Hackathon plus education equals EduHack

5:32PM | Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | Kye White

Education is the latest industry to look to hackathons to inspire innovation in the sector.

Technology  | Websites

Medical Research Future Fund needs commercial bent, say experts

5:26PM | Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | Kye White

The federal government’s new $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund needs to include support for commercialisation to help ensure the benefits of research to flow to patients, according to AusBiotech CEO Dr Anna Lavelle.

 | Technology

Wireless world: Telcos invest as we become more mobile

5:31PM | Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | Stilgherrian

Telstra has announced a massive investment in wireless technology for customers today. Telcos are thinking ahead to a more wireless world.

 | Technology

LA opens up the rolodex for Aussie muru-D accelerator startups

5:09PM | Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | Kye White

Nine startups from the muru-D accelerator have returned from a trip to the United States where they were pursued heavily by a number of groups in Los Angeles to use the city as their gateway to the US market, according to muru-D startup head coach Mick Liubinskas.

 | Technology

Social media advertising: Should you pay to play?

5:41PM | Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | Catriona Pollard

As businesses seek to trim the fat and slimline their processes, debate has risen about the value of social media advertising. But is it converting into sales, and how much does it contribute to the bottom line?

 | Technology  | Social media  | Sole trader

Australia, the Valley of Robotics?

5:39PM | Monday, 19 May 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Marc Andreessen told The New York Times recently that “new valleys will eventually emerge. But they won’t be Silicon Valley copycats”. We asked some of Australia’s most forward-thinking startup leaders about what kind of “valley” Australia could be?

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Innovation  | Technology

EU privacy ruling the latest legal blow for Google

5:21PM | Monday, 19 May 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

Last week’s ruling by the European Union (EU) Court of Justice is already causing chaos in Google’s operations with the new flood of requests. Here's why.

 | Legal matters  | Technology  | Mentor  | Vanessa Emilio

Growing use of Wi-Fi and smartphone tethering slows wireless broadband growth

5:02PM | Monday, 19 May 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Australia’s mobile broadband market grew by just 3% in the year to December, according to figures released by Telsyte today.

 | Technology

YouTube reported to have bought Twitch for $1 billion

5:55PM | Monday, 19 May 2014 | Cara Waters

Google’s YouTube has reached a deal to buy videogame streaming company Twitch for more than $US1 billion ($A1.06 billion), according to a report in Variety.

 | Technology

Crazy Domains loses web hosting data, as startups suffer

5:49PM | Monday, 19 May 2014 | Eloise Keating

Cut-price internet services provider Crazy Domains has offered just $100 to compensate customers for losing their web hosting data.

 | Technology

Growing ICT leadership gap opening in Australia’s corporate and education sectors

5:16PM | Friday, 16 May 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Australia is falling behind in terms of ICT spending across both the corporate and education sectors, according to new reports from two leading market analytics firms.

 | Technology

News Corp aims to think more like a startup

5:39PM | Friday, 16 May 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Last week News Corp held its News Foundry 54 innovation program, aimed at fostering a culture of “intrapreneurship” with more than 200 staff involved in the “concept-to-code” program.

 | Technology

Google introduces new AdSense ad formats, adds PayPal support for Google Play in some countries

5:07PM | Friday, 16 May 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Google has rolled out a series of updates to its services overnight, including new ad formats in AdSense and the ability to use PayPal to pay for Google Play downloads in selected countries.

 | Technology

Startup hopes to bring good karma to the academic peer-review process

5:43PM | Friday, 16 May 2014 | Kye White

Brisbane-based startup Academic Karma is hoping to vastly reduce the amount of time it takes for scientific articles to be peer reviewed.

 | Technology  | Start-up Profiles

What now for the NBN as taxpayer investment is capped?

5:27PM | Friday, 16 May 2014 | Thas Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas

NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow now faces some difficult decisions in deciding how best to allocate resources to meet the objective of providing high-speed broadband across Australia.

 | Technology

Latest app trends and what they mean for your business

5:19PM | Friday, 16 May 2014 | Dennis Benjamin

In almost every industry there are innovators, ‘smart companies’ who are leveraging disruptive technologies to stay ahead of competitors and offer the latest and greatest features to their customers.

 | Technology  | Sole trader

Mozilla Firefox DRM decision prompts warning from former Kazaa CTO

5:47PM | Thursday, 15 May 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Mozilla has announced it is embracing the W3C Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) digital rights management standard in Firefox, prompting a warning from the former chief technical officer of peer-to-peer sharing service Kazaa.

 | Technology

Microsoft’s takeover of Nokia working out well for Windows Phone app developers

5:43PM | Thursday, 15 May 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Microsoft recently closed its takeover deal with Nokia. Xamling’s Jordan Knight discusses what the change has meant so far for Windows Phone app developers, and what the platform is like to work with.

 | Technology

OPINION: How Malcolm Turnbull let startups down

5:39PM | Thursday, 15 May 2014 | Bronwen Clune

While in opposition, Turnbull talked about better R&D incentives for startups. In government, he has failed to deliver.

 | Technology  | Sole trader

Resources-based technology accelerator in the works

5:34PM | Thursday, 15 May 2014 | Kye White

Plans are being made for the possible development of a resources-based technology accelerator program in Perth, on the back of a successful mining hackathon in the city earlier this month.

 | Financing a business  | Technology