Farmers have traditionally read the skies for insights into surviving the harsh agriculture business but now it's a new type of cloud that may support them.
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.
In the start-up universe, first-mover advantage is a law that like gravity, can weigh on a company's fortunes, but Sydney-based DesignCrowd hopes to become the exception to the rule.
Entrepreneurs, next time your pitch is rejected by an investor, don't blame them for something that could be your mistake.
Holiday website Stayz was a unique way for holiday homeowners to get the word out about their property, turning physical assets into digital capital. The website's founder now hopes to replicate this for the broader category of small businesses, helping SMBs to spruik their wares online.
The local growth in start-up activity and investment has provided a once-in-a-generation opportunity for Australian entrepreneurs to turn their dreams into reality, but it has also accelerated the export of our best and brightest talent and intellectual property.
It's happened to everybody; the phone vibrates or emits a sound notification, you feel instantly popular and in demand, and proudly whip out your phone to see who has contacted you, only to realise that it was just another annoying update from an unused app.
A security researcher recently explained to me that any hacker "would've loved to have hacked in to Twitter five years ago", because, if he had, then he would have potentially had a lifeline directly in to its key systems and information.
It's a problem that haunts all types of technology. If you want information about a system you'd better be prepared to search for it.
Australia's history as a game developer outsourcing hub has positioned it to take a slice of the next generation of social and mobile games, and now venture capital firms need to step up.
Startmate company Ninja Blocks raised over $35,000 in under four days via the Kickstarter project to build a device that bridges the gap between your real life and the web.