August 2014

THE NEWS WRAP: Microsoft on the “threshold” of Windows 9 release

8:16AM | Friday, 22 August 2014 | By Kye White Microsoft is planning to reveal Windows 9 at a press event on September 30, sources have told The Verge.

The winners and losers from the ATO’s bitcoin guidance

8:42PM | Thursday, 21 August 2014 | By Alan Tsen The Australian Taxation Office has released its much anticipated guidance on the taxation treatment of bitcoin. Along with the guidance paper they released a slew of draft rulings.

Australian Sports Tech Network launches website to foster partnerships and showcase local talent

8:37PM | Thursday, 21 August 2014 | By Broede Carmody The Australian Sports Technology Network (ASTN) has launched a new website in order to promote local startups and tap into the multi-billion dollar global sports technology market.

Trevor Owens’ top tips for lean startups

8:34PM | Thursday, 21 August 2014 | By Bronwen Clune What Eric Ries brought to lean, Trevor Owens made a machine, or more specifically the world’s leading bootcamp on lean startup methodologies.

Do I need insurance for my online business?

8:44PM | Thursday, 21 August 2014 | By Vanessa Emilio Many startups and small business owners are unsure about whether they need insurance, and if they do, what sort. It’s a good question which comes up quite often.

Equity crowdfunding could give Australian startups a big financial boost

8:25PM | Thursday, 21 August 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas What’s preventing the next big tech giant – the next Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Samsung or Microsoft – being launched in Australia?

Google’s ads can now deep-link into app content, promote Android apps

8:21PM | Thursday, 21 August 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Google is rolling out a number of new Android app promotion features across its Google Search, the Google Display and YouTube ad networks targeted at app developers.

Crowdsourcing competitions often hijacked

8:00PM | Thursday, 21 August 2014 | By Charis Palmer Crowdsourcing competitions, popular with companies seeking to tap into groups of knowledge, are often diminished by malicious behaviour, according to a new study.

The case for a fibre to the premises NBN

8:42PM | Thursday, 21 August 2014 | By Rod Tucker Former Telstra director Bill Scales suggests there was never an internal debate about different technology options for the NBN. In my view, all of these assertions are incorrect, and this taints the credibility of the audit.

Charitable fundraising startup Shout raises $1 million in capital, plans to raise its voice in America

8:36PM | Thursday, 21 August 2014 | By Broede Carmody Australian micro-donation fundraising platform Shout for Good has announced it is expanding into the US market after raising $1 million in capital last month.