One of Australia’s leading young female entrepreneurs, Expert360 co-founder Bridget Loudon, is joining the board of Telstra. Telstra chairman John Mullen announced the appointment to the ASX on Tuesday saying that Loudon was a leader in how organisations transform themselves using technology. “Her passion for solving customer problems and entrepreneurial thinking is also evident and… Read more »
1. Airbnb’s IPO may call in sick 007 is not the only one (see below) laid low by coronavirus. Airbnb’s much-anticipated IPO, previously announced for 2020, may be delayed until 2021, Bloomberg reports. Like many in the travel and tourism sector, Airbnb’s been hit hard by the sudden contraction brought on by travel bans and… Read more »
Telstra is set to recruit 1,500 new staff in tech roles, to be sourced “where the best talent is available, both within and outside of Australia,” the company’s CEO Andy Penn announced yesterday.
The son of Mexican immigrants to California, Bismarck Lepe had to overcome some long-held biases when a consultant suggested his startup, Wizeline, build a development hub in the Mexican city of Guadalajara.
Telstra has participated in the Series A funding round of Californian drone software startup Cape through its investment arm, Telstra Ventures, joining Google’s Gradient Ventures, Mitsui & Co and NEA in the round.
Telco startup OVO Mobile acquires Incoming Media to build out video offering, Telstra partners with Cab Digital Media
A few months on from raising $5 million from Southern Cross Austereo to build out its mobile sports broadcasting platform, telco startup OVO Mobile has acquired Incoming Media.
Now in its fifth year, Telstra-backed accelerator program muru-D is still going strong, today revealing the intake for its fifth Sydney program.
Small businesses not doing enough to leverage tech to keep up with consumer expectations, report finds
Only 50 percent of Australian SMBs have a website, while 48 percent of consumers stated they will stop considering a business if it doesn’t have a website.
Telstra says its video business Ooyala is now worth zero – this could have been avoided by focusing on creators
Companies like Vimeo and Youtube have built their culture around celebrating the creator community on their platforms and the work they create. Telstra and Ooyala didn’t.
TPG is the third internet service provider to be pulled up for misleading customers about its NBN services, with the ACCC announcing the company will compensate almost 8,000 customers.
Though Australian shoppers may be excited about Amazon’s arrival down under – and the dramatic drop in shipping fees expected to come with it – the headlines announcing the imminent death of the local retail sector are somewhat melodramatic. As it turns out, many local consumers still enjoy the bricks and mortar experience and will… Read more »
The tech sector loves a good buzzword, and up there with ‘virtual reality’ and ‘Blockchain’ as one of the buzzwords du jour is ‘big data’. Though Blockchain and virtual reality may not yet be mainstream, data on the other hand touches the average consumer every day – because they are creating it. According to statistics… Read more »
For decades, professionals around the world were resigned to joining the rat race and commuting to the office each day, with managers believing in their employees’ productivity only if they saw them chained to their desks from 9 to 5. As technology has developed, however, employers have come to accept that the nature of work… Read more »
AgriTech startup Smart Paddock is an IoT play that uses a smart ear tag to monitor the health and well-being of livestock.
Academy Xi has launched The Founding Futures, a new scholarship which will offer Indigenous Australians training in User Experience Design.