News & Analysis

Startup Daily TV: Bootstrapped surgery training app ScrubUp is looking for investors and a hospital to trial its lifesaving healthtech

- August 25, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

ScrubUp is a cloud-based surgical preparation app that bridges the gap between hands-on experience for nurses and brushing up on best practice procedures in their own time. Surgical nurse and educator Marrianne McGhee founded ScrubUp in 2016 and has taken the healthtech app global to help instruct surgical technicians and nurses on the correct preparation procedures… Read more »

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This healthtech founder says being worried about the government’s coronavirus app tracing you is ‘absurd’ in the Google & Facebook era

- April 27, 2020 3 MIN READ

The founder of a health data analytics startup says it’s “absurd” for people to worry about the government tracking people on its new coronavirus app, when so many already give away their location data to international tech giants such as Facebook and Google. Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Health Minister Greg Hunt released the voluntary… Read more »

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Appreci, a Queensland startup that lets you shout colleagues a coffee, is going global

- April 23, 2020 2 MIN READ

  Coffee break shout app Appreci, which lets colleagues buy each other cafe beverages, has a new backer, with Sydney-based Lakeba Group, which specialises in commercialising technology startups, taking a 35% stake in the gratitude platform to help it scale globally. The $430,000 investment is timely for the Queensland-based startup, which has 59 corporate customers,… Read more »

Opinion

Coronavirus contact-tracing apps: their biggest weakness is we’re all waiting to see what each other will do

- April 23, 2020 4 MIN READ

As governments look to ease general social-distancing measures and instead use more targeted strategies to stop coronavirus transmission, we face a social dilemma about the limits of cooperative behaviour. Consider the controversy over contact-tracing phone apps, which can help authorities identify people with whom someone diagnosed with COVID-19 has recently come into close contact. Oxford… Read more »

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A new Australian coronavirus app now has the latest information and advice for everyone

- March 29, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

The Morrison Government has launched Coronavirus Australia, a new app for official COVID-19 information, as well as a Whatsapp feature, partnering with Facebook and Atlassian to produce it. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the launch of the app during a $1.1 billion commitment to additional telehealth, mental health, domestic violence and emergency relief services on… Read more »

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New digital banks 86 400 and Xinja are the first to launch app-based retail accounts

- September 10, 2019 3 MIN READ

Neobank Xinja has been granted a full banking license by Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), and will launch transaction accounts as the battle to carve out a digital slice of the $13 billion banking system’s revenue stream heats up.  APRA has now granted four authorised deposit-taking institution (ADI) licences to challenger banks, having recently approved… Read more »

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CommSec now has a smartphone app for small investors to trade on the sharemarket

- July 26, 2019 2 MIN READ

  Here’s an astonishing number about Australia’s $2 trillion sharemarket: just 4% of people trade online annually, despite the fact that it’s 22 years since the CBA launched CommSec, now the country’s largest online stockbroking firm. So the Commonwealth’s broking arm has taken matters into its own hands try make online trading easier and also… Read more »

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An Airtasker founder is taking on property sales with an app he’s calling ‘LinkedIn for real estate’

- May 29, 2019 2 MIN READ

Soho app CEO Jonathan Lui. Source: supplied After transforming the gig economy with an odd jobs app, Airtasker co-founder Jonathan Lui decided to turn his attention to real estate two years ago. The result is Soho, a property app that’s already being used by 30,000 people and connects owners, agents, buyers and renters. Lui describes… Read more »

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The hospitality industry now has an app that solves two of the sector’s biggest problems

- May 13, 2019 3 MIN READ

Supp is an app currently available to hospitality venues in Melbourne that offers casual shifts and connects employers with workers The idea was the brainchild of the couple behind Fitzroy’s Lune Croissanterie Supp is now seeking $1m via equity crowdfunding to take the idea interstate In the last two years, some of the biggest names… Read more »