Emerging Tech

ACCC pursues gaming company Valve over refund policy

Alleges the company's current refund regime for its Steam platform is in breach of local consumer laws.

Google drones take flight in Queensland

Tech giant's 'Project Wing' program comes out of the shadows, with Australia serving as the testing ground.

Selling the merits of rocket science: Is Australia ready for Space 2.0?

It's tipped to be a growth sector in the coming years, but a lack of planning from the federal government will see Australia chase the space boom rather than get ahead of it.

Digital authentication to become Google's next big focus

Streamlining the website login process a top priority, according to the company’s Australian business and consumer services manager Dan Metcalf.

Snapchat valued at $US10 billion

Messaging service on track to become the next gold-plated private tech start-up despite virtually no revenue.

Three reasons why Amazon splashed out almost $1 billion on Twitch

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Forget user metrics or Amazon's gaming ambitions. This company gets digital.

Nine, Fairfax tie the knot on Stream Co

Subscription video-on-demand service, to be led by fomer ninemsn talent Mike Sneesby, will operate independently of the existing media businesses.

Instagram flicks switch on time-lapse videos

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Facebook-owned photo-sharing service launches Hyperlapse app for capturing time-lapse videos but Android users miss out for now.

It's time to take AI seriously

The age of intelligent machines has arrived—only they don't look at all like we expected.

Airbnb gears up to boost local appeal

Apartment-rental service recruits Quickflix co-founder Sam McDonagh to further increase awareness of the Airbnb brand in the region.

Rolling Spider and Jumping Sumo: Drones for home

In a world where infants are learning to interact with iPads before they can even speak, French company Parrot has created today’s answer to the remote control car of yesteryear.

Bitcoin to cop GST: ATO

The Australian Tax Office has decided against treating Bitcoin and other crypto currencies as money, with investors set to pay capital gains tax on the sale of any bitcoins.

A future without jobs

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Alan Kohler on the digital disruptions making workers increasingly redundant.

What are human beings going to do?

The digital revolution is laying claim to a rapidly expanding number of jobs, with the collision between job intensity and productivity unlike anything we've ever seen. What does this mean for young people?

Software-defined networking: Ask why, not what

While SDN has its place and purpose in IT service delivery, there is a danger of it becoming a solution in search of a problem.

Coles seeks to boost local producer ties with RANGEme

Wesfarmers-owned supermarket chain signs up to new online tool RANGEme to increase the visibility of emerging local products.

Amazon enters mobile payment market

Online retail giant looks to go head-to-head with PayPal, Square in growing market.

Yo: The app that's going to be bigger than Twitter

The world's dumbest app, as some have labelled it, just might have the last laugh.

Tech world's biggest rivalry: It's not Apple vs. Google

The fiercest battle in the tech scene may well be between two heavily financed upstarts plotting the demise of the taxi industry—and each other.

Freelancer posts H1 net loss

Online job outsourcer posts revenue, payment volume growth; profit slips on re-investment.