Australians have no guaranteed constitutional right to free speech, and those rights that do exist elsewhere in the country’s laws tend to be derivative. However, the Federal Court in NSW has discovered a right to free speech on social media — at least to some extent. The judgment handed down

Facebook’s IPO was a shambles and retail investors were done like a roast dinner. The share price flopped and took another 15 months to get its head above water. Stories emerged afterwards that the bankers withheld critical information from the punters. And it didn’t help that the same bankers pushing

Choose any large number you care to imagine and it’s probably not big enough to describe what is coming at us in the gathering era of the internet of things. Let’s just start with all those things themselves and how many there are likely to be. Cisco says 50 billion

To effectively tap into the digital opportunity and succeed, organisations need a sound digital strategy. The digital strategy would encompass how the organisation would leverage internet, mobile, social and related technologies to serve its customers. The strategy would not only cover what features/capabilities the organisation delivers for its customers but

San Francisco is the hottest spot in the world for Hadoop jobs, with more open roles than the next four cities combined, but New York pays better. Hadoop is the software framework that supports data-intensive distributed applications – which for the rest of us means it’s used to underpin seriously

Google has upped the stakes in its battle with a consortia of companies lead by Nokia (or more accurately Microsoft now) for dominance in indoor mapping around the world. It has just released the first wave of interactive mass transit location maps for 65 locations around the world, everything from

Note the vaguely lurid headline, then read the shamelessly borrowed editorial copy and low calorie analysis that comes apart the moment you test the membrane. What better way to welcome the news that one of the standard bearers of new media – Business Insider started by former Doubleclick founder Kevin

The internet is eating television as we know it… or at least as those of us old enough to remember F-Troop and Gilligan’s Island remember it. For anyone under the age of 30 it’s business as usual. Business Insider carries a great report on the state of the television industry

When it comes to amplifying the conversation around big data, Geoff de Weaver is the most influential individual tweeter for Australian audiences and The Drum is the most influential company account, while Life Hacker scores the gong as the top tech web site – by quite a margin. For our

Mobile internet connections will grow by more than a third next year according to research by Ericsson. By the end of 2014 there will be 2.6 billion smartphone subscriptions in the world, and when tablets and other devices are considered the number will breach the three billion barrier. Ericsson’s research