let’s squint for Amazon

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It feels like the longest episode so far, but it’s apparently not. Yes, the whole team is back… before they left again. However, not before we go through all the week’s Apple stories that managed to take up 15 minutes of the episode. Yes. You heard that. You might as well skip the 15 minutes. We talk about Skyfire, iBookstores and introduce a new segment called Gadgets. We are resting […]

Whirlpool, hosting company threatened by communications regulator

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The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has threatened to fine ISP internet community website Whirlpool and its hosting company, Bulletproof Networks, $11,000 a day for being indirectly part of leaking the top-secret list of banned web pages, according to The Australian. The notice, obtained by them, was given to Bulletproof Networks on March 10 after it received a complaint on February 19 about a forum page that “may contain […]

Whirlpool survey show almost 90 percent won’t use the optional porn filter

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Whirlpool, Australia’s top internet community, has released the details of its Australian Broadband Survey for 2009, which included questions about ISP service and the internet filter. Not surprisingly, almost 90 percent of those surveyed (88.9%) said that they would not used the optional filter that will be used to block pornography from a user’s connection. Politics were also an important thing, with 75.3 percent saying that they want a Fibre […]

Whirlpool acquired by ninemsn

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Leading technology and broadband discussion forum Whirlpool have announced that they have been acquired by ninemsn. This, according to the press release on the front page, “demonstrates the strategic importance of user-powered content to ninemsn’s vision of delivering content and services to customers” at any place, time or location. Tony Faure, CEO of ninemsn, said that the site represents the changing face of the media. “More and more consumers are […]

2Clix to sue Whirlpool

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Whirlpool founder, Simon Wright is being sued by the accounting software company 2Clix for “injurious falsehood”. 2Clix is suing for $150,000 plus damages, also two forum posts to be deleted. Whirlpool wrote that “Users should refrain from doing anything that might expose Simon to contempt of court such as making statements that prejudge the outcome of the case. Please keep any comments polite and factual.”