March 2015

Your guide to the data retention debate: what it is and why it’s bad

3:37PM | Friday, 27 March 2015 | By Bernard Keane It’s time to clarify what data retention is and the nature of the threat it poses to citizens.

Nitro’s Sam Chandler explains why it no longer makes sense for Australian startups to move to Silicon Valley

3:28PM | Friday, 27 March 2015 | By Andrew Sadauskas Here are two key reasons why it no longer makes sense for early stage Australian startups to relocate their headquarters to Silicon Valley

Medtech’s Got Talent is back – and this year’s winner gets $60,000 in funding

3:13PM | Friday, 27 March 2015 | By Andrew Sadauskas Applications are open for health tech pitching competition MedTech’s Got Talent, with Victorian startups encouraged to apply.

Australian developers cautiously optimistic about Facebook Messenger becoming an apps platform

3:03PM | Friday, 27 March 2015 | By Andrew Sadauskas Australian developers are cautiously optimistic that Facebook’s decision to turn Facebook Messenger into an app platform will help strengthen the app industry.

Software engineers, analysts and IT professionals among the 20 hardest jobs to fill in Australia

3:12PM | Friday, 27 March 2015 | By Broede Carmody Australian businesses are struggling to fill vacant positions, especially IT roles, according to research published today by one of the world’s largest job sites.

A caring, sharing economy?

3:57PM | Friday, 27 March 2015 | By By Stephen King The government didn’t create the sharing economy. But if it over-regulates then it could kill it!

THE NEWS WRAP: Twitter’s Periscope app now available on iOS

3:27AM | Friday, 27 March 2015 | By Kye White Twitter’s answer to popular live video streaming app Meerkat, Periscope, is now available on iOS.

Three key proposed changes to the taxation of employee share schemes you need to know about

3:19PM | Thursday, 26 March 2015 | By David Kenney Here are three of the most important changes from the federal government's exposure draft legislation for employee share schemes.

Why data consumption startup Yatango decided to list on the ASX

3:14PM | Thursday, 26 March 2015 | By Broede Carmody Making yourself attractive to investors and “managing the cash burn” is the key to scaling and eventually listing on the stock exchange, according to the founder of a Sydney startup set to list on the ASX in the next few months.

Melbourne-based startup Fizeque targets fitness market with matched classes

3:07PM | Thursday, 26 March 2015 | By Eisha Gupta A Melbourne-based startup is offering a helping hand to people who want to join local fitness classes and monitor their fitness levels.