October 2014

THE NEWS WRAP: Developers say new Gmail app will expand upon regular email capabilities

10:21AM | Thursday, 23 October 2014 | By Kye White The new Gmail app, Inbox, is not just an email app, according to its developers.

The online, instant loan market heats up with another player

10:17AM | Thursday, 23 October 2014 | By Kye White Melbourne startup Moula has developed an online loan platform that helps small businesses get loans approved quickly.

What’s next for the smartphone in a rapidly changing market?

10:47PM | Wednesday, 22 October 2014 | By David Tuffley Mobile phones are designed to last about 24 months. Surprised? Not really? Planned obsolescence keeps this high-turnover market chugging along.

What do I need to do to claim the R&D tax incentive?

10:37PM | Wednesday, 22 October 2014 | By Melanie Reen If you are an Australian company eligible to pay tax, and you are manufacturing or developing new or improved technical services, then you may be eligible to make a claim for the R&D tax incentive.

Bigcommerce signs deal with Alibaba

10:02PM | Wednesday, 22 October 2014 | By StartupSmart Australian startup Bigcommerce has signed a lucrative partnership with one of the world’s largest e-commerce platforms, Alibaba.

Meet the startup about to make your mobile expense claims a lot easier

10:10PM | Wednesday, 22 October 2014 | By Kye White Tracking mobile and data usage for expense claims is about to get easier, thanks to Perth-based startup Mobilyser.

The competitiveness agenda is a good start – but is it already too late?

10:30PM | Wednesday, 22 October 2014 | By Alex Malley The federal government’s new Industry and Competitiveness Agenda is a welcome initiative on a critical issue for the nation.

Consumer-to-consumer bitcoin exchange launches

10:20PM | Wednesday, 22 October 2014 | By Kye White A new consumer-to-consumer bitcoin exchange has launched, looking to take advantage of the vulnerability of exchanges that sell directly to users, caused by the Australian Tax Office’s decision to treat bitcoin as property.

THE NEWS WRAP: Pay users to watch ads? That’s Tsu’s business model

10:22AM | Wednesday, 22 October 2014 | By Kye White Social network startup Tsu believes it has a platform that will get its users excited about seeing advertisements, launching with $US7 million ($A8 million) in investment led by Sancus Capital.

Australians love sports, it's time they love sports tech

10:30PM | Tuesday, 21 October 2014 | By Kye White Internationally Australia is recognised as a sports leader, and there's an opportunity to use that reputation to help create a thriving sports technology industry, according to the Australian Sports Technology Network executive director Craig Hill.