Startups and young talent key to tackling social issues

4:29PM | Thursday, 9 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Startups are well-placed to tackle social issues and more of them are doing so as younger generations enter the tech scene, according to the co-founder of a startup shortlisted for the 2015 StartupSmart Awards.


Subscription fitness service AnyClass gets in shape for battle ahead

4:28PM | Thursday, 9 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

ClassPass clone AnyClass hopes being one of the first to bring subscription fitness services to Australia will be enough to win over users.

 | Technology

Aussie design startup Canva hits two million users

4:26PM | Thursday, 9 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Multimillion-dollar design startup Canva has reached a hurdle many Aussie tech companies can only dream of: scooping up two million users since launching worldwide 18 months ago.

 | Growth  | Technology

Australian downloaders take heart: Canadians have been in the same boat for three years

4:12PM | Thursday, 9 April 2015 | David Glance

Despite the rhetoric coming from Voltage Pictures, they are nowhere near sending letters to anyone in Australia about their alleged downloading of the movie Dallas Buyers Club last year.

 | Technology

Copyright trumps privacy in Dallas Buyers Club ruling

4:06PM | Wednesday, 8 April 2015 | Dan Jerker B. Svantesson

Our online privacy is constantly under threat. Only yesterday the Federal Court of Australia ruled that a group of internet service providers (ISPs) are required to disclose details of almost 5,000 of their account holders to a Hollywood studio.

 | Technology

It is not clear who won in the Dallas Buyers Club LLC court case and was it moot?

4:40PM | Wednesday, 8 April 2015 | David Glance

There will be thousands of Australians who are now concerned about the prospect of receiving lawyers letters accusing them of downloading the movie the Dallas Buyers Club in April or May of 2014.

 | Technology

BlueChilli security startup TokenOne closes third funding round to fuel international expansion

4:29PM | Thursday, 2 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Cyber security startup TokenOne has secured a third round of funding in order to fuel its international expansion and grow its sales and marketing team.

 | Venture Capital  | Technology

This is Spartan! But is it the end for Microsoft's Internet Explorer?

4:28AM | Thursday, 2 April 2015 | Sam Hinton

Love it or hate it, Internet Explorer (IE) has been Microsoft’s window on the web for almost 20 years. In the rapidly evolving online world this is a ripe old age, and now Microsoft has decided it is time for IE to hand over the baton.

 | Technology

Aussie software startup gets a boost from Microsoft Surface 3 pre-installation

4:22AM | Thursday, 2 April 2015 | Kye White

Startmate graduate Drawboard will see a huge jump in users after Microsoft announced its software will be pre-installed on every Surface 3.

 | Technology

The hazards of presumptive computing

4:45PM | Wednesday, 1 April 2015 | Michael Cowling

Have you ever texted somebody saying how “ducking annoyed” you are at something? You may have been a victim of a new challenge in computing ...

 | Technology

The security paradox: individual privacy versus digital driftnets

3:38PM | Tuesday, 31 March 2015 | Suelette Dreyfus and Shanton Chang

The great irony of the Abbott government’s plan enforce the mandatory data retention legislation is that while this is being done to make us safer, in fact it creates new data security risks for us all.

 | Technology

Is it possible to circumvent metadata retention and retain your privacy?

3:27PM | Tuesday, 31 March 2015 | Philip Branch

There has been quite a lot discussion lately on how to avoid metadata retention, particularly in the context of leaking sensitive information to journalists.

 | Technology

Tech sector now represents 5.1% of Australia’s GDP, 22% of the workforce

3:30PM | Monday, 30 March 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

The digital economy contributed $79 billion to the Australian economy in 2013/14, representing 5.1% of Australia’s gross domestic product, while 22% of employees now work intensively with ICT, according to a new Deloitte Access Economics report.

 | Technology  | Leadership  | Management  | Government and Regulation

Social media enters the social video broadcasting age

3:15PM | Monday, 30 March 2015 | David Glance

Social media has entered what is likely to be a wildly popular new phase with the advent of live video streaming apps Periscope and Meerkat.

 | Social media

Australian developers cautiously optimistic about Facebook Messenger becoming an apps platform

3:03PM | Friday, 27 March 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Australian developers are cautiously optimistic that Facebook’s decision to turn Facebook Messenger into an app platform will help strengthen the app industry.

 | Growth  | Technology

Startup Weekend to help Melbourne entrepreneurs crack into the fast-growing fintech space

3:03PM | Thursday, 26 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Melbourne will host a fintech meet-up this weekend aimed at giving early-stage entrepreneurs an understanding of the skills they will need to disrupt the big banks and major financial institutions.

 | Venture Capital  | Technology

Rich Lister Zhenya Tsvetnenko attempts backdoor listing on ASX for Mpire Media

3:36PM | Thursday, 26 March 2015 | Eloise Keating

Mpire Media, founded by Western Australia-based tech entrepreneur Zhenya Tsvetnenko, will spring on to the Australian Securities Exchange by June through a backdoor listing.

 | Technology

Protecting critical infrastructure in a world of infinite attacks

3:26PM | Thursday, 26 March 2015 | Zahir Tari and Carlos Queiroz

The once proudly used “security through obscurity” mantra no longer applies. Here's what it means for infrastructure security.

 | Technology

The ongoing war against cybercrime

3:24PM | Wednesday, 25 March 2015 | Nicholas Gilmour and Andrew Colarik

Cybercrime is estimated to cost the global economy upwards of $US400 billion a year, and these costs are expected to continue to rise.

 | Technology

The NY Times declares wearables cause cancer – a fail for journalism or science?

3:08PM | Wednesday, 25 March 2015 | David Glance

A columnist at the New York Times has written that he believes that technologies like Apple’s upcoming watch could be as as dangerous as cigarettes and cause cancer.

 | Technology