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Indie coffee shops to take on Starbucks with Rewardle's new prepaid and gift card features

- January 14, 2014 2 MIN READ

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 »

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Startup Parkhound jumps on the bitcoin bandwagon

- January 7, 2014 4 MIN READ

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.

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GoldieBlox v. Beastie Boys: The issue is legal not ideological

- November 29, 2013 4 MIN READ

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.

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Camp Kidpreneur set to empower underprivileged kids

- November 26, 2013 4 MIN READ

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.

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Martin Martinez unveils the ultimate card for entrepreneurs

- November 21, 2013 6 MIN READ

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.

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Founding CFO of PayPal, David Jaques, joins Bluedot Innovation

- November 15, 2013 2 MIN READ

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 »