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Regulation opportunity for PM

Forbes magazine titled a 2013 article Lessons From Uber: Why Innovation And Regulation Don’t Mix. It’s a common enough view in innovation circles. Research by the Manchester Business School...

Dodging China’s cyber cannon

On the afternoon of September 14, when Malcolm Turnbull made his successful pitch to replace Tony Abbott as Prime Minister, he chose to use Labor’s opposition to FTA as...

Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister

The swearing in of Malcolm Turnbull as Australia’s 29th Prime Minister will inevitably bring the powerful technological forces that are re-shaping our economy into sharper focus. This was one...

Tim Watts on the digital economy

Tim Watts is one of the new faces in the Federal Parliament, having been elected to Nicola Roxon’s old seat of Gellibrand in the ‘Class of 2013.’ He is a...

Cloud minefield set for explosion

We have been warned for years that cloud computing means business data is not secure. We have also been warned, by Ed Snowden and others, that the long arms...

Fiduciary duty and venture capital

The last month has been interesting in investment markets. Global equity markets not only lost ground, but so with high correlation owing to their universal exposure to the lower-growth...

Trade agreement goes unnoticed

Australia is about to sign up to a massive new trade deal that virtually nobody knows anything about. It is called the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA), and...

Steve Vamos on cultural change

Steve Vamos, the former Microsoft Australia managing director and current Telstra board member, tells a story about Bill Gates’ ability to see things that many of us can’t. Many...

Digital inclusion is a business issue

The issue of “digital inclusion” is usually considered to be a matter of social policy. Events at this year’s ACCAN conference Dollars and Bytes – Communications affordability now and...

Singapore 2: Asia’s startup engine

Perhaps the main attraction to Singapore, the city-state pulling out all the stops to become the technology hub of Southeast Asia, is simple: money. Not only is Singapore full...

Dalidakis: Vic’s newest Minister

Less than a year after entering the Victorian Parliament as a newbie MP, Philip Dalidakis finds himself with a seat in cabinet as the State’s freshly-minted Small Business and...

ACCC eyes an NBN breakup sale

The chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Rod Sims said some fairly straight-forward things about affordability in the telecommunications sector and seems to have put noses out...

NBN to underpin GDP growth

New research to be published today concludes that the NBN will result in a 1.8 per cent increase in Australia’s GDP by the mid-2020s. The research paper is a...

Fast-growth tech needs consistency

Australian wealth accounting platform innovator, Class Software, was pretty blessed when it was in startup mode. It had access to a client base of high net worth individuals who...