Displaying items by tag: Silicon Valley

Google has caused an anti-terrorist operation being run by a Western Government which is an ally of the US to be shut down by revealing details about the use of zero-day exploits in the campaign.

Published in Security

Australian consumers and businesses should be more security conscious when using IoT devices, according to a senior executive from digital security products vendor Avast who issued his warning following a recent cyber attack on security camera provider Verkada.

Published in Security

Macquarie Data Centres expects to spend an additional $50 million and to create hundreds of new jobs as a result of a "significant customer win" following today’s announcement it has entered into a contract for the provision of approximately 10MW of capacity (IT Load) at its Macquarie Park Data Centre Campus.

Published in Data Centres

Swedish telecommunications equipment giant Ericsson has acquired US wireless network vendor Cradlepoint in a deal valued at US$1.1 billion (A$1.52 billion)

An Australian start-up that is headquartered in the United States has raised $30 million in a series A funding round led by Stripe, with Index Ventures and Susa Ventures also participating.

Published in Business Software

The Australian National University’s Distinguished Professor and director of the 3A Institute at ANU, Professor Genevieve Bell, has been named the inaugural Engelbart Distinguished Fellow by SRI International for her trailblazing work on technology, artificial intelligence and culture.

Published in Education

The Australian Labor Party's support for the government's encryption Bill will be an indicator of whether it supports big technology companies in the US or the Australian people, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton claims.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Australia’s StartCon says it's "on the hunt for the next global hotbeds of tech innovation and the startups emerging from them", with Silicon Valley "not on the list".

Published in Development

Australian and New Zealand schoolgirls as young as nine have pitched their apps to top executives and engineers in Silicon Valley as part of the Brisbane-founded Tech Girls are Superheroes program.

Published in Education

More than 50 million autonomous, self-driving vehicles are expected to be on the world’s roads by the end of 2026 – with over 10 million in the US and 15 million in the Far East and China, according to new research findings.

Published in Automotive
Monday, 07 May 2018 12:51

OpenMarkets appoints Lang to new CTO role

Australian digital trading platform and stockbroker OpenMarkets has appointed technology management veteran Dr Robert Lang to the new role of chief technology officer.

Published in People Moves

The British Home Office has announced that it has developed new technology that will be able to automatically detect what it calls "terrorist content" on all online platforms.

Published in Technology Regulation

Telstra is preparing to write down by $273 million the value of Ooyala, its US-based intelligent video business, to zero. The telco announced the writedown following what it says were substantial efforts over the past 18 months to improve the business performance.

Sacked Google employee James Damore has filed a case against the search behemoth, claiming it discriminates against white men who do not subscribe to the prevailing dominant political view at the company.

Published in Strategy
Saturday, 06 January 2018 02:02

KPMG to acquire Cyberinc cyber security business

KPMG LLC, the independent US member firm of global professional services firm KPMG, is to acquire the Identity and access management business of Silicon Valley-based Cyberinc, which provides cyber security solutions globally.

Published in Security

Silicon Valley B2B Enterprise software-as-a-service accelerator Acceleprise is expanding its business to Melbourne in early 2018 and will be chaired by serial founder and Catapult Sports executive chairman Dr Adir Shiffman.

Published in Strategy
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:10

Telstra invests in Silicon Valley’s Headspin

Telstra Ventures continues on its aggressive international investment strategy with the announcement it has taken a stake in Silicon Valley mobile application testing company Headspin.

Published in Strategy
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 01:03

Telstra, Pivotal get up to speed with partnership

Telstra’s two-year old partnership with Silicon Valley software start-up Pivotal is gathering pace with the telco saying it is focused on digitisation, and the technology that will help it deliver new customer experiences, “as well as shape the future of Australia”.

Companies in Silicon Valley have ceased hiring employees from outside the US, with fears growing that moves to restrict immigration could make the hiring of outsiders tougher.

Published in Recruitment
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