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OPINION: Why open source is not always the best tool for the job

6:49PM | Thursday, 19 June 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

There are many high-quality open source software products in the marketplace. However, despite what the advocates say, an open source solution might not always be the best option in every situation.

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WhatsApp? Yo!

6:08PM | Thursday, 19 June 2014 | Bronwen Clune

It’s an app that could highlight the genius of simplicity or the stupidity of a generation. Yo is a smartphone app that allows you to contact friends with one word – yo.

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Australian data centre services revenues to exceed $1.7 billion by 2020

6:54PM | Thursday, 19 June 2014 | StartupSmart

The Australian data centre services market recorded revenues of $698 million in 2013, a growth of 17.2% over 2012.

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Amazon’s Fire Phone launch offers a warm platform for growth

6:38PM | Thursday, 19 June 2014 | Annabelle Gawer

Amazon's smartphone launch tells us a great deal about CEO Jeff Bezos' strategy for his company – and what it might mean for the future of competition and innovation in our increasingly digital world.

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App launched by eBay does the selling for you

6:31PM | Wednesday, 18 June 2014 | Kirsten Robb

Using eBay just got a whole lot lazier, with the company today launching a new app that will sell your items for you.

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How to prepare to manufacture hardware: compliance testing

6:14PM | Wednesday, 18 June 2014 | Mark Pesce

Drawing from our experience bringing Holiday by MooresCloud to market, this series covers the whole journey: concept to design, preparation for mass production, compliance testing, manufacturing, and what to do when things break down – because they will break down.

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Amazon’s app store triples in size ahead of rumoured smartphone launch

6:35PM | Tuesday, 17 June 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Amazon has claimed the number of apps in its app store has tripled over the past year, with its consumers spending as much or more than any other platform, ahead of a rumoured smartphone launch.

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Google’s plans for internet access from the sky

6:07PM | Tuesday, 17 June 2014 | Thas Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas

News that Google representatives are in talks with Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic are seen as further evidence the web company is looking to set up a series of low-orbit satellites to help connect more people to the internet.

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Here’s an app that wants you to put down your phone

6:08PM | Monday, 16 June 2014 | Kye White

While many apps want users to spend all their time on their phone, social app Bridge is encouraging people to put down their phones and meet new people.

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Why Reset the Net falls short in protecting you from surveillance

6:00PM | Monday, 16 June 2014 | Peta Cook and Ashlin Lee

Some of the major players in the tech worldhave launched the Reset the Net campaign. However, there are some glaring oversights.

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Telstra and Optus hit back as Google tells users which ISPs are to blame for laggy YouTube clips

6:13PM | Friday, 13 June 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

A Google blog post in which the company claims it wants to help customers better understand the video quality available from their ISPS, has upset local providers.

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Are sponsored schools the future of digital education in Australia?

6:39PM | Friday, 13 June 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

IT giant IBM has entered into talks with key stakeholders to begin sponsoring Australian school education programs.

 | Growth  | Technology  | Business advice and education

Melbourne startup aims to take on eBay for local sales

6:09PM | Thursday, 12 June 2014 | Kye White

Most startups don’t often admit to going after the big guns, but not Melbourne-based online marketplace startup Locl, which is looking to offer an alternative to eBay and Gumtree for local sales.

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Want to test your zombie fighting skills?

6:05PM | Thursday, 12 June 2014 | Kye White

Melbourne startup Zero Latency is trying to give virtual reality its ‘arcade moment’, where people will be able to test themselves against zombies in virtual reality.

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Nokia acquires Brisbane-based radio frequency technology company

6:41PM | Thursday, 12 June 2014 | StartupSmart

Nokia has confirmed that it has acquired Brisbane-based company Mesaplexx in order to boost its radio capabilities in the networks business.

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Dead battery? Charge it with your clothes

6:41PM | Thursday, 12 June 2014 | Glenn Platt and Philippa Nicole Barr

What if you could leave home, safe in the knowledge that your phone would not run out of battery before you return?

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Search engines and data privacy: What’s happening with all those ‘right to be forgotten’ requests in Europe?

6:31PM | Thursday, 12 June 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

A recent EU ruling has given internet users the right to request the removal of personal listings on Google and other search engines.

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Australia’s 10 Internet of Things companies to watch

6:39PM | Wednesday, 11 June 2014 | Kye White

Everybody is talking about the Internet of Things, so here are our top 10 Australian companies to watch in this space.

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How to start developing a web app using Ruby on Rails

6:56PM | Wednesday, 11 June 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

What does Ruby on Rails development entail and how do you get started?

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Will Apple’s HealthKit and Health app empower or frustrate?

6:47PM | Tuesday, 10 June 2014 | Suneel Jethani

If you thought that self-tracking and the collection of personal health and fitness metrics was just a fad then an announcement last week by Apple CEO Tim Cook at the annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference might suggest otherwise.

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