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TURNBULL ON TECH: His investment strategy, supporting startups & cybersecurity

- August 18, 2020 2 MIN READ

Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says Australia’s startup sector has an “exponential benefit” and “spillover effect” for the economy that other industries can’t match, and governments need to do more to support startups. Speaking to the Startup Daily show on ausbiz, the tech entrepreneur turned politician and now tech investor and Kasada board member said industry… Read more »

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How safe is COVIDSafe? What you should know about the app’s issues, and risks

- May 8, 2020 4 MIN READ

The Australian government’s COVIDSafe app has been up and running for almost a fortnight, with more than five million downloads. Unfortunately, since its release many users – particularly those with iPhones – have been in the dark about how well the app works. Digital Transformation Agency head Randall Brugeaud has now admitted the app’s effectiveness… Read more »

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Google’s former engineering director now has a startup career as sea ‘doctor’

- November 27, 2019 2 MIN READ

Ex-Googler Alan Noble is now studying ocean health.   The former engineering director of Google Australia is adapting off-the-shelf technology to help the world tackle the issues facing our oceans. Founded by former Google engineering director Alan Noble and ecologist professor Sean Connell, Australian Ocean Lab (AusOcean) is a not-for-profit organisation based in South Australia that is… Read more »

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5 things you should know about tech today

- September 19, 2019 3 MIN READ

  Hello and welcome to Startup Daily’s new morning roundup of tech and startup news, both here and overseas. Let’s get cracking   1. The NBN is chasing Telstra’s enterprise customers with government support. Communications Minister Paul Fletcher is speaking at the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) conference today and will reportedly say… Read more »

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The CSIRO is sending two startup founders to Stanford as part of its accelerator program

- May 2, 2019 2 MIN READ

Two Australian scientists and startup founders will head to America’s prestigious Stanford University to study after impressing the CSIRO’s with their ideas during the organisation’s recent ON Accelerate program. Stephen Trowell, founder and MD of Parts Per Billion, and Melanie White, co-founder and director of Inova Medical, will receive $30,000 each towards travel and their… Read more »