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6 percent of FttN NBN connections cannot hit 25Mbps

Users sitting on the end of long copper runs could potentially be stuck with a connection incapable of hitting the National Broadband Network’s (NBN) mandated 25Mbps until well into the next decade. In response to Senate Estimates Questions on Notice, NBN said of all its fibre-to-the-node (FttN) connections, as of ...

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SoundCloud faces do-or-die vote by investors

SoundCloud will soon collapse if investors don’t vote for a rescue funding round tomorrow. The stumbling music streaming community site had to suddenly lay of 40% of its staff last month. Now it’s asking investors for $169.5 million at a pre-money enterprise valuation of just $150 million, according to Axios‘ reliable ...

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SoundCloud faces do-or-die vote by investors

SoundCloud will soon collapse if investors don’t vote for a rescue funding round tomorrow. The stumbling music streaming community site had to suddenly lay of 40% of its staff last month. Now it’s asking investors for $169.5 million at a pre-money enterprise valuation of just $150 million, according to Axios‘ reliable ...

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Is a massive iPhone price drop incoming?

(Image: CNET/CBS Interactive) We’ve been talking a lot lately about the iPhone 8, and how it could come with a hefty $1,000+ price tag. But people willing to pay the big bucks could be subsidizing an iPhone price cut for everyone else. See also: It turns out the iPad was ...

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Discord steals gamers from Skype with video chat and screensharing

Discord wants to destroy its biggest, best-funded competitor in the battle to be the communications layer for gaming. It wants to be the home for gamer clans strategizing and trash talking with each other. After out-gunning its gaming-specific competitors like TeamSpeak, Mumble, and Ventrilo with a secret $50 million fundraise ...

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Facebook bans ‘cloaking’ of spam sites that fool filters

“Cloaking” sounds sci-fi, but it’s actually a trick used today by spammers to show content moderators or search engine spiders an innocent-looking version of their site while real visitors just see ads and scams. For example, some spammers try to fool Facebook’s review team and tech by showing any of ...

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