Muru-D the Telstra-backed startup accelerator has announced its newest group of budding entrepreneurs which will make up its SYD5 incubator program. Airborne human mobility, autonomous tree planting robots and VR-assisted stroke rehabilitation are some of the technologies being developed by the 10 startups selected. The accelerator program focuses on teams which

62 per cent of Aussies will stop considering a business if it doesn’t have an online presence, while only half of small businesses have a website according to a new study by Telstra. The figures are contained in the 2018 Telstra Small Business Intelligence Report which is based on two

Telstra today opened a 5G Innovation Centre at its Southport Exchange on the Gold Coast where it will test next generation mobile technologies in Australian conditions to support the early commercial deployment of 5G mobile services in Australia. Last week Optus revealed plans to launch their 5G network in early

Amazon is now the world’s most valuable brand, according to Brand Finance’s  2018 rankings, released yesterday. The online giant displaces 2017 leader Google, who slipped to third. Apple remained at second while Samsung and Facebook rounded out the top five. Telstra is ranked as the most valuable brand in Australia, but

Telstra Ventures has made a strategic investment in Headspin, a leading mobile application testing company based in Silicon Valley. Telstra Ventures is the corporate venture capital arm of Telstra. Based in Silicon Valley, Asia and Australia, the corporate venture capital firm has invested in more than 40 technology companies since

Telstra-backed accelerator, Muru-D, admitted its fourth batch of aspiring entrepreneurs last week, backing a more mature cohort of start-ups and adopting a new funding model. The eight successful start-ups have been offered up to $60,000 (during and post-program) in seed capital investment and will benefit from a highly developed network

Google has unseated Apple as the world’s most valuable brand, while locally Telstra holds onto its position as Australia’s most valuable brand. That’s according to the annual Brand Finance Global 500 report, which ranks brands by monetary values and calculates the most ‘powerful’ brand, as defined by the companies whose

Telstra is set to make a multi-million dollar bid for the NRL’s online streaming rights amid continued rumours Telstra is dropping its major sponsorship title, The Australian reported yesterday. The Nine Network surprised everyone when it sprang $925 million for the NRL rights for four years in a deal starting

The rapid transition of Australia’s largest telco (and the country’s sixth biggest company) to a digital lead customer service regime crossed a key threshold when for the first time the majority of service transactions were performed using digital channels. Writing on a company blog, Telstra Digital, Executive Director Gerd Schenkel

Telstra’s executive director of digital, Gerd Schenkel, says a “burning platform” can lead a thriving business to utter calamity in very fast time. Speaking at Daze of Disruption conference in Sydney on Monday, Schenkel said the path to digital failure often takes just six lonely years. “The first year was all about