Hear hear! Implant milestone for Cochlear with solid results

Hear hear! Implant milestone for Cochlear with solid results

Leading hearing implants business Cochlear (ASX: COH) has enjoyed a solid year, with full-year net profits up 10 per cent. Thanks to strong demand for its hearing implants, the listed company saw full-year profit rise to $245.8 million, and sales revenue up 9 per cent to $1.35 billion. Cochlear CEO Dig Howitt says the business' pe...

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World Bank appoints CBA for first global blockchain bond

World Bank appoints CBA for first global blockchain bond

Negative news around a royal commission at home hasn't prevented the Commonwealth Bank (ASX: CBA) from securing a prestigious mandate from the World Bank in Washington DC to deliver the first ever international blockchain bond. Perhaps a play on the iconic Sydney beach the bond will be known as 'bond-i', which stands for '...

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Curbing competition: how to make your business stand out from the pack

Curbing competition: how to make your business stand out from the pack

When it comes to highly competitive industries, even the slightest differences between companies can make or break a relationship with potential clients.

Take IT for instance; business competitors at the top of that game use similar hardware, provide similar services and they achieve similar outcomes.

But of course, there are still ...

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How to make a killing playing video games online

How to make a killing playing video games online

The old side hustle. It's what most of us wish we were doing instead of a regular 9-5 job. Most of the time it's passion based; you love making clothes or candles which you sell at the monthly markets. Maybe you're obsessed with music and film, or you devour a new book every week. Thanks to the proliferation of new technologie...

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Meet the sales rep that's on your mobile 24/7

Meet the sales rep that's on your mobile 24/7

When it comes to sales, there's one space everyone can access that has been underutilised and neglected for far too long. That is until Ad On Mobile developed an innovative solution that turns your mobile phone into a 24/7 sales rep. Paul Harding and Peter Bailey, along with their team at Ad On Mobile, have developed a suite of pro...

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Australian and Chinese entrepreneurs join forces to disrupt the blockchain market

Australian and Chinese entrepreneurs join forces to disrupt the blockchain market

Blockchain, the original and leading tech structure which is behind crypto mainstay Bitcoin, has met its match in a newer and simpler tech platform created in collaboration between Australian and Chinese entrepreneurs. Australian based TrustNote Foundation and Chinese entrepreneurs from the Achain Foundation have teamed up to promote Trus...

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Underwater drone maker scores landmark deal with US Navy

Underwater drone maker scores landmark deal with US Navy

ASX-listed underwater drone manufacturer Aquabotix (ASX: UUV) has entered into an agreement with a major United States defence division which could help change the face of modern naval warfare. Aquabotix signed the cooperative research and development agreement with the US Naval Undersea Warfare Center to test its SwarmDiver product at th...

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Why AI could be an entrepreneur's best investment

Why AI could be an entrepreneur's best investment

It's easy to be swayed by doom and gloom headlines questioning whether artificial intelligence (AI) will soon replace certain human jobs for good, or, more outlandishly, become a sentient cause for concern. Thanks Terminator. Realistically however, entrepreneurs and professionals in the IT space agree that AI has inspired some of the ...

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Cutting-edge communications that will get you working anywhere

Cutting-edge communications that will get you working anywhere

The communications market is changing. We are shifting to one in which multiple modes of communication will reign supreme. Voice, video, and messaging communications that prioritise collaboration will drive the future of the market. Although voice and email communications dominate interactions within business today, the shift to video and...

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Wearable tech company expands into major Japanese retail stores

Wearable tech company expands into major Japanese retail stores

Listed tech company Nuheara Limited (ASX: NUH) has announced the launch of its products in major Japanese consumer electronic stores. At an exclusive media event held in Tokyo, Japan, Nuheara announced its IQbuds and IQbuds BOOST products will be sold in most major electronics stores in Japan. The company signed an agreement with Valu...

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NaturesCoin is set to be one of the first digital economies with a real purpose

NaturesCoin is set to be one of the first digital economies with a real purpose

One of the main criticisms of popular cryptocurrencies is that they lack context and don't have any real world applications. Bitcoin is undoubtedly the most well-known and widely circulated digital coin on the market, however its uptake as an investment, rather than just a flat currency, hasn't entirely caught on. NaturesCoin,...

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How technology is turning 'crappy' businesses into gold

How technology is turning 'crappy' businesses into gold

VENTURE capitalists may have previously considered them 'crappy' businesses not worth a second look, but according to Silicon Valley's sharpest investor Steve Jurvetson the technological revolution is changing that. Jurvetson, the co-founder of the $US6 billion venture capital group Draper Fisher Jurvetson and board member of ...

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Gold Coast entrepreneurs create their own super-fast broadband network

Gold Coast entrepreneurs create their own super-fast broadband network

Three Gold Coast tech entrepreneurs have turned Australia's telecommunications landscape on its head by creating their own broadband network that offers speeds up to 10 times faster than the NBN. The founders of AFT Communications Adam Hargraves, Fernando Piozzi and Trevor Coleman have already helped hundreds of residents and struggli...

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Twitter passwords compromised following system glitch

Twitter passwords compromised following system glitch

Twitter has warned its users to update their passwords on the social media site following a system bug which has compromised users' passwords. Usually when setting a password on Twitter, the entry is stored via technology which masks it so that it can't be seen by company staff. Twitter's Chief Technology Officer Parag Agr...

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Blockchain technology drives demand for skilled business and IT leaders

Blockchain technology drives demand for skilled business and IT leaders

Less than 10 years ago very few people were aware of what cryptocurrency was, let alone understand the technology that was driving it, and now it's an industry that is hurtling towards being valued at $400 billion internationally as new "cryptos" are launched each month. Bitcoin was the trailblazing cryptocurrency which was ...

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State Government proposes another extension to the Gold Coast light rail

State Government proposes another extension to the Gold Coast light rail

With the Commonwealth Games done and dusted, the Queensland State Government is considering extending the G:Link light rail system again. The next stage, "stage three", will be considered by the government in early 2019. The preferred extension runs approximately seven kilometres down the centre of the Gold Coast Highway bet...

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Inside the Aussie company preventing drone attacks worldwide

Inside the Aussie company preventing drone attacks worldwide

DroneShield (ASX: DRO) aims to be the last line of defence when it comes to drone-based security breaches, crime and warfare. Based in Sydney and listed on the ASX, DroneShield's products are essentially countermeasures which disable flying drones by using radio frequency sensor detection and jamming technology. DroneShield is bei...

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Interstellar growth ahead as rocket engineers and techpreneurs team up

Interstellar growth ahead as rocket engineers and techpreneurs team up

If you were to describe the Gold Coast business landscape, in a nutshell, rocket science and space engineering probably wouldn't be the first industries that spring to mind. Gilmour Space Technologies is out to change that perception. Founded by brothers Adam and James Gilmour, the company's mission is to provide low-cost acce...

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World-first A.I. to root out cyber-attacks

World-first A.I. to root out cyber-attacks

There's no question that network technology has forever changed the way we connect, do business and interact. While we have developed networks that help make our lives easier, these same systems continue to become more complex, harder to interpret and in some cases, more prone to cyber security issues. Through a landmark collaboratio...

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Meet the entrepreneur helping businesses tap into drone tech

Meet the entrepreneur helping businesses tap into drone tech

Just a few years ago you'd be lucky to pick up a commercial drone for about $10,000. Now drones are available to almost anyone. The price has dropped, the tech has rapidly improved and its applications are seemingly endless. These days, the only thing holding businesses back from exploring the opportunities of drone tech is the we...

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