Google to buy game-streaming company Twitch for $1 billion

7:13PM | Friday, 25 July 2014 |  Google has signed a deal to buy Twitch, a company that enables live-streaming of video games, for $US1 billion ($A1.06 billion), sources have told VentureBeat.

The tech developer’s World Cup: Google 2, Apple 1

6:36PM | Friday, 27 June 2014 |  Following on from Apple’s developer conference held earlier this month, Google has now had its chance to respond to Apple’s agenda with its own vision for the coming tech landscape.

Telstra and Optus hit back as Google tells users which ISPs are to blame for laggy YouTube clips

6:13PM | Friday, 13 June 2014 |  A Google blog post in which the company claims it wants to help customers better understand the video quality available from their ISPS, has upset local providers.

A flurry of Flix: What’s happening in the Aussie movie streaming space?

6:46PM | Friday, 13 June 2014 |  Movie rental service EzyFlix has announced it will be the first Australian streaming service to make itself compatible with Google’s new Chromecast media device.

Former Google executive Tim Schulz joins Bigcommerce

6:44AM | Friday, 13 June 2014 |  Bigcommerce has announced that former Google executive Tim Schulz has joined the company as senior vice president of product management.

OPINION: Dear Google, here are some ways to put your money where your mouth is

6:17AM | Friday, 13 June 2014 |  I feel like poking the rainbow bear today. Google Australia is the big bear of the Australian tech startup industry.

Could Google’s next acquisition be Australian?

5:51AM | Thursday, 22 May 2014 |  In what could be good news for Australian startups, various media reports suggest Google told US regulators that it could spend as much as $30 billion of its offshore cash reserves to buy foreign companies or technology rights.

Should I spend my time and money on eCommerce?

2:00AM | Tuesday, 25 February 2014 |  Just like conventional retail, successful online retail requires staying close to customers, a compelling product offer and great service.

Google launches $300 million investment fund for growing start-ups

2:31PM | Friday, 21 February 2014 |  Google has this week launched an investment fund targeting established start-ups seeking money to grow.

Mining a new market: High vis shirts for women at work launched

2:41PM | Tuesday, 4 February 2014 |  It was while working on a mine site in central Queensland that Kym Clark came up with her idea for high visibility safety shirts tailored especially for women and those who were pregnant.