Is social media the weak link in the fight against cyber attacks?

1:47PM | Tuesday, 20 January 2015 | Alastair MacGibbon

While there will always be a balance between utility and security, what is critical is for these companies to place value on the data and reputation of end users. The fact is, the convenience and massive consumer traction these sites offer come with a price.

Technology  | Social media

Health tech startup uses wearables to help seniors have more mobility

1:26PM | Friday, 16 January 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Two-year-old health tech startup mCareWatch is attracting interest in overseas markets with a smartwatch and platform that can help carers to monitor seniors both inside and outside the home.

 | Technology

Is Bitcoin one big Ponzi scheme? iPhone separation anxiety; and Teju Cole on Charlie Hebdo: Best of the Web

1:49PM | Friday, 16 January 2015 | Kye White

A lot has been written about the collapse of bitcoin in the last week as the price drops below $US200 ($A243) for the first time since 2013.

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Artificial Intelligence should benefit society, not create threats

1:16PM | Friday, 16 January 2015 | Toby Walsh

Some of the biggest players in Artificial Intelligence (AI) have joined together calling for any research to focus on the benefits we can reap from AI “while avoiding potential pitfalls”.

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Out with the keyboard as talk takes over typing

1:55PM | Thursday, 15 January 2015 | Michael Cowling

With the recent acquisition by Facebook of voice-recognition company, all four major players in the post-PC market (Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook) now have a significant infrastructure for hands-free communication with your device.

 | Technology

Facebook launches pilot trials of Facebook at Work

1:53PM | Thursday, 15 January 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Facebook has begun trials of its Facebook at Work service, a cloud-based platform that allows business to create social networks for staff, with the project led by an engineer who launched one of Sydney’s most successful startups.

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Google Translate: instantly translating foreign language text

1:22AM | Thursday, 15 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

Google's latest update for Google Translate allows users to point their smartphone’s camera at foreign text and receive an instant translation which is overlaid on the screen.

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Where’s the baby? How Tago wants to help you never lose or misplace a thing

1:18PM | Wednesday, 14 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

If you or someone you know often misplaces their keys, remote or phone then this Australian startup is here to help.

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Private investors get on the Dog and Bone – smartphone tech startup raises $2.46 million

1:49PM | Tuesday, 13 January 2015 | Kye White

Mobile technology startup Dog and Bone has raised $US2 million ($A2.46 million) from private investors which will be used to accelerate the roll out of patent-pending technologies.

 | Venture Capital  | Technology

Devices and enterprise software to lead IT spending growth in 2015: Gartner

1:30PM | Tuesday, 13 January 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Global spending on devices and enterprise software is projected to grow in 2015, but data centres and telecom services is set to remain sluggish.

 | Planning  | Financing a business  | Technology

Videos and photos drive social media use: Facebook gets it as Twitter struggles

1:11PM | Tuesday, 13 January 2015 | David Glance

With the pervasiveness of social media, it is still an unanswered question as to how fundamental a role it plays in everyone’s lives. Part of the complexity comes from the fact that we regard social media as being a uniform thing.

 | Social media

Wearable tech could turn us into navel-gazing slaves to the smartwatch

1:16PM | Monday, 12 January 2015 | Andre Spicer and Carl Cederström

Were you to wander around Las Vegas this week you’d be in for a surprise – the usual office-weary conference goers have been replaced by the sparkling spectacle of technology replete with Silicon Valley hotshots, super-fast 3D printers and hovering drones.

 | Technology

Smaller is smarter at the 2015 International CES

1:11PM | Monday, 12 January 2015 | Bryonie Scott

An app that can unlock your front door with a digital key and the latest wearable sex tech OhMiBod are just some of the next generation of high-tech gadgets and devices on display this week at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

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How – and why – Google is transforming the map

1:09PM | Friday, 9 January 2015 | Anthony Stefanidis, Andrew Crooks and Arie Croitoru

Google has managed to map most of the world. Recently, the company offered a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how it’s built the Google Maps application using a combination of technology, expansion and algorithms.

 | Technology

CES 2015 promises a better life through smart devices. Are we ready to believe it?

1:58PM | Friday, 9 January 2015 | David Glance

The annual consumer electronics show running in Las Vegas this week has highlighted what Industry at least, believes is our technology-enabled future.

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She Makes Games: encouraging women to make video games

1:37PM | Friday, 9 January 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

About half of Australian video gamers are female, but men account for 88% of game developers. The Girl Geek Academy has organised an event in Melbourne later this month that hopes to help change that.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Technology

Meet Marc Lore, the entrepreneur who sold his company to Amazon and is now taking Jeff Bezos on head-to-head: Best of the Web

1:55AM | Friday, 9 January 2015 | Eloise Keating

Entrepreneur Marc Lore knows a thing or two about competing with Amazon.

 | Technology

Why your startup should be leveraging data from day one

1:10PM | Thursday, 8 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

Entrepreneurs should be harnessing their startup’s data right from the outset in order to validate, according to a number of Australian entrepreneurs crunching the numbers in order to create a better user experience.

 | Technology

Melbourne startup to help small businesses reduce customer support queries

1:24PM | Thursday, 8 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

A Melbourne-based startup is looking to reduce the time and money businesses spend on customer support.

 | Technology

Aussie startup surveying the online polling market

1:26PM | Wednesday, 7 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

A Melbourne-based startup is looking to make it easy to create fun, visual polls to drive user engagement for businesses and publishers.

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