April 2014

goCatch launches Anzac Day two-up promotion as passenger numbers pass 500,000

4:03PM | Thursday, 24 April 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Taxi booking app goCatch has launched an Anzac Day two-up promotion, as the number of trips booked through its app over the past 12 months pass half a million.

Meet the Australian school student taking on the UK taxi market

4:39PM | Thursday, 24 April 2014 | By Bronwen Clune Like a lot of Year 12 students, Zeryab Cheema is not sure what he wants to study next year, unlike most of them he’s making up his mind while running a startup that already employs 30 people, both in Australia and overseas.

Apple declares jump in profit, despite surprise 16% drop in iPad shipments

4:57PM | Thursday, 24 April 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Apple has announced a 7% jump in net profit along with a seven-for-one stock split, despite an alarming 16% year-on-year drop in iPad unit shipments.

Facebook’s quarterly net income nearly triples

4:53PM | Thursday, 24 April 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Facebook has released its first quarter results, announcing its net income has nearly tripled year-on-year to $US642 million ($A690m), up from $US219 million a year earlier.

DesignCrowd COO tells why the $10 million business is expanding overseas

4:49PM | Thursday, 24 April 2014 | By Broede Carmody Australian crowdsourcing website DesignCrowd today announced it has opened a new office in the Philippines, in a move to support the company’s rapid growth in the Asia-Pacific region.

THE NEWS WRAP: Apple reports jump in net profit, seven-for-one stock split and share buyback

4:36AM | Thursday, 24 April 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas There have been big jumps in net profit for Apple and Facebook, while Treasurer Joe Hockey has foreshadowed cuts to both taxes and the age pension in the May budget.

Malcolm Turnbull fires back over claims AT&T is abandoning fibre-to-the-node

4:39PM | Wednesday, 23 April 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Federal Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has hit out at people claiming US telecommunications giant AT&T has abandoned fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) technology in its latest broadband announcement.

iiNet announces the appointment of two new directors following Michael Malone’s resignation

4:35PM | Wednesday, 23 April 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas iiNet has announced the appointment of two internet veterans to its board of directors, following the resignation of former chief executive and cofounder Michael Malone late last month.

Beauty boxes are big business with one receiving $60 million in VC funding this week

4:28PM | Wednesday, 23 April 2014 | By Rose Powell A US-based beauty box startup, Birchbox, has received $US60 million ($A64.6m) in venture capital funding this week, a sign that similar local startup bellabox is taking as encouragement the service has long-term staying power.

Tech is changing the world, and coming for your teeth

4:22PM | Wednesday, 23 April 2014 | By Rose Powell DentalHub, an online platform for dentist to patient communication and community education, has launched in Sydney in a bid to get Australia’s dentists online and more engaged in community conversations about dental health.