News & Analysis

Melbourne has a new home for social innovation

- February 13, 2014 < 1 MIN READ

Makeshift Studio, a shared working space for not-for-profit organisations and other social impact projects has opened its doors in Melbourne. Located adjacent to the Victoria Markets, the studio is the latest entry into Melbourne’s thriving co-working scene. Founder of Makeshift Studio, Julian O’Shea, says the studio aims to bring together individuals and organisations who are tackling… Read more »

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Startup Lodie brings the pop up retail experience into the smartphone age

- February 6, 2014 2 MIN READ

Melbourne-based entrepreneurs Gabrielle Kelly and Simon Doukas have developed a mobile application Lodie for emerging designers to showcase and sell their products in a virtual pop-up shop format. The app is currently in its beta phase, and set to launch officially in the upcoming months. Lodie has a membership-based model, which requires customers to download… Read more »

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Mint Wireless launches 'Mintegrate' developer platform for mobile payments

- January 31, 2014 2 MIN READ

Today, Mint Wireless introduced Software Developer Kits (SDKs) and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for mobile payments integration. The Mintegrate platform allows developers to easily integrate mobile payments into applications on iOS and Android devices. Mintegrate targets developers building mobile applications for small and medium enterprises. SMEs are increasingly shifting towards mPOS (mobile Point-of-Sale) services to collect payments using tablets and… Read more »