New iOS app Flio wants to make that airport experience as pleasant as possible by helping people find their way around, get discounts at airport shops and, most importantly, provide them instant WiFi access.
The days of retail personnel browsing other stores, clipboard in hand, to check and compare their competitors’ prices are long gone; now all it takes to find the going rate for a product is a quick look online. While Australian startup Pricify provides a platform for consumers to track prices and be notified when a price change occurs, no one startup has cornered the market with a service that automates the price comparison process for online retailers.
The United Kingdom is home to over 30 startup accelerators that provide pre-seed funding to entrepreneurs in return for equity. Every year, they attract thousands of applicants from around the world, competing for a handful of positions in each programme.
Patrick de Laive, best known for co-founding one of the world’s top tech media and event companies The Next Web (TNW), has recently unveiled Index, a business intelligence tool that tracks thousands of tech companies around the world. Chris Messina, inventor of the hashtag and a closed beta tester of Index described the tool as “what [he’d] always wanted Crunchbase to become”.
The idea of paying for porn went out of fashion around the same time as the idea of paying for music and movies. There’s still money in the industry, which was worth around $90 billion in 2013, but with young always better and fresh blood constantly coming through, performers have had to work harder to stay in the industry.
Along with crimped hair, the mood ring was a fashion staple for teen girls in the 90s and 2000s. The ring changed colours depending on what mood the wearer was in, and though no one actually knew what colour corresponded to which mood, but we all wanted one anyway. Technology has now gone one better: Finnish startup Moodmetric has created the a smart ring, which actually does track emotions and stress levels.
Everyone makes fun of the selfie stick and it’s even been banned from a number of tourist sites, but the fact remains that most of us still love taking selfies – we just want to be able to take them without bringing too much attention to ourselves. Two Italian entrepreneurs have come up with another solution: the ExtraVerso phone cover, which uses an adhesive resin to help smartphones stick to flat surfaces.
The stereotypical image of a group of teenagers making noise in a garage is probably one of the first things that comes to mind when you think of amateur musicians, but the reality is that musicians are increasingly collaborating from different sides of the world, writing music together through the internet.
Most media outlets were focused on the Tendr’s unusual, yet strategic, move to incorporate the swipe-to-like motion popularised by dating app Tinder. Perhaps what’s more interesting is the startup’s potential to become a major data player in the world of equity crowdfunding.
The belief that “people deserve fair, social and transparent lottery games” is what inspired the creation of CrowdLottery.com. Launched two years ago, CrowdLottery boasts a greater degree of transparency and better odds than traditional lotteries.
Praditus is a self-discovery platform that helps individuals identify their talents and areas of development through a series of tests, based on the latest psychometric profiling data and scientific analysis.
Daniel Faloppa and Gianluca Valentini, based out of The Netherlands, realised that, with the help of technology, company valuations could be done a better way. With Equidam, founders can see their entire financial report boiled-down to one index: business valuation.
UK startup Massive Analytic, which provides enterprises with big data analytics, has launched the open beta phase of its platform to help businesses analyse their plans and strategies to predict potential outcomes more accurately.
Whether it’s playing in it or on it, Australians love water. As tech gets increasingly inventive and sophisticated, we love devices and toys that bring new fun and ease to different water activities even more. One such new toy is the SIPA board, a self-inflating and self-propelling stand up paddle board developed in Slovenia.
A new Munich-based startup, Grow.ms has launched publicly this week with the purpose of connecting startups and established businesses with freelance growth hackers.