Braintree and PayPal launch a blueprint for startups

9:52PM | Monday, 22 September 2014 | Kye White

PayPal and Braintree’s Startup Blueprint, a global program to support startups making mobile web software or services, has launched in Australia.


Apple iPhone 6 release: Australian app developers and startups react

9:13PM | Friday, 19 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Apple has now released its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones in Australia, and the near inevitable crowds are lining up around the block. Here’s the reaction from Australian app developers.

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YouTube to splash millions on its stars

9:51PM | Friday, 19 September 2014 | Kye White

YouTube is planning to spend millions of dollars on some of the platform’s biggest stars, in deals intended to create high quality content for the site, Re/code reports.

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When does Google hand over your data to governments?

9:22PM | Friday, 19 September 2014 | Nicolas Suzor and Alex Button-Sloan

Governments around the world want to know a lot about who we are and what we’re doing online and they want communications companies to help them find it. We don’t know a lot about when companies hand over this data, but we do know that it’s becoming increasingly common.

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Boeing and SpaceX are building new ‘space taxis’ for NASA

9:14PM | Friday, 19 September 2014 | Hamza Bendemra

After a four-year competition, NASA has announced it has selected Boeing and SpaceX to take astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS).

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The GoPro video; digital paper; and prison gangs: Best of the Web

9:50AM | Friday, 19 September 2014 | Bronwen Clune

We’ve analysed the selfie to death, and now it’s time to turn our cultural attention to the phenomenon that is the GoPro video.

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Pitching to investors: Three top tips from Carsales founder Greg Roebuck

9:03PM | Thursday, 18 September 2014 | Kye White founder and managing director Greg Roebuck gave his top three tips for startup founders to consider when pitching to investors.

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Clipp to get the Microsoft treatment

9:39PM | Thursday, 18 September 2014 | Broede Carmody

Australian mobile payment startup Clipp has appointed former Microsoft executive Todd Forest as its new chief executive.

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How an online startup plans to disrupt old-school boys’ networks in the consultancy industry

9:31PM | Thursday, 18 September 2014 | Broede Carmody

A Sydney-based startup is looking to disrupt the consulting sector and its “old boys’ networks” by making it easier for businesses to find the right consultant online.

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Bennett Blank’s three principles on staying fresh and relevant: “We’re trying to turn Intuit into a company of 8000 entrepreneurs”

9:03PM | Thursday, 18 September 2014 | Kye White

It’s not direct competitors that keep the folks at Intuit up at night; it’s all the startups they don’t know about, according to Intuit innovation catalyst Bennett Blank.

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The art of developing and unveiling a new tech product

9:58PM | Thursday, 18 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The months before Christmas are the peak season for new gadgets being unveiled. But what goes on in the lead-up to these big product reveals?

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Victorian taxi commissioner secures Uber cooperation

9:20PM | Tuesday, 16 September 2014 | David Donaldson

Disruptive innovation is one of the greatest challenges for any regulator. Uber and the Victorian Taxi Services Commission are talking at last, but what next for other states?

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The consumer market is the real opportunity says

9:00PM | Tuesday, 16 September 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Sitting at The Creamery,“deal central for techies”, in San Francisco’s tech heart Soma,’s CEO Diesel Laws feels the decision to leave Melbourne was the right one.

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Startups get a boost with $100,000 in Google Cloud Platform Credit

9:27PM | Monday, 15 September 2014 | Kye White

Google is giving startups $100,000 in Google Cloud Platform Credit and 24/7 support to help them take advantage of resources in the cloud, and use those resources to quickly launch and scale their ideas.

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Tasmanian IT lobby group warns NBN is “going backwards on paper” as NBN Co boss visits state

9:17PM | Monday, 15 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

TasICT has warned there are mounting problems with the NBN rollout in the island state ahead of a visit by NBN Co chief executive Bill Morrow.

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The psychology of Apple fans: Blind loyalty or just wanting to belong?

9:07PM | Monday, 15 September 2014 | David Glance

The reputation of Apple’s fans is as well known as its products. But what is it that drives this fandom?

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Why Google bought a spoon; How lazy pricing kills products; and you could soon be working in your sleep: Best of the Web

9:34PM | Friday, 12 September 2014 | Eloise Keating

It’s not unusual to read that Google has acquired a new company. From robots and drones to smoke alarms, the tech giant’s appetite for acquisition is well known. But why has a startup that makes spoons caught Google’s attention?

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Apple delivers smart watch, but you might want to think twice about getting one

9:11PM | Thursday, 11 September 2014 | Andre Spicer

Apple’s September 2014 keynote was highly anticipated and #applelive supplanted #indyref, #Ukraine and #ISIS from the Twitter trending leaderboard. A huge part of the hype surrounding it was Tim Cook’s announcement that Apple would be launching an entirely new gizmo – Apple Watch.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Leaked document shows Microsoft plans to drop Nokia branding

9:22AM | Thursday, 11 September 2014 | Kye White

Microsoft is set to replace the Nokia and Windows Phone brand names, with the tech giant reportedly opting to use the name Windows instead, according to a confidential internal document obtained by Geek On Gadgets.

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Wearer be warned: your fitness data may be sold or used against you

9:27PM | Wednesday, 10 September 2014 | Deborah Lupton

People interested in tracking their health, physical activity levels and body functions can now choose from a plethora of sensor-embedded digital gadgets to monitor and measure their bodies. But the big question for many users is how their personal health and medical data are used.

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