Aussie startup Expert360 has raised an impressive $1 million in investment capital, a number exceeding the founders’ expectations. The funds will be used to continue its full-scale commercial rollout and global expansion, with sights set on the huge and growing $30 billion market opportunity.
According to The Seattle Times, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz told managers that customers loaded USD$1.3 billion in Starbucks cards across the US and Canada during the October-to-December Holiday Quarter, representing an unprecedented figure in the company’s history. But why should large retail chains have all the fun? Rewardle, the Melbourne-based membership, points and rewards platform… Read more »
The internet has recently been abuzz with bitcoin tell-tales; and more and more startups are recognising the need to keep up with this technology trend. The latest startup to incorporate cryptocurrency into their payment system is Parkhound – an Australian-based online marketplace that connects drivers seeking parking spaces with local property owners who have spaces to spare.
Fake reviews and testimonials aren’t a new phenomenon, but they’ve become increasingly widespread in the online space. In fact, there are plenty of sellers on online marketplaces like Fiverr offering to write “glowing reviews” of anyone’s product or service for $5.
Businesses seeking to transition into the mobile app space, are usually tossing up between two options when choosing a development firm: the risk-free no frills option, or the high-end alternative that come with big price tags.
Last month, a record-setting crowdfunding campaign was launched for a new product, the vtalk phone, a cloud-based VoIP technology designed to bring desktop phones into the smartphone age.
Bluechilli has today announced that they will acquire startup-specialist digital agency – The New Agency.
Recently, US-based toy-making startup GoldieBlox created a video advertisement for their impressive line of engineering toys for girls. The advertisement, however, has caused a bit of a ruckus because the background song they used in the advertisement is the Beastie Boys’ ‘Girls’ – but with lyrics changed. And now we have a legal issue of copyright infringement spiraling out of control.
In recognising the demand for entrepreneurs in this day and age, non-for-profit foundation Club Kidpreneur has designed a unique, interactive and educational entrepreneurial programme for kids across Australia. The Camp Kidpreneur holiday programme is taking place in nine locations nationwide to foster entrepreneurial thinking in children aged between 8 and 12 years.
Australian entrepreneurs Justin Parfitt and Dean Kelly last week launched a new, experience-centred social media app, HeyLets. The app, which allows users to discover and share their favourite experiences, is set to transform the way we review online.
The key to a graceful ending is to letting go, well, gracefully. Unfortunately, this is something that Blackberry is clearly having a bit of a hard time with. Part of the Canadian RIM Corporation and once the forefront of smart phone technology, Blackberry has had a well-documented fall from glory.
Australian entrepreneur Martin Martinez has recently unveiled Entrepreneur Card – a membership and rewards based programme dedicated to entrepreneurs and SMEs. Based on the US organisation Founders Card, the programme offers access to networking opportunities with well-established entrepreneurs and business leaders, as well as exclusive benefits and privileges from local brands in the travel, accommodation, lifestyle and dining industries, to name a few.
Australian technology and solutions company Bluedot Innovation has announced a valuable new addition to the team – PayPal’s Founding Chief Financial Officer (CFO) David Jaques who has joined the company’s board of directors as CFO and will help shape their strategic direction. Bluedot Innovation specialises in advanced location services for smartphone applications; they aim to… Read more »