Caution over the EU’s call for global forgetfulness from Google

12:08PM | Wednesday, 3 December 2014 | Dan Jerker B. Svantesson

Just how much information Google should remove from its search results when requested is being tested by the European Union which wants to extend its influence beyond its borders.


New social network hopes to bring neighbours together

12:33PM | Tuesday, 2 December 2014 | Broede Carmody

An online social networking platform is looking to solve a problem many believe was created by the internet itself.

 | Technology

Smartphone sales growth about to slow dramatically, warns IDC

12:09PM | Tuesday, 2 December 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The growth rate for smartphones is set to slow dramatically over the coming years, both in terms of volume and revenue, according to a forecast released this week by IDC.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Technology

Adelaide 3D software startup partners with US toy giant

12:28PM | Monday, 1 December 2014 | Broede Carmody

Makers Empire, an Adelaide startup that specialises in 3D printing software, has announced a partnership with US toy giant Sphero.

 | Technology  | Start-up Profiles

Dimmi hopes its new apps will let it take a bigger bite out of the restaurant bookings market

12:03PM | Monday, 1 December 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Restaurant booking startup Dimmi has released its mobile app, with chief executive Stevan Premutico telling Private Media Australians are increasingly choosing to book restaurants from their smartphones rather than their PCs.

 | Technology  | Websites

Putting a startup on the map: Simon Hackett joins investors pouring $5 million into Spookfish

12:42PM | Monday, 1 December 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Internode founder and BlueChilli investor Simon Hackett has joined a group of investors who are injecting $5 million in capital into geospatial mapping firm Spookfish.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Cashflow  | Technology

NBN Co promises broadband rollout across 419 towns and suburbs by June 2016

12:49PM | Monday, 1 December 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The NBN Co has released a list of 419 towns and suburbs set to receive the national broadband network by June 2016, representing a total of 1.913 million homes and business premises.

 | Technology  | Government and Regulation

Australian platform linking students and social enterprises is heading to Washington, thanks to 1776

11:18PM | Friday, 28 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

A platform that connects university students with project-based internships from social enterprises and charities has been named among the four Australian startups set to participate in the 1776 Challenge Festival next year.

 | Growth  | Technology

Successful crowdfunding campaign speaks volumes about suitcase soundsystems

11:16PM | Friday, 28 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Forget about vinyl – the next big thing among audiophiles could be suitcases reinvented as speakers, with a Melbourne-based startup raising $17,370 for the devices (against a target of $16,000) in just days on Pozible.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Technology  | Start-up Profiles

Australian taxi-booking startup calls for urgent summit over UberX uncertainty

11:56PM | Friday, 28 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The chief executive and co-founder of taxi-booking app goCatch, Ned Moorfield, is calling for an urgent summit of transport ministers over the UberX ride-sharing service.

 | Growth  | Technology  | Government and Regulation

Welcome to the failure age!; I’m not trying to have it all; Twitter’s DM disaster was really a triumph: Best of the Web

11:27PM | Friday, 28 November 2014 | Cara Waters

Innovation looks boring close up, says Adam Davidson in ‘Welcome to the failure age!’ in The New York Times.

 | Technology

Rights to sold, former owner cites possible malware isssues

11:14PM | Thursday, 27 November 2014 | Kye White

Australian company DigitalCC has given up the rights to the domain name, just a few months after buying it for $US23,000 ($A27,000).

 | Technology

What to do when your biggest friend is also a foe – a lesson from Mozilla

11:25PM | Thursday, 27 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Mozilla's choice of Yahoo! over Google is a case study for what to do if your biggest customer becomes a competitor.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Technology  | Leadership  | Management

Meet the Adelaide startup looking to bring augmented reality to cemeteries and war memorials

11:32PM | Wednesday, 26 November 2014 | Broede Carmody

A South Australian startup is looking to bring together two unlikely companions: augmented reality and the humble gravestone.

 | Technology

Five things you need to know about managing a software build

11:10PM | Wednesday, 26 November 2014 | Peter Bell

Developing bespoke software is increasingly crucial to achieving business goals, but specifying software and managing programmers can be daunting and ripe with challenges.

 | Technology

The next social network your business needs to think about: Tumblr overtakes Instagram and Facebook as fastest growing social site

11:13PM | Wednesday, 26 November 2014 | Kirsten Robb

The multimedia micro-blogging website Tumblr has overtaken Instagram as the fastest growing social platform, according to research released today by the Global Web Index.

 | Social media

New VR streams for artists through Lobal

11:34PM | Tuesday, 25 November 2014 | Kye White

Melbourne-based startup Lobal has launched an Indiegogo campaign for IMERSO VRE, a platform that will give users the chance to find and create virtual reality experiences.

 | Technology

Is the blockchain the future of ownership?

11:13PM | Tuesday, 25 November 2014 | Kye White

One day, the blockchain, the technology behind bitcoin and other digital currencies, could be the proof that you own your house rather than a paper title, according to smart contract lawyer Pamela Morgan.

 | Financing a business  | Technology

Health tech partnership helps new mothers and partners Mind the Bump

11:35PM | Monday, 24 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Beyondblue and Smiling Mind have released a new iPhone and Android app that aims to reduce the risk of developing postnatal depression and other mental illnesses among new parents.

 | Technology

Gartner predicts wearables market could shrink next year, despite Apple Watch release

11:48PM | Monday, 24 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Samsung and Motorola have claimed top positions in the smartwatch market, while the overall wearables market could shrink next year, according to two reports released in the past week by Canalys and Gartner.

 | Technology