New exercise app aims to become the Michelle Bridges in your pocket

6:59PM | Friday, 27 June 2014 | Broede Carmody

A new Melbourne-based startup is aiming to conquer the lack of motivation users of health and fitness apps come across by acting as a 24-hour-personal trainer without the price tag.

Growth  | Technology

THE NEWS WRAP: Early-stage investor 500 Startups teams with SeedInvest for new $100 million public raising fund

6:23AM | Friday, 27 June 2014 | Kye White

Early-stage investor and accelerator 500 Startups is using public fundraising for a new $100 million fund.

 | Planning  | Technology

Maestrano secures patents for cloud apps integrator Connec!

6:26PM | Thursday, 26 June 2014 | StartupSmart

Cloud-based business app provider Maestrano has secured US and worldwide patents for Connec!, a world first development that integrates complex cloud applications from different vendors with one click.

 | Technology

Gloves off for Google v Apple after I/O conference announcements

6:05PM | Thursday, 26 June 2014 | Kye White

“The gloves are off between Google and Apple” in the battle for the hearts and minds of consumers, according to Martin Halford, CTO of Australian app developer Appster.

 | Technology

OPINION: How Google Drive for business fits with a home security business

6:48PM | Thursday, 26 June 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Google raised a few eyebrows when, ahead of I/O, it announced it’s shilling out $US555 million for a company called Dropcam. Here's how the pieces fit together.

 | Technology

10 massive announcements from Google I/O: A new version of Android is coming for cars, smartwatches and TVs

6:39PM | Thursday, 26 June 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Google’s head of Android, Sundar Pichai, delivered a keynote speech overnight to the tech giant’s annual developer conference, Google I/O. In terms of big announcements, he didn’t disappoint.

 | Technology

Tailored mobile apps, project planning software and a mobility equipment platform all make it to RiverPitch

6:25PM | Thursday, 26 June 2014 | StartupSmart

The Roundabout, a startup which hopes to make it easier for people in need to access disability and mobility equipment, was one of six bright startup ideas that took part in River City Labs’ River Pitch earlier this week.

 | Technology

Sneaky photo app to assist journalists and activists in documenting events

6:03PM | Thursday, 26 June 2014 | Broede Carmody

A new camera app is aiming to change the way journalists and activists report on events one cheeky snap at a time.

 | Technology

NBN Co and Telstra agree on broader FTTN deployment

6:49PM | Thursday, 26 June 2014 | StartupSmart

NBN Co and Telstra have reached agreement on an expanded program to plan, design and construct fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) high-speed broadband to about 200,000 homes and businesses.

 | Technology

Heartbreaking: Cupid Media struck by Privacy Commissioner for breaching privacy laws

6:44PM | Thursday, 26 June 2014 | Kirsten Robb

Online dating company Cupid Media has come under fire from the Australian Privacy Commissioner for breaching privacy laws after it was hacked last year.

 | Technology

To backup or not to backup – there really is no question

6:21PM | Thursday, 26 June 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

You’re not backing up your website, emails or documents? Fail.

 | Legal matters  | Technology  | Mentor  | Amanda Jesnoewski

Why being an Australian startup sucks

6:31AM | Thursday, 26 June 2014 | Stuart McKeown

This isn’t a rant; instead I’m trying to highlight some of the current challenges I see in the Australian startup scene – which could be a reason why we don’t see more successful startups or investments in our lovely country.

 | Technology

Is Facelock the password alternative we’ve been waiting for?

6:38AM | Wednesday, 25 June 2014 |  Philip Branch

Rob Jenkins from University of York and his colleagues have proposed a new system based on the psychology of face recognition called Facelock. But how does it stack up against existing authentication systems?

 | Technology

Australian banks need to get serious about bitcoin before it’s too late

6:23PM | Tuesday, 24 June 2014 | Kye White

The Australian banking and financial sector need to take Bitcoin seriously if they don’t want to be left behind, according to Coinjar co-founder and chief executive officer Asher Tan.

 | Financing a business  | Technology

How Australia connected to the internet 25 years ago

6:21PM | Tuesday, 24 June 2014 | Justin Zobel

It is a quarter-century since Australia first connected to the internet, but this technological breakthrough had a long gestation. What is now a global phenomenon was once the property of an exclusive community.

 | Technology

Five-star idea to make reviews more social wins university golden gong

6:50PM | Monday, 23 June 2014 | Kye White

Revuudle wants to turn opinions expressed on social media into quantifiable data by letting users share reviews with a five-star rating system.

 | Growth  | Social media

The pizza drone that won’t get a slice of the action

6:41PM | Friday, 20 June 2014 | Taskmaster

“My idea is revolutionary! It’s a world first!” the would-be entrepreneur says. When a drone delivering pizzas is involved, what could possibly go wrong?

 | Planning  | Innovation  | Technology

‘Google Schmoogle’ – how Yellow Pages got it so wrong

6:58PM | Friday, 20 June 2014 | The Conversation

Yellow Pages directories have been appearing on doorsteps across Australia in recent weeks. As often as not, they go straight into the recycling bin.

 | Growth  | Technology

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.

 | Technology

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.

 | Technology