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Prominent investors back taxi app goCatch to overhaul Cabcharge

- September 16, 2013 < 1 MIN READ

Investor heavyweights James Packer, SEEK co-founder Paul Bassat, and BRW Rich Families ­members the Libermans and­Kahlbetzers, are backing goCatch against the dominance of industry giant Cabcharge. The Australian Financial Review has just reported that the investors have committed to funding the taxi hailing app goCatch, which provides booking and payment services on smartphones – overhauling the 10 percent surcharge… Read more »

The Kitchen Bench: New online network for everyday cooks
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The Kitchen Bench: New online network for everyday cooks

- September 11, 2013 3 MIN READ

Tanya Bartolini has always loved getting her hands in the dough and sculpting up a culinary masterpiece; but it wasn’t until she took maternity leave from her high-stress career in finance and gave birth to her son that she realised she wanted to cook for a living. Now she manages The Kitchen Bench – a popular food site for everyday cooks to network and share their love of food.

Startup TutorBee breaks down barriers in education
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Startup TutorBee breaks down barriers in education

- September 11, 2013 3 MIN READ

Australian startup TutorBee provides a convenient and specialised service for students to undertake tailored online tutorials with their own private tutor – regardless of their geographical location. TutorBee was announced the winner of the Australian Centre of Innovation Apps4Broadband Competition, taking the top gong for Best App and winning in the supporting categories of Best App – Health and Social Services and Best App – Business to Business.

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Ingogo secures a further $1 million in investment

- August 29, 2013 2 MIN READ

Australian taxi services app Ingogo today announced an additional $1 million in funding, reaching a total of $3.7 million raised since its launch in 2011. The new investment will be used to expand ingogo into new markets across Australia and internationally. The innovative app has gained substantial traction from consumers and investors alike who enjoy the ability to… Read more »

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Internet.org initiative radically increases online work opportunities

- August 29, 2013 2 MIN READ

According to statistics gathered by oDesk, if Internet.org successfully extends its connectivity to the remaining two-thirds of the world, the online work market has the potential to reach $42.5 billion by 2022. This compared to approximately $14.9 billion without extended connectivity, meaning that workers around the world stand to gain $27.6 billion of online work.

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99designs acquires Brazilian design marketplace

- August 27, 2013 2 MIN READ

99designs has just announced the acquisition of leading Brazilian design marketplace LogoChef and the launch of the Portuguese version of 99designs – offering Portuguese-language support and local currency capability to customers and designers throughout the country.

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Startup Canva kicking Photoshop from the top spot

- August 26, 2013 3 MIN READ

Remember that old school graphics editing software called Photoshop and its countless buttons with tricky names that you hesitantly click on hoping one of them will do what you want it to? Well, forget it because Australian startup Canva has just announced the launch of their online graphic design platform that affords even the least technical person the ability to create professional designs free of charge.