Sydney startup Snooper has developed an app allowing anyone to earn cash while they are shopping, filling up petrol, or having a drink at a bar.
Snapchat’s parent company Snap, Inc has filed its paperwork for an IPO through which it will look to raise an initial figure of US$3 billion.
Bonjoro is a mobile app allowing businesses to send quick, personal video messages directly to their customers in order to boost engagement.
This week has seen Facebook acquire spatial audio technology startup Two Big Ears and eBay acquire Ticketbis to expand its StubHub business, while it was also reported that Snapchat has raised a $1.8 billion Series F round. Closer to home, Telstra announced it participated in US startup vArmour’s $41 million Series D round through its Telstra Ventures arm.
Kathryn Carter, former NSW sales director at News Corp Australia, has been named as the new general manager of Snapchat Australia.
Sometimes a company needs to pivot to a point that it almost becomes a completely new business. When New Zealand founded startup MishGuru was originally accepted into New Zealand’s Lightning Lab accelerator program, the original concept was that it would be a platform that allowed users to to custom design and print their own 3D horse shoes. The long term vision was to automate and disrupt the way the Equine industry shoed horses.
When it was originally accepted into New Zealand’s Lightning Lab Accelerator MishGuru was a platform that would allow people to custom design and print their own 3D horse shoes, with the grand idea being around automating the process of shoeing horses.
In an exclusive event hosted by the Young Entrepreneurs Society and the University of Sydney Union, co-founder of mobile technology startup Snapchat, Evan Spiegel will participate in a student only interactive session at the USYD campus next Monday evening.
Snapchat has introduced a new feature which allows its users to view articles, images, and videos from a variety of publishers inside the company’s messaging application. It’s called Discover, and it’s a major departure from the company’s ephemeral beginnings. [Source: Pando.com]