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Accounting platform Xero is now in the app business

- August 9, 2021 2 MIN READ

ASX-listed business accounting platform Xero is taking on Google and Apple at their own game, launching an app store selling Xero-connected apps. The Xero App Store lets small businesses, accountants and bookkeepers purchase apps to help run their companies, and went live last week. Xero app partners in Australia, United Kingdom and New Zealand now… Read more »

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FASTER, HIGHER, SMARTER: Tech hits the podium at the Tokyo Olympics

- August 1, 2021 3 MIN READ

Given Japan’s long-time position as a high-tech leader, Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics were a natural way to show off the country’s know-how and manufacturing capability – and as the spectacular drone display of the opening ceremony gave way to the everyday competitions of the next two fortnight, new technologies were everywhere. That drone exhibition – in which a… Read more »

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Here are the winners of the YBF Lift Off awards

- July 23, 2021 2 MIN READ

Startup founders know how to face adversity head on, so after cancelling last year’s YBF Lift Off Awards, a fresh pandemic outbreak that has three states in lockdown wasn’t going to stop the 2021 event going ahead. The Lift Off Awards are part of YBF’s overarching drive for diversity. Shifting online for a YouTube-streamed virtual… Read more »

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Telstra is refunding $25 million to 49,000 NBN customers who couldn’t get the broadband speeds they were promised

- July 7, 2021 2 MIN READ

Telstra will refund more than 49,000 customers around $50 million after Australia’s largest telco failed to tell them they had internet plans that physically could not deliver the NBN internet speeds they were paying for in another embarrassing failure of the NBN. But the refunds are only occurring following intervention by the Australian Communications and Media… Read more »

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Why insurance tech is now one of the hottest startup sectors for investors

- July 5, 2021 3 MIN READ

Seemingly out of nowhere, insurance tech is suddenly hot. Last month, Honey, a home and contents insurance startup that few had heard of, made global headlines raising Australia’s largest ever seed round, coming in at around $15 million. That’s remarkable when you consider that most rounds in Australia are less than $1 million. What could… Read more »

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Meetric, the Sydney startup reducing the pain of meetings, has gone global

- June 30, 2021 2 MIN READ

Sydney startup Meetric has hit the global stage just 14 months after launching thanks to the US productivity site Product Hunt. Meetric, which emerged out of the Antler program, is building a SaaS platform to ensure better, more effective meetings and improve the accountability from decisions made in them. It manages everything from calendar and video… Read more »

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Bramp is building big brands for small companies

- June 23, 2021 2 MIN READ

The problem that many smaller companies and startups face is trying to develop something that competes without spending the huge sums of money that comes with hiring an agency.  With a background working in strategic brand consultancies, Bramp CEO, Benni Weller understood the challenge that smaller businesses faced and felt he could systemise the process… Read more »

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Super funds-backed carbon risk startup Emmi lands high profile company director Catherine Brenner as investor

- June 15, 2021 2 MIN READ

Emmi, a carbon risk management startup that lets institutional investors improve their understanding of how financially exposed they are to carbon risks, has launched after attracting a series of high profile investors to join its board.  Tim Samway, chair of Hyperion Asset Management, Coca-Cola Amatil and Boral director Catherine Brenner and Startmate investor Patrick Sieb… Read more »

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The Fastly internet outage: why did so many sites go down — and what is a CDN, anyway?

- June 11, 2021 3 MIN READ

If you were having difficulty accessing your favourite website on Tuesday evening Australian time, you’re not alone. A jaw-dropping number of major websites around the globe suddenly became unavailable with no immediately obvious explanation — before reappearing an hour later. It’s disconcerting when the sites we rely on suddenly become inaccessible, and even more so… Read more »

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The company behind the Brabham supercar is getting into the electric bus business with a former Tesla executive

- March 11, 2021 4 MIN READ

The South Australian group behind the manufacture of the Brabham BT62 supercar is positioning itself to become a major producer of electric buses for the emerging Australian market. Co-located with sister company Brabham Automotive in Adelaide, South Australia, BusTech Group is gearing up to produce at least 60 electric buses for the NSW Government over… Read more »