If you were having difficulty accessing your favourite website on Tuesday evening Australian time, you’re not alone. A jaw-dropping number of major websites around the globe suddenly became unavailable with no immediately obvious explanation — before reappearing an hour later. It’s disconcerting when the sites we rely on suddenly become inaccessible, and even more so… Read more »
The CSIRO’s Data61 says around half of the internet’s most popular websites are at risk of malicious activity because of their dependence on third party services for ads, tracking and analytics. The problem is so profound, it’s now at the point where “the trust model of today’s World Wide Web is fundamentally broken”, experts… Read more »
The Index examines Australia’s position in a global setting and will hopefully provide insights to policy makers and state and federal government to maximise the benefits of a digitally inclusive Australia.
Airwallex has announced that it has closed a US$13 million Series A round to help fuel the release of new API and expand internationally.
Telstra announced at the continuation of its partnership with Ericsson, with the two companies working to launch a Cat-M1 IoT network throughout Australia.
The SA government has announced that it will extending Adelaide’s Gig City optic fibre network to the city’s coworking spaces and innovation hubs.
To help businesses to perfect their online presence, startup Loop11 has developed a platform that enables users to run their own detailed usability testing.
The federal government has announced this week a $22 million fund that will support the development of telecommunications infrastructure in regional WA.
Skyfii has signed an agreement with the UK’s Durham University to roll out its data analytics service, IO Insight, across its campus.
Smartbeat has created a WiFi device and connected marketing platform to help SMBs capture data about visitors and then conduct targeted marketing to get them coming back more often.
CSIRO has announced a partnership between Data61’s Coviu and Health Team Australia, which will see a real-time online video platform rolled across Australia.
The $150,000 program, Grow with NBN, will distribute three major grants of $25,000 and six minor grants of $10,000 to organisations that are “innovatively” using the nbn for their activities in the fields of business, community, or education.
Trans-Tasman innovation was celebrated last night at the Australian and New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZIAs), with companies working across fintech, edutech and healthtech industries walking away with accolades.
While its competitors may have successfully created a perception of being the “tech focused payment systems of choice” there are literally millions of small and micro businesses screaming for simple solutions and that is the play Pin Payments is looking to dominate.
“But the Stream, mobile applications, and moving images: They all show a departure from a books-internet toward a television-internet. We seem to have gone from a non-linear mode of communication — nodes and networks and links — toward a linear one, with centralization and hierarchies,” writes Hossein Derakhshan. [Source: Medium]