Microsoft chief outlines bold ambition to revamp the tech company

7:22PM | Friday, 11 July 2014 | Kye White

Microsoft chief executive officer Satya Nadella is optimistic the company can shed its image as a slow-moving, bureaucratic, old-school business culture.


New bitcoin peak body ADCCA launches, meets with senior public servants

7:02PM | Friday, 11 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

A new body advocating self-regulation for bitcoin businesses called the Australian Digital Currency Commerce Association has been meeting with government departments to better inform ministers and public servants about cryptocurrency.

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The new website turning spare bedrooms into FIFO rental gold

7:56PM | Friday, 11 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The mining boom, and the resulting increase in fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers, has led to housing shortages across Australia. It’s a problem an innovative new website hopes to solve – by turning spare rooms into cash.

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Understanding the new open API economy – is it right for your organisation?

7:48PM | Friday, 11 July 2014 | StartupSmart

The possibility for creating new revenue streams and business models using open application programming interfaces (APIs) is capturing the attention of business leaders.

 | Technology

It is time we listened to Steve Jobs and stop using Flash completely

7:01PM | Friday, 11 July 2014 | David Glance

In another example of how good Steve Jobs was in picking technology losers and winners, in 2010 he listed all of the reasons why the world needed to move on from using Flash.

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Exploring the nascent future of Bitcoin (VIDEO)

7:24AM | Friday, 11 July 2014 | David Glance

In terms of a life-cycle of technology, it is easy to see Bitcoin as being at the same developmental stage as babies going through the “terrible twos”.

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Best of the Web: The Great Smartphone War between Apple and Samsung; Why do negative comments stick?

7:20AM | Friday, 11 July 2014 | Cara Waters

The Great Smartphone War: In this month’s Vanity Fair, Kurt Eichenwald uncovers what he terms “the great smartphone war” between Apple and Samsung.

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Airtasker acquires Occasional Butler, explores overseas expansion

7:47AM | Friday, 11 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Airtasker has acquired Melbourne-based odd jobs outsourcing business Occasional Butler, cementing its lead as Australia’s leading online platform for outsourcing local services.

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Want to build your own robot? Here’s how to get started

7:21PM | Thursday, 10 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Have you ever dreamed of building or owning a real-life robot? If so, there’s an upcoming event you really need to check out.

 | Technology

LG calls kids an ‘ideal market for wearables’, announces tracking bracelet for kids

7:07PM | Thursday, 10 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Consumer electronics giant LG is releasing another new wearable, with the device allowing parents to track the whereabouts of their kids 24/7.

 | Technology

New ‘personal security’ phone app raises privacy concerns

7:57PM | Thursday, 10 July 2014 | Kye White

A kidnapping in Ecuador has helped inspire app developer Crazy Dog Apps and security company MobileSecurity365 to combat drunken assaults.

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Google Android Wear review

7:44PM | Thursday, 10 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Will the Android Wear operating system catapult Google into a leadership position in the wearables market?

 | Technology

Tablo aims to make publishing e-books as easy as publishing blogs

7:56AM | Thursday, 10 July 2014 | Kye White

In 2012 Ash Davies founded Tablo, a cloud-based e-book publishing platform that has just secured $400,000 in seed funding.

 | Technology

Seven ways to make business blogging deliver results

7:53AM | Thursday, 10 July 2014 | Will Ockenden

Business blogging is now firmly wedged in the consciousness of Australia. Here’s our guide to maximising the potential of your brand blog.

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Five top apps for startups

7:22PM | Wednesday, 9 July 2014 | Nina Hendy

Five startups reveal their fave app and why they are so helpful.

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What the police can get from mobile phone tower data

7:54PM | Wednesday, 9 July 2014 | Philip Branch

Metadata is in the news again with revelations that police in Australia have been getting access to data collected from mobile base stations (cell towers).

 | Technology

Google rakes in $1.8 billion revenue, pays $7.1 million tax

7:13PM | Wednesday, 9 July 2014 | Kirsten Robb

It has been a tightly held figure, but we now know just how much search engine giant Google rakes in each year from advertising revenue in Australia—and just how little the company pays in tax.

 | Technology

Picking the right phone system for your startup

7:35PM | Tuesday, 8 July 2014 | Sam Bashiry

Starting a new business can be a daunting task, but one decision that should be easy to make is choosing the right telephone system.

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Ad Muncher goes free with an aim for 10 million users

7:31PM | Monday, 7 July 2014 | Kye White

Ad Muncher is now available for free, with the goal of reaching 10 million users in three years’ time.

 | Technology

Wotif acquisition shows potential of Australian startups for US investors eyeing Asia

7:42PM | Monday, 7 July 2014 | Kye White

The proposed $700 million acquisition of Wotif by Expedia is a sign of the Australian startup scene succeeding despite relatively low levels of funding and support, according to StartupAus board member Dr Jana Matthews.

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