Facebook has highlighted opportunities for app developers after indicating its next major app categories will be movies, books and fitness, having conquered categories such as gaming.
App developers should be able to quickly get to grips with the newly released iPad mini, and will also be presented with several opportunities, including the creation of location-based apps, according to an industry expert.
Less than a third of Australian businesses have created a mobile-optimised website, with even fewer creating new apps, a new report reveals.
Facebook’s decision to test a new feature that would allow users to pay a fee to promote their posts has received a mixed response, with one analyst attacking the idea as “the worst one yet” hatched by the social media giant.
A fund run by the French government has invested 10 million euros in Paris-based online network Viadeo, taking an undisclosed stake in the company, in a bid to nurture homegrown technology start-ups.
Tech start-up Yelp saw its shares surge as much as 60% on its public listing debut on the Nasdaq stock exchange, valuing it at $US1.3 billion, despite the business failing to turn a profit to date.
Small businesses need to be aware of the hidden costs associated with equipping employees with mobile devices, analysts warn, as employers attempt to make their staff more productive.
An iPad-based educational tool for autistic children could prompt start-ups to tap into the tablet market in a similar vein an expert says, particularly as parents become increasingly time-poor.
Retail giant Amazon has scheduled a press conference for Wednesday night in the US (Thursday AEST) where many analysts believe it will debut its long-awaited tablet device, which many believe could pose the first biggest threat to Apple’s iPad.
Peruse images of the founders of the world’s leading tech start-ups and you’ll probably notice a few common features – youth, casual attire and, tellingly, male.
A tech expert says app developers should be wary about development apps based on government-owned information after university students who offered to build a free bus service app for the ACT government were snubbed when the government put the project up for tender, allocating $12.5 million for project.
Social networking giant Facebook has teamed up with Skype to offer free video calls in a move that could potentially help start-ups to communicate with customers according to a market research analyst.
Social gaming giant Zynga says it intends to raise up to $US1 billion after filing for a float on the New York Stock Exchange, fuelling speculation of a second dotcom boom.
Start-ups have been urged to have a backup plan to protect themselves from competitors and to stick to their niche market “like glue”, following the sale of embattled social networking site MySpace.
The Commonwealth Bank is targeting small businesses for its new transactions service, that allows merchants to accept payments from mobile devices, but an industry expert says start-ups should do their homework before signing up for the service.
Apple chief executive Steve Jobs will launch a new cloud-based service called iCloud at the company’s annual World Wide Developer’s Conference next week, along with new versions of the iOS and Max OS software.
Internet search giant Google has unveiled an application that will enable consumers to use their Android smartphones to pay for products in-store, potentially boosting sales for retail businesses.
Shares in business networking site LinkedIn doubled in value on their trading debut overnight, pushing the value of the company up to $US10 billion.
Microsoft has purchased internet phone service company Skype for $US8.5 billion, representing the largest deal in the company’s history as it seeks to claw back market share from rivals Google and Facebook.
Professional social networking site LinkedIn has filed for a $US3.5 billion IPO, with a research analyst saying the tech industry can expect the trend to continue as the sector displays signs of “bubble behaviour”.