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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.

Electric engine start-up rising as Holden Australia’s future looks bleak

9:33PM | Thursday, 19 September 2013 | Rose Powell

As speculation again swirls around the future of General Motors Holden in Australia, a Melbourne-based vehicle engineering start-up is going from strength to strength.

Ex-Nokia start-up Jolla announces Android apps will work on its smartphone

9:03PM | Wednesday, 18 September 2013 | Andrew Sadauskas

Jolla, a smartphone start-up launched by former Nokia staff, has announced that unmodified Android apps will be able to run on its MeeGo-based Sailfish operating system.

Privacy commissioner finds 83% of leading Australian websites non-compliant

9:51PM | Friday, 6 September 2013 | Vanessa Emilio

Australia’s privacy laws have recently changed, and all businesses have until March 2014 to become fully compliant. Here are some key details you need to consider.

Android app development dominates over Apple iOS

8:52PM | Thursday, 22 August 2013 | Myriam Robin

Android app development continues to power ahead of Apple’s iOS, according to figures released by Freelancer.com.

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop: Pipe dreams are better than tunnel vision

8:51PM | Monday, 19 August 2013 | Taskmaster

Remember how, in the 1970s, state governments and planners promised us that freeways were the solution to traffic jams? Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk says he has a new solution to our traffic woes.

Clouds of professional relationships

8:05PM | Friday, 16 August 2013 | John Russell

Social media is taking over the world of communications. But can there be too much of a good thing?

How and why to keep up with Google’s latest changes

8:17PM | Thursday, 15 August 2013 | Patrick Stafford

While maintaining a good search ranking on Google might be tricky, there are some important reasons why you should – and here’s how to do it.

Why being afraid of customers can hold tech start-ups back

8:12PM | Thursday, 15 August 2013 | Rose Powell

International design marketplace 99designs is one of Australia’s major start-up success stories, with 240,000 registered designers. Chief operations officer Jason Sew Hoy discusses some of the challenges the platform has faced.

Use the right promotional tool to reach your target market

8:18PM | Tuesday, 13 August 2013 | Taskmaster

There might be some novelty value in using NFC on a marketing display, but is it effective? In one particular case, the answer is no.

Make sure your business trademark is unique

8:50PM | Thursday, 8 August 2013 | Craig Yeung

The recent Apple v Amazon case in the United States concerning Amazon’s use of the phrase ‘Appstore’ provides an important lesson for business owners in relation to use of trademarks.

Big Android announcements at Google: Mobile app developers, pay attention!

7:46PM | Friday, 26 July 2013 | Taskmaster

In just one week, Google has announced Android 4.3 Jellybean, Chromecast on TV and a new line of smartphones. If you’re a mobile app developer or tech start-up, you must get up-to-date on what it all means for your business.

How Aussie tech company Bigcommerce wins $US40 million investment

7:15PM | Friday, 26 July 2013 | Patrick Stafford

It's a big day for Australian e-commerce platform group Bigcommerce – the four-year-old business has won a $US40 million investment from one of the United States' most prominent venture capital funds, Revolution Growth.

Peak smartphone: Why start-ups should watch Mozilla’s Firefox OS platform closely

7:11PM | Wednesday, 10 July 2013 | Taskmaster

Do you run a tech start-up or rely on mobile apps as a key part of your business? If so, there’s potentially a huge development taking place in the market you really need to be aware of.

Visa wins banks, JB Hi-Fi and Cotton On for new digital payment system

7:02PM | Wednesday, 10 July 2013 | Patrick Stafford

Consumers are increasingly relying on micro-transactions to make purchases instead of inputting their credit card details every time, which makes a new product from Visa all the more powerful, one expert says.

Categorise apps in Windows 8

7:47PM | Friday, 5 July 2013 | Patrick Stafford

The Windows 8 ecosystem allows users to work through an app-based home screen, instead of the traditional desktop.

Five things you should know about the cloud

7:32PM | Friday, 5 July 2013 | John Russell

There are many myths and misconceptions about cloud computing. It's time to set things straight on a few of these.

Set favourite places for Google Maps

6:38PM | Friday, 28 June 2013 | Patrick Stafford

Here's a clever way to always make sure you're going to the right place in Google Maps.

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