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STARTUP DAILY TV: Amazon Launchpad’s $80,000 innovation grants are now open

- July 27, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

Applications for the Amazon Launchpad Innovation Grants fare now open with five grant packages up for grabs. Each package is worth more than $80,000 and includes a $20,000 cash grant, Amazon marketing support, AWS Activate credits, and exclusive access to mentors such as Amazon leadership and entrepreneur experts from Australia and HQ in Seattle; time… Read more »

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Amazon Launchpad is offering innovation grants worth $80,000 to help small businesses and startups

- July 7, 2020 3 MIN READ

Australian small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are optimistic about the ability to grow and innovate over the next 12 months, according to new research from Amazon Launchpad – Amazon.com.au’s program for Aussie startups and entrepreneurs. The Amazon Launchpad Innovation Report, commissioned by Amazon Australia, explores current sentiment amongst Australian SMB owners, how they evolved their… Read more »

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5 things you should know about tech today

- June 11, 2020 3 MIN READ

Welcome to Thursday team. It’s a busy one, with Kogan.com raising $100 million in an ASX share placement. More on that here.   1.  Here’s looking at you Jeff Reading the room, and perhaps also pushing for a seat at the table as US legislation is finally drawn up to deal with the use of facial-recognition… Read more »

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5 things you should know about tech today

- June 9, 2020 3 MIN READ

Hello all. The week starts on Tuesday for much of Australia thanks to a 94-year-old monarch. Don’t forget to tune into the Startup Daily show on ausbiz.com.au every weekday, 2-3pm, where we talk to startup founders, investors and innovators about everything tech.   1. The Amazon customer is not right When an Amazon customer discovered… Read more »

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5 things you should know about tech today

- May 11, 2020 4 MIN READ

    Happy Monday all. Let’s kick off the week   1.  Zoom goes security shopping Video communication site du jour, Zoom, is working on beefing up its security, with CEO Eric Yuan implementing a 90-day plan focusing on privacy and security, after a string of incidents with strangers – hello Hamish Blake – dropping uninvited… Read more »

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5 things you should know about tech today

- May 5, 2020 5 MIN READ

  Welcome to Tuesday. Here’s what we’ve spotted 1.  Amazon VP resigns over company’s treatment of workers As exit interviews go, engineer Tim Bray’s observations on company culture and he resigned from Amazon last week are a doozy. The Canadian vice-president of Amazon Web Services and respected engineer resigned his US$1m+ job after five years and… Read more »

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5 things you should know about tech today

- April 24, 2020 3 MIN READ

  Hello. Yes, it’s been a while as we focused on coronavirus, but we figure it’s time to resume normal service. It’s Friday, tomorrow is Anzac Day and we’ll be innovating the commemoration. Let’s do this.   1. Apple’s email malware Apple users, smug for decades when it came to malware, must be getting increasingly… Read more »

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5 things you should know about tech today

- March 13, 2020 2 MIN READ

  It’s Friday. And cancel culture is in full swing.   1. Microsoft moves Build online Microsoft has canned May’s Build developer conference in Seattle, which normally brings around 6000 people together. The software giant is planning to hold something online instead. It joins a long list of tech companies that have pulled the pin on… Read more »

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5 things you should know about tech today

- December 12, 2019 3 MIN READ

It’s Thursday. And Redbubble’s probably looking forward to the weekend more than most.   1.  Bubble bursts Just seven weeks ago, ASX-listed online marketplace Redbubble (ASX: RBL), which sells t-shirts, mugs and art by independent artists, was on a high, announcing a 37% revenue jump  for Q1 FY20, and massive turnaround in its profitability on 12… Read more »

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5 things you should know about tech today

- December 10, 2019 3 MIN READ

“Babe, do you think they had Pelotons in Gilead?” Source: Peloton   Hello Tuesday. At least we think it’s you. Hard to tell through the smoke haze.   1.  Hit the road, Jack Twitter boss Jack Dorsey is off to live in Africa for six months next year, impressed by the region’s burgeoning startup community.… Read more »

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Amazon Prime Video’s first Australian series is essentially a startup pitchfest for comedians

- August 21, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

Amazon Prime Video has announced its first Australian Amazon Original series will pitch 10 Australian comedic actors and stand-ups against each other trying to make each other laugh first to win a $ 100,000 prize. Actress Rebel Wilson will host the comedy-variety series, LOL: Last One Laughing, in 2020. The local series is a reworking of… Read more »

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How Byron Bay women’s surfwear brand Salt Gypsy is spreading its sustainable message using Amazon Launchpad

- August 6, 2019 4 MIN READ

  Byron Bay-based Danny Clayton is a pioneer of the surf leggings trend. Her brand, Salt Gypsy, uses recycled fishing nets and plastic ocean waste to produce sustainable surfwear. Salt Gypsy clothing is Australian made and Clayton is one of the first brands to be part of the new Amazon Launchpad store for startup brands. … Read more »

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Amazon Launchpad, the new store for startups and entrepreneurs, is now in Australia

- August 6, 2019 3 MIN READ

Amazon Launchpad, an online store for startup brands, launched in Australia today. The store has more than 150 brands and more than 3000 products available. It uses Amazon’s rapid local fulfilment network to solve some of the biggest challenges startup founders face. Amazon.com.au’s latest innovation for the Australian market, Amazon Launchpad, a new store for… Read more »