ilab seeks startups in regional Queensland for Germinate accelerator

10:51PM | Friday, 3 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Indooroopilly-based accelerator ilab is encouraging startups and entrepreneurs in regional Queensland to apply for its Germinate accelerator program.

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“Blow their minds”: Applications open for speakers for Australia’s first national PHP web developer conference

10:55PM | Friday, 3 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The organiser of PHP Australia, the first national conference for web developers who use the PHP scripting language, has announced applications are now open for people interested in becoming speakers for the event.

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Significant new features for app developers in Windows 10

10:18PM | Friday, 3 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

This week Tech giant Microsoft unveiled the next major release of its Windows operating system, known as Windows 10.

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Unlocking the geoblock: Australians embrace VPNs

10:01PM | Friday, 3 October 2014 | Ramon Lobato and Scott Ewing

In recent months there have been many reports of Australians covertly signing up for the US streaming service Netflix, using fake postcodes and software workarounds to fool its geo-blocking system.

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The five speed bumps that threaten to derail your MVP project

10:01PM | Thursday, 2 October 2014 | Kye White

Shufflebrain co-founder Amy Jo Kim was practising lean startup methodology before there was a name for it.

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Is LinkedIn using your personal image and email contacts?

10:40PM | Thursday, 2 October 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

If you are a LinkedIn member and have signed up with a profile, then the answer is likely yes! LinkedIn is using your details and may be using your image for its marketing campaigns.

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The PC reaches its twilight years as Windows 10 becomes the last major upgrade

10:09PM | Thursday, 2 October 2014 | David Glance

The decision to stop releasing Windows as a series of major releases is long overdue and follows the approach (including the choice of the number 10) taken by Apple in releasing minor versions of its Mac OSX system.

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Small businesses screwed over by “short-sighted” approval of Expedia takeover of Wotif

10:05PM | Thursday, 2 October 2014 | Eloise Keating

Associations representing thousands of small and medium Australian accommodation providers have slammed a decision by the competition watchdog to not oppose the takeover of Wotif by travel giant Expedia.

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Geek laughs: Control Alt Delete at the Melbourne Fringe

10:06PM | Wednesday, 1 October 2014 | Jay Brinker

Computers. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you’d be hard pressed to find a person who has never experienced them in one way or another.

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Melbourne gets a new address

9:21PM | Tuesday, 30 September 2014 | StartupSmart

Melbourne is one of the first cities in the world, following London and New York, to acquire its very own domain name – .melbourne.

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'Bendgate' tests: Just 31 kg of pressure to deform an Apple iPhone 6, compared to 68 kg for Samsung Galaxy Note 3

9:59AM | Tuesday, 30 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

A recent test reveals it takes significantly less pressure to bend an Apple iPhone 6 than most other smartphones, including Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 and the iPhone 5.

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Fitness app Zova gets smart about health tech with iOS launch

9:57PM | Monday, 29 September 2014 | Kye White

Brisbane startup Zova is hoping its contextual awareness will carry its female-focused health and fitness app to mainstream popularity.

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Equity crowdfunding: What Equitise learnt when it met with government

9:15PM | Monday, 29 September 2014 | Chris Gilbert

Support in numbers is something I have learnt a great deal about this week when I reflect on my trip to Canberra to meet with various government officials to discuss the current execution timeline of crowd sourced equity funding (CSEF) in Australia.

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Say Ello to the new privacy debate on social media

9:38PM | Monday, 29 September 2014 | Luke Heemsbergen

Ello is new social networking space on the web that is receiving a lot of attention of late – so much that it’s caused a few problems with the website out of action from time to time.

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Hackathons in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane aiming to turn “health data into information into knowledge”

9:44PM | Friday, 26 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

With interest in health technology booming, an upcoming hackathon across three states is aiming to bring together tech experts and leading medical researchers.

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From art to science: Interest in robotics is on the move, but finance remains an issue

9:32PM | Friday, 26 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The cofounder of a pioneering Sydney-based robotics startup, with a Powerhouse Museum display and a successful crowdfunding campaign under its belt, says the sector is set to get much bigger but finance for projects remains an issue.

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Dear Rupert: Google hits back at media mogul’s claims it breeds piracy

9:19PM | Friday, 26 September 2014 | Kye White

Google has rejected allegations made by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp in a letter to the European Commission that it uses its market position to stifle competition and is a platform for piracy and the spread of malicious networks.

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AFL fantasy coaching app interest set to surge as Hawthorn battles Sydney in the grand final

9:10PM | Friday, 26 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Bao-Minh Tran-Vo, the cofounder of fantasy footy app developer c8apps, might be in San Francisco, but being 12,658 kilometres from the MCG on AFL grand final day is unlikely to stop the sports aficionado from catching all the action on that one day in September.

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Samsung makes fun of Apple’s misfortunes whilst its own problems pass unnoticed

9:29PM | Friday, 26 September 2014 | David Glance

Apple’s rivals have been quick to take advantage of its ongoing social media attention this week. Not only have they been able to promote their own products but as the focus remains on Apple’s, issues with their own products go unnoticed by the social and news media.

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Payments startup Pin Payments introduces programmable bank transfer API

9:22PM | Friday, 26 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Perth and Melbourne-based payments startup Pin Payments has announced it is introducing a new API that will allow small businesses to automatically schedule their payments.

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