THE NEWS WRAP: Uber one step closer to making its first public acquisition

3:29AM | Thursday, 5 March 2015 | StartupSmart

Uber is close to making its first public acquisition, eyeing off San Jose-based mapping startup deCarta.


Speedlancer teams up with Canva for speedy designs with a twist

3:55PM | Wednesday, 4 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Outsourcing startup Speedlancer has announced a partnership with design service Canva in order for customers to personalise professional designs within a short timeframe.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Sydney software engineer discovers how to text politicians with simple iMessage trick

3:31AM | Tuesday, 3 March 2015 | StartupSmart

A Sydney software engineer has discovered a way to text federal MPs and senators without knowing their mobile number.

 | Business

THE NEWS WRAP: Samsung releases “ambitious” new flagship smartphones

3:21AM | Monday, 2 March 2015 | Kye White

Samsung has unveiled its latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge.

 | Business

THE NEWS WRAP: Apple continues to grow global smartphone operating profit share

2:24AM | Friday, 27 February 2015 | Kye White

While Google may be winning the mobile operating system market share race, it lags well behind in profits.

 | Business

THE NEWS WRAP: Apple ordered to pay more than $500 million in damages

2:28AM | Thursday, 26 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Apple has been ordered to pay $US532.9 million ($A670m) after a federal jury found its iTunes software infringed the rights of patent licensing company Smartflash.

 | Business

Kiwi personal jetpack company’s share price lifts off after ASX debut

2:48PM | Wednesday, 25 February 2015 | Eloise Keating

New Zealand company Martin Aircraft had Australian investors thinking about the many ways they could use a personal jetpack when it debuted on the Australian Securities Exchange yesterday.

 | Business

THE NEWS WRAP: YouTube launches new platform for children and families

2:23AM | Tuesday, 24 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

YouTube has launched a platform for children with the aim of making it safer and easier for pre-schoolers to find fun and educational videos online.

 | Business

THE NEWS WRAP: Snapchat urges teens not to send nudes

2:21AM | Monday, 23 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Popular photo-sharing app Snapchat has urged teenage users not to send nude pictures or videos to one another.

 | Business

THE NEWS WRAP: Uber expands Series E round to $2.8 billion

2:21AM | Friday, 20 February 2015 | Kye White

Transportation network startup Uber has expanded its Series E round of venture financing to nearly $2.8 billion due to investor demand, The New York Times reports.

 | Business

THE NEWS WRAP: Reddit to give more than $82,000 to charity

2:29AM | Thursday, 19 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Reddit is asking its users to vote on which 10 charities should receive 10% of the startup’s advertising revenue for 2014.

 | Business

THE NEWS WRAP: Amazon launches one-hour delivery service in US

2:32AM | Wednesday, 18 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Amazon has officially launched its new one-hour delivery service Prime Now.

 | Business

THE NEWS WRAP: Labor accuses Tony Abbott of politicising metadata laws

2:35AM | Tuesday, 17 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has expressed his disappointment with the way the Coalition government has politicised the debate surrounding data retention legislation and suggested Labor’s bipartisan support may be withdrawn.

 | Business

THE NEWS WRAP: US reveals proposed overhaul of drone regulations

2:26AM | Monday, 16 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

The US Federal Aviation Administration has revealed its proposed new rules for small unmanned drones in a bid to accommodate future technological advances.

 | Business

THE NEWS WRAP: Expedia acquires Orbitz and associated brands for about $US1.6 billion

2:29AM | Friday, 13 February 2015 | Kye White

Travel booking giant Expedia is buying competitor Orbitz for about $US1.6 billion ($A2b), Skift reports.

 | Business

THE NEWS WRAP: Apple CEO Tim Cook spruiks Apple Watch health benefits

2:33AM | Thursday, 12 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has spruiked the health benefits of the Apple Watch ahead of its much-anticipated launch.

 | Business

What Australia’s economy will look like in 2050: report

2:37PM | Wednesday, 11 February 2015 | Eloise Keating

The Australian economy will drop out of the G20 by 2050, according to research published today by PwC.

 | Business

THE NEWS WRAP: Twitter records jump in government surveillance

2:28AM | Tuesday, 10 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Twitter has seen a 40% increase in government requests for user information since July last year, with the United States, Russia and Turkey the chief offenders.

 | Business

THE NEWS WRAP: Google+ acquires photo archiving startup

2:31AM | Monday, 9 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Google has acquired photo and video archiving startup Odysee, with its team set to join Google+.

 | Business

The News Wrap: New search deal with Google could give Twitter revenue a boost

2:29AM | Friday, 6 February 2015 | Kye White

Twitter has struck a deal with Google to make its updates easier to find online, Bloomberg reports.

 | Business