The tech world has been promising that “this year” will be the year that drones finally take off, with drones expected to do everything from delivering Amazon packages in the suburbs to helping farmers with their crops, but 2016 might finally see this promise become a reality.
It seems the co-founders are actually focusing on the more interesting side of alcohol delivery startup Liquorun: its logistics management platform. The software platform is now an entity of its own called Swift, which is growing fast and has customers from all over the world.
SafeKidsPro doesn’t just alert parents of instances where their children are the victims or perpetrators of cyberbullying, but also of potential predatory interactions such as grooming, stalking and sextortion that take place on their social media accounts.
The purpose of an evangelist is to help a company, a product, a technology or merely “a thing” go from zero to critical mass. Evangelists help find and leverage the most passionate early adopters so that these particular users are so compelled; they convince their friends, family and colleagues to use what they’re using.
Australian venture capital firm Right Click Capital and global boutique merchant bank Siemer & Associates have launched a joint venture with two main focuses: assisting Asian technology companies list on the Australian Securities Exchange and helping Australian startups raise mid-to-late stage funding.
Last week, Startup Daily published an article on a study that discovered a three percent (from 16 percent in 2011 to 19 percent in 2013) increase in the number of female tech startup founders, though only one in five founders have technical expertise. In other words, the number of non-technical female founders of tech startups has increased. Or to put it another way, the lack of technical skills is not deterring women from founding tech startups. No matter how you interpret it, the article received criticism. Well, not the article itself, but the article’s featured image.
One of the ways to think about product evolution, the evolution of marketing and communications, or perhaps more accurately, the evolution of the overall customer experience is through “push and pull” strategy.
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”.
As the old saying goes, you can’t really understand someone until you walk a mile in their shoes. Opaque Multimedia has spun that saying out into a virtual reality experience that helps carers and families understand what it’s like to live with dementia.
Pureprofile, an online profile marketing and insights technology company, was born just as the dot-com bubble burst and companies folded. Fifteen years later, the company is set to open up its Initial Public Offering (IPO) and completely change the way consumers experience advertising.
Although changes can have an impact on businesses dependent on APIs, a newly incorporated consumer hardware company, the IoT Group, believes the way forward is to create products that are ‘ecosystem agnostic’.
This year has seen a boom in wearables. From the flop of the ill-timed (and ill-designed) Google Glass to the recent launch of the Apple watch, fashion and tech seems to be an inevitable match. We can no longer avoid being snobs around the fashion industry, leaving it to designers and manufacturers to figure it out.
But Nuheara, a startup based out of Perth and San Francisco, is set to make this a reality. In partnership with Curtin University in Western Australia, the startup is developing innovative augmented ‘Hearables’ (ear buds) that allow people to control their hearing experience with the help of a smartphone app.
We know wearable technology could one day be truly life-changing and will no doubt replace smartphones in the future, but at the moment it’s languishing somewhere between function and fashion and is falling short of its potential.