Facebook have launched a new initiative called Workplace for Good. This offers makes their paid Workplace product, available to all educational institutions and not-for-profits, for free. Normally US$3.00 per month, per person, Workplace is currently being used by thousands of nonprofits and educational institutions and with the price now being free, will likely draw many,...
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  • Intel turns 50, time to reflect on same massive achievements

    This year Intel is celebrating 50 years since Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore founded the company. The single, admirable purpose was to: ponder what might be possible. For the past 50 years Intel have invested heavily, pouring billions of dollars into research and development to deliver ever increasing levels...
  • Square’s Australian headcount to pass 100 with new Melbourne HQ

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    Overnight Microsoft announced their latest work from their hardware division, the long awaited Surface Hub 2. Moving in a fairly different direction design wise, the Surface Hub still aims to service a similar business (and possibly personal) need of a smart board combined with a video conferencing solution. As...
  • Adobe: “Adobe XD will be as big or bigger than Photoshop.”

    Adobe Photoshop has been the industry standard for image editing and creativity for many many years, but Adobe has bold new plan to make Adobe XD the halo product. While Photoshop does a great job at enabling creatives to create still graphics, the world is moving beyond the static,...
  • Google Duplex AI demo was impressive, but was also a lie

    Google’s annual developer conference kicked off today and one of the most impressive demos was a new product known as Google Duplex. Part of the Google Assistant features, Duplex leverages years of investment from Google in natural language processing, deep learning and text to speech. The on stage demo...
  • Aussie startups compete at CeBIT’s PitchFest 2018, finalists announced

    CeBIT Australia is a B2B technology event that attracts more than 15,000 attendees annually. As part of the expo, the ‘Shark Tank’ style PitchFest is a competition giving 10 of the nation’s most promising start-ups the opportunity to pitch their entrepreneurial ideas to an esteemed panel of judges, before...
  • Intel puts up $310,000 in prize money for IEM Sydney 2018

    If you don’t think eSports is hitting prime time, think again. Intel is teaming up with Electronic Sports League (ESL) who organise eSports competitions worldwide. The 2018 edition of the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM), will return to Sydney, Australia on 4-6 May. IEM Sydney made a smashing, sold-out debut in...
  • Aussie tech hub beats world to win “Top Incubator in the World”

    Aussie incubator, Cicada Innovations, have been name the “Top Incubator in the World” by global peak industry association for entrepreneurship programs, the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA) in Dallas, USA. The finalists were selected from over 2,200 InBIA member incubators, accelerators, and entrepreneurship centers from across the globe, with Cicada Innovations being the only Australian in the...

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