Mahesh Sharma

Mahesh Sharma earned his pen licence in his homeland, where he covered the technology industry for ZDNet, SMH, Sky Business News, and The Australian--first as an FTE, and later as a freelancer. The latter fueled his passion for startups and empowered a unique perspective on entrepreneurs' passion to solve problems using technology. Armed with this knowledge, experience, and discipline, Mahesh has returned to his spiritual homeland India to document the mixed fortunes of one of the world's most exciting technology economies.

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NewsAlerts.com.au shuts down

NewsAlerts.com.au shuts down

Adelaide-based start-up NewsAlerts.com.au will shut down all services on 2 February following the signing of a mysterious deal with Wotif.com-backed wotnews.com.au.

published January 28, 2009 by

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BarCamp buzz: Let the hacking continue

BarCamp buzz: Let the hacking continue

Attending last weekend's BarCamp in Sydney, it was hard to escape the conclusion that a certain "dot-com bust" flavour had seeped into the kool aid previously being drunk by Australia's web 2.0 and early stage start-up sector.

published November 18, 2008 by

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Australian Govt funds IT start-ups

Australian Govt funds IT start-ups

This week Australia's Federal Government announced it had allocated $3.6 million in funding to 57 local research projects so that they could be commercialised, with many of them being web or IT-related start-ups.

published October 9, 2008 by

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StartupCamp Melbourne: The review

StartupCamp Melbourne: The review

StartupCamp Melbourne looks to have produced just as interesting ideas as the Sydney event which immediately preceded it, but the Victorian start-ups appear to have stumbled during execution. Sydney 1, Melbourne 0.

published October 6, 2008 by

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Spellr.us needs a new dictionary

Spellr.us needs a new dictionary

One of the only Australian start-ups to present at the recent round of conferences in the US was Sydney-based spellr.us, which has launched a Web-based tool to check and monitor websites for spelling mistakes.

published September 30, 2008 by

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Plugger.com.au gets Wotif backer

Plugger.com.au gets Wotif backer

Australian news aggregator Plugger.com.au will re-brand as 'Wotnews.com.au' following a licensing and investment deal with high-profile Wotif.com founder and local multi-millionaire Graeme Wood.

published September 24, 2008 by

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Omnidrive website vanishes

Omnidrive website vanishes

Questions are being raised this morning about whether high-profile Australian Web 2.0 start-up Omnidrive has closed itsdoors, with the company's site being replaced by what appears to be some form of newsletter service offering financialrewards.

published September 21, 2008 by

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Startup Camp Sydney: The review

Startup Camp Sydney: The review

Three new Australian technology start-ups, uTag, TrafficHawk.com.au and LinkViz, were conceived and launched over the weekend in a lightning initiative dubbed "Startup Camp Sydney".

published September 7, 2008 by

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2Vouch refers well

2Vouch refers well

Melbourne-based Web start-up 2Vouch yesterday launched the first public beta of what it dubs its "social recruiting platform".

published September 1, 2008 by

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