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LogMeIn eyes opportunities in the Internet of Things

LogMeIn, the company best known for its remote access software, is preparing to launch a new platform aimed at easing the building and managing of applications that leverage the 'Internet of Things'.

By Rohan Pearce | 10 May, 2013 16:54

Tags: Internet of Things, logmein

Thingsquare launches IDE for 'Internet of Things'

Thingsquare, the company started by Adam Dunkels, the creator of open source Internet of Things (IoT) operating system Contiki, has launched on online IDE for developing

By Rohan Pearce | 08 May, 2013 16:02

Tags: Thingsquare, Internet of Things

Lessons learnt: Building scalability and resilience in the cloud

Freelancer.com is an online outsourcing marketplace. Almost from its founding in 2009, the company has relied on Amazon's public cloud to deliver infrastructure-as-a-service.

By Rohan Pearce | 08 May, 2013 13:08

Tags: amazon, Amazon Web Services, Freelancer.com, cloud computing

How Freelancer.com used cloud to architect for growth

When Freelancer.com launched in 2009, CEO Matt Barrie and his team knew the audience for the online outsourcing marketplace was big. And it was only going to grow. The market opportunity was "going to be phenomenally huge," says David Harrison, the company's vice-president of engineering.

By Rohan Pearce | 08 May, 2013 13:06

Tags: amazon, Amazon Web Services, Freelancer.com, cloud computing

Adobe-as-a-service: Software vendor bets on cloud

Adobe has announced a major shift in its software strategy, revealing that Adobe CS 6 will be the final boxed version of its major design, publishing and photography products. Instead, the vendor will focus on delivering regular updates to its subscription-based Creative Cloud versions of popular applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

By Rohan Pearce | 07 May, 2013 14:04

Tags: digital marketing, adobe

Pirate Party announces four-state Senate tilt

Pirate Party Australia, modelled after the European Pirate Party movement, has announced the pre-selection of Senate candidates in New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania and Victoria.

By Rohan Pearce | 06 May, 2013 14:16

Tags: Pirate Party

Start-up Incoming gets smart with mobile video

National ICT Australia (NICTA) today announced it had spun off mobile video company Incoming.

By Rohan Pearce | 02 May, 2013 14:06

Tags: nicta, smartphones, tablets, mobile video

Hobart artists to explore aesthetics of computing culture

Miss Despoinas – Hobart's critical-engineering-space-cum-virtual-hack-space – is preparing to host a satellite event as part of the 19th International Symposium on Electronic Art.

By Rohan Pearce | 02 May, 2013 13:22

Tags: hackers, hack spaces

Retractable string theory: Microsoft boffins design smart ID badges

Microsoft researchers have presented a new prototype of a 'smart' interactive ID badge that uses a retractable string as an input device, allowing the badge to detect when it's moved away from a user's belt and change the information it displays in response.

By Rohan Pearce | 02 May, 2013 11:09

Tags: mobility

How cloud is reinventing the IT department

Gartner predicts that by 2016, public cloud spending in Australia will reach US$5.2 billion. The analyst firm is forecasting that Australian spending on public cloud will reach US$3.2 billion this year, representing a growth rate in excess of 23 per cent. It puts Australia ahead of the global average of 18.5 per cent growth for 2013.

By Rohan Pearce | 01 May, 2013 15:44

Tags: Amazon Web Services, cloud computing

Telstra sees continued revenue growth in network services

Telstra's Network Applications and Services (NAS) business is continuing to experience double digit revenue growth, the telco's deputy CFO, Mark Hall, said today in a presentation at the Macquarie Australia Equities Conference.

By Rohan Pearce | 01 May, 2013 15:25

Tags: Telstra

Trisquel GNU/Linux flies the flag for software freedom

Trisquel is a 100 per cent 'free as in free speech' GNU/Linux distribution started by Rubén Rodríguez Pérez nine years ago.

By Rohan Pearce | 26 April, 2013 16:02

Tags: gnu, Linux, open source, software freedom

Google: Jump in government requests for content removal

Google's latest Transparency Report has revealed a jump in requests by government agencies to remove content from its services. Requests covering 24,179 pieces of content were filed with the search leviathan in the last half of 2012, up from 18,070 pieces of content in the first half of the year.

By Rohan Pearce | 26 April, 2013 11:16

Tags: Google

Google, Cisco lauded for green IT efforts

Cisco and Google have shared the top spot in Greenpeace's latest Cool IT Leadership rankings. The leaderboard from the advocacy organisation tracks IT companies' efforts to implement environmentally sustainable technologies as well as businesses' political advocacy for eco-friendly policies.

By Rohan Pearce | 26 April, 2013 10:41

Tags: green, green IT

Amazon launches local cloud support operation

Amazon Web Services today launched its Sydney-based technical support centre. AWS flagged the opening of a technical support operation last year, when it launched the Sydney infrastructure region for its cloud computing services.

By Rohan Pearce | 24 April, 2013 13:20

Tags: amazon, Amazon Web Services, cloud computing

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