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 [...]
Fishburners is the shared workspace for startups, based at Ultimo. Senior writter Darryl Adams will be basing himself this Friday (29th July) on one of the community desks. If you have a product, application or idea that you want to talk about, come down for a chat, or even a Skype call/ Google hangout (details will be posted here and on Twitter and Google Plus on the day). Hopefully this can come a regular event, [...]
For us in NSW, this is just a oh hum story. However may also be a harbringer of more tie-ins between sporting teams and home appliances. Melbourne based Kogan and the Collingwood AFL team announced a special edition 42inch LED TV. I believe this is a smart move, as it opens up the traditional tribal loyalty of AFL to device makers like Kogan. This could work well with other codes like the Rugby League, Rugby Union, Cricket [...]
The Google Nexus 7 tablet has been getting a lot of hype. And to be truthful, it may even deserve it. However, for Australians, there are some issues that may make you pause before clicking on the purchase icon. The Hardware Google and it’s hardware partner ASUS have made a great device. Yes it is black with a silver trim, but it is light and slim. The screen is great, and apart from the power [...]
Earlier this week, Pandora – the popular online music streaming site that until now has been US-only – quietly became available in Australia.
Thanks to the kind people at Fish Burners and with breakfast (or late dinner) supplied by Google, members of the GDG (Google Developers Group) Sydney got to watch the Google IO2012 Android Keynote live on the big screen. The main points of the Keynote was some new features in the new release of the Android OS (codename Jellybean, or Android 4.1), the eagerly awaited Nexus Tablet (called the Nexus 7), the media streaming device Nexus Q [...]
in brief Online combat gaming company Kixeye has opened an Australian office, amid what it claims is an explosion of talent in Australia. Kixeye is a San Francisco-headquartered online gaming company whose hits have included browser-based games such as Backyard Monsters, Battle Pirates and War Commander. The Australian office – which is now open for business – will be run by the team formerly behind strategy games developer 3 Blokes Studios, and will be based out [...]
Telstra has today moved to deal with concerns being raised by its customers, following revelations that it has been secretly archiving the web browsing activity of its customers in the lead up to a new cyber safety initiative.
Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) division has at long last confirmed it too plans to roll out its own 4G network from next year, ending months of speculation over when it planned to turn on its 4G-capable equipment.
Microsoft’s Bing Maps division has today announced its biggest update yet of satellite and aerial imagery, rolling out a total 165 terabytes of new imagery to its online mapping tool.