Australian mobile app market booming as tech job growth outpaces the US and UK: Report

8:43PM | Friday, 1 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Australia’s tech jobs market is booming, with the rate of growth for tech jobs outpacing both the US and the UK, according to a new report by the Progressive Policy Institute.


Former AFL ruckman tackles entrepreneurial career, new student notes business is on the mark

8:19PM | Friday, 1 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Former Port Adelaide AFL ruckman Hugh Minson is tackling a new career as a startup entrepreneur, with a venture called Nexus Notes that allows students to download university course notes.

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Novelty app Yo! accuses Aussie nanosocial API of copyright infringement

8:03PM | Friday, 1 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Novelty nanosocial app Yo! has allegedly accused Australian-based push notification API Oi! of copyright infringement.

 | Legal matters  | Technology

BEST OF THE WEB: Birthdays via the Internet of Things; the children of the valley; and the history of autocorrect

8:35PM | Friday, 1 August 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Do numerous Facebook birthday messages from people in your extended circles mean anything to you? What about those ones from companies?

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Melbourne indie game studio Loveshack gets Framed for international exposure

7:37PM | Wednesday, 30 July 2014 | Kye White

Framed, a game developed by Melbourne-based indie game studio Loveshack, has been selected to be part of this year’s Pax 10.

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Dating website OKCupid admits to ‘experimenting’ on users: When is it OK to use your customers as lab rats?

7:52PM | Wednesday, 30 July 2014 | Eloise Keating

All is fair in love and war, according to online dating service OKCupid, which this week owned up to “experimenting” on its users.

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Mozilla names Chris Beard its new CEO after Brendan Eich disaster

7:32PM | Tuesday, 29 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Mozilla has finally named a new chief executive nearly four months after a firestorm of controversy engulfed the leadership of Brendan Eich within days of him taking the position.

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What data retention is, and why it’s bad

7:05PM | Tuesday, 29 July 2014 | Bernard Keane

With the Australian government “actively considering” data retention, and ASIO chief David Irvine telling a Senate committee that it is crucial to intelligence-gathering, it’s time for a clarifier on exactly what data retention is and the concerns it raises.

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Video-on-demand search engine has sights set on underserved market

7:55PM | Tuesday, 29 July 2014 | Kye White

With the proliferation of online video streaming services (everywhere, but here in Australia that is) Australian startup Gyde is offering users a new way to find video on the internet.

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Winning BattleHack not as easy as (Raspberry) Pi

7:43PM | Tuesday, 29 July 2014 | Kye White

A late night hunt for a replacement Raspberry Pi and a sleepless night led to victory for a team of developers known as Gearbox in PayPal and Braintree’s Sydney BattleHack.

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Local Measure secures ex-Twitter executive as COO

7:38PM | Tuesday, 29 July 2014 | StartupSmart

Australian location-based social platform Local Measure has announced the appointment of former Twitter executive Sara Axelrod as its first chief operating officer.

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Your life in their hands – privacy and your mobile device

7:07PM | Tuesday, 29 July 2014 | Rob Livingstone

Will our love of smartphones lead us to willingly trade off our concerns of privacy for convenience?

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C'mon girls, let’s program a better tech industry

7:46PM | Tuesday, 29 July 2014 | Karin Verspoor

An ICT workforce without women is bad for the ICT industry and more broadly for the economy. If women do not enter the industry, it will be difficult to meet projected demand for ICT skills.

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NBN rollout spreads across Victoria

7:31PM | Monday, 28 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The NBN Co has announced more suburbs and towns in Victoria are to be added to the National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout.

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The Australian-designed mobile phone that’s targeting the elderly

7:27PM | Monday, 28 July 2014 | Kye White

Google designed a car without a steering wheel, and now Australian startup KISA has released a phone without a screen or keypad.

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Apple iPad and Samsung duopoly slips as tablet market grows 11%: IDC

7:50PM | Friday, 25 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Tablet sales surged by 11% year-on-year during the second quarter of 2014, despite sales of Apple’s iPad plunging by 9.3% over the same period.

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Companies should report data breaches when necessary: ADMA boss

7:07PM | Friday, 25 July 2014 | Kirsten Robb

The head of the Association for Data-driven Marketing and Advertising, Jodie Sangster, has clarified her position on mandatory reporting of data breaches, saying it is a company’s responsibility to report a breach only if it puts consumers at risk.

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Twitter the latest tech giant to admit it has a diversity problem

7:46PM | Thursday, 24 July 2014 | Kye White

Twitter is the latest tech company to publicly release its employee demographics, following LinkedIn and Google earlier this year, but there’s little indication that Australia’s large tech companies will follow suit.

 | Social media

Will this app be the next social media giant?

7:27PM | Thursday, 24 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

Move over selfies, duckfaces and sepia-toned photographs – GIFs are about to crank it up a notch.

 | Social media

Apple tentatively planning to announce iPhone 6 in September

7:09PM | Thursday, 24 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Apple is looking to launch the next version of the iPhone during a keynote address in mid-September, according to reports.

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