October 2014

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

10:07PM | Friday, 24 October 2014 | By Kye White If George Costanza had Cardly, his wallet might never have exploded.

Hackett investment has shifted Australian aviation app into full throttle

10:59PM | Friday, 24 October 2014 | By 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.

Online shopping cashback service turns to investors after web app launch

10:45PM | Friday, 24 October 2014 | By 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.

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

10:37PM | Friday, 24 October 2014 | By 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.

Oneflare secures $1 million investment to fund UK expansion

10:29PM | Friday, 24 October 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Local services marketplace Oneflare has secured an additional $1 million in funding as the service begins preparations for international expansion.

Perth’s Spacecubed raises over $50,000 in crowdfunding for new Level 9 coworking space

10:24PM | Friday, 24 October 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Perth coworking space Spacecubed has successfully raised over $50,000 in a crowdfunding campaign to open up a new space on level nine of its main St Georges Terrace venue.

Telstra gets serious about health tech, but will the public trust it?

10:08PM | Friday, 24 October 2014 | By David Glance Australian telecommunications company Telstra has this week announced its intentions to significantly develop its health business.

Forget beach blanket bingo, tech conference bingo's all the rage

10:57PM | Friday, 24 October 2014 | By Cara Waters If you've ever been lucky (or is that unlucky) enough to sit through a tech conference, you'll recognise what's going on in this little game of bingo.

Best of the Web: Ebola panic grips the US; Marc Andreessen on diversity; and cloned puppies for sale

10:54AM | Friday, 24 October 2014 | By Bronwen Clune With the fear of Ebola spreading at a much faster rate than the virus, The New Yorker takes time out from the hysteria to trace the origins of this latest outbreak.

THE NEWS WRAP: New Facebook rooms for nom de plumes

10:36AM | Friday, 24 October 2014 | By Kye White Facebook has launched a new pseudonymous app called Rooms that lets users create forums about any topic.