Web 2.0 start-ups never die, they just go into stealth mode.
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.
The G'Day USA: Australia Week campaign today announced the finalists for the Innovation Shoot Out event, which will see eight Australian technology start-ups travel to San Francisco in January 2010 to demonstrate the commercial viability of their products in the US.
For Australian start-ups looking for venture capital, 2009 was a very bad year. 2010 may be no better.
Brisbane-born start-up Particls promised a better way of organising information from the web. Now, however, it appears to have given up the battle, with both the Particls website and that of its parent company Faraday Media disappearing from the web.
One of the big problems of the internet is that is practically impossible to keep up-to-date on preferred topics. You can limit your sources, but this can mean missing a lot of valuable data.
Some of the 500,000 visitors expected to walk through the Sculpture by the Sea exhibition on the Sydney coastline this November can be excused for saying they are seeing things that aren't really there.
Eighteen months after the Federal Government severed an important lifeline for innovative Australian start-ups, a new $196 million program has been announced to help fill the Australian funding void. But will it really help?
Adobe's push into web-based services has delivered a windfall for Australian entrepreneur Bardia Housman, who quietly sold his company Business Catalyst to the US software maker at the start of September.
Two entrepreneurs flying the flag for Australia at the prestigious DemoFall 09 showcase in Silicon Valley last week made their presence known in the best possible way: by beating 70 other attendees to be named the best enterprise product.
The fact that Australia won't be represented at either of the globe's pre-eminent showcases for emerging tech companies should be considered a national disgrace.