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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Start-ups reaching new markets at CeBIT

Start-ups reaching new markets at CeBIT

The tech trade fair CeBIT may be a platform for pollies and salesmen to spruik their wares to respective constituents, but start-ups are also getting in on the act with a little help from government and the community.

published June 1, 2011 by

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Tapping into file sharing with HTML5

Tapping into file sharing with HTML5

Few services can claim to have generated 100,000 visitors in three weeks with no advertising and minimal promotion, but this milestone is just the beginning for 23-year-old Aussie developer Dominic Holland.

published May 30, 2011 by

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Group-buying a raw deal for businesses

Group-buying a raw deal for businesses

In recent months, the Groupon-inspired group-buying phenomenon has sparked a wave of blatant copycats both at home and abroad, the likes of which hasn't been seen since the forgettable boy-band craze of the '90s.

published April 28, 2011 by

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Shot at glory for wanna-preneurs

Shot at glory for wanna-preneurs

Melbourne is poised to host the country's first Startup Weekend-branded get-together where wannabe entrepreneurs form teams with strangers, and over two days compete to develop a prototype mobile application or web product.

published April 20, 2011 by

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GFC panic a boon for venture capital fund

GFC panic a boon for venture capital fund

Sydney-based venture capital firm OneVentures has just celebrated its one-year anniversary, an achievement that seemed a long way off when the founders' investment drive was pushed off course by the global financial crisis (GFC).

published March 31, 2011 by

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Turning tweets into gold

Turning tweets into gold

With a swag of industry awards under its belt and ambitious plans to expand to America, 2011 is shaping up to be the make-or-break year for local social-media monitoring start-up BuzzNumbers.

published March 21, 2011 by

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Dining out on innovation

Dining out on innovation

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.

published February 22, 2011 by

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Hear the Chorus of customer sentiment

Hear the Chorus of customer sentiment

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.

published February 10, 2011 by

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