Sweep works through ‘Geochats’, chat rooms which are fenced in to a specific location, such as a bar or a festival, so that only people at the particular venue or event can take part.
Payments company Square has revealed some figures around its growth in Australia since the local launch of its card reader last year, stating that over 60,000 businesses are using one or more of its products.
We’ve always known that privacy on the internet is a murky concept, but with iiNet ordered to hand over the information of customers who downloaded Dallas Buyers Club and the Federal Government passing legislation on data retention, the concept of privacy and anonymity online has recently taken deep root in the Australian psyche.
The app Yik Yak has been labelled ‘controversial’ by many, a lot of people were surprised when it raised two earlier rounds this year totalling to US$11.2 million. Today, announced less than ten hours ago, the app has added a further US$62 million to that injection via another round of funding led by Sequoia Capital.