Facebook stock hits record high as revenue climbs to $3 billion

7:19PM | Friday, 25 July 2014 | Kirsten Robb

Any cries from Facebook naysayers that the social network is ‘dead’ or ‘dying’ will fall on the deaf ears of its shareholders today, as they bask in a record high stock price off the back of the company’s most recent earnings report.


Google to buy game-streaming company Twitch for $1 billion

7:13PM | Friday, 25 July 2014 | Kye White

Google has signed a deal to buy Twitch, a company that enables live-streaming of video games, for $US1 billion ($A1.06 billion), sources have told VentureBeat.

 | Growth

Aussie startup to swiftly notify users if their website crashes

7:03AM | Friday, 25 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

An Australian startup is looking to help maintain businesses’ reputations – and save a few headaches – by instantly alerting users to visibility problems with their website.

 | Growth

Meet the Australian accelerator building indie games studios

7:40PM | Thursday, 24 July 2014 | Kye White

Having launched at the start of 2013 as a mobile games accelerator, Right Pedal Studios, is now shifting its focus to help create new games studios.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Start-up Profiles

Melbourne game developer’s nine years of hard work about to pay dividends

7:47PM | Thursday, 24 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

Nine years of hard work will soon pay off for a Melbourne-based entrepreneur who is on track to launch a racing simulator in early 2015.

 | Start-up Profiles

That Start Up Show announces first panel line-up

7:17PM | Thursday, 24 July 2014 | StartupSmart

That Start Up Show, the Australian startup and entrepreneurial web series, has announced the line-up of its first panel, including Alan Noble, Bronwen Clune and Seb Eckersley-Maslin.

 | Business advice and education

Aussie thongs set to receive a makeover thanks to viral crowdfunding campaign

7:02PM | Thursday, 24 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

Recently, there was a potato salad that went gangbusters – but could a redesign of the classic Australian thong be the next big crowdfunding campaign?

 | Financing a business  | Start-up Profiles

Zendesk and the art of expansion: Startup opens new office in Melbourne

7:35PM | Wednesday, 23 July 2014 | StartupSmart

Cloud-based customer service company Zendesk has opened its new product development office in Melbourne.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy

Fashion and beauty subscription service, Her Fashion Box, looks to amplify growth

7:26PM | Wednesday, 23 July 2014 | Kye White

A little over a year after launching, fashion and beauty subscription service Her Fashion Box is set to undertake its second round of fundraising.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy

The top seven insights from Stripe co-founder John Collison for Australian startups

7:23PM | Wednesday, 23 July 2014 | Kye White

Here are our top seven pieces of advice Collison offered startups on a range of topics.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy

Is ‘Yo’ all hype, or does it have substance?

7:56PM | Wednesday, 23 July 2014 | Joel Egan

It does seem like a stupid idea. In fact, the developer didn’t want to work on it as he felt it was stupid. But there may be more to this app than people realise.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy

Rami Weiss appointed interim CEO of Healthshare

7:25PM | Wednesday, 23 July 2014 | StartupSmart

Australian digital health platform, Healthshare, has announced the appointment of Rami Weiss as Interim CEO, after Alex Stewart stepped down from the role.

 | Growth

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