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Data encryption startup says high profile cloud breaches highlight growing importance of privacy

10:20PM | Thursday, 16 October 2014 | Kye White

A number of high profile data breaches will lead to a safer more secure cloud-based IT industry, according to ARKpX chief executive officer Andrew MacDonald.

Four health tech startup competition finalists take home a $10,000 prize, as local sector gains critical mass

10:37PM | Tuesday, 14 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The four finalists for the inaugural Janssen Health and Technology Challenge (HaTCH) have been named, with one of the judges saying Melbourne, in particular, is close to developing “a critical mass of ideas”.

She Makes event set to boost local maker community by getting more women involved

10:31AM | Tuesday, 7 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Girl Geek Academy is preparing for She Makes, Australia’s first maker faire specifically designed for women, following the success of Australia’s first all-female hackathon in March.

Hackathons in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane aiming to turn “health data into information into knowledge”

9:44PM | Friday, 26 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

With interest in health technology booming, an upcoming hackathon across three states is aiming to bring together tech experts and leading medical researchers.

The Great Fragmentation

8:32AM | Thursday, 7 August 2014 | Steve Sammartino

It used to be that you’d get a job and stay with your employer your whole working life. Smart employers, and certainly startups, are now beginning to look for people with wide experience, otherwise known as ‘horizontal personnel’.

Five app store optimisation techniques we used to generate 400,000 downloads

8:42PM | Wednesday, 6 August 2014 | Matthew Ho

App store optimisation (ASO) is a practice to improve your app store ranking. It’s SEO for mobile apps.

Hackers show the dangers of USB thumb drives, but this may be nothing new

8:21PM | Monday, 4 August 2014 | David Glance

As confirmation of just how vulnerable we all are to computer malware, two researchers presenting at this week’s Black Hat hacking conference in Las Vegas will demonstrate that we can no longer trust the ubiquitous USB thumb drive.

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.

How the internet was a big reset button for business

7:55PM | Thursday, 24 July 2014 | Paul Wallbank

In the age of the web, business is like a petri dish says internet pioneer and Cluetrain Manifesto author Doc Searls.

Picking the right phone system for your startup

7:35PM | Tuesday, 8 July 2014 | Sam Bashiry

Starting a new business can be a daunting task, but one decision that should be easy to make is choosing the right telephone system.

Elite sports wearables maker Catapult Sports buys GPSports, no IPO plans at the moment

7:10PM | Friday, 4 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Catapult Sports, a Melbourne-based provider of tracking devices for elite athletes, has announced it has purchased Canberra-based counterpart GPSport.

Bigcommerce confirms Magento deal with store migration plans ready

7:35AM | Wednesday, 2 July 2014 | StartupSmart

Australian e-commerce company Bigcommerce has confirmed reports eBay-owned Magento has named it as the software-as-a-service migration provider for its ProStores and Magento Go platforms.

How to start developing a web app using Ruby on Rails

6:56PM | Wednesday, 11 June 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

What does Ruby on Rails development entail and how do you get started?

How to start developing a web app using PHP

5:31PM | Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

If you’re thinking about developing a web app for the first time, you’ve probably heard about a scripting language called “PHP”. So what does it do and how can you get started in it?

Internet of Things on the move: Innov8 Seed principal

5:38PM | Friday, 9 May 2014 | Kye White

The Internet of Things movement is really starting to pick up pace in Australia, according Optus Innov8 Seed lead principal Alfred Lo.

Adelaide startup goes in search of the science behind a monster games hit

5:20PM | Friday, 9 May 2014 | Kye White

To break into the mobile gaming market, you have to understand the science of the medium, says co-founder of Adelaide-based startup Broken Arms Games, Elisa Farinetti.

Snack food giant wants startups to help solve its problems

5:52PM | Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | Kye White

Snack food giant Mondelez International is looking for startups to help solve pressing problems faced by some of its major brands.

Queensland startup wants to get real when it comes to virtual reality

5:53PM | Monday, 5 May 2014 | Kye White

Perhaps inspired by the collective sigh of the internet when Facebook bought Oculus Rift, a team of enthusiastic Queenslanders are hoping to make virtual reality, well, a reality.

Cybercrime on the increase with companies failing to keep up

4:54AM | Wednesday, 23 April 2014 | StartupSmart

Cyber-espionage is up again in the 2014 report, representing a more than three-fold increase compared with the 2013 report, with 511 incidents partially due to a bigger dataset.

Virtual staff: Getting bang for your buck

4:25PM | Tuesday, 22 April 2014 | Nina Hendy

Growing numbers of Australian businesses are either allowing staff to work from home or hiring workers overseas. Here are six ways to be sure virtual staff are up to scratch.

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