by James Howe

Ask most kids what the best part of Easter is and the answers will surely be ‘chocolate’ and ‘Easter Eggs’.

However, as a reasonably recent parent of two – a two-and-a-half year old girl and a five month old boy – I have discovered that the love of chocolate eggs may not be limited just to Easter. And these ones contain no calories!

My daughter loves our iPad and especially watching ‘The YouTubes’ as she calls it. I see no harm in this from time to time, watching some Peppa Pig or Dora the Explorer, even some old-school favourites from when I was a kid. However, recently I’ve discovered a new phenomenon: watching YouTube videos of people opening Kinder Surprise eggs!


by Jamie Waterhouse

Happy Easter! Welcome to the week of chocolate and bunnies, where it is completely acceptable to stuff your face with chocolate eggs several times before 11am.

As much as I love eating my weight in chocolate, I’m here today to chat about eggs of a different kind. Android Easter Eggs, that is!

Many Droidheads will already be familiar with Android’s hidden treat, but if you’re new to the Land of Droid, you may be up for a surprise!


by Heather Reed

Did you know that youth unemployment is at a 10 year high of 12.4 per cent?

This very issue is the basis of Generation Success, which I had the privilege of taking part in yesterday with Tracey Gavegan, our Group Executive Human Resources at Telstra.

‘Gen S’ brings together youth leaders, senior executives and government to discuss and tackle issues around youth unemployment. Around 300 people attended the breakfast including sponsors Woolworths Limited and News Corp Australia, and participating organisations Leighton Holdings, Rio Tinto, National Australia Bank, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Toll Group, Spotless, Lend Lease, FOXTEL and Telstra. Prime Minister Tony Abbott addressed the attendees in a key note pledging the Federal Government’s support for the initiative.


by Kai Lebens

Telstra customer and Thanks competition winner Kai Lebens shares his experience taking part in our live Google+ Hangout with the stars of The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone.

So, when you enter these competitions you never actually win… right?

Luckily, I was wrong.

When I came across this competition I looked at my Spider-Man key ring (sad, I know) and thought ‘why not?’


by Spiros Kotsialos

Spiros Kotsialos is an entrepreneur working with Chatty Kidz, one of the teams in Telstra’s start-up accelerator, muru-D. Read about a Chatty Kidz project below.

It’s great to tell you about a project I’m passionate about. My background is in publishing and technology, so to build an app that combines these two areas in such a practical way is a great opportunity to make a meaningful difference.

I am talking about ILF Books, a project where Chatty Kidz and The Indigenous Literary Foundation have teamed up to launch a simple, yet powerful app for reading with children.

Current contributors

James Howe

Media Advisor

Corporate Affairs

Jamie Waterhouse

Social Media Adviser

Corporate Affairs

Heather Reed

Marketing Manager Australia and NZ

Telstra Global

Kai Lebens

Telstra Thanks Competition Winner