Trade

STUART KENNEDY
August 17, 2017
Africa is big, diverse, rapidly digitising and has huge promise as well as many dangers for export oriented Australian tech outfits. So says veteran tech en...

TelcoLand

STUART KENNEDY
August 17, 2017
The Federal Government has got new legislation through the Senate that will compel telcos to notify authorities when they make changes to their networks after ...

Digital

James Riley
August 17, 2017
The Senate on Thursday agreed to hold an inquiry into the government’s digital transformation program, with a focus on increased ICT spending and the emb...

Entrepreneurs

James Riley
August 17, 2017
The newly-hatched Sydney School of Entrepreneurship has thrown open its doors to its first 60 students, the latest big ticket investment by the NSW Government ...

Policy

Aimee Chanthadavong
August 15, 2017
The federal government may still be pondering a formal response to the ‘Three F’ review of the R&D Tax Incentive that concluded nearly 18 month...

Data

Denham Sadler
August 15, 2017
The CSIRO’s data branch Data61 was paid nearly $150,000 for its work on the government’s much-maligned RoboDebt program across three separate contr...

500 Debacle

Denham Sadler
August 15, 2017
The Opposition has sharpened its attacks on the Victorian government over its handling of the recent 500 Startups debacle and raised questions over the indepen...

StartupLand

Aimee Chanthadavong
August 15, 2017
The female-founder focused SheStarts program launched in January by Sydney-based accelerator Blue Chilli with the aim of supporting a league of extraordinary w...

StartupLand

Aimee Chanthadavong
August 15, 2017
Freshly-minted seed fund and accelerator Galileo Ventures has plans to raise a $20 million early stage venture capital fund (ESVCLP) targeting student entrepre...

Podcast

James Riley
August 14, 2017
Cloud-based business software maker Zoho Corporation stands apart from its Silicon Valley-based tech industry peers, culturally and geographically. At a tim...

Data

STUART KENNEDY
August 14, 2017
Australia’s banks have yet to open up their APIs to FinTechs, but that could change sooner rather than later when a new financial services sandbox gets u...

Future Work

Beverley Head
August 14, 2017
Australian enterprise is facing a fresh wave of innovation and automation that could replace more than half the current human workforce in some sectors of the ...

LaunchVic

James Riley
August 11, 2017
The decision by Victorian funding agency LaunchVic to sever its ties to the troubled Silicon Valley accelerator 500 Startups is the right one. It brings to a c...

Open data

STUART KENNEDY
August 10, 2017
As the Commonwealth Bank money laundering allegations rage and increase the likelihood of a Royal Commission inquiry into banking, there is perhaps an even mor...

Data

Aimee Chanthadavong
August 10, 2017
The NSW Data Analytics Centre (DAC) has been able to identify in just a few weeks the 1000 or so at-risk high-rise buildings from a pool of 150,000 buildi...

Exports

STUART KENNEDY
August 10, 2017
The Australian Sports Technology Network (ASTN) wants to revive a version of a deal struck in the dying days of the second Rudd Labor government that could see...

StartupLand

Denham Sadler
August 10, 2017
Victorian innovation minister Philip Dalidakis has described the 500 Startups sexual harassment scandal and the month long funding debacle that followed as &ld...

StartupLand

Denham Sadler
August 10, 2017
The Victorian government has sensationally pulled nearly $3 million in funding from global accelerator 500 Startups after more than a month of negotiations tha...

CSIRO

Beverley Head
August 9, 2017
Larry Marshall is having an each way bet on the future – investing in the CSIRO’s pure research initiatives while looking to spend $200 million on ...

Policy

Denham Sadler
August 9, 2017
The Opposition will vote against the government’s welfare drug testing legislation, leaving the future of the controversial scheme in serious doubt. A...