Blood in the water? App developer alleges WA government jumped the shark and stole his idea

11:48PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

A Perth app developer alleges Western Australia’s Department of Fisheries stole the idea behind his shark alert app, with the state government interpreting the allegations as a legal threat.

Growth  | Technology

Government report identifies six disruptive tech trends to watch

11:37PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Mobile messaging apps such as Whatsapp are killing traditional text messages while multi-screening is going mainstream, according to an Australian Communications and Media Authority.

 | Growth  | Technology  | Government and Regulation

Would you pay to cuddle someone? Meet the growing number of hugging-based businesses

11:47PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | Broede Carmody

Matchmakers and hook-up apps beware: friendly cuddles from strangers could be the next big thing.

 | Growth

Queensland app allows organisations to provide effective work performance feedback

11:39PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | Broede Carmody

A Sunshine Coast startup is leveraging mobile technology to make it easier for supervisors to assess an employee’s workplace performance.

 | Growth

Startup Weekend Australia gains new sponsorship and launches platform, making events easier to organise

11:34PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Startup Weekend Australia has launched a new national platform and announced a sponsorship from Intuit QuickBooks Online at an event held last Thursday at Sydney’s Tank Stream Labs.

 | Growth  | Technology

Should Australian schools be doing more to teach students how to code?

11:27PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | Broede Carmody

It is widely recognised that Australia needs to train up a generation of tech-skilled entrepreneurs to prepare us for the future.

 | Growth

Top tips for startup success in 2015

11:09PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | Nicolette Maury

With Startup Weekend’s first ever national launch event set for 20 November 2014, Intuit Australia has developed a range of tips to help local innovators succeed in their entrepreneurial journeys in 2015.

 | Growth

Four startup lessons and other (not so trivial) bits of wisdom

11:53PM | Thursday, 20 November 2014 | Robert Krigsman

We moved our boutique advisory practice to Melbourne’s CBD in July this year. Here are four essential observations from the experience.

 | Growth Strategy  | Leadership  | Mentor  | Robert Krigsman

Appee helps app developers engage with their users

11:38PM | Thursday, 20 November 2014 | Kye White

As the number of people using mobile apps continues to rise, so too does the amount of tools available to the developers that build them.

 | Start-up Profiles

Meet the startup trying to create the Spotify for media content

11:16PM | Thursday, 20 November 2014 | Kye White

Australian startup inkl is the latest attempt to solve one of the media industry’s biggest problems – how to make people pay for online content.

 | Marketing  | Sales and marketing  | Online and email marketing  | Technology  | Social media  | Start-up Profiles

Bigcommerce raises $50 million in Series D funding led by SoftBank Capital

11:56PM | Wednesday, 19 November 2014 | StartupSmart

Australian startup Bigcommerce, the ecommerce platform of choice for fast-growing brands, has announced it has raised $50 million in Series D funding.

 | Growth

Canva launches design marketplace

11:06PM | Wednesday, 19 November 2014 | Kye White

Design startup Canva has launched a marketplace that will allow professional graphic designers to contribute layouts and earn royalties every time their designs are purchased.

 | Growth Strategy

Startup Victoria celebrates its six-month Anniversary as 'above all human' conference approaches

11:23PM | Wednesday, 19 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Many lessons have been learnt in the six months since Startup Victoria launched, as Melbourne prepares for a national tech innovation conference called Above All Human.

 | Growth

Wearable tech comes of age: Catapult Sports to spring onto ASX in $12 million float

11:15PM | Wednesday, 19 November 2014 | Eloise Keating

Home-grown sports technology company Catapult Sports is set to debut on the ASX before the end of the year.

 | Growth Strategy

Inside Slush: day one of Europe’s biggest tech conference

11:03PM | Wednesday, 19 November 2014 | David Ryan

David Ryan explores the weird and wonderful world of the tech conference Slush 2014, taking place in Helsinki.

 | Growth  | Technology

Netflix confirms Australia and New Zealand launch for early 2015

11:38AM | Wednesday, 19 November 2014 | Broede Carmody

US video-on-demand service Netflix has today confirmed it will expand into Australia and New Zealand in March 2015.

 | Growth

THE NEWS WRAP: Uber exec apologises after suggesting the company should dig up dirt on journalists

11:21AM | Wednesday, 19 November 2014 | Kye White

Uber senior vice president Emil Michael has apologised for suggesting the company should consider hiring a team of researchers to investigate the personal lives of its critics in the media.

 | Growth

Campaign Monitor acquires GetFeedback as it aims to accelerate growth

11:58PM | Tuesday, 18 November 2014 | StartupSmart

Email marketing startup Campaign Monitor has acquired San Francisco-based online survey startup GetFeedback.

 | Growth  | Buy a business  | Sell a business

Startups are the new corporates, corporates are the new startups

11:21PM | Tuesday, 18 November 2014 | Kye White

Everybody wants to be startup. Recently, The Guardian claimed they were one, along with Westpac and a number of other large and well-established companies.

 | Growth

That Startup Show announces line-up for remaining 2014 episodes

11:40PM | Tuesday, 18 November 2014 | Broede Carmody

That Startup Show, the Melbourne-based web series aimed at the startup community, has announced the line-up for the final instalments of its premiere season.

 | Start-up Profiles