The ACCC says it won’t accept a legally binding pledge offered by Google to address competition concerns about its proposed acquisition of Fitbit. The competition regulator says its investigation into Google’s proposed acquisition of the wearables manufacturer will continue, setting a new decision date on whether to approve the deal in Australia by March 25,… Read more »
StartupAus CEO Alex McCauley. Photo: supplied StartupAUS is concerned about the damage last week’s ACCC report into digital platforms could cause to the startup sector if the competition watchdog’s views on mergers and acquisitions are implemented. The landmark inquiry and its 620-page report, which focused in part on the power of Facebook and Google, raised concerns… Read more »
Australia’s consumer watchdog wants to lift the carpet on some of the world’s biggest and most powerful tech companies, especially Facebook and Google, to see how their greatest trade secrets work in sweeping changes to check their power in the nation’s digital economy. The final report of the landmark Australian Competition and Consumer Commission… Read more »
A passion to help people living with a disability access adventure experiences and plan travel has seen Clair Crowley, founder of The Good Scout Travel Company, pick up the Golden eNVIe at this year’s annual awards.
The ACCC is launching an inquiry into the impact of digital platform providers like Facebook and Google on competition in the media and advertising markets.
The Regional Australia Institute has opened entries for this year’s Regional Online Heroes competition, aiming to uncover startups innovating online.
Haymarket HQ, the Sydney startup hub focused on companies seeking to work in the Chinese market, has announced a partnership with Alibaba Cloud to launch the Create@Alibaba Cloud Startup Contest (CACSC) down under.
The Seven Network is partnering with St George Bank to launch screenPLAY, a new omni-channel focused on gaming and esports content.
Talent has announced the opening of applications for its annual Talent Unleashed Awards, which look to uncover strong local entrepreneurial talent.
Australia Post Regional Pitchfest looking to uncover the next big business idea in regional Australia
Applications have opened for the Australia Post Regional Pitchfest, which will give startups across Australia a chance to pitch for a share in $100,000.
The Startup Games wrapped up its first Australian event yesterday at The Mint in Sydney, with local fintech startup Nod securing victory.
Edutech startup Quizling has been selected to take part in the SxSWedu Launch competition, the only Australian startup set to pitch at this year’s event.
Students from the USyd, UNSW, and Griffith University are preparing to pitch on the world stage after taking part in the Hult Prize campus competitions.