Welcome to the failure age!; I’m not trying to have it all; Twitter’s DM disaster was really a triumph: Best of the Web

11:27PM | Friday, 28 November 2014 | Cara Waters

Innovation looks boring close up, says Adam Davidson in ‘Welcome to the failure age!’ in The New York Times.


Rights to sold, former owner cites possible malware isssues

11:14PM | Thursday, 27 November 2014 | Kye White

Australian company DigitalCC has given up the rights to the domain name, just a few months after buying it for $US23,000 ($A27,000).

 | Technology

What to do when your biggest friend is also a foe – a lesson from Mozilla

11:25PM | Thursday, 27 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Mozilla's choice of Yahoo! over Google is a case study for what to do if your biggest customer becomes a competitor.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Technology  | Leadership  | Management

Meet the Adelaide startup looking to bring augmented reality to cemeteries and war memorials

11:32PM | Wednesday, 26 November 2014 | Broede Carmody

A South Australian startup is looking to bring together two unlikely companions: augmented reality and the humble gravestone.

 | Technology

Five things you need to know about managing a software build

11:10PM | Wednesday, 26 November 2014 | Peter Bell

Developing bespoke software is increasingly crucial to achieving business goals, but specifying software and managing programmers can be daunting and ripe with challenges.

 | Technology

The next social network your business needs to think about: Tumblr overtakes Instagram and Facebook as fastest growing social site

11:13PM | Wednesday, 26 November 2014 | Kirsten Robb

The multimedia micro-blogging website Tumblr has overtaken Instagram as the fastest growing social platform, according to research released today by the Global Web Index.

 | Social media

New VR streams for artists through Lobal

11:34PM | Tuesday, 25 November 2014 | Kye White

Melbourne-based startup Lobal has launched an Indiegogo campaign for IMERSO VRE, a platform that will give users the chance to find and create virtual reality experiences.

 | Technology

Is the blockchain the future of ownership?

11:13PM | Tuesday, 25 November 2014 | Kye White

One day, the blockchain, the technology behind bitcoin and other digital currencies, could be the proof that you own your house rather than a paper title, according to smart contract lawyer Pamela Morgan.

 | Financing a business  | Technology

Health tech partnership helps new mothers and partners Mind the Bump

11:35PM | Monday, 24 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Beyondblue and Smiling Mind have released a new iPhone and Android app that aims to reduce the risk of developing postnatal depression and other mental illnesses among new parents.

 | Technology

Gartner predicts wearables market could shrink next year, despite Apple Watch release

11:48PM | Monday, 24 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Samsung and Motorola have claimed top positions in the smartwatch market, while the overall wearables market could shrink next year, according to two reports released in the past week by Canalys and Gartner.

 | Technology

How to keep the world's eyes out of your webcam

11:24PM | Monday, 24 November 2014 | Michael Cowling

There are concerns that thousands of private webcams around the world could be streaming live images to anybody who wishes to view them.

 | Technology

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