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Nuheara realises budding talent

SPECIAL REPORT: The top winner at this year's Rising Stars awards is a Perth startup making rapid inroads into the wearable technology market. Click here to read about Nuheara and the eight other category winners.

Camera Electronic focused on growth

Fifty years after Ronald and Valerie Frank started a camera repair business from their home, their two sons oversee a fast-growing business that combines a new bricks-and-mortar store with an expanding online presence.

kwik-ZIP carves out niche opportunities

As the only Australian-owned manufacturer of pipeline spacers, and with just four full-time employees, Bunbury-based kwik-ZIP is the embodiment of a small business punching above its weight.

Govt IT security falls short of Murphy's benchmark

The auditor general has reiterated his disappointment with state government agencies consistently not taking appropriate steps to protect and manage their IT systems despite the recent global malware attacks.

Nuheara shines among Rising Stars

Wearable technologies company Nuheara has topped an impressive year of growth, being named the Business News Rising Stars overall winner for 2017.

Fujitsu to spend $17m at Malaga

Fujitsu has committed to spend up to $17 million upgrading its Malaga data centre, where it is aiming to gain a competitive edge by securing the highest level of industry certification.

The truth about blockchains

OPINION: Amid all the hype about blockchains, one major issue is finding the best use for the technology.

Fortescue to add more autonomous trucks

Fortescue Metals Group will deploy a further 112 autonomous trucks across its Pilbara hubs during the next three years as part of its ongoing innovation plans.

Siemens buys Perth business

Global business Siemens is expanding its footprint in the rail infrastructure sector with the acquisition of Perth-headquartered MRX Technologies for an undisclosed sum.

Malone chairs Superloop

iiNet founder Michael Malone has been appointed chair of Brisbane-based fibre network operator Superloop.

Institute sounds out sales potential

A $4 million international grant will help the Ear Science Institute Australia get a new product to market.

Dreamscape buys Singapore firm for $30m

ASX-listed tech firm Dreamscape Networks has entered into an agreement to acquire a Singapore-based hosting and domain services business for about $30 million in cash and scrip.

Phylogica chair becomes CEO

Perth business executive Stephanie Unwin is moving from chairman to chief executive of listed biotech company Phylogica, while one of its non-executive directors has been promoted to the role of chief scientific officer.

Local tech shines at Incite awards

Norwood Systems, Fastbrick Robotics and Balconi Telecommunications were among the winners at this year's WAITTA INCITE awards for the ICT sector.

NASA robot Woodside’s latest recruit

Woodside has unveiled what its future workforce might look like, following the arrival of its new NASA designed robonaut.

App/tech business of the week ~ SoterSpine

SoterSpine aims to predict and prevent musculoskeletal injuries among industrial workers. 

Pay rise for AusCann CEO

The chief executive of medical cannabis company AusCann Group Holdings has received a boost to her salary package, which will net her about $360,000 in cash for FY17.

Problem sharing means problem solving

OPINION: The startup sector is rife with opportunities for young women dissatisfied with the corporate career ladder.

Schrole seeks listing through Aquaint takeover

An Osborne Park-based recruitment technology company focused on the education sector has announced plans to list on the ASX through the reverse takeover of Aquaint Capital Holdings.

DTI preferred for $18m contract

Perth-based technology company DTI Group has been earmarked to provide its systems to new trains being built in South Africa.

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