Insights

How to attract the best tech developers into your startup

- October 15, 2021 3 MIN READ

Devices, apps and digital services increasingly dominate our lives and workplaces. The pandemic has accelerated the digital transformation for many businesses, and what this means is that demand for coders and developers is now higher than ever.  Research from Indeed found that programmers are one of the most in-demand jobs in Australia’s most significant growth… Read more »

cyber hacking
News & Analysis

The Australian government is making reporting ransomware attacks mandatory

- October 15, 2021 3 MIN READ

The federal government will introduce a new mandatory ransomware reporting scheme as it looks to crackdown on cybercriminals targeting Australians. Sparse details about the scheme were announced alongside the Department of Home Affairs’ Ransomware Action Plan, released on Wednesday, but the government said it will likely affect businesses with an annual turnover greater than $10… Read more »

Dr Jen Holmgren
Insights

Giant Leap’s Small Steps: Meet the microbe converting CO2 into leggings and jet fuel

- October 14, 2021 3 MIN READ

Welcome to Giant Leap’s Small Steps, a newsletter offering global insights and news on the impact startups landscape. We’ll be sharing an edited version with Startup Daily readers every fortnight. Giant Leap is Australia’s first impact venture fund, and they use this newsletter to surface the ideas and businesses that intrigue and inspire them and… Read more »

Artificial Intelligence

How AI can shape university courses and what students should study to help them get the jobs they want

- October 12, 2021 4 MIN READ

Graduates entering an ever-more-competitive job market are often unaware of the skills and values they offer employers. The challenge is greater with emerging job roles that require certifications and both multidisciplinary skills and specialist knowledge, even for entry-level positions. We seek to empower our graduates and maximise their career prospects. New research has enabled us… Read more »

Cinderella, slipper
Business strategy

Product-market: How to read the right signals to ensure what you’re selling is what customers really want

- October 12, 2021 4 MIN READ

Last week I was chatting with a founder who claimed they had achieved product-market fit with their novel technology business. She and her co-founder had been working hard on the product for months. Their solution was in beta, it already had several users, and was generating valuable feedback from these users. She proudly explained that… Read more »

Elon Musk
Business strategy

Ignition Lane’s Weekly Wrap: Big tech’s shocker, merger mania, a big week of firsts and the VC Tidal wave

- October 11, 2021 5 MIN READ

Welcome to Ignition Lane’s Weekly Wrap, where they cut through the noise to bring you their favourite insights from the technology and startup world. Ignition Lane works with ambitious business leaders to apply the Startup Mindset to their technology, product and commercialisation problems.  This wrap goes out free to subscribers every Saturday.  Here’s their review of the week. … Read more »

Insights

If you’re feeling anxious about returning to ‘normal’ after lockdown, here’s how to cope

- October 11, 2021 4 MIN READ

As lockdown eases today in New South Wales, and will do so in Victoria later this month, many people will begin readjusting to “normal” life. Exiting lockdown after several months can lead to a range of feelings, from excitement and relief to stress and worry. While it may seem counter-intuitive to feel anxious about returning… Read more »

Google Wing
Global tech

Queens of the Drone Age: It’s time to take a closer look at the true costs of Google’s Wing and airborne delivery

- October 9, 2021 5 MIN READ

  Drone delivery company Wing recently celebrated 100,000 deliveries with an unusual burst of media fanfare. Australia is at the forefront of Wing’s plans, with the company’s two biggest trial sites running in Canberra and Logan in Queensland. Wing tells a simple story of barista coffee and roast chooks dropped on your driveway at a… Read more »

Twitch
News & Analysis

5 ways the massive Twitch data leak might change live streaming as we know it

- October 8, 2021 4 MIN READ

Yesterday a colossal data leak from live streaming platform Twitch.tv was posted on controversial internet forum 4chan by an anonymous user. Twitch hosts millions of users who stream their daily activities to a combined audience of tens of millions of people. The platform is used primarily to stream computer game-related content, although users can broadcast… Read more »

Mark Zuckerberg
News & Analysis

The Facebook outage reveals major problems within the social media giant

- October 6, 2021 3 MIN READ

Suddenly and inexplicably, Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger and Oculus services were gone. And it was no local disturbance. In a blog post, Downdetector.com, a major monitoring service for online outages, called it the largest global outage it had ever recorded — with 10.6 million reports from around the world. The outage had an especially massive… Read more »

Canva
Business strategy

Ignition Lane’s Weekly Wrap: Australia’s massive funding month, Zoom & Five9 break up, Stripe turns 10

- October 4, 2021 5 MIN READ

Welcome to Ignition Lane’s Weekly Wrap, where they cut through the noise to bring you their favourite insights from the technology and startup world. Ignition Lane works with ambitious business leaders to apply the Startup Mindset to their technology, product and commercialisation problems.  This wrap goes out free to subscribers every Saturday. Don’t forget you can catch Gavin Appel discussing… Read more »