Thursday, September 24, 2015

Why we need to stop car crash 'women in tech' panels

25 September 2015
The Sydney Morning Herald
Why we need to stop car crash 'women in tech' panels

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

A customer pays by Visa payWave. Contactless payment systems have become popular in an increasingly cashless society.
Australians are avoiding cash-only businesses: survey

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

IoT chief executive Simon Kantor.
Internet of Things seeks ASX listing

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

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

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

Melbourne medical students Hon Weng Chong and Andrew Lim.
Australian doctor duo walk away from well-paying careers to pursue start-up life

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.

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.
Kickstarter becomes a 'public benefit corporation'

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.

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