News & Analysis
Over 40 businesses across Australia, suspected to have engaged in deceptive practice, have been asked by Australian Consumer Law (ACL) regulators and their state-based Fair Trading counterparts, to prove the genuineness of the testimonials that appear on their website.
Melbourne-based entrepreneurs Gabrielle Kelly and Simon Doukas have developed a mobile application Lodie for emerging designers to showcase and sell their products in a virtual pop-up shop format. The app is currently in its beta phase, and set to launch officially in the upcoming months.
On February 13, North Sydney’s Mayor will be opening what many hope will be a space for independent business professionals to drive mutual success.
Stephen and Natalie Byrne realised the need for an affordable, digital solution after their son, Isaac, was diagnosed with the debilitating mental illness years ago. Yesterday, they launched their startup Fishwah with their hearts set on combating childhood anxiety.
Today, Mint Wireless introduced Software Developer Kits (SDKs) and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for mobile payments integration. The Mintegrate platform allows developers to easily integrate mobile payments into applications on iOS and Android devices.
Australians have made their decision, choosing Pozible over other crowdfunding platforms this Australia Day. As of January 2014, Pozible is the third most successful crowdfunding platform in the world, and the most successful in the country.
Responding to concerns raised by startups, the Australian Government has decided to review tax rules surrounding employee share options.
Yesterday, Techcrunch reported on a new event that will be hosted by major Silicon Valley accelerator, Y Combinator (YC). At the Female Founders Conference, which is being held at YC’s Mountain View Campus in March, YC alumni will share their experiences and offer guidance to women who are in the early stages of their startup or aspiring to become entrepreneurs.
There’s been undying hype in the media over the past few days following Google’s announcement that they’re testing a prototype for a smart contact lens that would function as an alternative to the traditional needle-prick glucose monitoring system. The smart contact lens is undeniably innovative, but is it really a better option for Diabetics?
goCatch and Audi Centre Sydney have joined forces in a new campaign where random Sydney passengers who book taxis with the goCatch app will be offered a free ride in an Audi A1.
Brisbane-based tech company, divestIT, yesterday announced the launch of their new secure cloud-based desktop service. cloudDesktop allows small to medium size businesses to log in to their company desktop from any device or computer using any internet provider. This solution was previously the domain of large scale enterprises.
Aussie startup Expert360 has raised an impressive $1 million in investment capital, a number exceeding the founders’ expectations. The funds will be used to continue its full-scale commercial rollout and global expansion, with sights set on the huge and growing $30 billion market opportunity.
Rewardle, the Melbourne-based membership, points and rewards platform is on a mission to provide the marketing tools and business intelligence used by larger retail chains like Starbucks to local High St merchants. They recently added prepaid and gift card features to its offering after launching the feature during the Christmas season.
The internet has recently been abuzz with bitcoin tell-tales; and more and more startups are recognising the need to keep up with this technology trend. The latest startup to incorporate cryptocurrency into their payment system is Parkhound – an Australian-based online marketplace that connects drivers seeking parking spaces with local property owners who have spaces to spare.