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Top 5 must-have travel apps

With apps changing perceptions of what we should demand from our international adventures, here are five apps you need on your smartphone before you next head aboard.

Silicon Valley tech giants: real innovators or spoilt rich kids?

Innovation on a whim is founded on the myth of special people with a magic touch. Silicon Valley just might be where radical ideas end up, rather than where they come from.

Telstra allots $1bn for Asia growth

Telco to set aside cash to spend on overseas ­acquisitions and infrastructure investments.

Customers come first in NSW ICT strategy revamp

NSW state government launches its updated ICT strategy 'Digital Plus', along with a fresh mobile app and new record collecting policies.

Melbourne start-up takes aim at SME funding gap

Moula ready to carve out a new channel to capital for small to medium businesses through an online platform that can provide a loan in minutes.

Paypal lends Australian SMEs a helping hand

PayPal chooses Australia as one of the first markets after the US to launch its Working Capital loan product for small businesses.

Telstra targets healthcare with new deals

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Telco turns its health-services division into a stand-alone ‘Telstra Health’ unit; launches telemedicine joint venture with Swiss company Medgate.

Time to stop thinking like the 'big end of town'

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The '3B creed' that drives our corporate clique -- the boat, the Beamer and the big house in Balmoral -- is in desperate need of an overhaul.

Alibaba and Bigcommerce talk shop in new partnership

Deal will see the Chinese giant integrate its buyer and supplier network with Sydney-based eCommerce platform.

Collaborative business intelligence is common sense

Where traditional business intelligence presents historical data for manual analysis, adding real-time analysis of current events to the mix can deliver enormous benefits.

The man running CBA's IT shop

Commonwealth Bank's new CIO David Whiteing has some big shoes to fill and his biggest challenge isn't Google or PayPal.

Microsoft to open Azure data centres in Sydney, Melbourne

New data centres to become available from next week.

New Bitcoin exchange launches in Sydney

Bitcoin market Independent Reserve aims to provide a more secure channel for businesses that want to deal with the virtual currency.

Australian social network prepares for ASX listing

Sydney-based 'question and answer' social network Spring.me in talks with institutional investors to raise $3 to $5 million.

Making money in a mobile world

The challenges and opportunities for businesses in this mobile age are enormous but without a clearly defined mobile strategy there's no point.

Telstra will stay 'relevant forever': Thodey

Telstra boss says there's a lot to learn from the changing fortunes of erstwhile global giants and the new breed of innovative technology-driven companies.

An Australian geek's Snapchat payday

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Perth's Jeremy Liew has a knack for spotting the next big thing in Silicon Valley and with his punt on Snapchat paying off, the self-described 'math geek' has his eyes set on another target.

Alibaba heads Into the cloud

Among the lesser-known arms of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding is a business called AliCloud.

Big names back taxi app raising

Kahlbetzers, Paradice, Packer-backed fund among supporters of goCatch: report.

Does full service, free-to-air television in Australia have a future?

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The full service model – one that includes news, current affairs, sport and entertainment – of Australian broadcast television is in danger of going the same way as full-service airlines.

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