News & Analysis
It’s understandable why online payments stalwart PayPal is pissed. Apple recently omitted PayPal from its list of preferred payments platforms. That’s a massive blow to PayPal’s ego. It’s like being the cool kid in high school and then a new cool kid comes along and doesn’t invite you to his party. Ouch.
It’s been a little over a year since TravelGiver – a travel booking site for socially-conscious travellers – was launched by founder Kimi Anderson. In celebration of its first year of growth, the startup has announced a range of new travel partners and charity projects, a corporate program for businesses, and the launch of a new website that will making the booking process easier.
FinTech startup Stockspot has today announced the launch of a new online widget which allows investors to compare Australia’s booming $12.4 billion exchange-traded fund (ETF) market.
Google is offering early-stage startups $100,000 in Cloud Platform credit for one year. This is a fairly clever customer acquisition strategy because chances are startups will continue using Google’s suite of products, but will have to start paying their bills after 12 months.
The winner of Rackspace’s second annual Small Teams Big Impact competition was Wattcost, the startup responsible for a consumer-oriented WiFi-based technology which captures real-time data from electricity meters with a “stick-on” optical sensor.
In the new reality TV series, three wealth advisers will be pitted against each other; and at the same time, an online e-learning programme will challenge viewers to improve their business performance.
The world wide streaming of today’s Apple event began with a bit of a embarrassing start.
Having a board meeting in your pyjama pants just got a whole lot easier. GoToMeeting Free is a browser-based online meeting tool which allows up to three users to logon to a private video conference session.
The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has recently released a report called Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era, setting out recommendations to strengthen people’s privacy in the digital environment, including to give victims of serious invasions of digital privacy the right to sue.
Twitter announced last night that they want to make shopping from mobile devices convenient and easy for their users.
With the rollout of their new “Buy” button, Twitter users will get access to offers and merchandise they can’t get anywhere else and purchase them right in the Twitter apps for Android and iOS. This means that businesses and celebrities will be able to turn their followers into dollars. Social commerce now begins to take on a whole new meaning.
The past 12 months has been a rollercoaster ride for the Australian startup; and now it’s preparing to join the ranks of social media power players like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Co-Founder and Managing Director Jake McKeon told Startup Daily that they’ve teamed up with lightbulb innovator LIFX and will be launching Moodswing Version 2 this week at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014.
Xero is looking at further expanding their their footprint in the market with a version 8.0 update that will impact more than 147,000 Australian businesses.
New Zealand startup 9 Spokes has been announced today as the winner of IBM SmartCamp Australia and New Zealand 2014.
Perceptar is the name of Chris Joannou’s pet project which allows users to see through the phone of friends and random followers alike. Anyone that is filming live on the network in ‘public’ mode’ will be able to see what your phone sees.
Sydney-based venture technology investor and startup incubator, BlueChilli has today announced it has closed AUD$5 million in investment, which will help the firm continue in its path to grow and strengthen Australia’s startup sector. The latest round of funding was led by Australian business icon The Myer Family Investments, as well as Adelaide-based tech entrepreneur and founder of Internode Simon Hackett.