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Australian startup wins an award for its augmented reality soundscapes

4:20PM | Friday, 24 April 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

An innovative augmented reality app called Arboretum, which overlays location-aware soundscapes over the National Arboretum, has been named as one of the joint winners of NICTA’s Digital Canberra Challenge.

Growth  | Technology

Airbnb will only be “a small part of” the tourism industry, claims Flight Centre executive

4:27PM | Friday, 24 April 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

A senior Flight Centre executive has dismissed Uber and Airbnb, claiming the services will only “be a small part of the [tourism] industry”.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Technology

Newly launched Apple Watch poses unique challenges for app developers

4:53PM | Friday, 24 April 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

With the Apple Watch having now officially launched in Australia, developers and businesses releasing apps for the platform are describing a number of unique challenges posed by the device.

 | Growth  | Technology

An ecomodernist’s manifesto: save wildlife by embracing new tech

4:25AM | Friday, 24 April 2015 | Barry W. Brook

Earth is now a human planet. Our species uses of a large proportion of its land-surface area for living space, agriculture and mining. We domesticate and transport a multiplicity of plant and animal species across continents. We sequester and divert freshwater.

 | Technology

That Startup Show surpasses 130,000 downloads 24 hours after launching on BitTorrent

4:49PM | Thursday, 23 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Melbourne-based web series That Startup Show has released all six episodes of its first season on BitTorrent, surpassing 130,000 downloads within 24 hours.

 | Technology

Are media companies blocking VPN sites? Build your own cloud VPN

4:00PM | Thursday, 23 April 2015 | David Glance

Leaked documents from Sony Pictures shows they demanded Netflix do more to stop VPN users from countries like Australia. In contrast, setting up a personal VPN takes about 30 minutes.

 | Technology

Mobile and full-stack creators set to power the new age of content

4:29PM | Wednesday, 22 April 2015 | Kye White

“Full stack creators” are the future of entertainment as the number of mobile devices is expected to reach six billion by 2019, according to Lowercase Capital managing director Matt Mazzeo.

 | Planning  | Technology  | Social media  | Websites  | IT

Facebook cracks down on fake ‘likes’

4:33PM | Tuesday, 21 April 2015 | Kirsten Robb

Don’t fall for dodgy deals offering your business hundreds of fake ‘likes’ – you may be forking out the money for nothing in return.

 | Social media

Why a robot could do your job

4:40PM | Monday, 20 April 2015 | Toby Walsh

Here’s a game to play over dinner. One person names a profession that they believe can’t be taken over by a machine, and another person has to make a case why it’s not so future-proof.

 | Technology  | How to hire staff

Space, the final (hackathon) frontier: Australian entrepreneurs encouraged to boldly go where no startup has gone before

4:50PM | Friday, 17 April 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

The 2015 SpaceApps Challenge Adelaide, a space-themed hackathon organised by NASA, has highlighted the growing potential of Australian space exploration startups.

 | Growth  | Innovation  | Technology

Social network for gamers raises $350,000 in seed funding

4:34PM | Thursday, 16 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Social network startup Gamurs has raised $350,000 in seed funding in order to build its user base and make improvements to its platform.

 | Social media

Jobseekers use Facebook over LinkedIn to find work: Should you be hiring via social media?

4:11PM | Thursday, 16 April 2015 | Kirsten Robb

Aussie jobseekers are turning to Facebook ahead of professional networking site LinkedIn to look for work, according to research released yesterday by recruitment firm Randstad.

 | Social media

How children view privacy differently from adults

4:06PM | Thursday, 16 April 2015 | Joanne Orlando

The majority of young people now share lots of things online that many adults feel uncomfortable about including their likes, dislikes, personal views, and images of themselves doing things they shouldn’t be doing.

 | Technology

Crowdfunding could be a simple way to pay for science research

4:35PM | Wednesday, 15 April 2015 | Maksym Sich

Crowdfunding may be the best way to meet the costs of scientific research and garner greater awareness of scientific priorities.

 | Growth  | Technology

Battery costs drop even faster as electric car sales continue to rise

4:22PM | Wednesday, 15 April 2015 | Valentin Muenzel

The cost of batteries is one of the major hurdles standing in the way of widespread use of electric cars and household solar batteries.

 | Technology

Unfazed by court cases, downloaders continue, but turn to hiding their tracks

4:55PM | Tuesday, 14 April 2015 |  David Glance

The assault on illegal downloaders by the movie industry last week was put forward as a form of making a highly visible example of a few individuals in an attempt to change public behaviour. Sadly for the likes of Voltage Pictures, it doesn’t seem to have worked.

 | Technology

Apple Watch: Why are so many, prepared to pay so much, without even knowing why?

4:19PM | Monday, 13 April 2015 | David Glance

Within hours of the pre-order launch, the initial batch of Apple Watches were showing shipping times of two months. And all of this for a watch that reviewers have given decidedly mixed reviews.

 | Technology

More spaces for disruption: This Australian startup is really driving innovation

4:52PM | Friday, 10 April 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Finding a convenient parking spot has been a perennial headache for Australian motorists, but that’s all about to change according to the co-founder of a startup shortlisted for the 2015 StartupSmart Awards.

 | Growth  | Technology  | Start-up Profiles

BitTorrent and the digital fingerprints we leave behind

4:21AM | Friday, 10 April 2015 | Robert Merkel

The Dallas Buyers Club LLC v iiNet Limited piracy court case raises many questions about what sort of trail people leave when they use technology to make illegal copies of movies and other copyrighted material.

 | Technology

Startups and young talent key to tackling social issues

4:29PM | Thursday, 9 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Startups are well-placed to tackle social issues and more of them are doing so as younger generations enter the tech scene, according to the co-founder of a startup shortlisted for the 2015 StartupSmart Awards.

 | Technology
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