How to keep the world's eyes out of your webcam

11:24PM | Monday, 24 November 2014 | Michael Cowling

There are concerns that thousands of private webcams around the world could be streaming live images to anybody who wishes to view them.


Blood in the water? App developer alleges WA government jumped the shark and stole his idea

11:48PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

A Perth app developer alleges Western Australia’s Department of Fisheries stole the idea behind his shark alert app, with the state government interpreting the allegations as a legal threat.

 | Growth  | Technology

Government report identifies six disruptive tech trends to watch

11:37PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Mobile messaging apps such as Whatsapp are killing traditional text messages while multi-screening is going mainstream, according to an Australian Communications and Media Authority.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Technology  | Government and Regulation

Television is not dead, it’s just changing channels

11:59PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | Marc C-Scott

Netflix will launch in Australia and New Zealand in March next year. Expectations are this is just the start of an influx of new streaming options in Australia.

 | Technology

Startup Weekend Australia gains new sponsorship and launches platform, making events easier to organise

11:34PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Startup Weekend Australia has launched a new national platform and announced a sponsorship from Intuit QuickBooks Online at an event held last Thursday at Sydney’s Tank Stream Labs.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Technology

Best of the web: The myth of AI; why Thiel loves monopolies; and the real difference between Apple and Android fans

11:05PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | Bronwen Clune

While many of us were horrified a few years ago when the Supreme Court in the US decided corporations were people, this article covers the issues raised around that from another angle.

 | Technology

How Martin Hosking built Redbubble into a $59 million design marketplace

11:22PM | Thursday, 20 November 2014 | Eloise Keating

Martin Hosking first saw the internet 19 years ago. A year later the now 54-year-old Melburnian became involved in pioneering search provider LookSmart.

 | Technology

Meet the startup trying to create the Spotify for media content

11:16PM | Thursday, 20 November 2014 | Kye White

Australian startup inkl is the latest attempt to solve one of the media industry’s biggest problems – how to make people pay for online content.

 | Marketing  | Sales and marketing  | Online and email marketing  | Technology  | Social media  | Start-up Profiles

Inside Slush: day one of Europe’s biggest tech conference

11:03PM | Wednesday, 19 November 2014 | David Ryan

David Ryan explores the weird and wonderful world of the tech conference Slush 2014, taking place in Helsinki.

 | Growth  | Technology

Meet the social market place for miners

11:09PM | Tuesday, 18 November 2014 | Kye White

With social network startups popping up in numerous industry verticals, leave it to a Perth-based startup to create a social marketplace for miners.

 | Social media

Flat battery? New prototype turns waste heat into electricity

11:50PM | Tuesday, 18 November 2014 | Tessa Evans

Picture a device that can produce electricity using nothing but the ambient heat around it. Thanks to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science today, this scenario is a step closer.

 | Technology

Why Microsoft’s transformation into an “open source” company is a great move

11:51PM | Monday, 17 November 2014 | David Glance

In a move that would have been unthinkable a few years ago, Microsoft has made its development platform freely available and ready to support not only Windows, but Apple Macs, Linux and Google Android.

 | Technology

Robert Scoble thinks Australia’s WattCost should be Google’s next purchase

11:39PM | Monday, 17 November 2014 | Kye White

Could WattCost be the next Australian startup acquired by Google? Former Microsoft evangelist Robert Scoble believes so.

 | Technology

Asia-Pacific region could lead the way on IoT, says Akamai

11:41PM | Friday, 14 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The Asia-Pacific region is likely to be an early adopter for the internet of things (IoT), creating opportunities for Australian startups, according to Akamai president of products and development Rick McConnell.

 | Growth  | Technology  | Social media  | Websites  | IT

Time for a national health tech ecosystem, says Queensland Health Tech Innovation group founder

11:34PM | Friday, 14 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The founder of the Health Tech Innovation Queensland Meetup has called for the creation of a national heath tech ecosystem, as interest in health-related startups booms in both Melbourne and Brisbane.

 | Technology

Inside the phenomenal rise of WeWork; Jessica Alba, the $1 billion entrepreneur; Financial crisis looms if politics curbs the G20: Best of the Web

11:34AM | Friday, 14 November 2014 | Cara Waters

It might be an “upstart” that wants in on the office rental game, but WeWork now controls $US19.6 billion worth of office space in the United States.

 | Technology

How these six new technology predictions fared in 2014: Control Shift

11:55PM | Thursday, 13 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

In November last year, I picked six new technologies that were likely to make an impact in 2014. Here's how they fared.

 | Technology

NICTA RMIT Data Analysis Lab set to open

11:56PM | Thursday, 13 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

NICTA is preparing to open a new hub for applied data analytics projects later this month at Melbourne’s RMIT University.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Technology  | Workspace

What your ability to buy an iPhone says about where you live

11:50PM | Thursday, 13 November 2014 | Scott Baum

With every new product release from Apple comes all the usual media hype we have come to expect from this high-profile sector.

 | Technology

Despite Darknet drug market arrests and seizures, can they be stopped?

11:45PM | Tuesday, 11 November 2014 | David Glance

In an operation involving 17 countries, law enforcement agencies arrested 17 people believed to be involved with Darknet markets.

 | Technology