Five top apps for startups

7:22PM | Wednesday, 9 July 2014 | Nina Hendy

Five startups reveal their fave app and why they are so helpful.


What the police can get from mobile phone tower data

7:54PM | Wednesday, 9 July 2014 | Philip Branch

Metadata is in the news again with revelations that police in Australia have been getting access to data collected from mobile base stations (cell towers).

 | Technology

Google rakes in $1.8 billion revenue, pays $7.1 million tax

7:13PM | Wednesday, 9 July 2014 | Kirsten Robb

It has been a tightly held figure, but we now know just how much search engine giant Google rakes in each year from advertising revenue in Australia—and just how little the company pays in tax.

 | Technology

Picking the right phone system for your startup

7:35PM | Tuesday, 8 July 2014 | Sam Bashiry

Starting a new business can be a daunting task, but one decision that should be easy to make is choosing the right telephone system.

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Ad Muncher goes free with an aim for 10 million users

7:31PM | Monday, 7 July 2014 | Kye White

Ad Muncher is now available for free, with the goal of reaching 10 million users in three years’ time.

 | Technology

Wotif acquisition shows potential of Australian startups for US investors eyeing Asia

7:42PM | Monday, 7 July 2014 | Kye White

The proposed $700 million acquisition of Wotif by Expedia is a sign of the Australian startup scene succeeding despite relatively low levels of funding and support, according to StartupAus board member Dr Jana Matthews.

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11 things you might not know about

7:43AM | Monday, 7 July 2014 | StartupSmart

Here are 11 key facts about Australian travel site Wotif you might not be aware of.

 | Technology

When it comes to generating revenue, Twitter is the most valuable social channel in Australia

7:54AM | Monday, 7 July 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Analysis of millions of transactions reveals a share on social media generates $4.80 in additional revenue and nine additional website visits.

 | Social media

Gen X and Gen Y spend the most time online: study

7:30PM | Friday, 4 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

More teenagers are connected to the internet than ever before, but surprisingly adults are the ones spending the most time online, according to a study by Roy Morgan Research.

 | Technology

We’ve had Australia’s first Eduhack, now it’s time for Unihack

7:28PM | Friday, 4 July 2014 | StartupSmart

The University of Melbourne and Monash University have announced they are to hosting the first UNIHACK Melbourne, a hackathon designed for university and TAFE students.

 | Technology

Elite sports wearables maker Catapult Sports buys GPSports, no IPO plans at the moment

7:10PM | Friday, 4 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Catapult Sports, a Melbourne-based provider of tracking devices for elite athletes, has announced it has purchased Canberra-based counterpart GPSport.

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The new video channel tuning into Australian software developers

7:02AM | Friday, 4 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Two Sydney-based entrepreneurs are set to launch a new online video site with content focused on software development that hopes to get more people interested in coding as a career.

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Best of the Web: Making apps; the dying IPO; tangled earbuds; and disruption theory

7:20AM | Friday, 4 July 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Ever wondered how apps are made? Then read this by Craig Mod on Medium.

 | Technology

The Heartbleed bug continues to pose risks for people

7:34AM | Friday, 4 July 2014 | The Conversation

It’s been almost three months since the Heartbleed bug was revealed and many thousands of computer servers still need to be fixed.

 | Technology

How to build a virtual reality system – in your living room

7:09PM | Thursday, 3 July 2014 | Stefan Greuter

Building your own virtual reality system is easier than you might think.

 | Technology

Australian software helps track down Myer’s con man

7:49PM | Thursday, 3 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

Australian software was the key to uncovering the backstory behind a man who was fired by Myer over a misleading CV.

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Guy Kawasaki’s 10 tips to evangelize your product

7:18PM | Thursday, 3 July 2014 | Paul Wallbank

As Apple’s original Mac evangelist, Kawasaki brings a wealth of experience when it comes to promoting products.

 | Technology

'Phablets' and wearable tech on-trend for Aussie consumers

7:20PM | Wednesday, 2 July 2014 | Kirsten Robb

Wearable technology is the big growth area to watch as Australia’s attraction to smartphones continues to strengthen.

 | Planning  | Technology

Tinder founders in sexual harassment case: Having a female co-founder “makes the company feel like a joke”

7:09PM | Wednesday, 2 July 2014 | Eloise Keating

One of the co-founders of online dating app Tinder is suing the company for sexual harassment and discrimination, in a case that is drawing attention to the treatment of women in the technology industry.

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Bigcommerce confirms Magento deal with store migration plans ready

7:35AM | Wednesday, 2 July 2014 | StartupSmart

Australian e-commerce company Bigcommerce has confirmed reports eBay-owned Magento has named it as the software-as-a-service migration provider for its ProStores and Magento Go platforms.

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