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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ACCELERATOR PROGRAM SET TO SHAKE UP THE ENERGY MARKET

ACCELERATOR PROGRAM SET TO SHAKE UP THE ENERGY MARKET

IT'S no secret that the energy sector is undergoing rapid change. Fossil fuels are more often being replaced by renewables like solar and wind to reach clean energy targets set by federal and state governments. So far, the winning businesses have been those with the foresight to solve current shortcomings and predict future markets - ...

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FRENCH COMPANY TO SET UP DRIVERLESS CAR MANUFACTURING IN ADELAIDE

FRENCH COMPANY TO SET UP DRIVERLESS CAR MANUFACTURING IN ADELAIDE

DRIVERLESS vehicle manufacturer Navya will set up shop in Adelaide bringing a manufacturing facility along for the ride. The decision to land in Adelaide by Navya CEO Christophe Sapet follows discussions between the company and South Australia Premier Jay Weatherill in Paris. Navya says it was attracted to Adelaide's carbon neutra...

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REDBACK TECHNOLOGIES TO SHAKE UP ENERGY INDUSTRY WITH NEW SOLAR-BATTERY STORAGE PRODUCT LAUNCH

REDBACK TECHNOLOGIES TO SHAKE UP ENERGY INDUSTRY WITH NEW SOLAR-BATTERY STORAGE PRODUCT LAUNCH

STARTUP tech company Redback Technologies has teamed up with EnergyAustralia to launch a new all-in-one solar and battery solution to tackle the biggest energy problems facing Australians.

The Redback Smart Hybrid System launch takes place a year after EnergyAustralia invested in the Brisbane-based company with the aim of providing more ...

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THE INHOUSE STARTUP ACCELERATOR THAT'S IDENTIFYING SOUTH AUSTRALIAN TALENT

THE INHOUSE STARTUP ACCELERATOR THAT'S IDENTIFYING SOUTH AUSTRALIAN TALENT

AUSTRALIA'S Universities are hungry for a slice of the highly lucrative startup pie. With so much talent crammed into a few university buildings, they'd be mad to waste all the research and development on education alone. The research conducted in the confines of a university lab has the power to reach so many, and that's exactly ...

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BITCOIN TRADING ABOUT TO BECOME A WHOLE LOT EASIER WITH NEW TWO-WAY ATM SYSTEM ON THE WAY

BITCOIN TRADING ABOUT TO BECOME A WHOLE LOT EASIER WITH NEW TWO-WAY ATM SYSTEM ON THE WAY

BITCOIN users will be able to more easily buy and sell the cryptocurrency through ATMs with Stargroup Limited (ASX: STL) entering into a joint venture with DigitalX Limited (ASX: DCC). The joint venture agreement will develop a two-way ATM solution for buying and selling Bitcoin with plans for the entire global network of Stargroup A...

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GOING OFF THE GRID: THE COMPANY THAT COULD SOLVE SOUTH AUSTRALIA'S ENERGY WOES

GOING OFF THE GRID: THE COMPANY THAT COULD SOLVE SOUTH AUSTRALIA'S ENERGY WOES

ADELAIDE business Fluid Solar has officially unveiled its $8 million head office, which has run all winter on renewable energy totally independent from SA's beleaguered power grid. The company has devised and built its office using solar thermal technology, which converts the heat of the sun into storable energy. Managing Director...

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COCHLEAR R&D INVESTMENT DRIVES NEW PRODUCTS AND BOOSTS PROFIT AND REVENUE

COCHLEAR R&D INVESTMENT DRIVES NEW PRODUCTS AND BOOSTS PROFIT AND REVENUE

COCHLEAR (ASX: COH) has boosted its 2017 full year net profit by 18 percent to $223.6 million and has forecast further double-digit growth for FY18 as it rolls out a range of new products.

The world's biggest hearing implant maker grew its sales revenue by seven per cent to $1.2 billion, while earnings before interest and tax rose 20 per ...

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THE SOLAR POWERED DRONE THAT COULD FLY INDEFINITELY

THE SOLAR POWERED DRONE THAT COULD FLY INDEFINITELY

AN Australian company is in the process of developing a completely solar powered drone that might be capable of indefinite flight and has secured government funding for its revolutionary project. Praxis Aeronautics, based in Adelaide, has developed a prototype in which solar cells can be encapsulated into a composite material, such as the...

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