October 2014

Cairns joins Startup Weekend events in Townsville and the Gold Coast as local startups bloom

10:07PM | Friday, 31 October 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas The Cairns startup community is set to link up with events in Townsville and the Gold Coast as part of Startup Weekend Queensland later this month, as the local startup scene goes from strength to strength.

Apple and Samsung’s global smartphone market share slipped in the October quarter as Xiaomi surged

10:55PM | Friday, 31 October 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Apple’s share of the global smartphone market slipped during the October quarter, despite the release of the iPhone 6, as Chinese vendor Xiaomi became the world’s third largest vendor.

Gen tech takes over: Wealth secrets of the Young Rich Listers

10:43PM | Friday, 31 October 2014 | By Kirsten Robb Australian tech millionaires – not to mention a few billionaires – are continuing on their mission to disrupt by taking over the country's rich lists. And they have plenty of years left in them yet.

Technology won’t change everything: Intel anthropologist Genevieve Bell

10:41PM | Friday, 31 October 2014 | By Kye White Technology isn’t changing humanity, certain parts of what make us human have always been changing, according to Intel anthropologist Genevieve Bell.

Startup pulls Kickstarter campaign due to concerns over intellectual property

10:34PM | Friday, 31 October 2014 | By Broede Carmody A Perth-based entrepreneur cancelled his startup’s Kickstarter campaign after the crowdfunding platform insisted he disclose detailed technical information that exposed his idea to being copied.

Xbox director praises independent Aussie game developers

10:30PM | Friday, 31 October 2014 | By Broede Carmody Independent game developers are crucial for an “amazing, innovating” industry, according to Chris Charla, the director of the Independent Developer Program for Xbox One.

ASX investors increasingly interested in tech IPOs

10:09PM | Friday, 31 October 2014 | By Alexandra Galin As investors look to diversify from struggling resources stocks, the technology sector is increasingly becoming a preferred destination for Australian capital.

Turnbull's speech to the Ovum Conference

10:52PM | Friday, 31 October 2014 | By StartupSmart This is a speech delivered by Federal Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull to the inaugural Ovum 2020 Summit in Sydney.

Best of the Web: This app can’t make you smarter; How Yelp’s CEO created a revolutionary product

10:16AM | Friday, 31 October 2014 | By Cara Waters Neuroscientists are fed up with the brain training industry, Michael Byrne reports in Motherboard.

THE NEWS WRAP: Xiaomi now the world’s third-largest smartphone maker

10:39AM | Friday, 31 October 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is now the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the world after Samsung and Apple, according to new figures.