Wolfing down bugs for fun and profit

8:34PM | Tuesday, 26 August 2014 | Kye White

Bugwolf is a startup that’s helping companies catch bugs before they become real problems.

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Facebook announces click-bait crackdown

8:32PM | Tuesday, 26 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Social media giant Facebook is cracking down on click-bait headlines on articles as part of a major update it is rolling out.

 | Social media

A CTO’s perspective on how to survive a startup

8:41PM | Tuesday, 26 August 2014 | Kerry Esson

Embarking on any new journey is always exciting and, for some, even a little frightening when venturing into unknown territory.

 | Technology

Amazon buys Twitch for almost $1 billion: Five things you need to know about its latest purchase

8:14PM | Tuesday, 26 August 2014 | Eloise Keating

E-commerce giant Amazon has splashed out, paying close to $US1 billion ($A107 billion) for live video gaming platform Twitch.

 | Technology

Australia has one of the world’s highest rates for PC use, tablet and smartphone ownership

8:24PM | Monday, 25 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Australia is in the top 10 countries in the world in terms of tablet ownership and PC usage rates, and in the top 15 for smartphone ownership, beating the US on many key measures.

 | Technology

How much do we really know about privacy on Facebook?

8:11PM | Monday, 25 August 2014 | Michael Cowling

The recent furore about the Facebook Messenger app has unearthed an interesting question: how far are we willing to allow our privacy to be pushed for our social connections?

 | Social media

Google Wallet not planning an Australian launch, leaving a big opportunity for local mobile payment startups

8:38PM | Friday, 22 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Google has revealed it has no plans to launch its Google Wallet mobile payment platform in Australia, with the news leaving a large gap in the local market for Australian tech startups to fill.

 | Technology

Robots in the classroom: Meet Edison, the Australian-designed Lego-compatible robot that smashed its crowdfunding target

8:01PM | Friday, 22 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

An Adelaide company behind a low-cost robot called Edison has raised $83,256 from 928 backers, smashing its $20,000 target with five days to spare.

 | Technology

Instagram launches enhanced analytics for advertisers: How your startup can take advantage of the social media platform

8:13PM | Friday, 22 August 2014 | Broede Carmody

Social media platform Instagram has rolled out in-depth analytics for advertisers, allowing businesses to evaluate their marketing campaigns in greater detail and in real-time.

 | Technology

Best of the Web: Email is still the best thing on the internet; Power corrupts; Appy times in San Francisco

8:56AM | Friday, 22 August 2014 | Cara Waters

In The Atlantic, Alexis Madrigal explains why ‘Email Is Still the Best Thing on the Internet’.

 | Technology

THE NEWS WRAP: Microsoft on the “threshold” of Windows 9 release

8:16AM | Friday, 22 August 2014 | Kye White

Microsoft is planning to reveal Windows 9 at a press event on September 30, sources have told The Verge.

 | Technology

Australian Sports Tech Network launches website to foster partnerships and showcase local talent

8:37PM | Thursday, 21 August 2014 | Broede Carmody

The Australian Sports Technology Network (ASTN) has launched a new website in order to promote local startups and tap into the multi-billion dollar global sports technology market.

 | Websites

Equity crowdfunding could give Australian startups a big financial boost

8:25PM | Thursday, 21 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

What’s preventing the next big tech giant – the next Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Samsung or Microsoft – being launched in Australia?

 | Technology

Google’s ads can now deep-link into app content, promote Android apps

8:21PM | Thursday, 21 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Google is rolling out a number of new Android app promotion features across its Google Search, the Google Display and YouTube ad networks targeted at app developers.

 | Technology

The case for a fibre to the premises NBN

8:42PM | Thursday, 21 August 2014 | Rod Tucker

Former Telstra director Bill Scales suggests there was never an internal debate about different technology options for the NBN. In my view, all of these assertions are incorrect, and this taints the credibility of the audit.

 | Technology

Water Farmbot doing? Leading the field on an irrigating issue

8:08PM | Wednesday, 20 August 2014 | Kye White

The agricultural sector is going to become more and more reliant on technology, as the number of individually operated farms dwindles, according to FarmBot co-founder Michael Warner.

 | Technology

That Startup Show: Episode one

8:49AM | Wednesday, 20 August 2014 | StartupSmart

The wait is over; the first episode of That Startup Show has arrived! Check it out.

 | Technology

Ingogo rides taxi success with Xero partnership

8:49PM | Tuesday, 19 August 2014 | StartupSmart

Australia taxi app and mobile payment provider ingogo is expanding beyond the taxi industry, with a portable payment and accounting platform aimed at SMEs in partnership with Xero.

 | Technology

This startup hopes to improve your loading problems, faster than you can read this headline

8:15PM | Tuesday, 19 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Australian tech startup Squixa has released the second version of its cloud-based website acceleration platform, having recently completed a funding round.

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Rewardle bets on consumers embracing wearables in a bid to bring tech to merchant reward cards

8:51PM | Tuesday, 19 August 2014 | StartupSmart

Melbourne-based tech startup Rewardle has released its first version of technology that enables merchants to accept payments from their customers via wearable technology such as smartwatches.

 | Technology