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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Tech & Innovation

Tech & Innovation
News, opinions and advice on technology development and the state of innovation.

JoinMyWedding.com is the first online global platform that enables to-be married couples to open up their weddings to travellers who seek authentic cultural experiences on their holidays by connecting them via selling and buying tickets to weddings.

QSIC, Australia’s first and leading commercially licensed music streaming service, has exceeded 1.5m streams in the last quarter and has added Melbourne, super-venue, Garden State, to its expanding client database.

Mahuki, an innovation hub within the innovation hub has opened its doors to ten entrepreneurial teams. They will respond with digital solutions to challenges faced by Te Papa and other cultural service providers across New Zealand and the world.

Jackware – a termed suggested by fellow senior ESET researcher Stephen Cobb – is malicious software seeking to take control of a device. Ransomware such as Locky and Cryptolocker use codes to encrypt documents on computers and demand a ransom to unlock them.

Astrophysicist and and StarTalk Radio host Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Marques Brownlee, one of the best technology reviewers in the planet, to talk about the self-driving cars, handheld gadgets, the future of privacy, and everything else.

There were 700,000 ransomware attacks in Australia between January and May 2016 alone. With Australia’s reputably strong economy and digitally-integrated businesses and consumers, we’re the perfect target.

Cyberattacks have been part of Australian organisations’ landscape for a long time now, and as businesses embark on a ‘digital-first’ approach we are seeing the cyber threat landscape expanding. Today, there are more cyberattacks, data leaks and ransomware activities than ever before.

The survey of 1,000 Australians, commissioned by Australian document productivity start-up Nitro, found nearly nine in ten (87 per cent) 18-25 year olds had recently faced a digital roadblock, such as forgetting a password or losing a digital document—nearly double that of respondents over 55 years old (55 per cent) and well above the national average (67 per cent), raising concerns about the efficiency and focus of the future workforce.

The start that this smart Aussie tech company had was far from good. It was awesome! On crowd-funding platform Indiegogo, they hit their goal in two hours, reached the $100,000 mark within one day and had reached over $300,000 by the end of that first week.

Cedars-Sinai has received a grant award of US $600,000 from the United States National Institutes of Health for the purchase of 4Dx’s new preclinical lung scanner, making Cedars-Sinai the first institution scheduled to purchase this advanced instrument, which can help detect lung diseases in their early stages.

The mission, in short, became to build a product that was capable of providing personalised education and human-like support to every entrepreneur on the planet, all at the same time.

The new technology is a disruptive game changer. It is able to transform storage into something a business can simply depend on.

TechSydney is a not-for-profit enterprise led by some of Australia’s most successful and influential entrepreneurs and innovators who have a mutual determination to see Sydney boom onto the global tech stage.

However, so far big data has focused on aggregating large data sets that group people based on shared characteristics and behaviours. It’s your similarity to the group that matters, not you as an individual.

Branch office connectivity has long posed a challenge for geographically distributed organisations, a problem that multiplies as they enter new markets or expand within existing ones.

"The paper highlights the extensive economic benefits of building innovation hubs which have powerful multiplier effects. There’s a lot at stake here - if we get it right, we’ll be able to capitalise on it"

While the focus is often on how business and tech co-founders combine to create successful start-ups, Sinorbis, an emerging Australian digital company helping companies tap into China’s burgeoning online consumer population, brings Western and Eastern expertise together to benefit Australian businesses.

Australian start-up incubator Tech Pilot Fund are hosting a weekend-long hackathon event in Sydney with a difference. The event is the initiative of Tech Pilot Fund founder and CEO Simon Anquetil to help foster a healthy start-up scene in Australia and reinforce the crucial role of women in the tech industry.

But there are a few essential things rideshare drivers, space-sharers and other ‘sharing economy’ workers need to know come tax time. Those earning income from the sharing economy should prepare for close scrutiny from the ATO.

And you can't attend a summer barbecue in Australia without someone's brother-in-law downloading his brilliant idea to anyone within a snag's throw. We're outstandingly good at coming up with 'ideas'.

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