Technology, Innovation & Science

Work ethic under threat from AI

OPINION: Political and business leaders need to figure out how to manage the relentless march towards a more automated future, as failure to do so risks enormous social upheaval.

Eastern, migme miss ASX payment

Eastern Goldfields and migme are among a number of companies to have missed paying their annual ASX listing fees, risking removal from the register.

Structural Monitoring lands Delta deal

Claremont-based Structural Monitoring Systems has inked an agreement with US airline Delta for the supply and use of its technology.

Winners create history to share top science award

Harvey Millar and Christobel Saunders have been jointly named scientist of the year at the Premier’s Science Awards for 2017, winning the approval of a judging panel led by Western Australia’s chief scientist, Peter Klinken.

Game changer for marine research

A new $62 million research centre at UWA plans to advance solutions for the management, sustainability and conservation of marine resources via tie-ups between scientists and industry.

NBN services pass 2.5m

More than 2.5 million Australian families, individuals and businesses are now going online through the National Broadband Network, the competition watchdog says.

Orbital CFO to take top job

Orbital Corporation’s long-serving managing director and chief executive, Terry Stinson, has stepped aside with CFO Todd Alder appointed as his successor with immediate effect.

iCollege hit with court action

iCollege is being taken to the Supreme Court by the former director of a company bought by the sports-focused online education provider in 2015.

App/tech business of the week ~ Get in the Hole Golf

The Get in the Hole Golf app allows golfers to create great golf experiences by finding similar skilled playing partners and great playing deals from over 500 golf courses in Australia and Bali.

Stirfire’s virtual reality offering delivering real-world potential

Stirfire Studios is set to join the ranks of publicly traded games companies such as Japan’s Sony and Nintendo, and Electronic Arts and Activision Blizzard in the US.

migme sale scrapped

Digital media company migme will be seeking alternative options to restructure after plans to sell its underlying business to US-based investment group Solaris Power Cells fell through.

ResApp crashes on study results

Shares in medical tech company ResApp Health plummeted 77 per cent today on disappointing results of a clinical study on its ResAppDx technology.

ZipTel lands IP agreement

Local telecommunications company ZipTel has entered into an agreement with London-based Space Digital Media for the provision of its intellectual property (IP) in exchange for a slice of revenues.

AusCann gets manufacturing licence

Shares in Perth-based AusCann Group Holdings surged on news it had secured a licence to manufacture and supply medical cannabis.

East coast operations drive Empired's earnings

Local IT firm Empired has grown its revenue for the 2017 financial year on the back of a surge in earnings from its operations on the east coast and in New Zealand.

Nomads leaving digital footprints

OPINION: Technology has changed the way we all work, but digital nomads have taken the freedom it offers to a whole new level.

Tape Ark has data storage wrapped up

SPECIAL REPORT: Perth tech entrepreneur Guy Holmes launched his fifth business last month, partnering with a global giant to improve data storage.

National growth drives HealthEngine

SPECIAL REPORT: Two senior recruits reflect the growing size and changing focus of the Perth-based online business.

Coleman to chair biotech company

Perth businessman Craig Coleman has been chosen to lead the board of biotech company Universal Biosensors Inc, as part of a board and management shake-up.

Flux to double capacity in Hawaiian deal

About 1,400 square metres of capacity will be added at the Flux co-working hub run by Spacecubed, with the organisation planning to broaden its offerings in agtech innovation and virtual reality, while taking on an investment from property developer Hawaiian.