News & Analysis

News Corp acquires 25 percent stake in hipages as Fairfax acquires 25 percent stake in Nabo

- December 7, 2015 2 MIN READ

The newspapers are now getting back in to classifieds, with both News Corp and Fairfax today each acquiring a 25 percent stake in a startup. News Corp Australia has acquired a 25 percent stake in hipages, Australia’s largest online platform for finding and hiring tradespeople, while Fairfax has acquired a stake in neighbourhood social platform Nabo.


Melbourne’s Herald Sun newspaper to give developers access to its data for #HSCodeFest hackathon

- November 13, 2015 2 MIN READ

News Corp’s Melbourne daily The Herald Sun has announced that it will be holding a hackathon later this month, challenging participants to develop innovative digital products from all its news and information data. Set to begin on the evening of Friday November 27 and continue across the weekend the event, dubbed HSCodeFest, will be run by the Herald Sun and Melbourne University’s Melbourne Accelerator Program.