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 created 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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Aussie e-sports platform to launch in Latin America

Aussie e-sports platform to launch in Latin America

Listed esports platform provider Esports Mogul (ASX: ESH) is set to launch in the Latin American market following its new partnership with one of the region's largest publishers. Esports Mogul has entered into an agreement with Axeso5, one of Latin America's largest online video games publishers. Planned for the second quarter...

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How to build IT infrastructure for your business, and how much you should spend

How to build IT infrastructure for your business, and how much you should spend

There are now more IT infrastructure options on the market than ever before, so it's little wonder managers are finding it difficult to decide which choices to make for their business. Finding the right balance between solutions that are either flexible or rigid and adaptable or secure has become a mammoth task, one that is often left...

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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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