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Google boosts search ranking for encrypted websites

10:26PM | Thursday, 9 October 2014 | David Hancock

Improving your website's security can actually help bring in new business, as Google search results start giving preference to sites employing encryption.

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Customers to provide the hotspots in Telstra’s new Wi-Fi plan

10:12PM | Thursday, 9 October 2014 | Ian McShane

Telstra’s plans to rollout Australia’s largest Wi-Fi network over the next five years involves asking existing customers to allow part of their broadband connection to be used as hotspots.

 | Technology

‘Managed’ vs ‘unmanaged’ web hosting

10:04PM | Wednesday, 8 October 2014 | Robin Jennings

The price difference between managed and unmanaged web hosting is huge, but the reason for this is quite simple: pay more = get more.

 | Websites

Broadband internet downloads on the brink of an exabyte of data, but the future looks mobile

10:21PM | Tuesday, 7 October 2014 | Bronwen Clune

We’ve heard if often enough, but now the numbers are in: The future is mobile if data from the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) survey is anything to go by.

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She Makes event set to boost local maker community by getting more women involved

10:31AM | Tuesday, 7 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Girl Geek Academy is preparing for She Makes, Australia’s first maker faire specifically designed for women, following the success of Australia’s first all-female hackathon in March.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Technology  | IT  | Business advice and education

Versus – using lean to stay lean

10:37PM | Monday, 6 October 2014 | Kye White

Brad Bond is taking the measure and learn approach from lean startup theory and applying it to gyms – to help motivate people to get fit.

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New fund creates an opportunity for Australian startups built on Stripe’s payment platform

10:24PM | Monday, 6 October 2014 | Kye White

A new fund targeting startups that build their technology on top of Stripe’s payment platform, presents a real opportunity for Australian startups, Stripe head of Australia/NZ Susan Wu says.

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Australia’s 12 most influential people in tech

10:02PM | Monday, 6 October 2014 | Brad Howarth

When these leaders have something to say about technology, a nation listens. Here are the 12 people who have wielded the biggest influence in the Australian tech sector during 2014.

 | Technology  | Leadership

Healthy growth: Victorian health tech sector to be represented in state government delegation to the US

10:19PM | Friday, 3 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Two emerging Victorian health tech and biotechnology companies and a NICTA research program will be part of a state government delegation travelling to the US for Chicago’s AdvaMed 2014 conference.

 | Marketing  | Growth  | Technology  | Leadership  | Management  | Government and Regulation

National security on the agenda as Senate inquiry into bitcoin announces terms of reference

10:10PM | Friday, 3 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The Senate Economics References Committee has released its terms of reference for its inquiry into bitcoin, with incorporating “digital currencies into Australia‘s national security framework” on the agenda.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Technology  | Government and Regulation

ilab seeks startups in regional Queensland for Germinate accelerator

10:51PM | Friday, 3 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Indooroopilly-based accelerator ilab is encouraging startups and entrepreneurs in regional Queensland to apply for its Germinate accelerator program.

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

“Blow their minds”: Applications open for speakers for Australia’s first national PHP web developer conference

10:55PM | Friday, 3 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The organiser of PHP Australia, the first national conference for web developers who use the PHP scripting language, has announced applications are now open for people interested in becoming speakers for the event.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Technology  | Websites

Significant new features for app developers in Windows 10

10:18PM | Friday, 3 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

This week Tech giant Microsoft unveiled the next major release of its Windows operating system, known as Windows 10.

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Unlocking the geoblock: Australians embrace VPNs

10:01PM | Friday, 3 October 2014 | Ramon Lobato and Scott Ewing

In recent months there have been many reports of Australians covertly signing up for the US streaming service Netflix, using fake postcodes and software workarounds to fool its geo-blocking system.

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The five speed bumps that threaten to derail your MVP project

10:01PM | Thursday, 2 October 2014 | Kye White

Shufflebrain co-founder Amy Jo Kim was practising lean startup methodology before there was a name for it.

 | Technology  | Leadership  | Management  | Managing people

Is LinkedIn using your personal image and email contacts?

10:40PM | Thursday, 2 October 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

If you are a LinkedIn member and have signed up with a profile, then the answer is likely yes! LinkedIn is using your details and may be using your image for its marketing campaigns.

 | Legal matters  | Technology  | Social media  | Leadership  | Mentor  | Vanessa Emilio

The PC reaches its twilight years as Windows 10 becomes the last major upgrade

10:09PM | Thursday, 2 October 2014 | David Glance

The decision to stop releasing Windows as a series of major releases is long overdue and follows the approach (including the choice of the number 10) taken by Apple in releasing minor versions of its Mac OSX system.

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Small businesses screwed over by “short-sighted” approval of Expedia takeover of Wotif

10:05PM | Thursday, 2 October 2014 | Eloise Keating

Associations representing thousands of small and medium Australian accommodation providers have slammed a decision by the competition watchdog to not oppose the takeover of Wotif by travel giant Expedia.

 | Growth  | Buy a business  | Technology

Geek laughs: Control Alt Delete at the Melbourne Fringe

10:06PM | Wednesday, 1 October 2014 | Jay Brinker

Computers. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you’d be hard pressed to find a person who has never experienced them in one way or another.

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Melbourne gets a new address

9:21PM | Tuesday, 30 September 2014 | StartupSmart

Melbourne is one of the first cities in the world, following London and New York, to acquire its very own domain name – .melbourne.

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