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Since going public and acquiring DriveMyCarRentals, Qanda has made a further two acquisitions, adding Rentoid.com to its portfolio of products in May, as well as Caramavan.com just this month.
Flightfox, which is essentially a marketplace of travel hackers that compete amongst each other to find tickets that meet a user’s criteria, recently introduced a new section to the site which lists the world’s “17 Best Cities To Live Cheaply”. The list has been criticised by Levels.io and TechinAsia.com for having a similar layout and content to Nomad List.
Apparently, the latest high-profile figure to commit such a social faux pas is Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. At the Hopper Conference last week, he suggested to an audience of (mostly) women that instead of asking for a pay rise, they should rely on Karma.
Twitter Australia has announced today that Twitter Ads are now available to small and medium sized businesses in Australia.
The stringent tax rules relating to employee share programmes is finally meeting its timely demise, a win for the Australian startup community. The Abbott government has today confirmed that it will introduce a $200 million tax break for employee share schemes, invest $188.5 million into innovation centres, and amend the 457 visa programme, as part of a $400 million industry plan.
Ten months after selling 1Form to REA Group for $15 million, Melbourne-based tech entrepreneurs Chris Koch and Chad Stephens are ready to unveil their latest venture Pop!. Their new mobile app allows users to store, manage and control the personal details they give to companies online.
The most interesting aspect about this funding is that it is for a media company that deals in email. And if you are to believe the rhetoric most people hate emails.
London based startup MOVE Guides announced today that it has closed an US$8.2 million Series A round.
Rewardle raised $4 million through an oversubscribed Initial Public Offering; and at closing price, trades with a market capitalisation of more than $30 million.
As South Australia’s startup ecosystem continues to flourish, State Government delivers on its promise to allocate $400,000 worth of funds to industry-led skills programmes delivered by Majoran, Adelaide’s only coworking tech community.
Brisbane-based coworking community River City Labs today announced the launch of its latest project Startup Catalyst, which will send 20 young Queenslanders to Silicon Valley every year starting from this November. The purpose of Startup Catalyst is to inspire future generations of Queensland tech entrepreneurs; and a number of educational institutions are sponsoring the mission including QUT, University of Queensland, Griffith Film School and McCullough Robertson.
If you find it scary that your average 7-year old can take your credit card and max it out to to buy animals on Farmville, your worst nightmares are about to get worse. ScratchJr is the new app that teaches kids as young as five how to code and program.
LinkedIn has added new tools to help them find the right university by providing students with information on what courses to study, where to apply for them and linking them to people who can provide sound advice on their respective choices.
Google Australia has announced that they have shortlisted the 10 ideas for a better world to ten finalists. The winning ideas thus far range from tackling environmental crises, to making education more accessible, to helping Australians better manage their own health and assisting people in need.