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From scarves to a $165 million start-up

Canva CEO Melanie Perkins said the latest funding round would be used for product development and international expansion.

Claire Connelly   To say it has been a wild ride for Canva founder and CEO Melanie Perkins would be an understatement.

Log on and log off: Bank of Melbourne back online, for some

The Bank of Melbourne in Sth Melbourne Thursday 29 January 2004.  The Bank of Melbourne will now be known as Wespac.  Picture by Craig Abraham The Age SPECIAL BANK

Marissa Calligeros, Ben Grubb   Bank of Melbourne, St George and and BankSA customers should now be able to access their money online, but those still locked out of the system are advised to try the old remedy of switching their banking apps on and off again.


The real reason St George Bank, Bank of Melbourne and BankSA are suffering a long outage

St George Bank, Bank of Melbourne and BankSA have suffered an outage following scheduled maintenance.

Ben Grubb   It was meant to be a simple task: turn the computer off and on again while performing scheduled maintenance.

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Cstomers regain access to accounts

St George Bank, Bank of Melbourne and BankSA have suffered an outage following scheduled maintenance.

Ben Grubb   St George, Bank of Melbourne and BankSA customers begin to regain access to their accounts after a system outage.


iPhone 6s breaks first-weekend sales record

Shut up and take my money: the Apple Store at the The Grove mall in LA did great business on Friday despite the heat.

Katie Benner   Apple said it had sold more than 13 million new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus devices since they became available for sale Friday.


Shoes of Prey envisions future of print-your-own footwear

Shoes of Prey's Jodie Fox with some her company's shoes last year.

Emma Thomasson   The co-founder of Australian online retailer Shoes of Prey, which allows customers to design their own footwear, hopes to one day allow customers to print out pairs at home as technology improves and consumer demand grows for personalised products.


Atlassian's US-listing plan a blow to local sector

Atlassian founders Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar.

Jane Wardell   A decision by Atlassian, Australia's biggest tech company, to pursue a $3 billion-plus listing in the United States is a blow to Australia's ambitions to make technology a driver of the economy, tech executives said on Monday.


Jack Dorsey named Twitter's new chief executive

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has been named the company's CEO.

Vindu Goel, Mike Isaac   Twitter has announced that Jack Dorsey, one of the company's co-founders and the first person to run the social media company, has been named its fourth chief executive.


Bitcoin flounders as regulatory worries bite

These banks are looking at this very interesting blockchain protocol as an alternative means for transferring money," said Kelly Bayer Rosmarin, CBA's group executive of institutional banking and markets.

Byron Kaye, Swati Pandey   Moves in Australia make it much harder for people to convert regular currencies in to or out of bitcoin, threatening its long-term value.


Sydney's Suppertime acquired by food delivery giant

Suppertime - the Sydney start-up is hot property.

Liam Mannix   Australian premium restaurant delivery service Suppertime has been snapped by a major international company, as the local food delivery market continues to heat up.


NZ pips Aussie 4G for speed, but it's not all bad news

Australia no longer has the world's fastest 4G LTE speeds, but it's managed to maintain its speed even as more users pile on.

Liam Tung   New Zealand has dethroned Australia as the nation with the fastest 4G networks in the world, but Australia now offers both respectable speed and coverage, according to a new report.


Scary Android Stagefright bug affects 1.4 billion

Virtually all Android devices, like these made by Samsung, are vulnerable to some form of Stagefright exploit.

Liam Tung   If you own an Android device it's almost certainly vulnerable to a remote attack that can be triggered simply by receiving a media file in a messaging app.


Aussies 'avoid cash-only businesses'

A customer pays by Visa payWave. Contactless payment systems have become popular in an increasingly cashless society.

Tim Biggs   As internet banking and tap-and-go cards become ubiquitous, Australians are beginning to reject businesses that operate on a cash only basis.

5.6m fingerprints stolen in US hack

More fingerprints were hacked than first realised.

David Alexander, Jeff Mason and Mark Hosenball   Hackers who stole security clearance data on millions of government employees got away with millions of fingerprint records.


Kickstarter focuses on altruism over profits

Perry Chen, left, and Yancey Strickler, co-founders of the online crowdfunding website Kickstarter, have rejected the idea of an initial public offering or acquisition.

Mike Isaac, David Gelles   Many technology start-ups aim to become "unicorns", the companies that get valued at $1 billion or more on their way to probable vast riches. Yancey Strickler and Perry Chen have no interest in that.

Internet of Things seeks ASX listing

IoT chief executive Simon Kantor.

Trevor Chappell   Forget the selfie stick, those who love to take photos of themselves may soon be able to buy the selfie drone.


Aussie doctors walk away from well-paying careers to pursue start-up

Melbourne medical students Hon Weng Chong and Andrew Lim.

Matthew Hall   It was a tough conversation for Melbourne medical students Andrew Lin and Hon Weng Chong telling their parents that, after studying for six years, they were going to walk away from careers as doctors to become tech entrepreneurs.


Wyatt Roy, tech sector's new go-to guy

Wyatt Roy

Frances Mao   If Malcolm Turnbull is the tech sector's political messiah, then 25-year-old Wyatt Roy is the whizzkid point of contact.


Woeful 'women in tech' panels need to connect with reality


Claire Connelly   Women in tech panels seldom have anything to offer besides fortune-cookie wisdom and repackaged logic.

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Ori Allon's Uber for real estate play hits $US800m valuation

Compass is expanding to new cities, says co-founder and executive chairman, Ori Allon.

Jing Cao   Online real estate company co-founded by Compass raised $50 million in its latest funding round, as the online real estate marketplace seeks to expand.


Senate orders gov't to release NBN documents

Senator Stephen Conroy.

The Senate has called on the government to reveal plans and financial forecasting relating to the national broadband network.