According to research conducted by up-and-coming technology analyst firm, Telsyte, the Australian media tablet market has grown considerably, reaching 188 per cent year-on-year within the first half of 2012. Telsyte’s research indicates that this figure is set to reach a staggering 2.37 million units sold by the end of the calendar year.
in brief In today’s announcement of the Samsung Galaxy SIII 4G device, Telstra confirmed it has big plans to ramp up the number of users on its 4G network, confirming it’d launch 4 other 4G-capable handsets between now and December. “Today we’re announcing the first of five new 4G smartphones to launch on the Telstra Mobile Network between now and December,” a spokesperson for the company said in the statement today. The company has also been quick [...]
In the early hours of this morning, Optus and Telstra confirmed that they will soon offer the popular Samsung Galaxy SIII on both their 4G networks across Australia.
The ABC has done something unprecedented in Australian TV. They released a popular show (Season 7 premier of Doctor Who) online 10 minutes after it was shown in the UK. In fact, here is the link, vis the ABC iView page http://www.abc.net.au/iview/#/view/25979 Why is this important? Firstly, The ABC realises that people will download this show even of it was to be on Freeview a week later than the original broadcast. Given it is a season opener of a cult series, with [...]
From tomorrow, September 1, new Australian telecommunication protections will come into force, aimed at providing further protection to consumers and dealing with many of the issues between customers and telecommunications providers that have risen over the past few years.
Tinybeans was another of the Push Start candidates, and where at Fishburners when i visited on Friday. I ask them If I could chat, and they replied that they where working on a press release, so I let them continue. The resulting announcement is actually interesting: A social media site for new parents, and an iPhone App to allow posting of photos from the phone directly to the site. The logic, as explained to me by Sarah-Jane Kurtini, is [...]
Part of the good things of basing myself at Fishburners for a day if the great conversations I am having over a wide range of topics. The bad news, sometimes I can not share them. Case in point is David Soutar, and his project WattCost. A stealth startup focusing on the Electricity market, David has some interesting plans to redefine the market. Which I will not talk abut. Just yet…. I did also ask him how he found working [...]
Brian Scott Davis is a long term player in the tech scene, with an extensive background with Microsoft, Accenture, Avanade and Hewlett Packard. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer for longscale, a provider of white label application marketplaces. Brian told me that unlike others, he is quite happy working at home. Brian has a plethora of technology at his fingertips and actually has dedicated space at his home for his work. However Brian does make [...]
Rob Wood is a entrepreneur woking on his photographic community website Lightstalking. Using WordPress as a platform, he started working out of his lounge room, until he found the experience was less than ideal ( or “Drove me mad” as was the quote). Being at Fishburners has been great experience. Rob has found a large amount of knowledge on such things as SEO and business skills he can draw on from other members and mentors. Rob also noted unlike most [...]
Senior Writer Darryl Adams reports from the startup co-location space Fishburners. Fishburners is both a complex and simple place. Take people out of the equation is it simply a couple of rooms with tables, power points, internet access and essential services like toilets and a kitchen. However it’s value is people. This is a space where people with ideas can come to work, share and learn. I am at the Ultimo site, which is mainly [...]