The Way Forward for Innovation in Australia

Old innovation ecosystem models are broken, it is time to realise the open models based around startups (particularly scalable global product based tech startups) are the key to our future. The above diagram by StartupCommons summarises the change in focus at a macro level, we also need to look at the basics of our cultural … Continue reading The Way Forward for Innovation in Australia

Microsoft Has Just Launched Its First Android Smartphone, The Nokia X2

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This new MS CEO is unlike any other, after Office on iPad and Salesforce.com now there is this droid phone, talk about changing strategy …

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Meet the Nokia X2, the first Android-based smartphone being made by Microsoft.

Yes, you read that right: Microsoft has just made a new Android-based handset.

It’s also still using the Nokia name at this point, despite previously saying it didn’t plan to trade on that name for long. (Evidently Microsoft’s marketing minions are still working on cooking up that “go forward” smartphone brand.)

The Nokia X2 is not the first Android device Microsoft owns, being as Redmond took over Nokia’s mobile making division in April — a move which brought the original Nokia X device under its wing. But some doubted whether Microsoft approved of Nokia’s Android experiment — and speculated that the line would be quickly culled by Redmond.

Nokia forked Android back in February to create a new smartphone platform, which it called the Nokia X Software Platform to slot in between — pricing-wise — its Series 40 based low cost Asha devices and its Windows Phone…

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City Differentiation

I recently had this innovative communications video shared with me, it highlights the innovative and differentiated position of Sweden, with a focus on Stockholm. While some of it is little more than a gimmick, most of it is rather smart and achieves remarkable 'cut-through' in a time efficient manner. Innovation, sustainability and technology are three … Continue reading City Differentiation

SydStart by Cooper & Co.

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Cooper & Co are proud to be the founding and long term sponsors of the largest professional tech startup event in Australia - SydStart. This event is something we support because we want to grow the startup ecosystem in Australia and it is undergoing a dramatic growth phase, due in no small part to the hyper … Continue reading SydStart by Cooper & Co.