Stories by Hamish Barwick


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

​Surviving the rise of the machines

Dealing with robots capable of independent thought, a concept known as singularity, could be reality in Australia within the next 10 years according to a new report.

By Hamish Barwick | 18 September, 2015 10:42

Tags: MYOB, machines

Android sales overtake iPhone in first half

Sales of Android-based devices pulled ahead of the iPhone in the first half of the year, with a 54 per cent market share according to Telsyte.

By Hamish Barwick | 08 September, 2015 10:18

Tags: smartwatches, Apple watch, telsyte

Cloud shaking up Australian data centre market: Frost & Sullivan

The Australian outsourced data centre market will peak in 2015 as the rate of data centre capacity entering the market slows down and customers migrate their co-location services to the cloud according to a new report.

By Hamish Barwick | 03 September, 2015 09:57

Tags: cloud computing, Frost and Sullivan

NT cops use facial recognition to fight crime

The Northern Territory Police Force is using facial recognition technology to identify criminals through a database of photos and match them against any image or CCTV footage.

By Hamish Barwick | 02 September, 2015 09:37

Tags: Northern Territory Police, NEC

MYOB reports 1H $161m revenue

MYOB (ASX: MYO) has reported revenue of $161 million for the six months to June 2015.

By Hamish Barwick | 27 August, 2015 14:27


Fintech hub Stone & Chalk opens

Fintech hub Stone & Chalk has opened in Sydney with 41 startups.

By Hamish Barwick | 26 August, 2015 14:23

Tags: fintech hub, Stone & Chalk

Palette raises $1 million

Melbourne design startup SwatchMate has rebranded as Palette and raised $1 million.

By Hamish Barwick | 18 August, 2015 14:35

Tags: startups, Palette, Startup

Avoiding Windows 10 ransomware

Emails offering an upgrade to Windows 10 are the latest hook used by cyber criminals to install ransomware.

By Hamish Barwick | 17 August, 2015 14:50

Tags: Windows 10, ransomware

Xero expands NAB partnership

Xero customers with National Australia Bank accounts will be able to make enquiries for new business loans from within their accounting dashboard.

By Hamish Barwick | 14 August, 2015 11:25

Tags: xero, National Australia Bank Ltd (NAB)

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