November 2014

Blood in the water? App developer alleges WA government jumped the shark and stole his idea

11:48PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas A Perth app developer alleges Western Australia’s Department of Fisheries stole the idea behind his shark alert app, with the state government interpreting the allegations as a legal threat.

Government report identifies six disruptive tech trends to watch

11:37PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Mobile messaging apps such as Whatsapp are killing traditional text messages while multi-screening is going mainstream, according to an Australian Communications and Media Authority.

Television is not dead, it’s just changing channels

11:59PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | By Marc C-Scott Netflix will launch in Australia and New Zealand in March next year. Expectations are this is just the start of an influx of new streaming options in Australia.

Would you pay to cuddle someone? Meet the growing number of hugging-based businesses

11:47PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | By Broede Carmody Matchmakers and hook-up apps beware: friendly cuddles from strangers could be the next big thing.

Queensland app allows organisations to provide effective work performance feedback

11:39PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | By Broede Carmody A Sunshine Coast startup is leveraging mobile technology to make it easier for supervisors to assess an employee’s workplace performance.

Startup Weekend Australia gains new sponsorship and launches platform, making events easier to organise

11:34PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Startup Weekend Australia has launched a new national platform and announced a sponsorship from Intuit QuickBooks Online at an event held last Thursday at Sydney’s Tank Stream Labs.

Should Australian schools be doing more to teach students how to code?

11:27PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | By Broede Carmody It is widely recognised that Australia needs to train up a generation of tech-skilled entrepreneurs to prepare us for the future.

Top tips for startup success in 2015

11:09PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | By Nicolette Maury With Startup Weekend’s first ever national launch event set for 20 November 2014, Intuit Australia has developed a range of tips to help local innovators succeed in their entrepreneurial journeys in 2015.

Best of the web: The myth of AI; why Thiel loves monopolies; and the real difference between Apple and Android fans

11:05PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | By Bronwen Clune While many of us were horrified a few years ago when the Supreme Court in the US decided corporations were people, this article covers the issues raised around that from another angle.

THE NEWS WRAP: Twitter upgrade allow tweets to be shared as direct messages

11:22AM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Twitter has unveiled a new feature allowing users to forward tweets as direct messages as part of its latest update.