Mortgage Choice shuts down comparison site Help Me Choose amid crowded online market

10:32PM | Friday, 9 October 2015 | Broede Carmody

Home loan comparison website Help Me Choose has closed five years after it was purchased by publicly-listed mortgage broking firm Mortgage Choice.


StartNest, one of Sydney’s first co-working spaces, closes its doors

7:16PM | Friday, 3 July 2015 | Kye White

A host of new co-working spaces opening in the Sydney area has led to the closure of one of the first to launch outside the CBD – StartNest.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Twitter targets live events with Project Lightning

6:23AM | Friday, 19 June 2015 | Kye White

Twitter is looking to become a bigger player in live events through a major new feature called Project Lightning.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Apple unveils its music streaming service

6:32AM | Tuesday, 9 June 2015 | StartupSmart

Apple has officially unveiled its music streaming service at the Worldwide Developers Conference.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Facebook ‘lite’ launches for users in developing countries

6:37AM | Friday, 5 June 2015 | Kye White

Facebook has launched a ‘lite’ version of its Android app that works well on poor networks and outdated phones and is designed specifically for the developing world.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Medium slashing popular sites and freelance budgets in company shake-up

6:38AM | Thursday, 4 June 2015 | StartupSmart

Almost all of publishing platform Medium’s sites are undergoing major changes with some sites ceasing to publish new content and others having their freelance budgets slashed.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Coupa Software raises $US80 million, landing a $1 billion valuation

6:30AM | Tuesday, 2 June 2015 | StartupSmart

Spending management company Coupa Software has raised $US80 million, making the cloud startup the latest fast-growing businesses to land a valuation of more than $1 billion.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Snapchat raises more than $700 million

6:27AM | Monday, 1 June 2015 | StartupSmart

Snapchat has raised an additional $US537 million in funding from investors.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Google introduces Android Pay in US

5:28AM | Friday, 29 May 2015 | Kye White

Google has introduced Android Pay, a feature which will allow users to pay with a single tap when shopping in apps, online, and in stores.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Apple working on Google Now competitor

5:14AM | Thursday, 28 May 2015 | Kye White

Apple is developing a new iOS imitative code named “proactive” that will leverage Siri, Contacts, Calendar, Passbook and third-party apps to compete with Google Now.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Expedia sells out of Chinese travel service eLong for $US671 million

5:18AM | Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | Kye White

Travel booking giant Expedia has sold its 62.4% stake in Chinese travel service eLong for $US671 million.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Investors hungry for Munchery as food delivery service closes $85 million funding round

5:25AM | Monday, 25 May 2015 | StartupSmart

Munchery, a San Francisco-based service for ordering quick microwavable meals, has closed an $85 million funding round.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Australian spies part of international spook alliance to hack smartphones

5:33AM | Friday, 22 May 2015 | Kye White

Australia’s spy agencies, along with those of the United States, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom planned to hijack the Google and Samsung app stores to implant spyware on phones.

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THE NEWS WRAP: If you type “n----- house” into Google Maps it directs you to the White House

5:32AM | Thursday, 21 May 2015 | StartupSmart

Google has apologised but failed to explain why searches for “n-gger” are directing users to the White House, home of US President Barack Obama.

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THE NEWS WRAP: US on-demand storage startup raises $US2 million

5:33AM | Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | StartupSmart

Los Angeles on-demand storage startup Clutter has raised $US2 million to fund its rapid expansion in the coming months.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Lyft raises an additional $US150 million in funding

5:31AM | Monday, 18 May 2015 | StartupSmart

Ridesharing service Lyft has raised $US150 million ($A187 million) in funding from serial investor Carl Icahn.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Reddit moves to tackle harassment

5:38AM | Friday, 15 May 2015 | Kye White

Online forum Reddit has announced new practices that aim to improve the way it deals with harassment.

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Budget 2015: ‘Netflix tax’ “brain-dead” and “a bloody nightmare” says Freelancer founder Matt Barrie

5:45PM | Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

The 2015 federal budget fails to make a distinction between small businesses and startups, and Matt Barrie explains why that's a problem.

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Huffington Post, TechCrunch and Engadget sold to US telco for $5.5 billion

5:23PM | Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

AOL, the parent company of online publications including Huffington Post, TechCrunch and Engadget, is to be sold to US telco giant Verizon.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Google’s self-driving cars have been involved in 11 accidents

5:34AM | Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | StartupSmart

Google has revealed its self-driving cars have been involved in 11 “minor accidents” since it began testing the technology six years ago.

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