Blood in the water? App developer alleges WA government jumped the shark and stole his idea

11:48PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

A Perth app developer alleges Western Australia’s Department of Fisheries stole the idea behind his shark alert app, with the state government interpreting the allegations as a legal threat.

Growth  | Technology

Government report identifies six disruptive tech trends to watch

11:37PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Mobile messaging apps such as Whatsapp are killing traditional text messages while multi-screening is going mainstream, according to an Australian Communications and Media Authority.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Technology  | Government and Regulation

Television is not dead, it’s just changing channels

11:59PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | Marc C-Scott

Netflix will launch in Australia and New Zealand in March next year. Expectations are this is just the start of an influx of new streaming options in Australia.

 | Technology

Startup Weekend Australia gains new sponsorship and launches platform, making events easier to organise

11:34PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Startup Weekend Australia has launched a new national platform and announced a sponsorship from Intuit QuickBooks Online at an event held last Thursday at Sydney’s Tank Stream Labs.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Technology

Best of the web: The myth of AI; why Thiel loves monopolies; and the real difference between Apple and Android fans

11:05PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | Bronwen Clune

While many of us were horrified a few years ago when the Supreme Court in the US decided corporations were people, this article covers the issues raised around that from another angle.

 | Technology

How Martin Hosking built Redbubble into a $59 million design marketplace

11:22PM | Thursday, 20 November 2014 | Eloise Keating

Martin Hosking first saw the internet 19 years ago. A year later the now 54-year-old Melburnian became involved in pioneering search provider LookSmart.

 | Technology

Meet the startup trying to create the Spotify for media content

11:16PM | Thursday, 20 November 2014 | Kye White

Australian startup inkl is the latest attempt to solve one of the media industry’s biggest problems – how to make people pay for online content.

 | Marketing  | Sales and marketing  | Online and email marketing  | Technology  | Social media  | Start-up Profiles

Inside Slush: day one of Europe’s biggest tech conference

11:03PM | Wednesday, 19 November 2014 | David Ryan

David Ryan explores the weird and wonderful world of the tech conference Slush 2014, taking place in Helsinki.

 | Growth  | Technology

Meet the social market place for miners

11:09PM | Tuesday, 18 November 2014 | Kye White

With social network startups popping up in numerous industry verticals, leave it to a Perth-based startup to create a social marketplace for miners.

 | Social media

Flat battery? New prototype turns waste heat into electricity

11:50PM | Tuesday, 18 November 2014 | Tessa Evans

Picture a device that can produce electricity using nothing but the ambient heat around it. Thanks to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science today, this scenario is a step closer.

 | Technology

Why Microsoft’s transformation into an “open source” company is a great move

11:51PM | Monday, 17 November 2014 | David Glance

In a move that would have been unthinkable a few years ago, Microsoft has made its development platform freely available and ready to support not only Windows, but Apple Macs, Linux and Google Android.

 | Technology

Robert Scoble thinks Australia’s WattCost should be Google’s next purchase

11:39PM | Monday, 17 November 2014 | Kye White

Could WattCost be the next Australian startup acquired by Google? Former Microsoft evangelist Robert Scoble believes so.

 | Technology

Asia-Pacific region could lead the way on IoT, says Akamai

11:41PM | Friday, 14 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The Asia-Pacific region is likely to be an early adopter for the internet of things (IoT), creating opportunities for Australian startups, according to Akamai president of products and development Rick McConnell.

 | Growth  | Technology  | Social media  | Websites  | IT

Time for a national health tech ecosystem, says Queensland Health Tech Innovation group founder

11:34PM | Friday, 14 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The founder of the Health Tech Innovation Queensland Meetup has called for the creation of a national heath tech ecosystem, as interest in health-related startups booms in both Melbourne and Brisbane.

 | Technology

Inside the phenomenal rise of WeWork; Jessica Alba, the $1 billion entrepreneur; Financial crisis looms if politics curbs the G20: Best of the Web

11:34AM | Friday, 14 November 2014 | Cara Waters

It might be an “upstart” that wants in on the office rental game, but WeWork now controls $US19.6 billion worth of office space in the United States.

 | Technology

How these six new technology predictions fared in 2014: Control Shift

11:55PM | Thursday, 13 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

In November last year, I picked six new technologies that were likely to make an impact in 2014. Here's how they fared.

 | Technology

NICTA RMIT Data Analysis Lab set to open

11:56PM | Thursday, 13 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

NICTA is preparing to open a new hub for applied data analytics projects later this month at Melbourne’s RMIT University.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Technology  | Workspace

What your ability to buy an iPhone says about where you live

11:50PM | Thursday, 13 November 2014 | Scott Baum

With every new product release from Apple comes all the usual media hype we have come to expect from this high-profile sector.

 | Technology

Despite Darknet drug market arrests and seizures, can they be stopped?

11:45PM | Tuesday, 11 November 2014 | David Glance

In an operation involving 17 countries, law enforcement agencies arrested 17 people believed to be involved with Darknet markets.

 | Technology

Are you ready for “emotional crowdsourcing”? This startup hopes so

11:20PM | Monday, 10 November 2014 | Kye White

Ello, Swarm, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter – if you thought there was no room for any more social networks, think again.

 | Social media  | Start-up Profiles