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Asher Moses

Asher Moses is the Technology Editor for Fairfax Media. He started his own gadget review website more than a decade ago at age 14 and has since written for most of Australia's leading technology publications. He has twice been named Young Australian Online Journalist of the Year by the Walkley Foundation.

Shell social media oil spill a 'coordinated online assassination'

Asher Moses Shell's brand has been hijacked in what marketing experts say is a "social media oil spill" and a "coordinated online assassination of the Shell brand".

Rise of the machines

Terminator

Asher Moses One of the founding engineers of Skype and Kazaa is in Australia to sound a warning to the human race: fasten your seatbelts, as machines are becoming so intelligent that they could pose an...

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Australia and tall poppies: time to wake up

popppy

Asher Moses Tall poppy syndrome - alive and well in Australia or a cultural relic of times past?

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The boys who built a $1b company in the cloud

cloud

Asher Moses Their company sells $100m worth of software a year in 130 countries around the world, but has no sales staff.

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Digital Dreamers 5: Millionaires in thongs

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Asher Moses They're the name on everybody's lips : meet the founders of Atlassian, one of Australia's biggest home grown tech successes.

Kaggle: data with destiny

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Asher Moses The world - and fortunes - turn so fast. 10 years ago Facebook didn't exist. 15 years ago, neither did Google. Aussie Anthony Goldbloom reckons he's got the next big thing.

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How two Aussies threw the switch on power to the people

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Asher Moses It was the blast of pepper spray that shook the internet and sparked a debate across the US about excessive force by police.

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EXCLUSIVE

Heavy fog on information superhighway as action plan scorned as 'fluff'

Barrie

Asher Moses A draft 10-year NSW government blueprint for the digital economy ''doesn't say much at all and will deliver little benefit to the economy as far as technology is concerned''.

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Why Avis went overboard at 28 and ditched her $250,000 job

Avis

Asher Moses Avis Mulhall was earning $250,000 a year in executive recruitment in Dublin when she threw it all in to become an entrepreneur in Sydney.

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‘Fearless’ Fox finds funds: Shoes of Prey now well heeled

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Asher Moses An Australian husband-and-wife web start-up that allows users to design their own shoes has raised $3 million from heavyweight investors in Australia and the US.

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300: the small Aussie force willing to risk all

Junee

Asher Moses They call themselves the Aussie mafia and, fed up with the lack of funding for entrepreneurs in Australia, they're pooling together at least $20 million to invest in themselves.

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Lauren takes flight with $800,000 backing

Lauren

Asher Moses Lauren McLeod claims to be the first Australian to cross Mongolia's Gobi Desert entirely on foot, but arguably her biggest success came after hotfooting it to San Francisco.

'Silicon Beach': Google's plea for Australia's future

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Asher Moses Google Australia's managing director Nick Leeder says Sydney must become a "Silicon Beach" if it wants to be a major global city, but cultural flaws are holding us back.

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Daring to fail at 23: Australia's hackathon hero

peter watts

Asher Moses Peter Watts is just 23, but the Australian networks like a seasoned pro and his app is turning heads in the music industry.

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THE IDEAS

Geeks get ticket to ride on bus of start-up dreams

Digital dreams

Asher Moses BART JELLEMA is confident. ''We have a working product, a very defined market, it's very clear where our exit is as well, so from an investor perspective … it's a no-brainer.''

THE BRAINS

Children of the revolution

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Asher Moses Our nation’s young technology entrepreneurs are building a formidable reputation in California’s Silicon Valley. So why does success elude them in Australia? Asher Moses investigates.

Children of the Revolution

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Asher Moses Our nation’s young technology entrepreneurs are building a formidable reputation in California’s Silicon Valley. So why does success elude them in Australia? Asher Moses investigates.

Tech exodus: what you say about the brain drain crippling Australia's tech industry

Nikki

Asher Moses They are the Digital Dreamers - Australia's best and brightest minds of their generation. But they are being forced offshore by the inability to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams at home.

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Careers

Brain drain: why young entrepreneurs leave home

Nikki Durkin

Asher Moses "WE'VE created crack for women," says 20-year-old entrepreneur Nikki Durkin of her online fashion startup 99dresses. The trouble is, Australian financiers don't want to get the habit.

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Chomp, chomp: Apple eats Aussie start-up for $US50m

Ben Keighran, CEO of Chomp.

Ben Grubb and Asher Moses Apple has acquired Australian-born internet entrepreneurs Ben Keighran and Cathy Edwards's mobile app search engine Chomp for about $US50 million, according to a person familiar with the matter.