NEWS WRAP: ‘Strong sales of iPhone and Mac’ boost Apple’s third quarter revenue

7:22AM | Wednesday, 23 July 2014 | Kye White

Apple has reported its third quarter results, posting a quarterly revenue of $37.4 billion and a quarterly net profit of $7.7 billion, or $1.28 per diluted share.

Growth  | Technology

The app that wants you to change the world in just 30 seconds

7:22AM | Wednesday, 23 July 2014 | Kye White

30 Seconds Change is developing an app which prompts users to watch a single 30 second long advertisement, and then donates the money raised from advertising to a charity of their choice.

 | Growth

ZipTel hopesTrafalgar deal will see a boost in customers

7:25PM | Tuesday, 22 July 2014 | StartupSmart

Australian global roaming startup ZipTel has announced the company has secured an exclusive supply agreement with global travel leader Trafalgar Tours to supply and distribute over 17,000 of its AussieSim card products to all Trafalgar customers.

 | Growth

What's so interesting about bitcoin?

7:03PM | Tuesday, 22 July 2014 | StartupSmart

We speak to some members of the Australian bitcoin community about what they find so interesting about the cryptocurrency. You'll never guess what they have to say.

 | Innovation  | Financing a business

Australian startup hopes to change people’s health and wellbeing one habit at a time

7:24PM | Tuesday, 22 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

A Melbourne-based startup is looking to help users build healthy habits so they can strike the right work-life balance and live happier, healthier lives.

 | Innovation  | Start-up Profiles

Two of Australia’s leading incubators launch online courses on the same day

7:47PM | Tuesday, 22 July 2014 | Kye White

Pollenizer and BlueChilli have both launched new online courses, making their advice more accessible to time-poor and cash-strapped entrepreneurs.

 | Growth

Posse scores $1.5 million from investors, looks for retail tech partners

7:42PM | Tuesday, 22 July 2014 | Kye White

Online shopping network Posse has raised $1.5 million from investors and may soon be leveraging its network of 50,000 shops and 110,000 shoppers to partner with other tech startups looking for customers in the retail technology space.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy

Oneflare acquires Australia’s largest online renovation community

7:53PM | Monday, 21 July 2014 | StartupSmart

Online home services marketplace Oneflare has announced it has acquired Australia’s largest online renovation community, Renovate Forum, in a deal StartupSmart understands is worth six figures.

 | Growth

Canva announces $3.6 million of funding, launch of new features

7:44PM | Monday, 21 July 2014 | Kye White

Graphic design startup Canva has raised an additional $3.6 million from new and existing investors which will help support the company’s rapid growth.

 | Growth

In wake of bumper US VC quarter, industry leaders say Australia is underperforming

7:13PM | Monday, 21 July 2014 | Kye White

Australia is underperforming when it comes to capitalising on increasing investment in software companies, two #StartupAUS board members say.

 | Growth Strategy  | Venture Capital

Australia ranks on innovation – but indolence could cost us

7:52PM | Monday, 21 July 2014 | Roy Green

In terms of innovation, Australia lags a long way behind leaders such as the US, Switzerland, the UK, Sweden, Finland, Netherlands, Singapore and Denmark. Federal government budget cuts risk making the situation far worse.

 | Innovation

Collaboration can add $46 billion to the Australian economy: Report

7:06PM | Friday, 18 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Improved workforce collaboration could add $46 billion to Australia’s national economy, according to a new report from Deloitte commissioned by Google Australia.

 | Growth  | Technology

NICTA partners with Swinburne University on new Software Innovation Lab

7:48PM | Friday, 18 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

NICTA has officially opened its new Software Innovation Lab at Swinburne University’s Hawthorn campus, in the inner-eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

 | Growth

Sydney startup revolutionising music industry, soon to plan overseas expansion

7:53PM | Friday, 18 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

An Australian startup disrupting the local music industry is expanding its “pledging model” and looking to expand overseas.

 | Growth

How selfies can be used to diagnose anaemia

7:56PM | Thursday, 17 July 2014 | Kye White

Selfies may now be used as a simple and easily accessible tool to detect anaemia, thanks to the efforts of two Monash University medicine students.

 | Growth  | Technology  | Start-up Profiles

Silicon Beach Melbourne: Reality TV with a startup twist

7:39PM | Thursday, 17 July 2014 | Kye White

Silicon Beach Melbourne took its first step towards creating its TV project, hosting a launch event at the Library at the Dock on Wednesday night.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy

Meet the Melbourne ‘foundr’ giving Bloomberg a run for its money

7:04PM | Thursday, 17 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

Nathan Chan has learnt what it takes to run a profitable magazine from the comfort of his own home at a time when it is widely recognised the publishing industry is struggling.

 | Start-up Profiles

Is VC fair capitalism?

7:38PM | Wednesday, 16 July 2014 | James Rose

Capitalism has certainly changed a lot since those days when portly guys in buckled shoes and silk stockings sat around in tea houses and reinvented human interaction.

 | Growth  | Financing a business

Bill Gates reveals his top six books for 2014

7:10PM | Wednesday, 16 July 2014 | Eloise Keating

He might be the world’s richest person, but did you know Bill Gates is an avid reader?

 | Growth  | Business advice and education

Australian startup allows users to verify their online purchases and potential suitors

7:48PM | Wednesday, 16 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

A Queensland startup is aiming to fight fraud by checking items in person before people purchase them – even going as far as to take the guesswork out of online dating.

 | Innovation