The South Australian government has released its 2018-19 state Budget, allocating millions of dollars for technology-related initiatives, with a particular focus on startups and innovation. Special Feature Innovation: How to be a World-Changer The best business leaders use tech as one of their most important levers to drive innovation and change. Here's the wisdom to make it happen. Read More AU$27.9 million over four years has been earmarked to encourage local businesses to collaborate with researchers and universities to solve industrial problems, commercialise new products and services, attract research infrastructure investment into the state, and encourage the establishment and growth of startups. A chief entrepreneur has also been appointed as part of the Research, Commercialisation and Start-Up fund to "promote entrepreneurship, engage with the entrepreneurial ecosystem, build a startup community, and raise the profile of South Australia as the place to start and grow a … [Read more...] about South Australian Budget earmarks millions for innovation and startups
Put down your mutton and your flagon of ale, because there’s a brand-new invention on the scene that is absolutely changing the game: It’s called a “catapult,” it lets you shoot things over walls, and we are totally HERE FOR IT! Seriously, the catapult might just be the greatest innovation since the wheel—it’s THAT good. Basically, a catapult is a long-range ballistic weapon that is kind of similar to a slingshot, except it’s absolutely huge! That means you can use this bad boy to launch just about anything into the vulnerable castle walls of an enemy during a coordinated assault, and yeah, we mean anything. Large boulders? Yep. Cabbages? Duh! Rotting corpses of loved ones that are taking up space in the street? YAS, QUEEN! Anyone who has ever taken part in siege warfare is definitely going to go nuts for the way this cool contraption loads up very heavy things and then hurls those things way far away. The catapult is our latest obsession, and … [Read more...] about Incredible Innovation: This Device Called The ‘Catapult’ Allows You To Shoot Things Over Walls And We Are So Here For It
The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has opened a dedicated space for government entities to work together on "new and innovative" digital projects. Touting cross-agency collaboration as being essential for the effective delivery of government services and fundamental in transforming the way citizens interact with government, the DTA's co-Lab Innovation Hub is expected to see multi-disciplinary teams from different agencies work together in partnership with the DTA and the private sector. special feature Digital Transformation: A CXO's Guide Reimagining business for the digital age is the number-one priority for many of today's top executives. We offer practical advice and examples of how to do it right. Read More The Department of Human Services (DHS) will be the first to be hosted in co-Lab. DHS is currently undertaking what newly minted Minister for Human Services and Digital Transformation Michael Keenan called one of the world's largest business-led IT system … [Read more...] about Human Services first to use DTA’s new co-Lab Innovation Hub
Pursuing a goal of "meaningful innovation" for its products would be dismissed as a self-evident platitude for most companies. But it does have some significance for Samsung, which grew to become the dominant giant in mobile it is today, despite including all kinds of gimmicky features into its flagships, particularly around the era of the third and fourth Galaxy S generations. here's the Samsung Note 9 Should you upgrade to 512GB for $1,2950? Note 9 vs. iPhone X: We compare specs Reserve yours now for Aug. 24 delivery It's official: Galaxy Watch unveiled Will Note 9 suffer same fate as S9? (CNET) Nine reasons Galaxy Note 9 is best for business Galaxy Note 9 event: First look at Samsung's new phone Galaxy Note 9 is a bargain at $1250. Here's why Galaxy Note 9: 1TB of phone storage now a reality Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy S9+ vs Pixel 2 XL vs Moto Z3 Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy S9+ vs OnePlus 6 vs Huawei P20 Pro In the last few iterations of its … [Read more...] about Samsung and the Galaxy Note 9’s quest for ‘meaningful innovation’
Tech firms are now some of the biggest on the planet. Apple became the world’s first trillion-dollar company in August, while Amazon, Alphabet (the parent company of Google), Microsoft and Facebook make up the rest of the top five companies on the planet by market value.Most of these companies have grown to their current size in a relatively short time – none of the companies listed above are more than 50 years old, and only two of them existed before the 1990s – thanks to quick thinking, rapid innovation and changing technologiesAnd each of these companies, along with numerous other, smaller tech firms, have changed the world in different ways.Without Google, you likely wouldn’t have found this article (the same could be said for Facebook) while Amazon has revolutionized the way we shop. And the chances are you're reading this article on a Google- or Apple-made, or Microsoft OS toting, device.The size and reach of these companies inevitably means that the … [Read more...] about What is responsible innovation, and why should tech giants take it seriously?