Looks like Edward Snowden is blowing the whistle on Australia’s government now.
If people are willing to stand in line for an hour for a free taco, imagine how they will react to free stuff delivered to their door on a regular basis.
Quick, name one Aussie startup.
The breach in ASIO reportedly revealed all the plans to the spy agency’s brand-new headquarters, which would give significant advantages to spies attempting to infiltrate the building, either physically or electronically.
Tapjoy’s first investment in Australia is in Defiant Development.
After being Amazon.com’s best-selling laptop for 149 days straight, Google is taking its Chromebook show on the road, both internationally and at home.
The University of Melbourne launches a startup accelerator program for students, modeled after Stanford’s StartX.
Looks like Chinese telecommunications manufacturer Huawei is getting slammed again. Now it’s Los Alamos National Laboratory, the facility that is in charge of maintaining the United States’s arsenal of nuclear weapons, that has apparently tossed out Huawei network switches.
Tapit’s Near Field Communication chips allow advertisers to deliver relevant content to consumers’ phones.
Julian Assange, who is currently in exile in London’s Ecuadorian embassy, plans to run for senate after launching a new, Wikileaks-based political party in Australia.
Apple has updated the maps that Australian police warned about yesterday, moving the town of Mildura out of Murray Sunset National Park and back where it belongs. But there are still problems right here at home.
Whatever problems you’ve had with Apple’s Maps application in iOS 6, it’s probably not nearly as bad as what some Australian motorists have experienced. Several drivers were led to the middle of a national park with scorching temperatures and no water.
Fresh off rebranding his defunct MegaUpload service as a sparkling new file-sharing service called Me.ga — yes that’s Mega, but it’s also ME dot GA — Dotcom now wants to help build a new fat pipe to online content in the U.S.
Over 500,000 credit card numbers in Australia were discovered compromised today, stolen through a hack on a business’ point of sale system.
Samsung executives’ moods are no longer down under. Australia’s High Court removed its country-wide ban on the company’s tablet, the Galaxy Tab 10.1, today.
Device maker Samsung says an Australian judge who banned the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in that country does not know the basic facts of the case, and her reasoning is “grossly unjust.” Lawyers for Samsung are appealing a temporary injunction that has frozen the company out of the market due to claims that Samsung ”slavishly copied” the iPad when creating its own tablet, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
Australian mobile music startup Filter Squad hit one million downloads for its iOS app Discovr today, released a version of the app for Macs and closed a $1.1 million seed round of funding.
Electric motorcycle maker Brammo has raised $28 million in a new funding round led by Polaris Industries, the company announced today.
Here’s some of the latest action we’re following on the GreenBeat today:
GE announced a smart grid acquisition today, the purchase of Australia-based Opal Software. It’s a move that expands the company’s smart grid software portfolio but also gives GE a pathway into the lucrative Chinese market by having a presence in the Asia-Pacific region.
Email marketing services provider ExactTarget acquired its reseller mPath Global on Tuesday for an undisclosed amount in a bid to expand its services in Asia and the Pacific. mPath has since been re-launched as ExactTarget Australia.