Revealed: iPhone 6 leaked photos

8:45PM | Tuesday, 12 August 2014 | Kirsten Robb

The iPhone rumours have sparked up again, as leaked photos potentially revealing the new iPhone 6 set the internet ablaze with debate.


DIY becomes Do It For You: Tiger Pistol finds businesses need more help in social marketing

8:26PM | Monday, 11 August 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Melbourne-based social marketing startup Tiger Pistol, which existed primarily as a DIY platform for small businesses, has launched a Do It For You package, making it the first platform in the world to help small businesses with a full social marketing suite that includes organic, advertising and reputation management.

 | Marketing  | Sales and marketing  | Online and email marketing  | Social media

Online freelance market is like “eBay in 1997”, says Matt Barrie

8:05PM | Monday, 11 August 2014 | Kye White

Freelancer is dropping its minimum jobs price from $US30 ($A32.30) to $US10 ($A10.70) to make its platform more accessible to users in both developing and developed countries.

 | Growth Strategy  | Technology

How two mobile app developers’ love for AFL led to $400,000 in funding

8:12PM | Friday, 8 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

A Melbourne-based mobile games developer has secured $400,000 in funding from a group of prominent investors, after joining seed accelerator AngelCube’s 2013 program intake.

 | Growth  | Technology  | Websites

After a successful crowdfunding campaign, this Ant-o wants to save your life in an emergency

8:12PM | Friday, 8 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

In an emergency, allowing paramedics to quickly identify someone, including their emergency contacts, key medical information or immediate contact information, can literally be a matter of life or death.

 | Growth  | Technology  | Social media  | Websites

Microsoft to drop support for old versions of Internet Explorer

8:02PM | Friday, 8 August 2014 | Kye White

Microsoft has announced it will be dropping support for a number of versions of its web browser Internet Explorer, to encourage users to move to the latest versions.

 | Technology

Menulog panned for $15 pizza voucher sweetener deal for bad review

8:52PM | Thursday, 7 August 2014 | Eloise Keating

Home delivery service Menulog has come under fire after one customer claimed he was offered a $15 food voucher to remove a negative review.

 | Growth  | Social media

Google+ now allows fake names – is that a good thing?

8:13PM | Thursday, 7 August 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

Google+ has been loosening its restrictions on the Google+ real names policy over the past few years by allowing maiden names and nicknames.

 | Planning  | Technology  | Social media

The Great Fragmentation

8:32AM | Thursday, 7 August 2014 | Steve Sammartino

It used to be that you’d get a job and stay with your employer your whole working life. Smart employers, and certainly startups, are now beginning to look for people with wide experience, otherwise known as ‘horizontal personnel’.

 | IT  | Managing people

Better in beta? Why early access games are a double-edged sword

8:50AM | Thursday, 7 August 2014 | Sam Hinton

Early access, as it is called, has been embraced as a way to support innovation in gaming. But just as many players have decried it as a cynical money grab that is damaging the industry.

 | Technology

Five app store optimisation techniques we used to generate 400,000 downloads

8:42PM | Wednesday, 6 August 2014 | Matthew Ho

App store optimisation (ASO) is a practice to improve your app store ranking. It’s SEO for mobile apps.

 | Planning  | Technology  | Social media  | Websites  | IT  | SEO for start-ups

Why governments will always fail with technology projects like the NBN

8:18PM | Wednesday, 6 August 2014 |  David Glance

The most recent audit report of the NBN, released this week, has ultimately judged the entire project as “rushed, chaotic and inadequate”.

 | Planning  | Technology

Google News changes how website details are added and maintained

8:26PM | Tuesday, 5 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Google announced a major change to how news-related content is added and maintained on its Google News aggregation and search service last night.

 | Technology

Meet the Aussie startup hoping to Prezentt the future of slideshows

8:20PM | Tuesday, 5 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Perth-based startup Prezentt has launched its cloud-based slideshow service which it hopes will complement existing presentation apps such as PowerPoint.

 | Technology

Bigcommerce makes some big name hires as growth amps up

8:09PM | Tuesday, 5 August 2014 | StartupSmart

Bigcommerce, which looks set to be one of Australia’s startup success stories, today announced three senior hires in San Francisco, brought in to support the expansion of the Bigcommerce platform and rapid growth in number of merchants and online sales.

 | Technology

Hackers show the dangers of USB thumb drives, but this may be nothing new

8:21PM | Monday, 4 August 2014 | David Glance

As confirmation of just how vulnerable we all are to computer malware, two researchers presenting at this week’s Black Hat hacking conference in Las Vegas will demonstrate that we can no longer trust the ubiquitous USB thumb drive.

 | IT

First survey finds 2.8 million Twitter accounts in Australia

8:15PM | Monday, 4 August 2014 | Axel Bruns

Hashtags may be everywhere from the ABC’s Q&A talk show to the A-League Grand Final, yet we still know remarkably little about the structure and demographics of Twitter in Australia.

 | Technology  | Social media

Australian mobile app market booming as tech job growth outpaces the US and UK: Report

8:43PM | Friday, 1 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Australia’s tech jobs market is booming, with the rate of growth for tech jobs outpacing both the US and the UK, according to a new report by the Progressive Policy Institute.

 | Technology

Former AFL ruckman tackles entrepreneurial career, new student notes business is on the mark

8:19PM | Friday, 1 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Former Port Adelaide AFL ruckman Hugh Minson is tackling a new career as a startup entrepreneur, with a venture called Nexus Notes that allows students to download university course notes.

 | Growth  | Technology  | Websites

Novelty app Yo! accuses Aussie nanosocial API of copyright infringement

8:03PM | Friday, 1 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Novelty nanosocial app Yo! has allegedly accused Australian-based push notification API Oi! of copyright infringement.

 | Legal matters  | Technology