News & Analysis

WipeHero wants to make car washing more sustainable through its patented waterless cleaner

- November 3, 2015 < 1 MIN READ

One of the biggest water wasters is car washing, with around 100-200 litres required to wash a mid-sized car. If the 17 million vehicles registered in Australia are washed once a month with 100 litres of water, this means we’re wasting over 1000 billion litres of water each year in Australia alone – or 40,000 Olympic swimming pools’ worth. This wastage costs us $3 billion each year. WipeHero was created to solve this issue.

News & Analysis

Partnership between Makers Empire and Sphero could mean children are better poised for careers in tech

- November 28, 2014 3 MIN READ

After a serendipitous meeting at the Vivid Festival in Sydney, Adelaide-based 3D software and printing startup, Makers Empire, and US-based robotic toy company, Sphero, recognised a unique opportunity to collaborate on a new project that would allow kids to exercise their inherent creativity and design accessories to go with their phone-controlled cylindrical toy robot, Ollie.

Insights

Ignition Lane’s Weekly Wrap: Doom dressed as Zoom, black(out) Thursday for AWS, Stripe’s valuation and the Eureka Awards winners

- November 29, 2020 8 MIN READ

Welcome to Ignition Lane’s Weekly Wrap, where they cut through the noise to bring you their favourite insights from the technology and startup world. Ignition Lane works with ambitious business leaders to apply the Startup Mindset to their technology, product and commercialisation problems.  This wrap goes out free to subscribers every Saturday morning. Don’t forget that every Monday at… Read more »

News & Analysis

One of the internet’s inventors backs Google in its fight over paying Australian media for news

- November 26, 2020 2 MIN READ

US tech pioneer Vint Cerf, the man dubbed “father of the internet” for his work co-designing TCP/IP protocols, has backed his employer, Google, in its fight against the Australian government’s plans to make tech giants Google and Facebook pay media companies for using their content. Cerf, who has worked for Google as a vice president and… Read more »

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Communications Minister Paul Fletcher has compared the ALP’s original NBN plan to Soviet-era tractor production

- October 28, 2020 3 MIN READ

Paul Fletcher, the federal communications minister in charge of the $55.5 billion national broadband rollout, has evoked tractor production under the Soviets to defend the Coalition government’s seven-year handling of the NBN roll-out. In a speech to the CommsDay Summit yesterday, Fletcher evoked the spectre of “those apocryphal Japanese soldiers found in remote jungles in… Read more »

Fintech

Meet the 2020 Finnies Finalists 

- September 28, 2020 3 MIN READ

Many in the fintech sector will remember 2020 as a period of tough decision making, hardship and sacrifice. Countless plans for growth have been adapted or scuttled altogether in the name holding the business together, to weather this once in a lifetime pandemic. But by the end of October, we believe we will have a… Read more »

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5 things you should know about tech today

- July 6, 2020 3 MIN READ

Welcome to Monday.   Don’t forget to tune into the Startup Daily show on the business TV streaming channel ausbiz.com.au every weekday, 2-3pm, where we talk to startup founders, investors and innovators about everything tech. If you’ve missed an episode, you can catch up on the ausbiz site here.   1. Uber buys rival Postmates for $3.8bn Uber is spending… Read more »