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Australian entertainment giant BTG inks new Megaways deal with Microgaming

Australian entertainment giant BTG inks new Megaways deal with Microgaming

Sydney-headquartered online gaming giant Big Time Gaming (BTG) has confirmed that it has inked a new partnership deal Microgaming that will allow the Isle of Man’s software provider to utilize its

Abbott Govt. promises to keep its election promises on pension

Australia's Tony Abbott-led government has promised that it would not break any of its election promises in the upcoming budget.

In response to Labor's challenge to keep its word in the May 13 budget, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer Steve Ciobo said it would not be easy to get the budget back on track but the government would not turn its back on its election promises.

NBN may Land Paying up Telstra's About $100 billion

Telstra might get something close to $98 billion or more in the coming fifty five years. This could happen as NBN Co, the company that is starting the National Broadband Network would pay the telecom major a huge amount for accessing its network of wires and pipes.

Australian Classification Board censors “South Park: The Stick of Truth”

Ubisoft's "South Park: The Stick of Truth" has failed to appease Australian game rates, who have reportedly censored the oft-delayed RPG.

Emerging reports suggest that the Australian Classification Board has nearly banned the game due to its controversial content. The ratings board is reportedly concerned over various scenes, including the one in which characters are examined in their nether regions by aliens.

Australia’s consumer watchdog to crack down on ‘free’ apps

Australia's consumer watchdog has declared that it would work on new guidelines or set of principles for governing in-app purchases as part of its efforts to protect customers.

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) looked at a total of 340 app games being offered by the Google Play and Apple App Store, and found that nearly three quarters of self-described free apps failed to reveal that users will require make in-app purchases.

The watchdog said fewer than 25 per cent of the game apps revealed that real world money could be used to make in-app purchases.

Parkes residents want govt. to retain FTTP model for NBN

Parkes constituents have delivered a petition containing more than 270,000 signatures urging the Coalition government to retain the fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) model for the ambitious National Broadband Network (NBN).

The petition, which was initiated on the weekend of the Federal election by Queensland student Nick Paine, was hosted by Australia's change. org platform. It triggered the creation of FTTP supporter groups across the country.

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