Logging out? Why young people love to hate Facebook

2:47PM | Monday, 9 February 2015 | Brady Robards and Ariadne Vromen

Researchers, journalists writing about research, and young people themselves have been writing about the perceived decline of Facebook for a while now. But is it true?

Social media

The great connectors; Slack’s founders on how they became a $1 billion company in two years: Best of the Web

2:50PM | Friday, 6 February 2015 | Cara Waters

Walter Isaacson, known for his biography of Steve Jobs, has just published The Innovatorsand draws from the themes in that book for this Vanity Fair article, ‘The Great Connectors’.

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Fears Abbott's metadata laws could force small ISPs out of business, as calls for more consultation grow

2:21PM | Friday, 6 February 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

There are growing concerns the federal government’s proposed data retention laws could force smaller internet service providers and telcos out of business.

 | Technology  | Government and Regulation

With HoloLens, the future of reality is augmented

2:05PM | Friday, 6 February 2015 | Ryan Wittingslow

Prepare to open your wallets, ladies and gentlemen: Microsoft has announced the release of an augmented reality (AR) headset called HoloLens.

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Bitcoin takes flight: Webjet partners with Australian startup BitPOS

2:33PM | Wednesday, 4 February 2015 | Kye White

Online travel booking platform Webjet is now accepting bitcoin as a payment method through its Webjet Exclusives site.

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A record 1.3 billion smartphones shipped worldwide during 2014, including 192 million Apple iPhones

2:29PM | Monday, 2 February 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

A record 1.3 billion smartphones were shipped globally during 2014, with more than one in six people alive anywhere on the planet purchasing a new phone during the year, according to IDC figures.

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Facebook shapes women’s body image – just not as you’d expect

2:41PM | Monday, 2 February 2015 | Jasmine Fardouly and Zali Yager

If you’re one of the world’s 1.3 billion regular Facebook users, you’ll know the feeling of being consumed by your news feed.

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Australian virtual reality startup opportunities cleared for take-off ahead of Samsung launch

1:26PM | Friday, 30 January 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

An Australian virtual reality pioneer has highlighted the business potential of immersive content as Samsung Gear VR headsets are set to be rolled out to selected customers aboard Qantas flights, ahead of an upcoming launch of the product.

 | Growth  | Technology

Bandaids on broadband – Has Turnbull got what it takes to fix the NBN?

1:00PM | Friday, 30 January 2015 | Stephen King

The rules around the NBN have moved rapidly over Christmas.

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How long does it take for a web page to die? PC gone mad and the source of Tony Abbott’s woes: Best of the Web

1:53AM | Friday, 30 January 2015 | Kye White

In The New Yorker, Jill Lepore explores efforts to archive the internet.

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Pinterest to pin down users with more ads

1:56PM | Wednesday, 28 January 2015 | Kirsten Robb

Pinterest will start to push more ‘Promoted Pins’, otherwise known as ad content, on to its users in coming weeks.

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Turnbull’s new government startup will push open data, unitary sign-in

1:33PM | Wednesday, 28 January 2015 | Harley Dennett

The federal government’s new Digital Transformation Office will adopt open data projects along with its remit to improve the customer experience online.

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NBN “augmentation phase” nightmare: Cables connected for 18 months, but still no high-speed internet

1:57PM | Friday, 23 January 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Residents of multi-dwelling units (MDU) are complaining that they have waited over a year to get national broadband network services activated, despite cables and equipment being installed to their apartments.

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Crowd Mobile completes $3.8 million funding round, an overseas takeover and an IPO

1:11PM | Friday, 23 January 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Think your day has been busy? Spare a thought for Crowd Mobile, which announced the takeover of a Hong Kong-based company on the same day as its initial public offering, after completing a $3.8 million pre-IPO funding round.

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Why technology hasn’t made life more stressful; Meet the woman who wants to make the “Starbucks of nail salons”: Best of the Web

1:08AM | Friday, 23 January 2015 | Cara Waters

Among New Year’s resolutions this year unplugging digitally seemed to be almost as popular as losing weight and quitting smoking

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StartupAUS: What we learnt from Startup Muster

1:44PM | Thursday, 22 January 2015 | Peter Bradd

Startup Muster launched with quite a lot of fanfare in April last year. It was a highly ambitious project, which aimed to help show government, investors and the media what's really happening in the Australian startup scene.

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Windows 10: Holograms are coming, but Internet Explorer is dead

1:15PM | Thursday, 22 January 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Microsoft has unveiled a series of major innovations alongside its cross-platform Windows 10 operating system, including holograms, large-screen versions of its Surface tablet and a major overhaul of its licensing, with Internet Explorer set to be replaced.

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An aide Bemoir: startup aims to use NFC to make social media more intimate

1:18PM | Wednesday, 21 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

An Australian startup is looking to leverage near field communications (NFC) technology to allow people to tell stories through their most beloved possessions.

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Cloud market to reach heights of $650 million by 2020, as businesses look to the skies

1:18PM | Wednesday, 21 January 2015 | Kirsten Robb

Australian businesses will help grow Australia’s cloud communications market to reach $650 million by 2020, according to research released yesterday by technology analyst firm Telsyte.

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Facebook: friend or foe?

1:02PM | Wednesday, 21 January 2015 | Steve Ellen

In the landscape of our social media options, Facebook is at the summit. It’s even assisted in overthrowing governments and enabled coordinated worldwide change.

 | Social media