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John Chambers to leave Cisco board of directors

Former Cisco CEO John Chambers. Former Cisco CEO John Chambers is ending his 24-year run on the networking company’s board of directors. The tech giant said on Monday that Chambers will not seek re-election as chairman when his term expires in December. Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins will take over as ...

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Vocus facing proposed class action from shareholders

(Image: ICP Capital) Vocus is facing a potential class action from its shareholders over downgrading its financial guidance in May, law firm Slater and Gordon and shareholder claim management and funding-service provider Investor Claim Partner (ICP) have announced. According to Slater and Gordon, the proposed class action centres around two ...

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Optus pushes into smart homes through flagship store launch

Optus’ smart lounge room (Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) Optus has marked a greater push into the consumer smart home business with the launch of the first of five “experiential” flagship stores aimed at making it simpler for customers to adopt Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in their homes. The store, officially ...

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iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Australian pricing

Apple and Australia’s three biggest telecommunications providers — Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone Australia — have unveiled their iPhone 8 and 8 Plus pricing alongside pre-orders from Friday afternoon and launch on September 22. Purchasing the iPhone 8 outright from Apple will set Australians back AU$1,079 for the 64GB model or ...

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Government urges industry piracy code under new regulations

(Image: Screenshot by Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) Australia’s carriage service providers (CSPs) have been asked by the federal government to voluntarily help develop a code for online access to copyright content under new draft regulations. Under Section 18 of the Copyright Regulations 2017 exposure draft [PDF], released this week, an industry code ...

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