CAN GOOGLE RECOVER FROM GLOBAL CONTROVERSY OVER ITS PROGRAMMATIC ADVERTISING SYSTEM?

CAN GOOGLE RECOVER FROM GLOBAL CONTROVERSY OVER ITS PROGRAMMATIC ADVERTISING SYSTEM?

IT'S the story that has rocked the world of advertising. The lucrative Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) advertising system is under the microscope as blue chip clients in the UK, US and Australia boycott the search engine giant.

The boycott signals a growing backlash against 'programmatic trading', which automates the buying and selling of ...

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BRISBANE VFX PRODUCTION COMPANY CLEANS UP AT MAJOR INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISING AWARDS

BRISBANE VFX PRODUCTION COMPANY CLEANS UP AT MAJOR INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISING AWARDS

AUSTRALIAN production company Alt.vfx has broken records in global advertising, becoming the first business to win a coveted Lotus award at Adfest for five consecutive years. Not only did the visual effects specialist take out four separate Lotus awards in the Film Craft: VFX category at the 2017 Adfest gala held in Thailand, it was also ...

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ADELAIDE DIGITAL MARKETING GURUS CHANGING THE FACE OF ONLINE RETAILING

ADELAIDE DIGITAL MARKETING GURUS CHANGING THE FACE OF ONLINE RETAILING

Frank Grasso, CEO of Adelaide based Dynamic Creative, believes his company's new software will revolutionise Adwords forever.

Google's Adwords has been a staple of online marketing campaigns since it was launched in 2000.

The system, which allows retailers to position their products at the top of Google, has stagnated over the year...

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Q & A WITH FACEBOOK GURU ANDY MCKEON AS HE JOINS AUSTRALIAN SOFTWARE COMPANY LIVETILES

Q & A WITH FACEBOOK GURU ANDY MCKEON AS HE JOINS AUSTRALIAN SOFTWARE COMPANY LIVETILES

HE was creative director at Apple under the legendary Steve Jobs, and is now a senior Facebook executive. In his newest gig, Andy McKeon has joined the board of ASX-listed enterprise software company LiveTiles (ASX:LVT) in a major coup for the company.

Under Steve Jobs, he helped launch the iPhone, iPad, Mac and iOS software.

At Fac...

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CSIRO HELPS DEVELOP AUSTRALIAN PHARMA COMPANY FROM $10 MILLION TO $305 MILLION

CSIRO HELPS DEVELOP AUSTRALIAN PHARMA COMPANY FROM $10 MILLION TO $305 MILLION

GOVERNMENT backed scientists have helped multiply the market value of a previously small Australian pharmaceutical company by 30 in seven years.

Medical Developments International Ltd (ASX: MVP) has increased in worth from less than $10 million dollars in March 2010 to more than $306 million at time of press.

The company makes Penth...

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HOW TO PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS FROM RANSOMWARE

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS FROM RANSOMWARE

BUSINESS owners are being warned to prepare and protect themselves from the type of ransomware attacks which hit Australian SMEs so hard in the past year.

The denial-of-access attacks, which include malicious software that infiltrates and encrypts files on computers, then demands payment for their decryption, are costly, says onPlatinum ...

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UP TO $150,000 FOR START-UP ENTREPRENEURS VISITING THE QANTAS CAPTAIN'S CABIN

UP TO $150,000 FOR START-UP ENTREPRENEURS VISITING THE QANTAS CAPTAIN'S CABIN

LIKE kids in economy invited to visit the pilot's cabin, start-up entrepreneurs and their older, worldlier siblings, scale-up bosses, are being offered a seat up front at Qantas.

"We're proud of our track record as innovators and early adopters and we think there's much more to come, so we're asking Australian and interna...

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ONLINE CAR RENTAL BUSINESS DRIVEMYCAR HITS TOP GEAR

ONLINE CAR RENTAL BUSINESS DRIVEMYCAR HITS TOP GEAR

PEER-to-peer car rental business DriveMyCar has confirmed the rapid rise in the sharing economy with a 54 per cent increase in the number of rental days so far this calendar year compared to the full December 2016 quarter.

DriveMyCar, a key business in the Collaborate Corporation Limited (ASX:CL8) stable, reported 16,766 net rental days booke...

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HOW INTEGRATED SOFTWARE, THE CLOUD AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE WILL CHANGE BUSINESS

HOW INTEGRATED SOFTWARE, THE CLOUD AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE WILL CHANGE BUSINESS

CHATBOTS, collective intelligence and blockchain are some of the big technology trends that will change the way businesses are run in 2017, says SAGE Australia VP Alan Osrin (pictured).

Speaking to Business News Australia at the SAGE Summit Melbourne, where the company painted its vision of 'invisible accounting', Osrin implored busin...

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ELANATION GETS KIDS ACTIVE WITH WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY

ELANATION GETS KIDS ACTIVE WITH WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY

REWARDING physical activity with digital activity is the mission of new Australian-designed wearable technology Elanation.

Hundreds of children and parents have bought the eTurbo wristbands and engaged with its protected online community since co-founders Katherine Pace and Aimee Atkins launched the product in December 2016.

"We creat...

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NATIONAL BROADBAND NETWORK

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NATIONAL BROADBAND NETWORK

THE National Broadband Network (NBN) is more than an internet connection, it is an opportunity to transform your business.

The promise of faster, more reliable internet will allow businesses to entirely operate from the cloud, eliminate geographic borders, use flexible working strategies for better productivity, and integrate their commu...

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AUSTRALIA READY TO DISRUPT GLOBAL CARBON FIBRE MANUFACTURING

AUSTRALIA READY TO DISRUPT GLOBAL CARBON FIBRE MANUFACTURING

AUSTRALIA for the first time has the capacity to produce carbon fibre from scratch and at scale, following the launch of a wet spinning line at Deakin University's Waurn Ponds campus, outside of Geelong.

The university worked alongside the CSIRO and an Italian manufacturer to develop the machine, which was considered the "missing lin...

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RISE OF THE MACHINES HAS WORKERS SWEATING

RISE OF THE MACHINES HAS WORKERS SWEATING

UP TO 3.8 million Australian workers are fearful their job may soon be terminated by a robot, a new survey has shown.

Airtasker's 2017 Future of Work study revealed that around 16 per cent of Australians believe their current role will be made redundant by a machine within the next five years, with 71 per cent of the population believing ...

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ALIBABA'S AUSTRALIAN 'GOLD MINE'

ALIBABA'S AUSTRALIAN 'GOLD MINE'

CHINA-based ecommerce giant Alibaba has launched its Australian and New Zealand headquarters in Melbourne.

The online marketplace, similar to eBay but esteemed as Amazon, takes in more than 12.7 billion orders a year from 430 million users.

Jack Ma, Alibaba group founder and executive chairman, was in Melbourne at the weekend to launch the...

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WHY BRISBANE IS COMING OF AGE AS A TECH HUB

WHY BRISBANE IS COMING OF AGE AS A TECH HUB

SIAN Havard has hired hundreds of people for some of the biggest tech companies in the world, including Facebook, Google, Expedia, and Unruly, and now she has returned to her hometown of Brisbane to launch consultancy the Milkshake Group.

So why would a top-level HR professional with global experience in these superstar companies return ...

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FOUR WAYS YOU SHOULD PROTECT YOUR IT SYSTEMS FROM EXTREME WEATHER

FOUR WAYS YOU SHOULD PROTECT YOUR IT SYSTEMS FROM EXTREME WEATHER

SHANNON Overs, co-founder of onPlatinum ICT, sees it too often, perhaps half a dozen times per year businesses that do not have adequate protection from extreme weather events.

The lightning storms and heat of summer, and once-in-a-100-year disasters such as the Brisbane Floods of January 2011, can disrupt communications and destroy esse...

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IOT GROUP ORDERS FIRST PRODUCTION OF ROVA DRONE

IOT GROUP ORDERS FIRST PRODUCTION OF ROVA DRONE

IOT Group (ASX:IOT) has ordered production of 40,000 units of the ROVA flying selfie drone from Chinese technologies manufacturer, Shenzhen AEE Technology for delivery in March 2017.

IOT says it placed this initial order after receiving a very positive response from potential customers to the ROVA drone during its sales and marketing campaign...

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IOT GROUP UPS THE SELFIE STAKES WITH NEW FLYING CAMERA DRONE

IOT GROUP UPS THE SELFIE STAKES WITH NEW FLYING CAMERA DRONE

TAPPING into the instant sharing and gratification market, ASX technology company IoT Group (ASX:IOT) is set to take selfies to a whole new level with its soon to be released flying selfie camera, ROVA.

In line with the Sydney-based company's mantra of creating new and useful technology accessible to everyday people, IoT Group is breaking...

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BRISBANE TECH STARTUP FINDS FIRST GOVERNMENT CLIENT IN EUROPE

BRISBANE TECH STARTUP FINDS FIRST GOVERNMENT CLIENT IN EUROPE

TECH startup TrademarkVision has released its new 'deep learning' algorithm, which has enhanced its image recognition technology as the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) becomes the first government organisation to begin using the product.

The integration of the algorithm into the Brisbane-based startup's im...

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VALVE BLOWS STEAM FOLLOWING $3 MILLION FINE

VALVE BLOWS STEAM FOLLOWING $3 MILLION FINE

THE Federal Court has ordered Valve Corporation to pay a $3 million penalty for breaching Australian Consumer Law for misleading its customers about its refund policy. In March last year the Court found Valve made false or misleading representations to consumers through its popular platform Steam, an online gaming hub which has attracted ...

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