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Malcolm Turnbull places $29.5 billion cap on NBN spending, new multi-technology mix including HFC

4:40PM | Wednesday, 9 April 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has issued a new statement of expectations to the NBN Co, placing a cap on public investment in the project of $29.5 billion and mandating that a mix of technologies be used to deliver the project.

Microsoft releases new developer tools, makes open source .NET commitment at Build Conference

4:32PM | Friday, 4 April 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Microsoft has announced the general release of a couple of key new cloud-based tools for developers during the second day of its Build Developer Conference in San Francisco.

Avoid the stress of an IT mess

3:59PM | Monday, 17 March 2014 | Taskmaster

Scratch the surface of any company that’s been in business for more than a decade or so and more likely than not, you’ll find a mess of now-obsolete IT systems.

How two Google tactics led this start-up to grow by 250% in a year

3:49PM | Tuesday, 11 March 2014 | Rose Powell

With a high traffic and low margin business to grow, the team at No Yelling quickly ruled out pay-per-click advertising and decided to invest their limited cash into boosting their SEO ranking.

How a struggling skincare business led Nick Bell to build a global SEO company

2:00AM | Wednesday, 26 February 2014 | Gavin Lower

Nick Bell’s skincare business wasn’t doing too well when he decided to investigate search engine optimisation to boost the effectiveness of his website.

Where are you hiding the keys to your digital house?

2:30PM | Thursday, 20 February 2014 | Taskmaster

When it comes to online security and protecting intellectual property, one of the worst habits out there is a practice known by security experts as “security through obscurity”.

Which team will get to have the final say?

2:00AM | Wednesday, 12 February 2014 | Taskmaster

Your products will end up looking very different depending on which team is put in charge.

Why Australians love marketplace start-ups and why they work well here

2:17AM | Thursday, 6 February 2014 | Rose Powell

The Australian start-up scene has spawned several billion dollar online marketplaces. Just think of Seek, carsales.com and realestate.com.au. And there’s a fresh crop, such as Freelancer, FlightFox and GoCatch coming through.

Google announces search update, starts rolling out additional information feature in search results

1:10AM | Friday, 24 January 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Google has announced that it is beginning to roll out changes to its search results that add information about website owners to its results.

Mobile commerce visionary Tomi Ahonen on the newest mass media: You must watch this video

1:00AM | Wednesday, 22 January 2014 | Taskmaster

Are you thinking about developing an Android or iPhone app? Or perhaps you’re looking for a great business idea? If so, here’s one video you absolutely must watch.

Social media news and views in 2013 and advice to take into 2014

12:00AM | Tuesday, 31 December 2013 | Gavin Lower

No matter what your opinion of social media, it’s become a ubiquitous feature of our lives.

Twitter announces partnership with year-old Sydney start-up

11:20PM | Wednesday, 27 November 2013 | Rose Powell

One-year-old social media aggregation and curation platform Stackla has been announced as Twitter Australia’s first technology partner.

Bring Your Own Code hackathon competition offers $13,500 in prize money

11:17PM | Wednesday, 27 November 2013 | Gavin Lower

Australian mobile engagement company Mnet is offering $13,500 in prizes at its Bring Your Own Code hackathon competition in Sydney next week.

Six new technologies set to lift-off in 2014

11:23PM | Friday, 8 November 2013 | Andrew Sadauskas

The tech sector has always been in a never-ending race towards the next big thing. Here’s a look at six technologies set to lift-off in 2014.

How safe is your data in the cloud?

11:00AM | Tuesday, 5 November 2013 | Simon Foster

At its most basic level, cloud computing means storing your data on someone else’s server. Take precautions accordingly.

Platform to pair problems to lawyers for quick solutions launches

11:03PM | Monday, 4 November 2013 | Gavin Lower

After noticing how hard it was for friends and acquaintances to find the right lawyer to handle their legal issues, corporate lawyer Jeremy Tompkins created a platform to fill the gap.

Entries open for $50,000 I.T. Invention Test pitching competition

10:12PM | Friday, 18 October 2013 | Gavin Lower

Information technology entrepreneurs have the chance to win a share of $50,000 in prizes through ITC Geelong’s investment pitching competition.

Make sure your apps don’t break with KitKat

10:10PM | Tuesday, 15 October 2013 | Taskmaster

In the past couple of days, Google has announced some big changes with Android 4.4 KitKat. Here are some key details you must be aware of.

Hiring a coder: The great Fizz Buzz debate

10:59PM | Monday, 14 October 2013 | Taskmaster

So here’s the situation: You’re looking to hire a coder – and a good one. Here’s one technique you should consider.

Four reasons why the cloud is hot

10:31PM | Friday, 11 October 2013 | John Russell

There can be little doubt that right now, in both business and society, the cloud is a hot topic. Here are four reasons why.

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