THE NEWS WRAP: Taxi commissioner investigating Uber admits to using Uber

7:46AM | Wednesday, 29 July 2015 |  A Taxi Services Commission employee who is part of the push in Melbourne to regulate Uber has admitted to indulging in the ride-sharing startup in his private time.

THE NEWS WRAP: Google giving away patents to startups

7:34AM | Friday, 24 July 2015 |  As part of a continued fight against patent trolls, Google is offering to give startups two starter patents to help them get off the ground and defend their IP.

THE NEWS WRAP: Apple reports record profits

7:36AM | Wednesday, 22 July 2015 |  Apple has released its third quarter financial results, reporting record revenue of $49.6 billion with a net profit of $10.7 billion.

THE NEWS WRAP: Spotify buys analytics firm Seed Scientific to prepare for the Apple streaming war

6:33AM | Thursday, 25 June 2015 |  Spotify has bought analytics company Seed Scientific in order to prepare itself for an impending streaming war with Apple Music.

Survey research can’t capture everyone’s opinion – but Twitter can

4:41AM | Tuesday, 7 April 2015 |  For decades, one of the mainstay tools for survey research has been the landline telephone. But today, fewer people have landlines, and laws that ban robotic dialing of cellphones mean they aren’t easily used for this kind of research.

Videos and photos drive social media use: Facebook gets it as Twitter struggles

1:11PM | Tuesday, 13 January 2015 |  With the pervasiveness of social media, it is still an unanswered question as to how fundamental a role it plays in everyone’s lives. Part of the complexity comes from the fact that we regard social media as being a uniform thing.

Aussie tech startups flock to buy promoted tweets: but are they worth it?

11:30PM | Friday, 7 November 2014 |  Last month, Twitter allowed Australian startups and small businesses to advertise on Twitter for the first time.

THE NEWS WRAP: USB security is 'fundamentally broken'

8:17AM | Friday, 1 August 2014 |  Security researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell say USB security is fundamentally broken, and there’s no easy fix.

THE NEWS WRAP: Mass production of Apple smartwatch to begin in July

6:13AM | Friday, 20 June 2014 |  Taiwan’s Quanta Computer Inc will start mass production of Apple’s first smartwatch in July, sources told Reuters.

THE NEWS WRAP: Amazon turns Twitter into a shopping cart

5:19AM | Tuesday, 6 May 2014 |  Amazon is giving English and American customers the chance to shop without leaving Twitter.