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Immersive media company Imagine Room has signed an exclusive agreement with Microsoft to build and operate Australia’s first Mixed Reality Capture Studio to drive the next generation of content production. The state-of-the-art studio uses 106 cameras to create holographic and 3D-video performance assets and create immersive and interactive experiences for

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Regional Australia Bank is using Microsoft’s Azure cloud to automate and streamline its loan applications under Open Banking, and plans to also share its customer data with third party fintechs by next year. The customer owned bank became the first Accredited Data Recipient of Australia’s Consumer Data Right in March,

Enterprises overwhelmingly see value in public cloud and more than three in four are using it in some capacity. But relatively few of them have expanded cloud initiatives across the business due to fears of security, compliance and “vendor lock-in”. That’s according to a new study by technology consultancy Contino

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Some Microsoft staff will be permitted to routinely work from home from now on, the software giant announced over the weekend, showing more enduring change from the the pandemic. Some Microsoft employees in Australia have been returning to local offices over the last two months but working from home remains

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google have grown into “the kinds of monopolies we last saw in the era of oil barons and railroad tycoons,” abusing their dominant positions by setting pricing and rules for digital services, according to US lawmakers. The US House Judiciary Committee this week released a landmark

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Telstra and Microsoft have recommitted to their long running partnership on cloud computing, network connectivity and sustainability. The announcement, made late last week, means the two companies will work closely on 5G, edge computing and IoT. Microsoft’s Azure will also be the telcos cloud public cloud of choice and be

Microsoft overnight announced it has acquired ZeniMax Media and its game publisher, Bethesda Softworks — famous for the Doom and Fallout franchises — for $A10.4 billion ($US7.5 billion) in cash to bolster its own game development and subscription services. Microsoft, which produces the Xbox console, is developing a Cloud-based gaming

Australia’s first digital only bank Volt today announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft to develop “Volt 2.0”, a white labelled Banking as a Service platform for non-banks.  In 2019 Volt was the first Australian challenger bank to receive a banking licence and had been focused on the consumer market. But

Microsoft now believes underwater data centres are reliable, practical and energy sustainable, following the retrieval of a prototype from the ocean floor. The test case could have implications for on-land data centres, which are heavy users of power and fresh water. Microsoft’s test device — a sealed, shipping container-sized data

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COVID-19 has spurred a leading Western Australian health service to accelerate its shift to automating patient data collection and sharing, with hospital management today reporting improved accuracy, access, and treatment times under the new approach. The North Metro Health Service (NMHS), a group of hospitals covering more than a quarter