Remote working trend bolsters demand for Superloop

Remote working trend bolsters demand for Superloop

Cloud services connector Superloop (ASX: SLC) has experienced a "significant" increase in traffic across its network in recent weeks as companies take up video conferencing and remote working to ride out the Covid-19 pandemic. In a letter to shareholders today, chairman and founder Bevan Slattery (pictured) said this rise was pa...

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Genetic Signatures sends first shipments of Covid-19 testing kits

Genetic Signatures sends first shipments of Covid-19 testing kits

Specialist molecular diagnostics company Genetic Signatures (ASX: GSS) is sending its first shipments of a new Covid-19 testing kit to labs in Europe and Australia, with its manufacturing facilities in Sydney gearing up for "anticipated initial high-volume orders". The company announced today it had submitted formal applications...

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MedAdvisor launches fast-tracked medicine delivery app

MedAdvisor launches fast-tracked medicine delivery app

The developer of a home delivery service for prescription medicines hopes to ease the burden placed on pharmacies and help those most vulnerable to Covid-19. Listed digital medication management company MedAdvisor (ASX: MDR) has fast-tracked the rollout of its medicine delivery service, which it believes will assist in slowing the spread ...

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Joint telehealth development to assist in diagnosing respiratory disease

Joint telehealth development to assist in diagnosing respiratory disease

Two digital health companies have joined forces to expand access to telehealth services targeted specifically at diagnosing respiratory diseases. ResApp Health (ASX: RAP) will integrate its acute respiratory diagnostic test ResAppDx-EU into Phenix Health's telehealth smartphone app. The partnership is a significant step toward acc...

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Littleproud slams tech platforms for allowing "parasites" to profiteer

Littleproud slams tech platforms for allowing "parasites" to profiteer

With supermarket shelves stripped bare of many basic household goods panic buyers, hoarders and hawkers alike are taking advantage of the situation online. Auction sites like Facebook Marketplace and eBay have become popular outlets for those wanting to make a quick buck off those desperate for essential items. This practice has attra...

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Coronavirus could spark a revolution in working from home. Are we ready?

Coronavirus could spark a revolution in working from home. Are we ready?

Imagine your employer asking you to work from home until further notice. As COVID-19 continues to spread, this seems an increasingly likely scenario. "Everyone who can work from home should work from home," said Harvard epidemiologist William Hanage this week. In China and neighbouring countries, millions are doing so for th...

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EcoGraf makes headway with EV battery recycling trial

EcoGraf makes headway with EV battery recycling trial

A Perth-based company is leading the charge with its new solution to support the budding electric vehicle (EV) industry, with the help of a proprietary technology that purifies a key component used in lithium-ion batteries. EcoGraf (ASX: EGR) has announced it successfully trialled its graphite purification technology to recycle lithium-io...

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World-first platform developed to help businesses combat modern slavery

World-first platform developed to help businesses combat modern slavery

Researchers at La Trobe University have created an online platform designed to assist large Australian companies tackle the issue of modern slavery. In Australia businesses with a consolidated revenue of more than $100 million are required to submit a statement to the Australian Government every year detailing the policy, due diligence an...

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Expansion eats into NEXTDC profit

Expansion eats into NEXTDC profit

Data centre operator NEXTDC (ASX: NXT) has posted its second consecutive half yearly loss today as it invests a record amount in infrastructure development. The company posted a loss of $4.9 million in 1H20, $1.75 million worse than the same time last year. It comes as the group has been on a path of growth, with costs associated with...

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Meet the top players on the All Technology Index

Meet the top players on the All Technology Index

Today the S&P/ASX All Technology Index (All Tech Index) goes live, giving investors another vehicle to get in on some of Australia's (and the world's) bourgeoning tech companies. Created in partnership between the Australian Stock Exchange and S&P Dow Jones, the All Tech Index is intended to enhance the profile of listed te...

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How Roots' ag-tech solution could help alleviate malnutrition

How Roots' ag-tech solution could help alleviate malnutrition

There is little doubt that fluctuating temperatures and inconsistent rainfall are having a negative impact on crop growth. That stunted crop growth has geographical, social, political and economic ramifications that are getting worse day by day. To put this into perspective, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) one in nine...

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GetSwift takes majority stake in Serbian ICT firm for $9.1m

GetSwift takes majority stake in Serbian ICT firm for $9.1m

A pending class action has failed to push software company GetSwift (ASX: GSW) off the acquisition path as it seeks to cement its footprint in the European market. The company has purchased a majority stake in Serbia-based information and communications technology (ICT) firm Logo d.o.o. for 5.5 million euros (AUD$9.1 million),. GetSwi...

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Defence contractor to acquire US satellite communications business for $10 million

Defence contractor to acquire US satellite communications business for $10 million

Canberra-based defence contractor Electro Optic Systems Holdings (ASX: EOS) will acquire US satellite communications systems business Audacy Corporation for $10 million. The acquisition will allow the company to build a network of satellites capable of end-to-end communications and data transfer services to government and commercial custo...

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Fashion brand LSKD partners with Google drone delivery service Wing

Fashion brand LSKD partners with Google drone delivery service Wing

In what is a first for Queensland, Australian lifestyle fashion brand LSKD has officially partnered with Google's drone delivery service Wing. From today, customers in Logan, Queensland, can receive orders from LSKD in as little as ten minutes via drone. LSKD is following in the footsteps of retailers like The Iconic and Drummond ...

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2020s Predictions: How new tech and demands will shape the decade

2020s Predictions: How new tech and demands will shape the decade

At the beginning of 2010 we arguably had no real blueprint to understand the dramatic social, economic and psychological impact that would result from the global population being tethered to the Internet 24/7. Apple's pioneering of smartphones was undoubtedly the driving force behind most of the changes over the last decade; constant c...

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Neobank Volt one step closer to IPO after $70m equity funding round

Neobank Volt one step closer to IPO after $70m equity funding round

'Neobank' Volt is inching closer to its planned IPO following an oversubscribed $70 million Series C equity funding round. The Series C, which was oversubscribed by $10 million beyond its original target of $60 million, lifts the bank's total funding to $100 million in equity. Volt now intends to launch a Series D equity f...

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'LinkedIn for music' Jaxsta hits play on groundbreaking deal

'LinkedIn for music' Jaxsta hits play on groundbreaking deal

The volume has been turned up a few decibels for music-tech start up Jaxsta (ASX: JXT) after signing a commercial deal with Australian music royalties association APRA AMCOS. The milestone is the first revenue-generating commercial deal for the company's Jaxtsa Pro platform - a comprehensive music credits site where industry...

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Pegasus secures $28 million investment from US firm Accel-KKR

Pegasus secures $28 million investment from US firm Accel-KKR

Newcastle-based safety and competency tech company Pegasus has secured a $28 million capital injection from Silicon Valley investment firm Accel-KKR. The Australian company, which offers competency management, training, and site safety services for a variety of industries intends to deploy the funds to expand rapidly in the UK, Europe, an...

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Girl Geek Academy launches in Samoa

Girl Geek Academy launches in Samoa

Melbourne-based Girl Geek Academy has launched in Samoa, further extending its mission to inspire women to develop skills in technology. The launch in Samoa is the first Pacific program for the Australian educators and saw nearly 50 women and girls learn how to code. Dubbed #MissMakesCode, the Samoa program was piloted free of charge ...

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Zip records strongest quarter to date

Zip records strongest quarter to date

Buy-now pay-later (BNPL) platform Zip Co (ASX: Z1P) has capped off its strongest quarter to date in Q2 FY20, with record transaction volumes and an influx of new customers. The listed fintech recorded transaction volumes of more than $200 million in a single month for the first time during the December quarter. Zip was certainly given...

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