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Qantas Teams with ViaSat Ka-band to Offer Super-speed In-flight Wi-Fi to Passengers from Next Year

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 09:00

Qantas announced it is teaming with ViaSat Ka-band for offering free high-speed connectivity to customers staring from next year.

ViaSat will deliver Qantas passengers with speed and capacity that is enough to stream movies, watch TV shows and log onto news and live sports.

Qantas CEO, Alan Joyce, said, "The sheer size of the Australian landmass creates some significant challenges for in-flight connectivity but the recent launch of NBN's satellite has opened up new opportunities that we plan to take advantage of with ViaSat's help."

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Analysis by Deloitte Access Economics Reveals Uber Delivers $80million Worth Yearly Benefits to Australian Consumers

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 08:45

An analysis by Deloitte Access Economics, says that Uber, the ride hailing services company generates yearly benefits of greater than $80 million to Australian consumers.

Uber operates through its app which connects drivers to users and processes fare payments. It also identifies the ratings that the drivers get from their consumers after a journey.

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New cancer nurse counselling service launched in Queensland

Sat, 01/23/2016 - 03:17

A new nurse counselling service has been launched in the state of Queensland in Australia to help cancer patients.

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Beekeepers contract research claiming “Australian honey is contaminated”

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 03:13

Beekeepers and Australian honey industry have contradicted a new research claiming that the Australian honey is the worst honey in the world.

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In Spite of Strong Sales in Australia Ikea’s Tax Bill Dwindles

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 08:43

Ikea's performance in Australia once again disappointed the Swedish furniture giant. It profitability in Australia continues to be poor in spite of increased sales and a larger network of stores.

The groups tens of millions of pre-tax dollars going offshore is also reducing its profit and local tax bill significantly.

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How Customers Can Avoid Uber’s New Year’s Eve Price Surge

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 08:38

Uber, the ride-sharing service provider is once again raising the price on the New Year's Eve to cope with the increasing demand.

David Rohrsheim, general manager for Uber's Australia region says that the spike in pricing is also initiated to provide incentive to drivers to remain on the road when the demand is high.

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