Archive for the ‘Australia’ Category

Many people feel that a National Broadband Network is a recent, poorly thought through and unnecessary initiative. The reality is that the Australian Government has had a litany of national broadband plans over the last 12 years. Failed tenders occurred in 2003 (Government – Liberal), 2005 (Private – Telstra), 2006 (Private Optus/Elders + Government – […]

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 at 16:50 1 comment

The culmination and curation of the Map My Summer project, the “We Were Here” video by Screen Australia, has premiered in Sydney. Way to make me nostalgic while I am overseas. Getting my name in the credits at the end is pretty cool though, I think this is a first for me!

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011 at 17:43 0 comments

Happy Australia Day 2011 to all the aussies who read my blog! Ernesto, 3DM and I worked hard to deliver the first YouTube custom logo for Australia ever and a custom video mapping gadget! The basic premise is that Australians can upload videos to YouTube and plot them on a map. This map then visually […]

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 at 11:00 1 comment

As part of the Heads of Agreement that Telstra has signed with NBNCo, Telstra is being paid $11 billion taxpayer dollars. This amount is effectively the sum value of each and every customer they migrate off copper. As John Stanhope (Telstra CFO) states: So as the customer is switched off and goes across to (NBNCo) […]

Thursday, December 30th, 2010 at 17:30 0 comments

Admonsters held their first event in Australia this week, with a members dinner at the Waterfront restaurant in Sydney. The 3 course meal was very generously provided by aiMatch on a perfect summer’s night right next to the harbour. The event was attended by around 25 people, which made for an intimate yet comprehensive representation […]

Sunday, December 12th, 2010 at 11:07 0 comments

This is the second year that I have participated in Movember, a great initiative to raise money for men’s health. Google Australia put together a strong team to compete, so I had no excuse not to join the cause. If you don’t know what Movember is, here is the summary from their website: Each year […]

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 at 15:18 0 comments

YouTube Symphony 2011 has launched, and the Sydney Opera House has been announced as the new final location! The program is revolving around an APAC advertiser and location, so it is an extremely exciting program for the region. Make sure you try the Augmented Reality application in the “Experiment” section. This excitement is being driven internally […]

Thursday, October 14th, 2010 at 21:29 0 comments

Tomorrow from 1-2pm YouTube Australia will be running their first live streaming event for the 2010 ICT ministers debate on the youtube.com/AustraliaVotes channel. ICT policy is shaping up as one of the big issues of this election, which is great because ICT tends to take a back seat in Australian politics. The main issues are […]

Monday, August 9th, 2010 at 21:55 0 comments

Each year Google runs a GoogleServe week, where we each choose a non-profit project we would like to contribute to. I chose to present to a group of 30+ non-profit organisations here in Sydney on how they can benefit from our recently launched YouTube non-profit program. Despite being only a small contribution it was a […]

Thursday, July 1st, 2010 at 22:00 0 comments

Today I was the guest author on the Official Google Australia blog! I helped the guys from TEDxSydney upload and present their valuable content on a non-profit brand channel. It is great to see so many talented Australians contributing to the huge public pool of knowledge that TED and its derivatives are generating. These HD […]

Monday, June 7th, 2010 at 22:39 0 comments