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Are women-only events the answer to gender disparity in the startup space?

- January 22, 2014 3 MIN READ

Yesterday, Techcrunch reported on a new event that will be hosted by major Silicon Valley accelerator, Y Combinator (YC). At the Female Founders Conference, which is being held at YC’s Mountain View Campus in March, YC alumni will share their experiences and offer guidance to women who are in the early stages of their startup or aspiring to become entrepreneurs.

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Is Google’s smart lens a better alternative for Diabetics?

- January 20, 2014 3 MIN READ

There’s been undying hype in the media over the past few days following Google’s announcement that they’re testing a prototype for a smart contact lens that would function as an alternative to the traditional needle-prick glucose monitoring system. The smart contact lens is undeniably innovative, but is it really a better option for Diabetics?

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Brisbane tech company launches cloud-based desktop service

- January 16, 2014 2 MIN READ

Brisbane-based tech company, divestIT, yesterday announced the launch of their new secure cloud-based desktop service. cloudDesktop allows small to medium size businesses to log in to their company desktop from any device or computer using any internet provider. This solution was previously the domain of large scale enterprises. divestIT’s cloudDesktop allows businesses to operate from… Read more »

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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.