Mahesh Sharma

Australian-born, Bangalore-based Mahesh Sharma is ZDNet's India correspondent.

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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.

January 28, 2009 by Renai LeMay

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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.

November 18, 2008 by Renai LeMay

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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.

October 9, 2008 by Renai LeMay

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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.

October 6, 2008 by Renai LeMay

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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.

September 30, 2008 by Renai LeMay

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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.

September 24, 2008 by Renai LeMay

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ExitReality's CEO exits, really

Melbourne-based technology start-up ExitReality confirmed yesterday that it had lost its chief executive just before it formally launched last week.

September 22, 2008 by Renai LeMay

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