May 2015

Facebook is important to media companies but Instant Articles is not a threat

5:58PM | Friday, 22 May 2015 | By David Glance Facebook has taken a potentially bold step into the world of publishing by announcing “Instant Articles”.

THE NEWS WRAP: Australian spies part of international spook alliance to hack smartphones

5:33AM | Friday, 22 May 2015 | By Kye White Australia’s spy agencies, along with those of the United States, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom planned to hijack the Google and Samsung app stores to implant spyware on phones.

“I’d love to see an Atlassian mafia”: Why this entrepreneur left Atlassian to launch her own startup

5:02PM | Thursday, 21 May 2015 | By Broede Carmody Atlassian has consistently been ranked as one of Australia's best places to work. However, a few months ago one of its product managers decided it was time to pull the plug and launch her own venture.

Qwilr’s quest to create smarter document software gets a $500,000 boost

5:51PM | Thursday, 21 May 2015 | By Kye White Sydney startup Qwilr has raised $500,000 from the Sydney Seed Fund and Macdoch Ventures to reinvent document software.

Muru-D to host startup workshops for indigenous Australians, says that’s just the start

5:17PM | Thursday, 21 May 2015 | By Broede Carmody Sydney-based startup accelerator muru-D is looking to give indigenous Australians a leg-up when it comes to turning their business idea into a fully-fledged technology company.

Media companies: don’t give in to the Facebook temptation

5:14PM | Thursday, 21 May 2015 | By Jieh-Yung Lo Obtaining readership across the world wide web takes time because a publication needs to build up. Facebook has the power to do it in months – but there's a catch.

Four tips to improve your company culture

5:09PM | Thursday, 21 May 2015 | By Jonathan Lui The best kind of employee is one that goes that extra step to seek you out; even if that means hijacking your company Christmas party.

Sorry, Sydney: Square joins Eventbrite, Etsy and Stripe and chooses Melbourne as its Australian headquarters

5:07PM | Thursday, 21 May 2015 | By Broede Carmody Payments platform Square is the latest big-name international startup to launch an Australian headquarters in Melbourne thanks to the city’s reputation as a technology and cultural hub.

Why forcing Google and other tax avoiders to have a 'taxable presence' won't work

5:57PM | Thursday, 21 May 2015 | By Roman Lanis and Ross McClure One of the critical provisions in anti-avoidance measures aimed at multinational companies announced in last week’s federal budget will be what constitutes a “taxable presence” in Australia.

An education for the 21st century means teaching coding in schools

5:51PM | Thursday, 21 May 2015 | By Leon Sterling Bill Shorten’s recent announcement that a future Labor Government would “ensure that computer coding is taught in every primary and secondary school in Australia” is part of a growing world trend.