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Best of the Web: This app can’t make you smarter; How Yelp’s CEO created a revolutionary product

10:16AM | Friday, 31 October 2014 | Cara Waters

Neuroscientists are fed up with the brain training industry, Michael Byrne reports in Motherboard.

Growth

Technology is changing the face of northern Australian cattle farming

10:39PM | Thursday, 30 October 2014 | Dave Swain

Farming cattle in northern Australia can be tough, especially in times of drought, but producers are increasingly turning to digital technologies to help them look after their herds.

 | Innovation  | Technology

Car-park startup Divvy announces Melbourne expansion

10:04PM | Thursday, 30 October 2014 | Broede Carmody

Sydney-based startup Divvy is expanding into Melbourne in a bid to solve people’s parking woes Australia-wide.

 | Growth

Wine app uses photo-recognition software to note your favourite wines

10:21PM | Thursday, 30 October 2014 | Broede Carmody

A Sydney-based startup is using photo-recognition technology to make it easier for Australians to note and share their favourite wines.

 | Start-up Profiles

Tablo teams with major publisher in hunt for Australia’s next bestselling author

10:07PM | Wednesday, 29 October 2014 | Kye White

Online publishing platform startup Tablo will soon start helping a major publisher find new writing talent.

 | Start-up Profiles

Why Stackla’s betting on social media trumping top-down advertising

10:04PM | Wednesday, 29 October 2014 | Kye White

Social media aggregation startup Stackla has raised $2 million on the bet that consumers care more about what fellow consumers think than top-down advertising.

 | Social media  | Start-up Profiles

Ash Maurya’s warning to startups: don’t let love mask your product’s faults

10:40PM | Wednesday, 29 October 2014 | Kye White

To create a successful startup, it’s important not to fall in love with your product, according to Running Lean author Ash Maurya.

 | Business advice and education

THE NEWS WRAP: Ad-free subscriptions on the agenda for YouTube

10:17AM | Wednesday, 29 October 2014 | Kye White

YouTube is considering offering paid ad-free subscriptions, according to chief executive officer Susan Wojcicki.

 | Growth

VIDEO: Greg Roebuck’s advice to entrepreneurs – stay paranoid

10:48PM | Tuesday, 28 October 2014 | Kye White

Being paranoid is the best way to stay ahead, according to CarSales.com.au founder and managing director Greg Roebuck.

 | Leadership  | Start-up Profiles

Breaking news with the crowd: How Newzulu plans to make news cheaper to source

10:38PM | Tuesday, 28 October 2014 | Kye White

Media startup Newzulu is looking to the crowd to make breaking news cheaper for large media organisations.

 | Growth  | Technology  | Start-up Profiles

Posse and Beat the Q merge to create new business

10:48AM | Tuesday, 28 October 2014 | Kye White

Shopping recommendation platform Posse and mobile ordering startup Beat the Q have merged, creating a new startup, with a more engaged user base, and more efficient on boarding system.

 | Buy a business

Australian startup Ninja Blocks raises $US700,000 to launch the Ninja Sphere

10:04AM | Tuesday, 28 October 2014 | StartupSmart

Ninja Blocks today announced a $US700,000 investment from local and international investors including SingTel Innov8, Blackbird Ventures and 500 Startups.

 | Growth

State government kicks in $300,000 to boost Queensland’s startup scene

10:24PM | Monday, 27 October 2014 | StartupSmart

Queensland’s startup ecosystem will get a $300,000 boost from the Queensland government through a new initiative called Startup Queensland.

 | Growth

Microsoft launches Azure cloud platform data centres in Australia

10:07PM | Monday, 27 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Microsoft officially launched two Australian data centres on Monday as part of its Azure cloud computing platform at the start of the tech giant’s 21st TechEd Conference in Sydney.

 | Growth  | Technology

Beanhunter expands its coffee offering with acquisition of CoffeeJobs

10:56PM | Monday, 27 October 2014 | Kye White

Melbourne-based café and coffee discovery startup Beanhunter has acquired coffee industry job board, CoffeeJobs.com as it looks to expand its revenue models ahead of a Series A capital raise.

 | Growth

ACT startup challenge winner comes up with the antidote to George Costanza’s exploding wallet

10:07PM | Friday, 24 October 2014 | Kye White

If George Costanza had Cardly, his wallet might never have exploded.

 | Growth

Hackett investment has shifted Australian aviation app into full throttle

10:59PM | Friday, 24 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Aviation app developer Avsoft is gaining altitude across Australia, New Zealand and the US following an investment from entrepreneur Simon Hackett, with the company recently releasing an entry-level version of its CASA-approved app for Android devices.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Technology

Online shopping cashback service turns to investors after web app launch

10:45PM | Friday, 24 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

PricePal is raising capital from investors as its recently launched web app helps consumers to cash in by giving them a cashback discount on their purchases from participating online retailers.

 | Growth

Immersive technology industry set to boom with Google investing in Magic Leap

10:37PM | Friday, 24 October 2014 | Broede Carmody

Google has joined the race to dominate the immersive technology market after investing more than $600 million in augmented reality startup Magic Leap.

 | Growth

Oneflare secures $1 million investment to fund UK expansion

10:29PM | Friday, 24 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Local services marketplace Oneflare has secured an additional $1 million in funding as the service begins preparations for international expansion.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Technology  | Websites
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