News & Analysis
Businesses seeking to transition into the mobile app space, are usually tossing up between two options when choosing a development firm: the risk-free no frills option, or the high-end alternative that come with big price tags.
Last month, a record-setting crowdfunding campaign was launched for a new product, the vtalk phone, a cloud-based VoIP technology designed to bring desktop phones into the smartphone age.
Recently, US-based toy-making startup GoldieBlox created a video advertisement for their impressive line of engineering toys for girls. The advertisement, however, has caused a bit of a ruckus because the background song they used in the advertisement is the Beastie Boys’ ‘Girls’ – but with lyrics changed. And now we have a legal issue of copyright infringement spiraling out of control.
In recognising the demand for entrepreneurs in this day and age, non-for-profit foundation Club Kidpreneur has designed a unique, interactive and educational entrepreneurial programme for kids across Australia. The Camp Kidpreneur holiday programme is taking place in nine locations nationwide to foster entrepreneurial thinking in children aged between 8 and 12 years.
Australian entrepreneurs Justin Parfitt and Dean Kelly last week launched a new, experience-centred social media app, HeyLets. The app, which allows users to discover and share their favourite experiences, is set to transform the way we review online.
The key to a graceful ending is to letting go, well, gracefully. Unfortunately, this is something that Blackberry is clearly having a bit of a hard time with. Part of the Canadian RIM Corporation and once the forefront of smart phone technology, Blackberry has had a well-documented fall from glory.
Australian entrepreneur Martin Martinez has recently unveiled Entrepreneur Card – a membership and rewards based programme dedicated to entrepreneurs and SMEs. Based on the US organisation Founders Card, the programme offers access to networking opportunities with well-established entrepreneurs and business leaders, as well as exclusive benefits and privileges from local brands in the travel, accommodation, lifestyle and dining industries, to name a few.
Australian technology and solutions company Bluedot Innovation has announced a valuable new addition to the team – PayPal’s Founding Chief Financial Officer (CFO) David Jaques who has joined the company’s board of directors as CFO and will help shape their strategic direction.
After raising $500,000 from notable Australian VC investors, personal finance startup Pocketbook is ready to go full speed in disrupting the banking sector. Founders Alvin Singh and Bosco Tan will be using the funds for aggressive marketing, expanding their technical team and enhancing product experience.
New research from Australian business review website, WOMO.com.au, has uncovered Australia’s top 10 worst online reviewed industries when it comes to customer satisfaction. What better time for aspiring entrepreneurs to jump on board and shake up the industry?
Australian education startup AppInstruct has just launched an online course to teach aspiring entrepreneurs how to turn their app concept into a commercial success. Co-Founded by Nicholas Wright, Vijay Santhanam, Iain Dowling and Indy Chakrabarty, who have extensive experience in building commercial apps including Optus Recharge Now, AppInstruct combines technical and business skills to deliver a comprehensive and accelerated learning outcome.
Award-winning mobile advertising network LeadBolt is rapidly moving up the ranks, sitting at number three of the most-used mobile advertising solution by app developers on the Android system. Serving five billion ads a month in over 100 countries across 40,000 apps, LeadBolt proves Australian companies are fit to compete on the global stage.