Stories by Hamish Barwick


​In brief: Xero unveils Apple Watch app

Accounting software firm Xero (ASX: XRO) has released an app for Apple Watch aimed at small business owners.

By Hamish Barwick | 24 November, 2015 09:37

Tags: Apple Watch apps, Apple, xero

​Rimon Advisory to invest seed capital in startups

Sydney based grant firm Rimon Advisory has announced a seed capital fund called Rimon Investments to help startups with funding.

By Hamish Barwick | 27 October, 2015 09:47

Tags: startups, Rimon Advisory, Startup

​Elevate61 startup program returns for 2016

Later stage startups that are looking to enter the US market are being invited to take part in an accelerator program being run by KPMG Australia and Advance.

By Hamish Barwick | 26 October, 2015 14:12

Tags: startups, kpmg, Startup

7.5 million premises on NBN rollout plan

Up to 7.5 million homes and businesses have been added to nbn’s construction plan for the NBN rollout.

By Hamish Barwick | 16 October, 2015 10:43

Tags: nbn co, NBN

​Sydney security startup to join BizSpark Plus program

Sydney based security startup Dekko Secure has been selected for Microsoft’s BizSpark Plus program, meaning it has access to Azure cloud services in order to scale its business.

By Hamish Barwick | 15 October, 2015 11:03

Tags: BizSpark, Microsoft, Startup, Dekko Secure

Microsoft to end support for SQL Server 2005 in 2016

Microsoft is encouraging businesses to upgrade from SQL Server 2005 as support and security updates end on April 12, 2016.

By Hamish Barwick | 14 October, 2015 10:00

Tags: Microsoft, windows server 2003, sql server, SQL server 2005

​CommBank Offers app piloted at Westfield Hornsby

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) is running a trial of its new 'Offers' app at Westfield Hornsby in Sydney from this week until December 31.

By Hamish Barwick | 13 October, 2015 11:10

Tags: Westfield, CBA, Hornsby, CommBank app

​Stay Smart Online week kicks off

Stay Smart Online week begins today with a focus on increasing online security awareness for small businesses.

By Hamish Barwick | 12 October, 2015 11:53

Tags: Stay Smart Online, cyber security

​Wikileaks releases TPP documents

Internet service providers would be asked to block websites without a court ruling and there would be 20 year retroactive copyright term extensions, according to Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) documents released by Wikileaks.

By Hamish Barwick | 12 October, 2015 10:20

Tags: Trans Pacific Partnership, wikileaks

Customer surveys lead to new Target Australia iOS app

A new iOS app which was designed in response to customer surveys has been announced by Target Australia today as part of the retailer’s mobile first digital strategy.

By Hamish Barwick | 08 October, 2015 10:37

Tags: iOS app, Target, retail, Target Australia

Greens call for Trans-Pacific Partnership assessment

Australian Greens spokesperson for Trade, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, has written to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull expressing concerns about the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) and its potential changes to intellectual property laws.

By Hamish Barwick | 07 October, 2015 15:23

Tags: Australian Greens, Trans Pacific Partnership agreement (TPPA), Trans Pacific Partnership, copyright, intellectual property

8 tech startups ink $400K in new contracts

Eight startups who took part in the KPMG Energise program have signed contracts worth over $400,000 with energy and natural resources companies including FMCG, BHP, Laing O’Rourke, South32 and Woodside.

By Hamish Barwick | 07 October, 2015 10:33

Tags: startups, kpmg, resources, mining

​Bigcommerce, Twitter team up for sales

Australian-founded ecommerce platform Bigcommerce has teamed up with Twitter to support Buy Now, a sales conversion tool that allows merchants to promote and sell products across the social network.

By Hamish Barwick | 01 October, 2015 09:24

Tags: Bigcommerce, twitter

​Muru-D seeks more startups

Telstra-backed startup accelerator, muru-D, is inviting applications from technology and media startups for its Sydney program.

By Hamish Barwick | 28 September, 2015 11:16

Tags: startups, muru-D

​University of SA takes out annual robot comp

A team from the University of South Australia was awarded $2500 in the 2015 National Instruments Autonomous Robotics competition for its winning autonomous robots.

By Hamish Barwick | 23 September, 2015 11:58

Tags: University of South Australia, robots

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