April 2015

Australian startup wins an award for its augmented reality soundscapes

4:20PM | Friday, 24 April 2015 | By Andrew Sadauskas An innovative augmented reality app called Arboretum, which overlays location-aware soundscapes over the National Arboretum, has been named as one of the joint winners of NICTA’s Digital Canberra Challenge.

Why everyone should watch Shark Tank

4:57PM | Friday, 24 April 2015 | By Daniel May Not watching Shark Tank? Here's why you should reconsider.

Airbnb will only be “a small part of” the tourism industry, claims Flight Centre executive

4:27PM | Friday, 24 April 2015 | By Andrew Sadauskas A senior Flight Centre executive has dismissed Uber and Airbnb, claiming the services will only “be a small part of the [tourism] industry”.

Five things every entrepreneur should do to ensure digital marketing success

4:04PM | Friday, 24 April 2015 | By Tom Sadler Every entrepreneur knows that they should be using digital marketing to grow their business but many are intimidated by the jargon and complexity of the industry.

Newly launched Apple Watch poses unique challenges for app developers

4:53PM | Friday, 24 April 2015 | By Andrew Sadauskas With the Apple Watch having now officially launched in Australia, developers and businesses releasing apps for the platform are describing a number of unique challenges posed by the device.

Shark Tank judge Naomi Simson: The one way to keep the passion alive in your business

4:51PM | Friday, 24 April 2015 | By Eloise Keating The life of an entrepreneur can be a gruelling one, with little down time and the weight of a company’s success or failure resting on your shoulders.

No more science fiction: 3D holographic images

4:34AM | Friday, 24 April 2015 | By Min Gu and Xiangping Li Three dimensional holographic images and floating displays outside a screen have long been a favourite of science fiction movies such as the rescue message carried by R2-D2 in Star Wars.

An ecomodernist’s manifesto: save wildlife by embracing new tech

4:25AM | Friday, 24 April 2015 | By Barry W. Brook Earth is now a human planet. Our species uses of a large proportion of its land-surface area for living space, agriculture and mining. We domesticate and transport a multiplicity of plant and animal species across continents. We sequester and divert freshwater.

THE NEWS WRAP: Microsoft third quarter earnings beat analyst expectations

4:31AM | Friday, 24 April 2015 | By Kye White Microsoft has announced its third quarter financial year results, with revenues growing to $US21.7 billion and earnings per share of $0.61.

Innovation at the heart of tackling the growing threat of economic inequality: Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen

4:28AM | Friday, 24 April 2015 | By Kye White Australia needs to spark a new age of entrepreneurialism or risk a rise in economic inequality, according to shadow treasurer Chris Bowen.