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SmartCompany deputy editor and tech journalist.

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The 11 most influential people in Australia's tech sector

The 11 most influential people in Australia's tech sector

Patrick StaffordSep 27, 20131 Comment

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

What's a dot-com genius going to do with <em>The Washington Post</em>?

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

Patrick StaffordAug 6, 20134 Comments

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.

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

Patrick StaffordMar 28, 20132 Comments

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.

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

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

Patrick StaffordMar 26, 20134 Comments

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.

Not good enough: Big Tech answers to Parliament fall short

Not good enough: Big Tech answers to Parliament fall short

Patrick StaffordMar 25, 201316 Comments

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.

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

Patrick StaffordMar 21, 2013

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?

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

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

Patrick StaffordFeb 28, 2013

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.

Consumer Electronics Show: Android ovens and other wacky gadgets

Consumer Electronics Show: Android ovens and other wacky gadgets

Patrick StaffordJan 15, 20133 Comments

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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