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Articles by Patrick Stafford

The 11 most influential people in Australia’s tech sector

Smart Company deputy editor Patrick Stafford identifies the movers and shakers of Australia’s tech world. There’s some new names in the mix.

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What’s a dot-com genius going to do with The Washington Post?

Can Amazon founder Jeff Bezos revolutionise the news media with his purchase of The Washington Post like he did with book publishing? Journalists have reason to hope.

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Who’s cashing in online: the top 20 Australian retailers

Scrappy upstart Kogan is among Australia’s top 20 online retailers, up against retailing powerhouses like Myer, David Jones, Big W and JB Hi-Fi.

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Meet the world’s newest tech millionaire (part-Aussie and just 17)

Young tech entrepreneur Nick D’Aloisio has just become a multi-millionaire after selling his Summly news app to Yahoo!. It reveals something of the future of news — and the tech giant.

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Not good enough: Big Tech answers to Parliament fall short

Major companies, including Apple and Microsoft, failed to explain their high local prices at last week’s parliamentary inquiry into IT pricing. Consumers should demand more.

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R(IP)SS: Google Reader’s death a wake-up call

The closure of Google Reader is a reminder of both the dangers and opportunities of cloud-based services. When they’re gone, they’re really gone — then what are you going to do?

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Through Google’s looking Glass, retail stores and branded products

Would you wear computer glasses? And would you buy them in a physical Google store? The tech giant is shifting its strategy to embrace old-world retailing and new-world technology.

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Consumer Electronics Show: Android ovens and other wacky gadgets

Curved TV screens and Android ovens were among the most impressive items on display at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. SmartCompany’s Patrick Stafford picks his top 10 wacky gadgets.

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