Scaleup Mediafund, a fund providing media ad inventory for equity, has announced food ordering and payments platform Hey You as its latest investment.
REA Group has announced the launch of Spacely, a new platform focused on helping businesses find short-term rental properties and coworking spaces.
REA Group, operator of property platform realestate.com.au, has announced it’s acquiring a 14.7% take in Indian platform PropTiger for US$50 million.
News Corp has today announced the launch of a new global property network through a partnership between REA Group, operator of realestate.com.au, and Move, Inc, giving users easy access to listings from around the world.
Fairfax Media’s Domain Group has acquired a 35 percent stake in Oneflare, an online marketplace for local services providers, for $15 million, valuing the startup at around $43 million.
Kathryn Carter, former NSW sales director at News Corp Australia, has been named as the new general manager of Snapchat Australia.
Digital real estate advertising company REA Group, which is majority owned by News Corp and operates Realestate.com.au, has announced it will acquire Flatmates.com.au for $25 million.
Melbourne startup Plattar, a cloud-based platform that allows users to create, manage, and distribute augmented reality (AR) content, has raised $1.1 million in a seed funding round led by News Corp Australia, with participation from existing investors.
Just a few weeks after entering into a strategic partnership with real estate group Ray White, tradie marketplace hipages has announced its acquisition of Australian business directory StartLocal and related assets, including Home Service Engine and Aussie Tradesman User Guide. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Last week specialised media outlets, advertising partners, investors, startups and other members of the tech community were given an in-depth behind the scenes look at ‘the future newsroom’ last week as News Corp hosted its inaugural Future Focused innovation event.
The Walkley Foundation has partnered with the Global Editors Network and Google to host the first Editors Lab in Australia, a hackathon focused on creating innovative news prototypes.
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.
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.
Over the weekend, News Corp officially announced that it had acquired Indian based startup BigDecisions.