Sydney drivers on the notoriously congested M4 tollway could soon shorten their commutes courtesy of a recently completed data mining competition coordinated by local start-up Kaggle.
From boom to bust, from unconference to BarCamp and beyond, Mahesh Sharma tracks the fortunes of Australia's startup community.
Australian-born, Bangalore-based Mahesh Sharma is ZDNet's India correspondent.
Politicians often come under fire for fraternising with the private sector, but in this regard I think our MPs could learn a thing or two from US President Barack Obama, who recently dined with Silicon Valley royalty.
Originally conceived as an additional feature to another product, Chorus' consumer mood-tracking technology has a shot at success all on its own after its selection in the Startmate investment program.
Start-up IRL Gaming is looking to launch a new real-world gaming platform described as "Mafia Wars meets Foursquare meets World of Warcraft".
A winner in the StartMate funding and mentoring program, BugHerd, hopes its tool will speed up the obstacles in software development commonly caused by bug tracking and resolution.
The inaugural i10 awards recognising high potential and innovative Australian start-ups have been won by social-media analytics company Buzz Numbers, which beat a field of 450 companies compiled in the database of local start-up social-networking site, iPitch.com.au.
Local start-up Noosbox is hoping its selection in the Startmate entrepreneur program will boost the success of its email-sharing application — an idea borne out of frustrations in helping solve customer problems.
Start-up investment fund Startmate has selected five businesses to participate in a three-month program that includes $25,000 seed funding and mentoring from successful Aussie entrepreneurs.
A new website provides an opportunity for small businesses to promote their products and services to a wider audience, in exchange for granting access to their Facebook friends and Twitter networks.
Start-up incubator i.lab is launching an online business validation program to select companies for its development program, which aims to nurture scalable businesses with a high commercial return.