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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Tech & Innovation

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

A company that started as a two-man shop in a Sydney kitchen and now stands as one of Australia’s largest mobile technology firms has taken top honours at the 2016 Sydney City Regional Business Awards.

Mojo Co-Founder James Myatt believes the Mojo offer is a real game changer. Mojo customers pay a flat monthly subscription, called EnergyPass, to access wholesale prices which are around 30% below other retailers’ standing tariffs.

Thanks to digital disruption the world is getting smaller and global customers more accessible. Global e-commerce sales are growing at 20% per annum and are forecast to reach US$2 trillion in 2016. This will double to US$4 trillion by 2020.

mPort’s expansion into the US represents its first international market, and the technology company has received interest from every major market around the world. A three-month pilot with LA Fitness led to mPort signing an agreement with the fitness chain that will see mPods in LA Fitness centres nationally in the US, starting with California.

Swedish start-up Natural Cycles, the hormone-free fertility app, has helped over 5,000 Swedish women to get pregnant within less than three months of using the app, on average, and now wants to empower women in the UK who are planning to conceive.

Owners utilizing GetMyBoat are not only offsetting the cost of ownership, but many also rent out their boat frequently enough to make it their main source of income. We’ve also allowed owners the opportunity to expand their fleet and purchase additional watercraft.

Harnessing new technologies, processes and tools to manage your small business more efficiently creates a platform to realise business success.

Everything you say or show your developer will be filtered through their own experience, preferences and expectations of how software should behave, so you need to find a good one right from the start.

The Australian Top 50 Brand Love List showed there are a lot of home-grown companies missing out on revenue dollars due to not listening and engaging with their customers on social media.

Elon Musk took the stage of the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, to talk about realizing his boyhood dream: going to Mars.

There’s no question A.I will change irrevocably the way SMEs obtain finance. What many entrepreneurs may not realise is that it’s already having a demonstrable effect right now in three ways

A recent study of 20,000 organisations found that one in 10 educational institutions had been hit by malware, 6 per cent in government, 3.5 per cent in healthcare, 3.4 per cent of energy/utilities, 3.2 per cent of retailers, and 1.5 per cent of financial organisations.

Airwallex joins the ranks of just over 90 other companies to go through the six-month program since its inception two years ago, with Start Path alumni including UK currency exchange and e-wallet startup Revolut, recently acquired US restaurant bill splitting app Dash.

Storyboard creator, Darren Tonkin, will get the chance to pitch to some of Europe’s biggest venture capitalists as a representative of Australia at the Creative Business Cup in Copenhagen, Denmark

A former Ironman triathlete, amateur astronomer, budding pilot and ex-NRL player are among the founders of seven start-ups accepted into the River City Labs Accelerator Program, powered by Telstra’s muru-D.

Are you about to launch a start-up? If so, what intellectual property (IP) do you have and how is it protected? Whilst this probably isn’t the most exciting topic of conversation when starting a new business venture, it's essential to consider as these will be among the first questions investors will ask of you.

The wide area network (WAN) that companies have today is likely be the last they ever use. The race to move applications and services to the cloud, and the availability of high performance broadband, are fuelling the greatest networking revolution in a generation.

It was on one of these trips that I really fell in love with not only the sharing economy itself, but also the seismic shift in consumer behaviour that was emerging in this area globally. I knew I wanted to be a part of it.

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During a launch event and demo in the streets of Pittsburgh, Signe Brewster was accompanied by 2 Uber Engineers in a high-level demo of their autonomous Ford vehicle. She even got to take a ride behind the wheel back to the Advanced Technologies Center.




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