What started in the UK with telco’s O2 and Tesco, a rap battle over twitter has now reached Australia. While most competitors will avoid mentioning the name of a competitor like they’d avoid a hungry zombie, it seems this afternoon something very different and refreshing played out online. After Nehad Kenanie...
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    Trolling the internets tonight I discovered that iiNet’s TopGeek 2.0 competition is now open for entries. The TopGeek competition that offers an all expenses paid trip overseas is on again. Those of you who are long-time readers of techAU will remember that last year I was actually a finalist...
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    The NBN dream of delivering faster speed and better prices is finally being realised. This morning iiNet have announced their retail NBN plans. Earlier this year Internode took a lot of heat for their NBN offerings being too expensive ($189.95 for 100/40, 1TB plan). Internode pointed to NBN interconnect...
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  • Melbourne meetup, Top Geek challenge 3 tomorrow ! [Updated]

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  • Film Industry appeal against iiNet dismissed

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