Stories by Adam Bender


MYOB makes play for cash registers with Kounta investment

MYOB will partner with Australian startup Kounta to create an integrated online accounting and point-of-sale service for MYOB customers.

UltraViolet wins 160,000 digital movie accounts in ANZ

The film industry has declared Australian success for its play to keep DVD and Blu-ray sales alive amid a surge in legal and illegal digital watching.

Gallery: Internet of Things startups at Vivid Sydney

Five Australian startups pitched ideas for the Internet of Things at a Vivid Sydney event.

Is Apple HomeKit good for Internet of Things startups?

Apple’s announcement of a home automation ecosystem has been welcomed by some Australian startups specialising in the Internet of Things (IoT).

Tracking must provide 'symmetric' benefits, says Nike FuelBand developer

Humans won’t mind being tracked by machines if the tracking provides them with sufficient benefits, according to the developer of the Nike FuelBand.

Updated: Vodafone eyes Wi-Fi calling for iPhones on iOS 8

Vodafone Hutchison Australia could allow calling over Wi-Fi networks on iPhones as supported in iOS 8, the next Apple mobile operating system release.

Workers seek control over mobile lives: report

Workers increasingly want to control when and where they work through mobile technology, according to the University of Sydney Business School.

Updated: Wi-Fi hotspots no substitute for mobile broadband: Optus

Could new data sharing plans announced by Optus and Telstra reignite what some analysts describe as waning interest in mobile broadband?

Australian startup snapshot: Shiny Things

Shiny Things is a Sydney edu-tech startup that develops mobile maths apps for primary schools.

Samsung goes to Deakin University for joint R&D

Deakin University has announced plans to do joint research and development with Samsung Electronics Australia.

Fears about facial recognition overblown: AFP

The Australian Federal Police has dismissed Orwellian fears about facial recognition, advocating the biometrics technique as a critical piece of the law enforcement toolset for protecting citizens.

ATO to listen to voice biometrics

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has stated plans to turn on voice authentication to verify customer identities by the end of December at the latest.

Biometrics eyed for secure future payments

Biometrics look like the future of authentication for payments, according to payment experts at the Biometrics Institute Asia Pacific Conference in Sydney.

Telstra applies stickers, magnets for smarter customer support

Telstra has turned to a tech startup for a context-based, self-service support system currently being tested with 10,000 broadband subscribers.

Chromecast beams into Australian media streaming race

The arrival in Australia of Google Chromecast could shake the media landscape, according to an IBRS analyst.