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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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