News

August 2015

Riding the fintech WAIV to a $100 million valuation

8:15PM | Monday, 31 August 2015 | By Denham Sadler It was a problem that used to keep John Fenga up at night: what if, one day, he needs to urgently transfer funds overseas to his daughter?

From science fiction to reality: the dawn of the biofabricator

8:10PM | Monday, 31 August 2015 | By Gordon Wallace Science is catching up to science fiction and we are witnessing a reshaping of the clinical landscape wrought by the tools of technology.

What human emotions do we really want of artificial intelligence?

8:07PM | Monday, 31 August 2015 | By David Lovell Forget the Turing and Lovelace tests on artificial intelligence: I want to see a robot pass the Frampton Test.

Adapting to rapid consumer change

8:59PM | Monday, 31 August 2015 | By Sue Barrett Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution is often misquoted as being ‘the survival of the fittest’ when, in fact, it is ‘the survival of the most adaptive’.

Tidal accuses Apple of draconian Drake blackout

8:47AM | Monday, 31 August 2015 | By Denham Sadler Online music streaming service Tidal has blamed Apple for shutting down its feed of a music festival over the weekend.

"Prenup" guidelines show how to stay on the right side of the angels

8:33PM | Friday, 28 August 2015 | By Denham Sadler Australian entrepreneurs are struggling to communicate properly with angel investors, leading them to be unable to extract the most value from these relationships, investors say.

Imagine Cup winner Eyenaemia partners with aid groups to diagnose at-risk children

8:03PM | Friday, 28 August 2015 | By Kye White An Australian startup is partnering with the Red Cross and Save the Children to help diagnose anaemia in children in Mali and Bangladesh.

CryptoPhoto iAward shows how “awesome” it is, co- founder says

8:58PM | Friday, 28 August 2015 | By Kye White For Chris Drake and his startup CryptoPhoto, winning an iAward means credibility and for a startup developing security technology, few things are more important.

Investor speed dating to be part of Future Assembly

8:50PM | Friday, 28 August 2015 | By Denham Sadler A new tech conference focusing on the Internet of Things wants attendees to walk away with practical connections and investment opportunities, not just new knowledge.

Former PM Julia Gillard on STEM, diversity, and how dragons and sharks encourage Aussies to be entrepreneurs

8:34PM | Friday, 28 August 2015 | By Denham Sadler Making entrepreneurship more visible and embracing it as a part of Australian culture, will encourage the next generation of Australian innovators, according to former prime minister Julia Gillard
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