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A South Australian tech startup built a virtual assistant for FAQs on covid-19

- April 30, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

  Adelaide-based tech startup Clevertar has built a virtual agent called Zoe for South Australia Health in just day to answer commonly asked covid-19 questions.  Clevertar CEO Tanya Newhouse said demand for health related information had increased exponentially and help South Australians follow official health guidelines. “We are proud to be assisting SA Health to… Read more »

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Sydney education startup EdApp signs a deal with UN to offer free business courses

- April 28, 2020 3 MIN READ

Microlearning platform EdApp is collaborating with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in a bid to upskill workers for free as part of a push towards sustainable development. The adult education startup, based on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, was chosen by UNITAR to help deliver a global learning initiative “Educate All” as part… Read more »

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Mike Cannon-Brookes and Paul Bassat are backing the CovidSafe app as the tech sector takes on suspicious minds

- April 27, 2020 4 MIN READ

  Atlassian boss Mike Cannon-Brookes and Square Peg Capital’s Paul Bassat are among the tech sector’s high-profile supporters of the federal government’s contact-tracing smartphone app, CovidSafe, released on Sunday, but many remain wary of letting politicians anywhere near their data amid ongoing suspicion of their motives. Cannon-Brookes came out in favour of the app, which… Read more »

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BRIGHT SPOTS: How Compass Education scaled its school platform when demand soared by 600% in 30 minutes

- April 27, 2020 3 MIN READ

While many businesses have been forced to close as part of social distancing measures to reduce the risk of coronavirus, one entrepreneur’s poison is another’s meat and alongside covering how to get through the next six months, and detailing what’s happening in small business land in our series “From The Frontline“, as well as recognising… Read more »

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This healthtech founder says being worried about the government’s coronavirus app tracing you is ‘absurd’ in the Google & Facebook era

- April 27, 2020 3 MIN READ

The founder of a health data analytics startup says it’s “absurd” for people to worry about the government tracking people on its new coronavirus app, when so many already give away their location data to international tech giants such as Facebook and Google. Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Health Minister Greg Hunt released the voluntary… Read more »

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5 things you should know about tech today

- April 24, 2020 3 MIN READ

  Hello. Yes, it’s been a while as we focused on coronavirus, but we figure it’s time to resume normal service. It’s Friday, tomorrow is Anzac Day and we’ll be innovating the commemoration. Let’s do this.   1. Apple’s email malware Apple users, smug for decades when it came to malware, must be getting increasingly… Read more »

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Flamingo founder Catriona Wallace’s latest venture is looking into the ethics of artificial intelligence

- April 23, 2020 2 MIN READ

Entrepreneur and futurist Dr Catriona Wallace has launched a new venture helping companies investigate the ethics of artificial intelligence (AI) as it plays an increasingly important role in company automation. Wallace is CEO of consulting firm Ethical AI Advisory, which she says will support private and public companies as they grapple with how to design… Read more »

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BRIGHT SPOTS: How SalesPreso turned the coronavirus crisis into an opportunity to make presentations slicker

- April 23, 2020 4 MIN READ

While many businesses have been forced to close as part of social distancing measures to reduce the risk of coronavirus, one entrepreneur’s poison is another’s meat and alongside covering how to get through the next six months, and detailing what’s happening in small business land in our series “From The Frontline“, Startup Daily also wants… Read more »

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Appreci, a Queensland startup that lets you shout colleagues a coffee, is going global

- April 23, 2020 2 MIN READ

  Coffee break shout app Appreci, which lets colleagues buy each other cafe beverages, has a new backer, with Sydney-based Lakeba Group, which specialises in commercialising technology startups, taking a 35% stake in the gratitude platform to help it scale globally. The $430,000 investment is timely for the Queensland-based startup, which has 59 corporate customers,… Read more »

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FROM THE FRONTLINE: How fintech Assembly Payments is supporting those hit harder by the covid-19 downturn

- April 22, 2020 4 MIN READ

The economic crisis brought on by COVID-19 is unlike anything the startup sector and broader business community experienced before. While governments and central banks worldwide attempt to come to grips with the macro challenges, we want to talk to people on the frontline of business to see how they’re faring and share their advice on… Read more »