News & Analysis
As the NSW Government gears up to implement a $1 levy per trip taken through taxi and rideshare services across much of the state from this Thursday, Indian rideshare company Ola has signalled it is getting ready to launch in Australia.
London-based Relx Group, a multinational analytics company, has acquired Australia-founded digital identity company ThreatMetrix for £580 million (just over $1 billion) in cash.
Following an initial public offering (IPO) that raised $1.5 million in December, Australian marketplace platform Jayride has today listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
The CSIRO has announced an expansion of its long-running partnership with Boeing that will see the two organisations perform joint research and development in space technologies.
Almost half the leaders surveyed believe these deployments are “greatly outpacing” the accuracy and productivity of humans doing the same task, with 69 percent in turn stating their workers are concerned AI will replace them.
Queensland agriculture supply chain tracking startup BlockGrain has raised $1 million, or 800,000 XEMs, through the global NEM blockchain investment fund.
GetSwift has suspended trading as it prepares responses to an AFR report that questioned details around contracts and revenue figures.
AgriFutures Australia has launched an education program aimed at helping schoolchildren in rural and regional Australia learn about innovation and entrepreneurship in relation to the problems facing the agricultural sector.
It was in 2016 that Chinese gaming company Kunlun Group first purchased a stake in gay dating app Grindr for US$93 million.
Tyro has announced Robbie Cooke, the former managing director and CEO of Tatts Group, will take on the role of CEO at the end of March.
Insurtech Australia has partnered with a number of international counterparts to launch the Global InsurTech Alliance (GITA), an international network looking to facilitate global collaboration and connectivity in the insurance technology space.
Melbourne’s Blockchain Centre, a hub for blockchain tech and cryptocurrency startups, has launched incubator program Block Engine.
Coworking community Fishburners has announced Pandora Shelley as its next chief executive officer, taking over from Annie Parker, who will step down from the position of interim CEO at the end of February.
A survey of Australian game developers found the industry generated $118.5 million in the 2016-17 financial year, up from $114.9 million the previous year, with 75 percent of studios surveyed projecting future growth.
Data registries and analytics business Illion, formerly Dun & Bradstreet, has acquired Adelaide fintech startup Proviso as it gears up for the arrival of Australia’s open banking regime.