Jenna Wortham 4:59 PM Going to the South by Southwest technology, music and film festival has long been about discovering the next big thing.It is where many tech enthusiasts learned to use a new messaging service called Twitter. It was the first place many heard Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg speak publically. More than a few investors have arrived at the sprawling conference in Austin, Texas, in search of interesting young companies, particularly in social media.
4:08 PM A reclusive Japanese American man thought to be the father of Bitcoin has emerged from his Southern California home and denied any involvement with the digital currency.
Andy Fixmer, Brian Womack, Emily Chang 12:36 PM Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said his company is experimenting with automation in ways that will "replace a lot of the repetitive behaviour in our lives."
Women in ICT
Sylvia Pennington 11:39 AM The Australian tech scene continues to be a place where women are still under-represented.
Cornelius Rahn 10:36 AM March 7 (Bloomberg) -- Secusmart GmbH has sold thousands of secure smartphones used by top government officials such as Germany's Angela Merkel. As privacy concerns grow, Secusmart is predicting that regular citizens will also become big buyers of its 2,000-euro ($2,770) devices.
Elizabeth M. Harris Target's CIO has resigned just one week after it revealed how badly its profits have been hurt by an enormous data breach.
Jordan Robertson For some businesses, there can be an unexpected benefit to getting hacked: a jump in the company's ranking on Google.
Brandon Carte Global shipments of PCs fell 9.8 per cent last year, and market research firm IDC expects even more declines over the next four years.
Ben Grubb A modest, independent internet veteran of 30 years, who once lived in Australia and now teaches IT network engineering at a New Zealand university, is the bearer of one of only 14 keys holding the internet secure.
Lia Timson Microsoft says it will buy Nokia's mobile phone business for $7.9 billion.
David E. Sanger Leaks by Edward Snowden slow the effort to protect the United States against cyber attacks, says NSA chief General Keith Alexander.
Amy Thomson Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says Windows Phone would be in a much stronger position if he could "re-do the last 10 years".
Pavel Polityuk, Jim Finkle Ukraine's telecommunications system has come under attack, with equipment installed in Russian-controlled Crimea used to interfere with politicians' mobile phones.
Brian Womack Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer will retire at the end of September, as CEO Tim Cook brings on a new lieutenant to navigate slowing growth.
Paddy Wood Pledges from more than 100,000 Australians have helped propel crowdfunding website Kickstarter past $1.13 billion in project backing.
Quentin Hardy The workplaces of Facebook, Twitter and Google may look whimsical. But each design is calculated to mirror its company's values and make employees work harder.
Stuart Corner Westpac says it is achieving a $22 million increase in revenues by using big data techniques to provide targeted offers to customers.
Liam Tung Coca-Cola Amatil will allow tap-and-go payments from smartphones at its vending machines, which could capture data aimed at delivering the next big Coke innovation.
Brad Howarth For millions of New Yorkers, riding the subway has for years meant stepping into a mobile dead zone, until some Australians arrived.
Nate Cochrane Cloud computing security fears are just a smokescreen, says bestselling author.
Matthew Hall It's official: the United States government believes the benefits of social media far outweigh the risks when it comes to 21st century digital diplomacy.
Karin Matussek Apple has won the dismissal of a $2.3 billion lawsuit in Germany over technology used to decide priority for calls on mobile networks.
Drew Turney Forget test audiences and box office sales, a movie's popularity can now be predicted with computer algorithms and social media patterns.
Noel Randewich, Julie Gordon Some savvy bitcoin investors have a solution to cyber-thieves and instability shaking online exchanges: they print out their virtual savings and hide them in the real world.
Katell Abiven Once the mobile world's pioneers, Nokia, Motorola and BlackBerry are now the industry's sorry laggards, searching for lost glory.
Jonathan Stempel A British man has been charged with hacking into computer servers belonging to the US Federal Reserve and disclosing personal information of people who use them.
Stuart Corner An Australian start-up claims to have found a way to enable customers to provision bandwidth between data centres around Australia from a web browser or mobile device.
Julia Fioretti Britain's spy agency GCHQ intercepted millions of people's webcam chats and stored still images of them, including sexually explicit ones, according to reports.
Ben Grubb Web hosting provider Melbourne IT has acquired rival web domain registrar and web hosting business NetRegistry for $50.4 million.
Liam Tung Workers who need to access their work systems from their smartphone may soon be giving the finger to passwords.
Paddy Wood Online transaction company PayPal has insisted its upcoming fingerprint-based smartphone payment system is private and secure.
Tom McIlroy and Henry Belot Canberra IT service provider and reseller Dataflex has been placed in voluntary administration, with questions remaining over workers entitlements.
Salvador Rodriguez After Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp for $US19 billion, BlackBerry's CEO said he wouldn't hesitate to sell BBM for that much money.
Carter Dougherty Companies have moved quickly to defend Bitcoin's reputation as the digital currency's value continues to fluctuate wildly.
Jim Finkle Cyber security firm reports it's uncovered the theft of 360 million account details for sale on cyber black markets.
Edwin Chan Apple has issued fixes for a security flaw in its Macintosh computers that allows hackers to intercept emails and other communications that are meant to be encrypted.
Sylvia Pennington While plans to offload its commercial technology services arm CITEC are on track, the Queensland government has yet to produce a replacement schedule for moribund systems.
Ruairidh Villar, Sophie Knight, Brett Wolf One of the world's largest bitcoin exchanges has seemingly disappeared, delivering a blow to the virtual currency as it struggles to gain legitimacy.