5 things you need to know in Australian tech today

Fishburners GM Murray Hurps is on the list of 30 most influential Australian tech leaders on Twitter.

It’s Thursday. Here’s what you need to know in Australian tech today.

1. 30 of Australia’s biggest tech influencers on Twitter are here.

2. Some of Xero’s first employees have left to create the country’s next big tech export. Atomic is a cloud-based design platform which has raised almost $NZ2 million and is gearing up for its series A. You can read the back story here.

3. The future according to Sergey Brin. Google’s cofounder wrote this essay about how the world has changed since the company started and how he sees technology evolving. But it may not be enough, all of a sudden Facebook is matching YouTube for video views.

4. Sheryl Sandberg wrote a beautiful essay about the sudden death of her husband and dealing with grief. Read every word here, it’ll put the fragility of life into perspective.

5. Australian dark fibre network Superloop lists on the ASX today after raising $17.5 million. With PIPE Networks co-founder Bevan Slattery and iiNet founder Michael Malone on the board, the company is aiming to become an independent provider of high speed data services in the Asia Pacific Region. More here.

BONUS ITEM: GoFar’s Kickstarter campaign has come to an end.The Sydney startup had 1,208 backers pledge $160,150 to help bring the project to life.

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