Commercial

Three steps to a flexible workplace

The advantages of flexibility are well appreciated so what's stopping more people from reaping the huge benefits of working remotely?

Telstra to start Wi-Fi trials in November

Consumers are set to get their first taste of telco's public Wi-Fi network as telco turns payphones into hotspots.

Meet Amelia, a machine that thinks like you

Natural-language conversations with computers aren't new but there's something a little special about Amelia.

Full steam ahead for ingogo

Mobile payments start-up ingogo secures more than $9 million in funding and attracts several high-profile investors including one with links to Alibaba.

The start-up giving Telstra's HealthEngine a run for its money

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Just two years ago Benjamin Hurst was living in New York taking creative writing classes. Now he's CEO of a medical start-up that's scoring big wins in Australia.

Local payments pioneer launches into Asia

Canberra-based e-commerce and payments outfit eWAY expands its platform into Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

Dropbox taps top-notch talent to drive local strategy

File storage and sharing firm has picked erstwhile Salesforce.com executive Charlie Wood to drive the company's strategy in Australian and New Zealand.

Why airline loyalty programs are so valuable

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Airlines may be struggling to make a profit but their loyalty programs are going from strength to strength.

How the Guggenheim Museum’s CIO Is trying to use beacons

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York is in the early stages of testing beacon technology to improve the way customers interact with its exhibitions.

Twitter, Facebook snared in Coalition's metadata net

Social media services will be drawn into the federal government's mandatory data retention push.

Baidu opens to Aussie business

Search engine to offer Australian business unprecedented access to Chinese market.

Where next for hybrid clouds?

There are many challenges around adoption of a hybrid cloud and those will continue to change as new technologies emerge. Making the right choice requires getting the basics right.

PayPal to offer loans in Australia

Money transfer service to provide loans to small business customers from October: report.

Alibaba highlights challenge to US net biz

by MCT
US internet companies want to expand in China, but they haven't had much success.

Invoice2go valued at US$100m after $US35m funding

Home-grown invoicing app attracts heavyweight investment with it's effective mix of simplicity and pricing.

Online sites shake up hidebound retailing

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Online shopping may still be in its infancy in India but mostly untapped market of 1.2 billion people has sparked a funding-and-expansion arms race.

Breaking the Big Four banks

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Silicon Valley’s payments war is bad news for Australia’s cosy corporate sector and our banks may have to reap a bitter harvest.

The five rules for data discovery

Despite the wealth of information, abundant tools and increasing computing power, most enterprises still can't get what they want from analytics. So what's the problem?

Impact of Home Depot breach on rise

Data breach at Home Depot has triggered fraudulent transactions across the US.

Telstra buys stake in US DocuSign

The telco pays millions for a stake in US electronic signatures firm DocuSign.

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