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Chinese consortium to acquire Opera for $1.2 billion; Fuze raises $112 million; Student.com raises $60 million

- February 12, 2016 4 MIN READ

A busy week across the global tech space has seen a Chinese consortium may Opera a buyout bid of $1.2 billion, while Fuze, the startup formerly known as ThinkPhones, raised $112 million, and Student.com raised $60 million to expand its platform into new markets. Also this week, Microsoft confirmed its acquisition of music app Groove, Africa Internet Group raised $83 million, and UK money transfer startup WorldRemit raised $45 million.

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Startups: Short Black Opera, Innovation in the Arts!

- July 13, 2012 3 MIN READ

Today we are stepping away from the typical stories of tech and online and having a look at what we think is a great startup in the world of the arts. The new Short Black Opera Company who are Australia’s first Indigenous Opera troupe will be putting on their first Perth shows next week for their original production Pecan Summer.