News & Analysis

An Australian university is using big data and Amazon Web Services to create an innovation centre for social good

- May 7, 2019 2 MIN READ

Centre will pursue solutions for real world challenges Students to work with industry leaders to achieve social impact Intelligent data-driven health systems to improve support for patients Swinburne University of Technology has announced the launch of the Data for Social Good Cloud Innovation Centre (CIC), powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). The Centre will leverage… Read more »


Will individuals ever own their data?

- February 24, 2016 6 MIN READ

Imagine a future, perhaps one like this, where your data is a genuine asset. It is owned and controlled by you. You provision your data to the people and organisations you choose in ways that have value to you. In fact, when calculating your net worth, data is a key consideration.


The paradigm of marketing is changing and CompeteShark is the platform at the forefront

- October 6, 2015 3 MIN READ

Keeping up with your competition’s web presence can be a time consuming task, particularly in the ecommerce space where the information on web pages is constantly changing. However, new website analysis application CompeteShark, founded by Kiran Kumar and Shaun Thambyah, is looking to make that process easier with a platform that visually tracks changes to a site’s content and layouts in real-time.


BuiltWith is perhaps one of Australia’s most profitable online companies and has zero staff

- September 30, 2015 4 MIN READ

The idea for BuiltWith came in 2007, when Gary Brewer was visiting a lot of random sites, looking at their source code and discovering what platforms they were built with. He was researching elements like the writing of code on the site by viewing the source, seeing if they were made in PHP or if the company was using Windows and similar information in that arena.


Sydney startup develops small-scale solution that will have a big impact on energy usage in Australia

- September 14, 2015 5 MIN READ

While finding reliable sources of clean, cheap energy should be high on the political agenda, a Sydney-based startup thinks Australia is approaching the energy equation backwards. Irish-Australian technologist and founder of CIM Environmental Group, David Walsh said it’s cleaner and cheaper to not use energy than it will ever be to produce it.


Do Australian VCs need a service like DataFox?

- November 17, 2014 9 MIN READ

A new startup DataFox has emerged, offering what appears to be a holistic and automated solution that allows investors to make better investment decisions. Google Ventures Partner Dave Munichiello even said that DataFox “is well positioned to help foster a new era of transparency in the world of private-company data.”