Startups get a boost with $100,000 in Google Cloud Platform Credit

9:27PM | Monday, 15 September 2014 | Kye White

Google is giving startups $100,000 in Google Cloud Platform Credit and 24/7 support to help them take advantage of resources in the cloud, and use those resources to quickly launch and scale their ideas.


Tasmanian IT lobby group warns NBN is “going backwards on paper” as NBN Co boss visits state

9:17PM | Monday, 15 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

TasICT has warned there are mounting problems with the NBN rollout in the island state ahead of a visit by NBN Co chief executive Bill Morrow.

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The psychology of Apple fans: Blind loyalty or just wanting to belong?

9:07PM | Monday, 15 September 2014 | David Glance

The reputation of Apple’s fans is as well known as its products. But what is it that drives this fandom?

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Why Google bought a spoon; How lazy pricing kills products; and you could soon be working in your sleep: Best of the Web

9:34PM | Friday, 12 September 2014 | Eloise Keating

It’s not unusual to read that Google has acquired a new company. From robots and drones to smoke alarms, the tech giant’s appetite for acquisition is well known. But why has a startup that makes spoons caught Google’s attention?

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Apple delivers smart watch, but you might want to think twice about getting one

9:11PM | Thursday, 11 September 2014 | Andre Spicer

Apple’s September 2014 keynote was highly anticipated and #applelive supplanted #indyref, #Ukraine and #ISIS from the Twitter trending leaderboard. A huge part of the hype surrounding it was Tim Cook’s announcement that Apple would be launching an entirely new gizmo – Apple Watch.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Leaked document shows Microsoft plans to drop Nokia branding

9:22AM | Thursday, 11 September 2014 | Kye White

Microsoft is set to replace the Nokia and Windows Phone brand names, with the tech giant reportedly opting to use the name Windows instead, according to a confidential internal document obtained by Geek On Gadgets.

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Wearer be warned: your fitness data may be sold or used against you

9:27PM | Wednesday, 10 September 2014 | Deborah Lupton

People interested in tracking their health, physical activity levels and body functions can now choose from a plethora of sensor-embedded digital gadgets to monitor and measure their bodies. But the big question for many users is how their personal health and medical data are used.

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Industry experts respond to the release of the Apple Watch

9:53PM | Wednesday, 10 September 2014 | Kye White

The Apple Watch will push wearable technology into the mainstream, according to a number of Australian mobile app developers.

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iPhone 6 a good size for big pockets, Apple Watch can measure time…sort of

9:33PM | Wednesday, 10 September 2014 | Julian Cram

Apple’s new product launch didn’t contain too many surprises for keen observers of the Cupertino-based tech giant's product strategy. The compaany remains on the evolutionary rather than revolutionary path.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Apple unveils two new iPhones, Apple Watch and Apple Pay

9:22AM | Wednesday, 10 September 2014 | Kye White

As expected, Apple has unveiled two new iPhones – the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus – and its new wearable device, the Apple Watch, which it is calling its “most personal device ever”.

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All kneel at the temple of Apple’s latest technology

9:54PM | Tuesday, 9 September 2014 | Brett Hutchins

Just as with all the earlier versions of the iPhone, rumours abound about what Apple will announce this week in relation to iPhone 6 – new screens, different sizes, powerful chips, faster processing and an exciting new add-on device – the iWatch.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Twitter rolls out “buy” buttons within tweets

9:14AM | Tuesday, 9 September 2014 | Kye White

Twitter has announced its first commerce product, a buy button which allows its users to make purchases directly within tweets.

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Why Google and Samsung will be cheering Apple’s new product announcements

9:27AM | Monday, 8 September 2014 | David Glance

Apple is widely expected to announce 2 new phones and a smart watch at an event to be held on the 9th September at its headquarters in Cupertino, California. In what is now considered normal for these events, a great number of the details of what will be announced have already leaked.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Does Apple’s wearable have its own app store?

9:29AM | Monday, 8 September 2014 | Kye White

Apple’s wearable device, set to be released alongside the latest iPhone this week, will run third-party applications, and may come equipped with an App Store, sources have told 9to5mac.

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Could your Nest do with a little more Zen? Meet the Aussie startup building a simpler, smarter thermostat

9:38PM | Friday, 5 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Melbourne-based startup Planet Innovation has raised nearly $50,000 on crowdfunding site Indiegogo in just days for a device called Zen, which it claims is the first thermostat that is not either “extremely unattractive” or “too complicated to use”.

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Entrepreneur who sold his business to NYSE-listed multinational delivers his latest venture

9:12PM | Friday, 5 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Steve Orenstein, an Australian entrepreneur who sold his business to multinational NYSE-listed fleet management firm Fleetmatics in August of last year, has launched his latest venture this week with the aim of disrupting the courier business.

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Want to go viral? Why women don’t apply for jobs unless they’re 100% qualified: Best of the Web

9:53AM | Friday, 5 September 2014 | Cara Waters

In the aftermath of the ice bucket challenge clogging up news feeds everywhere, it’s interesting to consider just what it takes to send content viral.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Apple strikes deal with major US financial institutions on mobile payments

9:23AM | Friday, 5 September 2014 | Kye White

Apple has reached deals to lower its card transaction fees with some of the largest financial institutions in the US as part of its plan to launch its mobile payments platform, sources have told Bank Innovation.

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Why new Apple iPhones are often unveiled in September

9:15PM | Thursday, 4 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Over the next month or so, we’re going to be bombarded with new product announcements from the world’s tech and consumer electronics giants.

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9:06PM | Thursday, 4 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas, the ASX-listed outsourcing website founded by Australian tech entrepreneur Matt Barrie, has announced the launch of a new online marketplace for buying and selling websites and domain names.

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