News Corp aims to think more like a startup

5:39PM | Friday, 16 May 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Last week News Corp held its News Foundry 54 innovation program, aimed at fostering a culture of “intrapreneurship” with more than 200 staff involved in the “concept-to-code” program.


Google introduces new AdSense ad formats, adds PayPal support for Google Play in some countries

5:07PM | Friday, 16 May 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Google has rolled out a series of updates to its services overnight, including new ad formats in AdSense and the ability to use PayPal to pay for Google Play downloads in selected countries.

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Startup hopes to bring good karma to the academic peer-review process

5:43PM | Friday, 16 May 2014 | Kye White

Brisbane-based startup Academic Karma is hoping to vastly reduce the amount of time it takes for scientific articles to be peer reviewed.

 | Technology  | Start-up Profiles

What now for the NBN as taxpayer investment is capped?

5:27PM | Friday, 16 May 2014 | Thas Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas

NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow now faces some difficult decisions in deciding how best to allocate resources to meet the objective of providing high-speed broadband across Australia.

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Latest app trends and what they mean for your business

5:19PM | Friday, 16 May 2014 | Dennis Benjamin

In almost every industry there are innovators, ‘smart companies’ who are leveraging disruptive technologies to stay ahead of competitors and offer the latest and greatest features to their customers.

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Mozilla Firefox DRM decision prompts warning from former Kazaa CTO

5:47PM | Thursday, 15 May 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Mozilla has announced it is embracing the W3C Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) digital rights management standard in Firefox, prompting a warning from the former chief technical officer of peer-to-peer sharing service Kazaa.

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Microsoft’s takeover of Nokia working out well for Windows Phone app developers

5:43PM | Thursday, 15 May 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Microsoft recently closed its takeover deal with Nokia. Xamling’s Jordan Knight discusses what the change has meant so far for Windows Phone app developers, and what the platform is like to work with.

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OPINION: How Malcolm Turnbull let startups down

5:39PM | Thursday, 15 May 2014 | Bronwen Clune

While in opposition, Turnbull talked about better R&D incentives for startups. In government, he has failed to deliver.

 | Technology  | Sole trader

Resources-based technology accelerator in the works

5:34PM | Thursday, 15 May 2014 | Kye White

Plans are being made for the possible development of a resources-based technology accelerator program in Perth, on the back of a successful mining hackathon in the city earlier this month.

 | Financing a business  | Technology

Business app provider Maestrano eyes US for funding, but keen on keeping things local

5:07PM | Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | Kye White

Australian cloud-based business app provider Maestrano has raised $1 million worth of funding in its first three months, and now just three months later, it’s looking to raise up to $10 million.

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Game developers disappointed by government decision to pull the plug on fund

5:56PM | Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | Kye White

The federal government’s decision to scrap the Australian Interactive Games Fund has been criticised by Melbourne developer 3 Sprockets and the Game Developers Association of Australia.

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Simon Hackett: New, high value intellectual property the key to getting Australia’s economy racing

5:42PM | Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Pioneering Australian entrepreneur Simon Hackett says new, high value intellectual property is crucial to keeping Australia competitive in a global marketplace, a view backed by his latest tech investments.

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Effective Measure unveils products to enhance mobile user analysis

5:16PM | Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | StartupSmart

Effective Measure today unveiled new products aimed at providing businesses with greater access to mobile data.

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Internode: The inside story of how Simon Hackett built and sold a tech empire

5:28PM | Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

In the first of a two-part interview, Internode founder and pioneering Australian tech entrepreneur Simon Hackett discusses his experiences in launching, pivoting, growing and, eventually, selling a major tech business.

 | Growth  | Sell a business  | Technology

Mate of Mine serves up wink-wink nudge-nudge services to social media platform

5:24PM | Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | Kye White

An Australian startup is turning to the adult services industry in an attempt to monetise its service.

 | Marketing  | Technology

NBN Co announces new symmetric broadband packages

5:24PM | Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The NBN Co has announced a range of new wholesale symmetric broadband packages targeted at medium sized businesses.

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Microsoft improves its Azure hybrid cloud offering

5:24PM | Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Optus’ parent company SingTel has signed on as a major partner for Microsoft’s newly announced Azure ExpressRoute hybrid cloud service.

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Amazon’s ‘silly’ patent only strengthens Aussie startup’s position

5:24PM | Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | Kye White

Amazon’s move to patent the process of taking a picture of an object against a white background makes Australian startup Pixc stronger, according to founder Holly Cardew.

 | Legal matters  | Technology

Sydney financial startup Stockspot eyes spot in Singapore showcase

5:01PM | Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | Kye White

Sydney-based financial technology startup Stockspot is hoping to become the second Australian company in two years to be named a finalist at the SWIFT Innotribe Startup Challenge’s Singapore showcase.

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Ingogo delivers more than 1.5 million taxi trips

5:02PM | Monday, 12 May 2014 | Kye White

Australian taxi app Ingogo recorded more than 1.5 million taxi trips in the past 12 months, according to new figures released by the company.

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