Google+ Accounts Closing in April 2019

Sometimes, even the big companies can create a flop, which is why all Google+ Accounts are closing in April 2019.

In December 2018 Google announced the decision to shut down the Google+ platform due to low usage from members. This means that from the April 2, 2019 all content and accounts will be deleted.

But what does this mean for you?

Most people won’t be too affected by this shut down, however if you or your business have used G+ you could lose:

  • Photos, videos and other content
  • Comments on your website
  • Your current login methods on some sites

What do I need to do about my Google+ Account Closing in April 2019?

Any content you want to save, such as photos and videos, you will need to download and save (click here for instructions).

If you’ve used Google+ for comments on your website, this feature will be removed. However, if you are a community owner or moderator you will be able to download additional data, for all posts, including the author, body and photos posted.

Signing in to accounts might be different – if you’ve using the Google+ sign in button you will no longer be able to use this. It will instead be replaced by a google account sign in button.

Google+ for G Suite accounts will remain active. Google are also planning updates for this feature for all G Suite Customers.

Key Dates – Google+ Accounts Closing in April 2019

If you have been using Google+, here’s the timeline of key dates ahead of the closure:

  • 4 February: No Longer able to create Google+ profiles, pages, communities or events
  • 4 February: Google+ Commenting feature will be removed from Blogger
  • 7 March: Google + commenting feature will be removed from other sites
  • Early March: additional date will be available for download by community owners or moderators
  • 2 April: Comments on all sites will start being deleted
  • 2 April: Accounts will be shut down and google will begin deleting content

Brisbane Hosting & Website Hosting’s products and services include Website HostingDomain NamesDNS ServicesWebsite DevelopmentWebsite DesignWebsite RevampsWebsite Maintenance, Lead Generation Packages and Blogging, Social Media Campaigns and more.

Contact Brisbane Hosting on (07) 3889 2977 or via email for further information. 

Facebook Challenges LinkedIn With New Job Openings Feature

New feature in testing allows business page admins to post job openings and accept applications.

While helping you keep in touch with friends from your past, Facebook might also help you find a job in the future.

The online social network confirmed Monday it is testing a feature that will allow administrators of business pages to promote job openings on their pages and receive applications from job candidates. TechCrunch, which first spotted the new feature, noted that the feature could help Facebook “muscle in” on LinkedIn, which derives much of its revenue from companies paying to search for new recruits.

“Based on behavior we’ve seen on Facebook, where many small businesses post about their job openings on their Page, we’re running a test for Page admins to create job postings and receive applications from candidates,” a Facebook spokesman said in a statement.

Facebook is no stranger to new endeavors in sectors already dominated by one company. In October 2015, the social network challenged Craigslist with the launch of Marketplace, a new section of its mobile app that lets people list their furniture, cars and clothes for sale to any Facebook users in their area. Last week, Facebook launched Gameroom, a PC gaming platform that takes aim at Steam.

By: Steven Musil

Posted on:


Brisbane Hosting & Website Hosting’s products and services include Website Hosting, Domain Names, DNS Services, Website Development, Website Design, Website Revamps, Website Maintenance, Social Media Campaigns and more.

Contact Brisbane Hosting on (07) 3889 2977 or via email

Are you a Socially-Engaged Company?

Cindy Hook and Alex Malley lead new generation of ‘social executives’

Social media savvy chief executives are becoming an increasingly common breed, as leaders in the financial services sector turn to avenues like Twitter and LinkedIn to attract a new generation of customers.

According to a new report by social media management company Hootsuite and LinkedIn, socially-engaged companies are 40 per cent more likely to appear competitive and 58 per cent more likely to attract talent.

Hootsuite financial services global industry principle Amy McIlwain said local chief executives such as Deloitte Australia head Cindy Hook and CPA Australia chief Alex Malley are leading the way when it comes to communicating on the web.

“One of the best practices is to be you. If you wouldn’t say it offline, don’t say it online,” Ms McIlwain said.

“Be authentic, be transparent and don’t be something you’re not. People look for humanising features, do don’t be afraid to share your hobbies. People do business with people they like and trust.”

As part of the study the organisations analysed more than 340,000 social media posts from the Australian financial services industry throughout May to September.

It found that at social engaged companies where the executives use social media, the employees are 57 per cent more likely to leverage these channels to drive sales.

The study also concluded that so-called ‘social executives’ in the industry, those who are regularly communicating on social media, received 4.7 times more profile visits, 10.8 time mores views on long form posts and 14 times higher engagement on shared content.

Ms McIlwain said banking and finances executives in Australia were well-placed to leverage social media in their organisations, given the amount of technological disruption already underway in the industry.

“[They] need to proactively lead from the front, engaging and empowering employees and sales teams,” she said.

“We encourage executives to get on social and start by listening. Follow the influencers and understand the conversations taking place and then when they’re comfortable to join and engage in those conversations.”

Best practice

CPA Australia chief executive Alex Malley was pinpointed in the report as an example of an executive with a strong social media presence.

Mr Malley told The Australian Financial Review when he first started as CEO at CPA Australia social media was foreign to him, but it has become a critical part of his strategy.

“These days you have to accept that the future of the business rests in the next generation, and they use multiple ways to communicate,” he said.

“I’m a former teacher, so I know that people often relate to the person, and not always to the business or the brand and the profession is known to be quite impersonal at times,” he said.

Mr Malley does not just talk about accounting industry issues on social media, instead he’s not afraid to weigh in on the big business stories of the day, write thought-leadership posts and talk about his personal interests. He also takes questions from young professionals and always responds via his website The Naked CEO (also the title of his book).

The media savvy CEO has earned the title of “Australia’s most accomplished self-promoter” by Rear Window columnist Joe Aston, but Mr Malley is unphased.

“The Naked CEO just had its 5 millionth visitor, and then we’ve got Twitter and LinkedIn and we have new content up every day. If there’s an issue that’s not related to accounting, like Dick Smith, I’ll still talk about it,” he said.

“It’s dramatically changed our culture. We now have a sense that we can try things. We aim to disrupt, so we look at disruptive ways of talking about a topic… It’s your best piece of market research, I can tell in 24 hours if something is worth putting together as a program.”

Ms McIlwain said where leaders go wrong online, is when they fail to be authentic. US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has learnt this lesson the hard way throughout the election campaign, struggling to attract young voters despite asking millennials on Twitter to “tell her in three emojis or less” what they feel about student loan debt.

Digital Perception Index

The Hootsuite and LinkedIn study also developed a new rating tool called the Digital Perception Index, which determines a company or sector’s perception online.

Australian investment and wealth management institutions were found to still be struggling to rebuild trust after the global financial crisis, scoring the lowest ranking of +3.97 per cent on the index, while superannuation firms led the financial services sector with a +12.55 per cent ranking, compared to the industry average of +5.94 per cent.

By: Yolanda Redrup

Posted on:


Brisbane Hosting & Website Hosting’s products and services include Website Hosting, Domain Names, DNS Services, Website Development, Website Design, Website Revamps, Website Maintenance, Social Media Campaigns and more.

Contact Brisbane Hosting on (07) 3889 2977 or via email for further information and quote today.

Twitter appoints Facebook veteran Bret Taylor to its board

Twitter has appointed a former senior Facebook executive and Silicon Valley veteran, to its board, as it continues to makeover of its leadership group as it struggles to rev up growth.

Bret Taylor, who joins Twitter’s board as its 10th member, served as Facebook’s chief technical officer from 2009 to 2012 before leaving the company to help found Quip, a workplace productivity startup. Before Facebook, Taylor was a product manager for Google.

“Twitter is the fastest way to find out what’s happening, and beneath its simplicity lies a very sophisticated set of technology,” Mr Taylor said.

“I hope to bring my knowledge and experiences to bear to help Jack and the board push Twitter and its services forward.”

Twitter’s board has been in flux since last year, when co-founder Jack Dorsey returned to the company to take over again as its chief executive.

Since Mr Dorsey’s reinstatement, Twitter has made a series of changes to its board, including recruiting people like Omid Kordestani, a former high-ranking Google executive, and Debra Lee, chairman and chief executive of BET. Other long-standing directors, like Peter Chernin and Peter Currie, left the board voluntarily this year.

Twitter has long faced criticism for its board’s composition, largely over its lack of female and minority members. That has slowly shifted with the appointments of Lee and Martha Lane Fox, a British digital entrepreneur and Mr Kordestani, Twitter’s chairman, is of Iranian-American heritage.

Taylor’s success at Facebook may give Twitter some cover from critics who have voiced concerns about the company’s strategy. Twitter has been struggling with how to increase its audience growth, which has stalled even as other social media properties like Instagram continue to pull in new members.

In a statement on Tuesday, Kordestani said Twitter had added Taylor because of his experience in consumer products and technologies, which would complement the finance and media skills of other board members.

As a Google product manager, Taylor was a co-creator of Google Maps and the Maps application programming interface, used by many companies. He also served on Facebook’s leadership team through its tumultuous initial public offering in 2012.

By: Mike Isaac
Posted On:


Brisbane Hosting & Website Hosting’s products and services include Website Hosting, Domain Names, DNS Services, Website Development, Website Design, Website Revamps, Website Maintenance, Social Media Campaigns and more.

Contact Brisbane Hosting on (07) 3889 2977 or via email for further information and quote today.

Spam’s not just annoying, it can be dangerous: ESET

Although many would already be well aware that today’s spam can be far more dangerous that just a dodgy Viagra pill and could infect your computer, ESET has issued a new warning.

Spam, says the Internet security firm, is “not simply emails, but messages received on instant messaging services, social networks and SMS”, and they “often flood people’s inboxes en masse with information they wouldn’t ordinarily wish to see”.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll clearly agree with ESET’s statement that spam is “considered by many as an inconvenience rather than anything serious, these annoying, unsolicited messages may harbour something far more damaging, like executable programs that allow your computer to be taken over – and Internet users may be inadvertently putting themselves at risk”.

Nick FitzGerald, senior research fellow at ESET Asia Pacific, said: “Once upon a time, most spam was easy to spot, largely because they offered recipients products and services they had no interest in obtaining.

“The level of sophistication today, however, has grown. Many messages appear legitimate, with authentic, relevant and interesting content, designed to bait clicks from the user.”

“The problem is,” says ESET, “when a user receives a spam message and follows a link — intentional or otherwise — spammers receive information that can make the user vulnerable to any number of dangers.”

We’re told that “this can range from receiving greater volumes of spam, being scammed by criminals who make money from the tiny proportion of users that actually respond, to being the unhappy recipient of any number of different types of malware, including ransomware”.

For many, this is only too well known, either from years of being cyber street smart, or from having been bitten by the dreaded ransomware bug.

FitzGerald added: “Cybercriminals have a lot to gain from these activities. It’s not just the objectives behind spamming that have evolved, but also their delivery methods. With the increasing adoption of connected devices in Asia-Pacific and the world — particularly in Singapore where smartphone penetration is the highest across the globe — we are seeing more spammers targeting social channels in addition to traditional spam emails.

“As we increasingly conduct our lives on-the-go, using multiple internet-enabled platforms at any one time, it also means spammers have all the more opportunities and avenues to send unwanted messages.”

Naturally, ESET points out that “defending yourself against security issues caused by spam does not have to be a difficult job. Proactive measures are vital in reducing exposure to such threats”.

ESET’s top tips on protecting yourself include:

  • Not publishing your email address on the Internet, if possible;
  • Only sharing your email address with trusted individuals;
  • Not replying to spam messages that have already made it to your inbox;
  • Being cautious when filing out Internet forms. Be especially wary of checkboxes that request opt-ins such as “Yes, I want to receive information about xx.”;
  • Be suspicious of links from people who don’t usually post links;
  • Not authorising anything on apps you’re not 100% sure about;
  • Keeping a clean machine. Update your computer or handheld device with the latest operating system, software, web browsers, and apps to provide the best defences against viruses, malware, and other online threats that may be caused by spam messages;
  • Being wary of the information given to apps (does an app that lets you edit photos really need to know every single thing about you?); and
  • Not forgetting the golden rule – if something looks too good to be true, it probably is!

Fitzgerald concluded: ”It’s important that we remain vigilant as consumers, and not forgo security for convenience. Apps, for example, often request permissions from us that we commonly authorise without much thought on the possible implications. Be wary of the information you receive and sign up to, and wherever possible, also give yourself added peace of mind and security with the appropriate anti-spam technology.”

Of course, ESET “legitimately spammed” the email inboxes of technology journalists to deliver its message and to secure a bit of free publicity, but I’m happy to acknowledge that’s precisely what ESET has done and to publish its message, which at least to me, is already very familiar.

Even so, one can never be warned enough about such matters – humans are the weakest link in the security chain, after all, and it only takes a moment of distraction to click on something that shouldn’t be clicked om, which could easily lead to ransomware and your computer effectively bricked!

So take heed of ESET’s advice, and be damned careful out there, for a mis-click could brick your PC and leave you with the short end of the stick – and nobody wants that!

By Alex Zaharov-Reutt
Posted on:’s-not-just-annoying,-it-can-be-dangerous-eset.html


Brisbane Hosting & Website Hosting’s products and services include Website Hosting, Domain Names, DNS Services, Website Development, Website Design, Website Revamps, Website Maintenance, Social Media Campaigns and more.

Contact Brisbane Hosting on (07) 3889 2977 or via email for further information and quote today.

Facebook launches ‘Reactions’ worldwide to track user behaviour and deliver ads

Facebook has now officially added a select group of emoticons to allow users to react to posts – without having to use anything as old fashioned as, you know, actual words.

The social network rolled out “Reactions” – an extension of the “Like” button – worldwide on Wednesday, allowing people to display quick reactions such as sadness, anger and love.

In a video accompanying a blog post, the five new buttons appear as animated emoticons that pop up when the “Like” button is held down on mobile devices. The buttons appear on desktops when users hover over the “Like” button.

Facebook launched a pilot of “Reactions” – which allowed users to select from seven emotions including “Angry”, “Sad”, “Wow” and “Like” – in Ireland and Spain in October.

The “Yay” emoticon, which was present in the pilot launch, was not seen in Wednesday’s video.

The company will also use “Reactions” to track user behaviour and for ad delivery.

“We will initially use any Reaction similar to a Like to infer that you want to see more of that type of content,” Facebook said in separate blog post.

Facebook said that over time it hoped to learn how different “Reactions” should be weighted differently by the Facebook News Feed to customise it for individual users. Facebook said “Reactions” would have the same impact on ad delivery as “Likes”.

The feature received mixed reviews from users on social networking sites.

Many complained that they could not see the new emoticons, while some were unhappy that Facebook did not launch a “dislike” button. Others expressed concern that the feature would lead to diminished use of language and less interaction.

“Great, now you don’t even have to offer actual words, just a freaking emoji. What’s the point in learning a language at all then?,” Candice Johnson wrote on the social network.

Comments by Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg in September that many took to mean that the social network was working on a “dislike” button set off a debate over whether it would cause cyberbullying.

Twitter replaced its star-shaped “favourite” icon with a heart-shaped icon called “like” in November in an attempt to make its website more engaging, but many users scorned the change.


By: Mary Altaffer
Posted on:

Facebook the biggest new advertiser on British television

Facebook, the technology giant disrupting the traditional media world, is the biggest new spender on television advertising in the United Kingdom.

As a wave of disruption hits publishers and television broadcasters alike, Facebook contributed  £10.8 million ($20.9 million) in ad revenue – the most of the 877 new advertisers or those returning to TV after not spending for at least five years.

The social media network launched a number of TV advertisements in the UK in 2015, including this spot called Friend Request.

Along with fellow disruptors Google and Netflix, Facebook helped lift the total UK advertising market above £5 billion for the first time. According to Nielsen data provided to Thinkbox, the marketing body for commercial TV in the UK, Google, Facebook and Netflix spend more than 60 per cent of their marketing budgets on TV advertising.

Total UK television advertising revenue hit £5.27 billion, up 7.4 per cent, in 2015 – the sixth consecutive year of growth, according to Thinkbox. The spend was driven by a 14 per cent increase in ad revenue from online businesses in television to more than £500 million, which is now the second-largest spending category on TV. The £5 billion figure includes linear TV ads, sponsorships, broadcaster video on-demand and product placement.

“Advertisers of all sizes, from global technology companies to local businesses, know this and have voted with their investment,” Thinkbox chief executive Lindsey Clay said.

“Online businesses in particular recognise the impact TV advertising has and have significantly increased their investment recently. This is something we expect to continue in 2016.”

MCN chief sales and marketing officer Mark Frain said the UK television market was benefiting for a number of reasons.

“One of the fundamental reasons, which continues to underpin their growth, is they all work on a similar trading platform to what MCN has incorporated in Landmark and that’s across subscription TV and free-to-air broadcasters in that market. They’re all aligned from a systems perspective,” Mr Frain told Fairfax Media.

“Secondly, within that market, they’ve also got a trading hub that sits in the middle of the industry. In terms of automation and alignment, everything is coming through in similar formats, delivery is automated at a network end. The UK market has been like that for probably over 10 years.”

Mr Frain said the figures from the UK showed television remained an effective medium for advertisers.

“There’s been plenty of alleged discussion about Facebook and YouTube’s ambition to become part of television. I think, by all in large now, if you look at the ways the agencies are trading, they are becoming part of television,” he said.

“But, I think it’s fascinating that they are investing heavily into linear television to drive their businesses.”

Television in Australia is expected to have another lean year in 2016, but the industry’s investment in digital platforms, such as Plus7, 9Now and tenplay are leading advertisers to forecast up to double-digit growth in ad revenue in 2018, according to Starcom Mediavest’s media futures.

“The announcements and the launches that have happened this year, the announcements last year in terms of Seven and Nine’s move into more automation or greater data capabilities through the digital platforms they’re building – there is no doubt that will pay off for the TV sector moving forward,” Mr Frain.

GroupM chief investment officer Sebastian Rennie said while it was hard to draw comparisons with the UK market, the local television industry was looking to put the right infrastructure in place, such as digital streaming platforms, and hoping the ad revenue would follow.

“I don’t think there’s any questions overall about TV being a powerful medium, it’s just going through some structural shifts at moment,” Mr Rennie said.

“Most of the networks in their upfronts [an event where broadcasters showcased their shows and strategy for the coming year to media buyers and advertisers] talked about investing in their digital platforms as a way of future proofing them.”

By: Max Mason
Posted on:

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says its time for video, so forget text and photos

Forget sending text messages, instant messages or even photos, says Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder and chief executive of Facebook, the world’s largest social media company.

Pretty soon videos will be the main way we will share our lives with each other online, and soon after that it will be 360-degree videos of “whole scenes” so our family and friends can be completely immersed in our lives, from afar.

Speaking at the Mobile World Congress, the mobile phone industry’s annual trade show, Mr Zuckerberg said that faster mobile networks and new virtual-reality technology were driving radical changes in social media that Facebook was beginning to witness.

“Ten or 15 years ago most of what we shared and consumed online was text. Then it was photos, especially since we got smartphones with cameras. And now it’s really becoming video. The mobile networks are fast enough that most people can upload video and have it not be a terrible experience. As the networks get better and better that’s going to be more and more of what you share.

“Over the next few years videos is going to be a huge thing. But that’s not the end of the line. There’s always a more immersive way that you want to share and experience the moments in your life.

“What I think we’re going to get to next, and I think this will happen sooner than we think, is the ability to share whole scenes, not just a little 2D video of something that you care about,” said Mr Zuckerberg, speaking at a keynote address on the first day of the Congress.

Of course, he would say that.

His company spent $US2 billion in 2014, buying the virtual-reality headset company Oculus, which had already partnered with the Korean electronics giant Samsung to make the Gear VR, an attachment for mobile phones that let people watch completely immersive videos.

Here at Mobile World Congress, Samsung just announced a camera for ordinary consumers, the Gear 360, that shoots videos that capture footage in every direction at once, that can be watched in the Gear VR. LG, too, announced a 360-degree camera and a headset capable of watching them.

“Even with just the Gear VR, there have been a million hours of 360 (degree) video that have been watched. On Facebook there are more than a million people who watch 360 videos everyday. So that’s happening,” Mr Zuckerberg said.

John Davidson is attending Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as a guest of Samsung


By John Davidson
Posted on:

Facebook to build fifth data centre

Will be powered by adjacent wind farm.

Facebook will invest more than US$500 million (A$675 million) to build a new data centre in Fort Worth, Texas, which will become its fourth in the United States and fifth overall.

The facility will employ at least 40 full-time employees and will be powered entirely by renewable energy, Tom Furlong, Facebook’s vice president of infrastructure, wrote in a blog post.

The deal will see Facebook bring 200 megawatts of new wind energy to the Texas grid thanks to partnerships with Citigroup Energy, Alterra Power Corporation, and Starwood Energy Group.

Facebook won’t own the wind farm once construction is complete – it will buy energy to power its data centre.

“200 MW is more energy than we will need for the foreseeable future, and we’re proud to have played a role in bringing this project to Texas,”  Ken Patchett, Facebook’s west region director of data centre operations wrote.

Construction of the wind farm is already under way on a 17,000 acre site 90 miles from the data centre, and Facebook expects it to begin delivering clean energy to the grid by 2016.

The company opened its first data centre in Prineville, Oregon, in 2011. It has other facilities in Altoona, Iowa, Forest City, North Carolina and Lulea, Sweden.

“We put a lot of effort into choosing where to locate a facility like this,” Patchett wrote.

“Our Fort Worth facility will be one of the most advanced, efficient, and sustainable data centers in the world.

“It will feature the latest in our Open Compute Project hardware designs — including Yosemite, Wedge, and 6-pack — and it will be cooled using outdoor air instead of energy-intensive air conditioners. (Yes, we can make that work even in the middle of the kinds of summers we have here in Texas.)”

The company said its infrastructure efficiency efforts had helped it save more than US$2 billion in infrastructure costs over the last three years.

With Reuters

By Allie Coyne
Published on:,facebook-to-build-fifth-data-centre.aspx#ixzz3fM5lRBNQ

Govt funds robots, cyberbullying projects with new grants

$86.9m given to 252 joint industry-uni research initiatives.

The federal government has offered $86.9 million in funding to universities and private sector bodies for academic research projects including IT initiatives that range from robotics to 5G networks.

Education Minister Christopher Pyne late yesterday detailed 252 projects that would be recipients of the Australian Research Council (ARC) linkage grant scheme.

The scheme promotes university-industry collaboration and offers funding in exchange for an in-kind contribution from the private sector.

Pyne did not specify how much funding had been provided by each private sector participant but said the total sum equalled $1.76 for every dollar provided by the government.

The funding round will see the likes of Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei, Cisco and Ericsson as well as a number of other private sector bodies partner with universities on a range of technology projects.

The University of Technology Sydney and Mission Australia were given $550,000 to develop “interactive mining systems” that would detect cyberbullying on social networks.

The project will use a “large number of participants” and a variety of inputs “including conversation texts, time-variant changes and user profiles”.

“The project is designed to change the existing cyberbullying prevention services from reactive keyword filtering to proactive social interaction pattern mining,” the project description states.

“The intended outcome will enable the early detection and warning of cyberbullying and open a new way to discover interaction patterns with a large number of participants over evolving and complex social networks.”

Thales and the University of Sydney were given $315,000 towards their project to make underwater survey robots communicate better with their human operators.

“It is often difficult to reliably program an autonomous system to identify salient data, particularly when the mission involves searching for particular features whose sensor signatures may be difficult to determine a priority,” the researchers wrote.

“In contrast, humans are generally good at quickly identifying important data or determining when a mission is not achieving its goals.

“The project aims to develop novel acoustic communication schemes that will allow communication between the human operator and the underwater robot, exploiting developments in machine learning, network and communication theory.”

Sydney Uni also received $574,932 to put into its project with Victorian utility Jemena to improve the efficiency of cloud data centres, and $280,000 for its work with Capgemini on introducing social networking into the enterprise more easily.

Jobs site Seek and RMIT were handed $394,000 towards their effort to mine details from web browsers to “redefine understanding of task-oriented search”.

Queensland’s technology university will put $300,000 towards its efforts with Honda Research Institute USA to increase driver safety and reduce risks through the use of in-car augmented reality displays.

Software vendor CA Technologies’ project with the Swinburne University of Technology to automate the provisioning of virtual deployment environments received $473,000. The university also received $230,000 for its efforts with AARNet to create a consumer-centric solution for cloud service brokerage.

Queensland University got $430,000 to work with supercomputer maker Cray on an energy-tuning tool for the company’s systems.

Vendor partnerships

Huawei and Sydney University will use their $360,000 to research “building blocks” for future machine-to-machine (M2M) wireless networks.

“The project aims to develop novel communications techniques that are tailored to unique M2M network characteristics and requirements and demonstrate the proposed algorithms in practical systems,” the researchers said.

Alcatel-Lucent will join the University of Melbourne to look at modelling energy consumption in next-generation telecommunications networks, a project given $240,000 by the government.

Cisco and the University of New South Wales will work on improving video streaming using interconnected content distribution networks (CDNs), and Ericsson and Newcastle University will use their $350,000 over the next three years to study feedback methods for 5G networks.

By Allie Coyne
Published on:,govt-funds-robots-cyberbullying-projects-in-new-industry-uni-grants.aspx#ixzz3fM4UeiQc