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, and 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.

The big smartphone trends mobile app developers need to be aware of: Part Two

10:31PM | Tuesday, 8 October 2013 | Taskmaster

The global smartphone market is huge – and growing rapidly. In the second of a two-part series, here are the big trends in the mobile industry you need to be aware of.

The big smartphone trends mobile app developers need to be aware of: Part One

10:16PM | Monday, 7 October 2013 | Taskmaster

Ever wondered whether Apple or Android is ahead the Australian smartphone market? In the first of a two-part series, here are the big trends in the mobile industry you need to be aware of.

Start-up development company raising $2.2 million to acquire and partner with B2B start-ups

9:56PM | Monday, 30 September 2013 | Rose Powell

Kingston Equities is this week launching a fundraising strategy to raise $2.2 million in venture capital to support the acquisition of a range of business to business companies in the coming year.

Three reasons why you should not copy T&Cs from another site

9:47PM | Friday, 27 September 2013 | Vanessa Emilio

You rely on your online legals to protect you and your business in the event of a customer suing you or reporting your business to a regulatory authority. So it’s important you get them right.

The number crunch on big data

9:45PM | Thursday, 26 September 2013 | Jason Rose

One of the big business buzzwords at the moment is ‘big data’. But do the numbers really add up for your business?

Should you build a mobile website or develop an app? Or should you do both?

9:18PM | Tuesday, 24 September 2013 | Taskmaster

Are you weighing up whether to build a mobile website or an app? Perhaps you’re a smartphone sceptic? If so, it’s time to examine your mobile strategy.

Meet Jolla: Lessons from the smartphone start-up rising from Nokia’s ashes

9:02PM | Thursday, 19 September 2013 | Taskmaster

How Jolla was born from the wreckage of Nokia is an inspiring tale for anyone fed up with working for someone else and thinking of launching their own business.