How to upgrade your business with the top tech trends of 2018

How to upgrade your business with the top tech trends of 2018

We get it: tech can be hard to keep up with. The amount of change that's happened in the last year alone can be overwhelming. From AI, to data, to cybersecurity there's always something new begging for your attention (and for your money, too). So what are the trends that are going to dominate the rest of 2018? Business News Austra...

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Adelaide nanosatellite startup raises $19m to become global player in IoT

Adelaide nanosatellite startup raises $19m to become global player in IoT

Nanosatellite startup Myriota has closed a $19.4 million Series A funding round with the backing five venture capital firms, making it the largest round announced globally to date for a tech startup using Space 2.0 for the internet of things (IoT). Founded in Adelaide in 2015 as a spin-out from the University of South Australia, Myriota s...

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More telcos to compensate customers for underperforming NBN speeds

More telcos to compensate customers for underperforming NBN speeds

Dodo, iPrimus, and Commander have agreed to compensate over 5000 customers for their slow NBN connections speeds. Affected customers of the major telco providers will be offered options for remediation, including moving to a lower speed plan with a refund or exiting their plan with a refund and no exit fees. Of the customers affected,...

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Aussie telco Pivotel partners with next generation satellite constellation

Aussie telco Pivotel partners with next generation satellite constellation

Australian mobile satellite solutions provider Pivotel has been announced as a launch partner with a major satellite provider which will take metropolitan mobile data capabilities to remote parts of the country. The Gold Coast-based telco has teamed up with US-based Iridium Communications and its Iridium Certus service which will provide ...

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How augmented reality could be the future of retail

How augmented reality could be the future of retail

It's the stuff of dreams. You whip out your smart device, point it at thin air and a hyper-realistic recreation of a product appears before your very eyes. Slowly but surely this consumer-centric dream world is coming to life now that technology has progressed far enough to allow for augmented reality to become more than an expensive ...

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The Adelaide tech company that's taking driverless cars to the world

The Adelaide tech company that's taking driverless cars to the world

As each year passes the idea of completely autonomous cars and vehicles becomes less of a science-fiction story and much more of a reality. With Tesla releasing its Model 3 to the mass market at the beginning of 2018 semi-autonomous vehicles are becoming more and more mainstream. But as Cohda Wireless CEO Paul Gray says "a fully auto...

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Major Adelaide Fringe Festival venue goes cashless with Mint Payments

Major Adelaide Fringe Festival venue goes cashless with Mint Payments

Listed payment processing technology provider Mint Payments (ASX: MNW) has teamed up with a popular Adelaide Fringe Festival venue to take the festival cashless. Mint Payments is deploying its technology at the Royal Croquet Club, one of the major venues at the Adelaide Fringe Festival; the largest arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere...

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Data security enters 'naming and shaming', here's what it could mean for your business

Data security enters 'naming and shaming', here's what it could mean for your business

Data security isn't something any business should shirk, especially in light of the growing number of malicious software attacks that have occurred over recent years. In fact, now has never been a more important time for businesses to be tightening the screws on data protection, considering last week the Federal Government established...

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Look to the sky and build flying cars not "sucky" roads, says Steve Baxter

Look to the sky and build flying cars not "sucky" roads, says Steve Baxter

Queensland's chief entrepreneur Steve Baxter has called on the government to stop pouring billions of dollars into projects that make roads "suck less" and invest now in a future where most people fly to and from work every day.

Baxter, an investor who is also one of the 'sharks' on the hit show Shark Tank, says the...

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How upgraded tech can help businesses cash in on the Commonwealth Games

How upgraded tech can help businesses cash in on the Commonwealth Games

Most Gold Coasters can't remember a time before the Commonwealth Games became the city's hottest topic. Now, the event which once seemed like an eternity down the track is just a few short months away, and businesses are kicking into overdrive to get ready for the influx of a lifetime. In the days leading up to April 4, busine...

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Five blockchain companies to keep an eye on

Five blockchain companies to keep an eye on

It was the year of the blockchain, and midway through 2017 Bitcoin - the most popular of the many cryptocurrencies - skyrocketed in value. Those who bought the cryptocurrency in 2011 became very wealthy overnight. But Bitcoin is just one of many technologies that is successfully utilising blockchain technology to disrupt nearly every indu...

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Legendary coup for Aussie e-sports company

Legendary coup for Aussie e-sports company

It's only been a month since listed gaming company Esports Mogul (ASX: ESH) officially launched its Mogul Arena online platform, yet today the company has announced its integration with the most popular video game in the world. The game is League of Legends. For all intents and purposes it's the 'soccer' of e-sports, with ...

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Gold Coast software company secures major deal with Panasonic

Gold Coast software company secures major deal with Panasonic

Gold Coast software company CyTrack has scored a major deal to package up its contact centre solutions for US giant Panasonic.

The deal will allow for a seamless integration between CyTrack's customer experience technology and Panasonic's business communication servers which will allow its client organisations to respond to its custom...

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LiveTiles strikes deal to help shake up US manufacturing industry

LiveTiles strikes deal to help shake up US manufacturing industry

ASX-listed global software company LiveTiles (ASX: LVT) has moved deeper in the AI space in North America with a strategic deal with the Smart Manufacturing public-private partnership in the US.

As part of the deal, LiveTiles will work to deploy innovative AI-based technology to increase the competitiveness of one of the strongholds of t...

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Meet the duo redefining the business of IT

Meet the duo redefining the business of IT

BERNARD Mangelsdorf and Kane Sajdak aren't your typical IT guys. As the co-founders of BITS Technology Group, the duo strives to be a cut above the regular IT crowd; people who are undeniably great at fixing computers, yet lack the basic social skills and business finesse which the industry now demands. Mangelsdorf and Sajdak both...

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SMALL BUSINESS 'OBLIVIOUS' TO THREAT POSED BY BIGGER TECH-SAVVY PLAYERS

SMALL BUSINESS 'OBLIVIOUS' TO THREAT POSED BY BIGGER TECH-SAVVY PLAYERS

SMALL businesses are in danger of going under as bigger, and more digitally savvy, businesses move to take them out financially with new research suggesting they are oblivious to the threat. According to American Express' 'Economy of Shopping Small: Keeping it in the Community' report, small businesses are failing to embrace t...

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AUCTION STREAMING PLATFORM CO-FOUNDED BY AFL STAR GETS $1.8M CAPITAL INJECTION

AUCTION STREAMING PLATFORM CO-FOUNDED BY AFL STAR GETS $1.8M CAPITAL INJECTION

IN DECEMBER last year a startup called Gavl entered the market with a new digital service in property auction live streaming. The app, which facilitates real time auction streaming from anywhere in the world, has now received an initial $1.8 million series A capital injection from Harris Capital, the investment office of Flight Centre co-...

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AIRTASKER HEADS TO UK IN ITS FIRST OVERSEAS VENTURE

AIRTASKER HEADS TO UK IN ITS FIRST OVERSEAS VENTURE

CASHED up online jobs marketplace Airtasker is expanding to the UK after raising more than $33 million from investors including Seven West Media, Skyfield Capital, Exto Partners, Morning Crest Capital and Black Sheep Capital.

The tech company has already appointed a UK head of operations, Lucas London (pictured left), and confirmed several Au...

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THE MUSO-DOCTOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR WHO WAS AWARDED A $100K GRANT TO DEVELOP HEADPHONES

THE MUSO-DOCTOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR WHO WAS AWARDED A $100K GRANT TO DEVELOP HEADPHONES

TWO young entrepreneurs have been awarded a government grant of $100,000 to fund the development of the world's first audio-perfecting headphones with a built-in hearing test.

The Audeara headphones, developed by Dr James Fielding and Dr Chris Jeffery from the Brisbane-based RER Labs, are close to commercial launch and was born out o...

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THE TECH COMPANY THAT SCORED A DEAL TO HELP MAKE THE ROADS SAFER

THE TECH COMPANY THAT SCORED A DEAL TO HELP MAKE THE ROADS SAFER

A BRISBANE tech company has developed a world first interactive training program for learner drivers before they get behind the wheel which could be rolled out across Australia.  THE Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads has already launched the PrepL eLearning program to assist young drivers and Croomo says it is in disc...

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