Commercial

IBM, Twitter forge 'Big Data' partnership

Deal designed to marry IBM’s analytics software and large consulting staff with the huge volumes of information Twitter generates about users’ action and opinions.

Stackla stacks up funding for global expansion

Australian start-up Stackla has announced a $2 million funding round that will see it embark on an aggressive push into the US and Europe.

Australia Post heads to the cloud with NetSuite

Australia Post signs new partnership with NetSuite that will see the companies work on an integrated one-stop shop solution for merchants and businesses.

Xero zeroes in on customer education

New Zealand cloud finance firm Xero has relaunched Xero U, the company's online education hub.

Google, PwC forge key enterprise partnership

Global accounting and consultancy heavyweight to push Google’s suite of enterprise offerings (apps, cloud platform and Android devices) into businesses.

Alibaba eyes payments tie-up with Apple

Apple chief executive Tim Cook to meet with Alibaba boss Jack Ma to discuss potential partnerships.

Most Australian SMBs think IoT will drive revenue growth

A new survey of Australian small and medium-sized businesses has shown the Internet of Things is expected to boost revenues, if IT providers come to the party.

Grey cloud hangs over startups

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Study finds fuel costs as the biggest hurdle for new firms seeking to grow their business.

The Tesla threat to Australian car dealers

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The entrance and potential success of Tesla’s retail distribution model to Australia should put downward pressure on car prices.

Beat the Q, Posse create e-commerce heavyweight

Two Australian shopping start-ups join forces in a bid to become a one-stop shop retail app for consumers.

Lenovo joins the wearable race

Chinese technology giant Lenovo has added a smartband that will compete with similar products from FitBit and Jawbone.

The changing face of Australian retail

The evolution of Wi-Fi and location-based technology provides retailers an edge in the new age of the customer, where low prices just aren't enough.

Digital Dividend: The advantage of moving first

Australian consumers are voracious adopters of new technologies but our businesses have been less enthusiastic. So what' s the problem?

Doctors in the cloud

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is showing Australia’s businesses how creatively using data can improve marketing and cut costs.

Finding a smart use for 'dumb money'

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What will it take to get Australians to take a punt on start-ups rather than horses?

Alibaba on cloud nine

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

Tesla's Australian entrance rattles motor industry

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Electric car manufacturer Tesla is heading Down Under but its direct-to-consumer model has the local motor industry, including peak industry group VACC, worried.

Top 5 must-have travel apps

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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.

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