Tech

  • Sixth Wave Alliance to accelerate Robotics and Autonomous systems R&D

    CSIRO’s Data61 has today announced the formation of the Sixth Wave Alliance (SWA) to develop a national robotics R&D strategy and create the critical mass required to address large-scale Australian and international challenges using robotics technologies. Demand for robots is growing, with worldwide spending on robotics expected to reach US$188 billion in 2020. Robotics and autonomous system… Read more »

  • This kiwi startup wants to help you get your first home

    HomeScore is here to help you get the house you’ve been wanting. This kiwi startup has created an online tool that will aid with this daunting and increasingly difficult process of buying your first home. They understand the tension between the importance of securing that first home and the housing affordability crisis, hence created a… Read more »

  • Simble and Utiligroup Bet on Shake Up of UK Energy Market

    Australian energy management and IoT software company Simble Solutions (Simble / ASX:SIS) is utilising British-based software company Utiligroup’s uSmart platform to help UK residential energy customers reduce their energy bill as the UK Government rolls out its Smart Metering Programme.  One of the key advantages of a smart meter is providing consumers access to their… Read more »

  • City of Sydney supports women in tech with $25,000 cash grant

    Australian Accelerator of the Year*, Tech Ready Women, has been awarded a $25,000 cash grant from the City of Sydney, which will go towards providing scholarships and educational events to help break down the barriers to entry and encourage more women to enter and thrive in the tech industry.  The grant will specifically support three women… Read more »

  • Rocket Lab ‘Its Business Time’ launch window to open 20 April 2018 NZT

    US/New-Zealand orbital launch provider Rocket Lab has today confirmed it will open a 14-day launch window this month to conduct the company’s first fully commercial launch. The mission, named ‘It’s Business Time’, includes manifested payloads for Spire Global and GeoOptics Inc., built by Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems. The 14-day ‘It’s Business Time’ launch window will open on Friday, April 20,… Read more »

  • Forget Facebook & Google Ads, The Sticky Handshake launches local small business social networking tool

    The Sticky Handshake, is launching today a revolutionary new referral solution for time-poor small business owners across Australia, who have failed to win new business from Google and Facebook advertising and find industry networking time-consuming, expensive and daunting. Aimed at locally focused small businesses of all kinds including start-ups, legal, financial services or real estate… Read more »

  • Australian Industrial IoT company secures $4.8M from Blackbird Ventures, Telstra Ventures and Skip Capital

    Brisbane-headquartered company MOVUS, the developer of Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) sensor and machine monitoring solution, FitMachine® ‘the Fitbit® for machines’, has secured $4.8M in Series A funding. The round, led by Blackbird Ventures, included Telstra Ventures and Skip Capital (Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar’s private investment fund). The investment will allow MOVUS to scale up to international… Read more »

  • Australian AI startup Daisee raises $8.8 million in Series A funding

    Daisee, an Australian artificial intelligence company, today announced it has raised AU$8.8 million in a Series A funding round led by Alium Capital, with Thorney Opportunities and other investors to help realise the opportunities for AI in companies around the country. Daisee leverages the best in AI research from leading universities including Deakin University and… Read more »

  • Cryptocurrency mining extensions have no place on Google chrome web store anymore

    Google is on a banning spree. Just months after banning all crypto related advertisements, crypto mining extensions will be banned this time. The announcement was made yesterday; Chrome Web Store will no longer accept extensions that mine cryptocurrency. All existing extensions that mine cryptocurrency will be delisted from the Chrome Web Store in late June…. Read more »

  • Pure Storage launches world-first AI-ready storage with NVIDIA

    Pure Storage, the all-flash storage platform that helps innovators build a better world with data, today announced the industry’s first comprehensive AI-Ready Infrastructure, AIRI, powered by NVIDIA. Architected by Pure Storage and NVIDIA, AIRI is purpose-built to enable data architects, scientists and business leaders to extend the power of the NVIDIA DGX-1 and operationalise AI-at-scale… Read more »