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

Data encryption startup says high profile cloud breaches highlight growing importance of privacy

10:20PM | Thursday, 16 October 2014 | Kye White

A number of high profile data breaches will lead to a safer more secure cloud-based IT industry, according to ARKpX chief executive officer Andrew MacDonald.

 | IT  | Leadership  | Management

R&D tax concessions lure Silicon Valley tech startup to list on the ASX

10:08PM | Thursday, 16 October 2014 | Broede Carmody

Silicon Valley technology company 1-Page has become the first US tech startup to list on the Australian Securities and Stock Exchange, joining a growing list of American tech businesses entering the Australian market.

 | Technology

When the ATM runs Windows, how safe is your money?

10:25PM | Wednesday, 15 October 2014 | Bill Buchanan

How safe is Microsoft Windows? After all, the list of malware that has caused major headaches worldwide over the last 15 years is long. So how safe do you feel knowing that ATMs across the world run Microsoft Windows?

 | Technology

Launch of Twitter Ads service in Australia important step to engaging local SMEs

10:00AM | Wednesday, 15 October 2014 | Kye White

The likely end-point for Twitter’s “buy” button will be making it available to small and medium businesses around the globe, including Australia, according to the company’s vice president of global online sales Richard Alfonsi.

 | Technology

Four health tech startup competition finalists take home a $10,000 prize, as local sector gains critical mass

10:37PM | Tuesday, 14 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The four finalists for the inaugural Janssen Health and Technology Challenge (HaTCH) have been named, with one of the judges saying Melbourne, in particular, is close to developing “a critical mass of ideas”.

 | Growth  | Innovation  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Cashflow  | Technology  | IT

Do we want an augmented reality or a transformed reality?

10:01PM | Tuesday, 14 October 2014 | Nick Kelly

It seems we are headed towards a world where augmented reality (AR) systems will be as common as smartphones are today – it’s already about to revolutionise medicine, entertainment, the lives of disabled people and of course advertising and shopping.

 | Technology

The five legal documents you need for your startup

10:26PM | Monday, 13 October 2014 | David Lipworth

It is common for entrepreneurs to be “big thinkers”, optimistic and passionate people who have both the vision to set enormous objectives and the confidence to take the leap of faith that is the first step towards achieving them.

 | Technology

A new social network aims to reduce the isolation faced by new mothers

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

A new social network called Mothers Groupie aims to reduce the isolation felt by many new mothers by helping them to meet both face-to-face and online, with the site also recently adding a directory of helpers.

 | Growth  | Technology  | Social media  | Start-up Profiles

Simon Hackett invests in a graphite mine, predicts Tesla will help drive a clean energy tipping point

10:57PM | Friday, 10 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Pioneering Australian tech entrepreneur Simon Hackett has invested $1.5 million to purchase a quarter of graphite miner Oakdale Resources’ initial public offering, predicting a clean energy tipping point will be reached in the next five to 10 years.

 | Technology  | Growing

BEST OF THE WEB: A Google master class; a mission to mars; and it’s not the maths stupid

10:33AM | Friday, 10 October 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Google needs to be understood, writes Steven Levy on Medium, as part of a “master class” he is doing on Google.

 | Technology

Google boosts search ranking for encrypted websites

10:26PM | Thursday, 9 October 2014 | David Hancock

Improving your website's security can actually help bring in new business, as Google search results start giving preference to sites employing encryption.

 | Technology

Customers to provide the hotspots in Telstra’s new Wi-Fi plan

10:12PM | Thursday, 9 October 2014 | Ian McShane

Telstra’s plans to rollout Australia’s largest Wi-Fi network over the next five years involves asking existing customers to allow part of their broadband connection to be used as hotspots.

 | Technology

‘Managed’ vs ‘unmanaged’ web hosting

10:04PM | Wednesday, 8 October 2014 | Robin Jennings

The price difference between managed and unmanaged web hosting is huge, but the reason for this is quite simple: pay more = get more.

 | Websites

Broadband internet downloads on the brink of an exabyte of data, but the future looks mobile

10:21PM | Tuesday, 7 October 2014 | Bronwen Clune

We’ve heard if often enough, but now the numbers are in: The future is mobile if data from the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) survey is anything to go by.

 | Technology

She Makes event set to boost local maker community by getting more women involved

10:31AM | Tuesday, 7 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Girl Geek Academy is preparing for She Makes, Australia’s first maker faire specifically designed for women, following the success of Australia’s first all-female hackathon in March.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Technology  | IT  | Business advice and education

Versus – using lean to stay lean

10:37PM | Monday, 6 October 2014 | Kye White

Brad Bond is taking the measure and learn approach from lean startup theory and applying it to gyms – to help motivate people to get fit.

 | Technology