What the latest technology company results say about the future of technology

10:18PM | Tuesday, 28 October 2014 | David Glance

If the smartphone market is showing signs of maturing, the tablet market, for Apple at least, continues its path into decline with sales falling 8% over the previous year.


Microsoft launches Azure cloud platform data centres in Australia

10:07PM | Monday, 27 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Microsoft officially launched two Australian data centres on Monday as part of its Azure cloud computing platform at the start of the tech giant’s 21st TechEd Conference in Sydney.

 | Growth  | Technology

Hackett investment has shifted Australian aviation app into full throttle

10:59PM | Friday, 24 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Aviation app developer Avsoft is gaining altitude across Australia, New Zealand and the US following an investment from entrepreneur Simon Hackett, with the company recently releasing an entry-level version of its CASA-approved app for Android devices.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Technology

Oneflare secures $1 million investment to fund UK expansion

10:29PM | Friday, 24 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Local services marketplace Oneflare has secured an additional $1 million in funding as the service begins preparations for international expansion.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Technology  | Websites

Forget beach blanket bingo, tech conference bingo's all the rage

10:57PM | Friday, 24 October 2014 | Cara Waters

If you've ever been lucky (or is that unlucky) enough to sit through a tech conference, you'll recognise what's going on in this little game of bingo.

 | Technology

Best of the Web: Ebola panic grips the US; Marc Andreessen on diversity; and cloned puppies for sale

10:54AM | Friday, 24 October 2014 | Bronwen Clune

With the fear of Ebola spreading at a much faster rate than the virus, The New Yorker takes time out from the hysteria to trace the origins of this latest outbreak.

 | Technology

Need for speed: Intuit Australia launches new software to assist app developers

10:27PM | Thursday, 23 October 2014 | Broede Carmody

Entrepreneurs and developers will be able to quickly test their ideas and easily reach an international market thanks to new online tools launched today by digital and accounting solutions company Intuit.

 | Technology

Two Sydney-based startups team up to match entrepreneurs with tech-skilled co-founders

10:19PM | Thursday, 23 October 2014 | Broede Carmody

Two Sydney-based startups are joining forces to give startups the technical skills necessary to turn their vision into a reality.

 | Technology

Why wearable technology will not bring about a health revolution

10:09PM | Thursday, 23 October 2014 | David Glance

The focus on the health aspects of wearables is part of a general trend amongst technology journalists who predict a “coming revolution in healthcare” as a result of these devices.

 | Innovation  | Technology

iiNet hit with lawsuit over Oscar-winning film Dallas Buyers Club

10:27AM | Thursday, 23 October 2014 | Cara Waters

iiNet, Amnet, Dodo and Wideband are going to be back in court, this time defending customers who allegedly pirated the 2013 Oscar-winning film Dallas Buyers Club.

 | Technology

What’s next for the smartphone in a rapidly changing market?

10:47PM | Wednesday, 22 October 2014 | David Tuffley

Mobile phones are designed to last about 24 months. Surprised? Not really? Planned obsolescence keeps this high-turnover market chugging along.

 | Technology

Australians love sports, it's time they love sports tech

10:30PM | Tuesday, 21 October 2014 | Kye White

Internationally Australia is recognised as a sports leader, and there's an opportunity to use that reputation to help create a thriving sports technology industry, according to the Australian Sports Technology Network executive director Craig Hill.

 | Technology

Aussie social network to spring onto ASX with reverse listing

10:50PM | Tuesday, 21 October 2014 | Kirsten Robb, an Australian question-and-answer-based social networking site with five million regular monthly visitors, is looking to raise up to $5 million and hopes to list on the Australian Securities Exchange by November.

 | Financing a business  | Social media

Data mining the new black box of self-driving cars

10:32PM | Tuesday, 21 October 2014 | David Lindsay

Autonomous vehicles, or self-driving cars, are likely to be seen more widely on roads in 2015.

 | Technology

Australian tech company taking market by storm, files for IPO

10:26PM | Friday, 17 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Aeeris, the company that operates Australia’s only national location-based weather and hazards early warning service, is seeking to raise $6 million through an initial public offering (IPO) on the ASX.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Technology

ScriptRock cofounder tells entrepreneurs to “have an open mind” at startup events as Tech23 approaches

10:28PM | Friday, 17 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The cofounder of Australian IT DevOps company ScriptRock, Mike Baukes, says an open mind is the key to getting the most out of startup events such as Tech23, which can be an important networking opportunity for emerging entrepreneurs.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Technology

Toowoomba hosting its first Startup Weekend: The challenges of building an ecosystem in regional Australia

10:10PM | Friday, 17 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The regional city of Toowoomba, in Queensland’s Darling Downs region, is set to host its first Startup Weekend event as its local startup ecosystem gathers momentum.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Technology

What entrepreneurs can learn from underdogs, generation flux’s secret weapon, iPhone therefore I am: Best of the Web

10:51AM | Friday, 17 October 2014 | Cara Waters

Best selling author Malcolm Gladwell looks at why entrepreneurs are disagreeable, why that’s a good thing and how disadvantages can be advantageous.

 | Technology

Canva launches an iPad app

10:47PM | Thursday, 16 October 2014 | StartupSmart

With a focus on growth, Australian startup Canva has launched an iPad app version of its easy to use graphic design platform, its most requested feature to date.

 | Technology

Is anything ‘private’ anymore? How social media and tech companies sniff out your data

10:41PM | Thursday, 16 October 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

Here are a few of the ways the big social media and tech companies are accessing your data and using it for profit.

 | Legal matters  | Technology  | Social media  | Vanessa Emilio