September 2014

THE NEWS WRAP: Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales top 10 million

9:20AM | Tuesday, 23 September 2014 | By Kye White Apple has announced it has sold over 10 million new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, a new record, just three days after the company launched the products in 10 countries, including Australia and the United States.

Founder admits he stuffed up when he said women in tech are a cheaper alternative than men

9:28PM | Monday, 22 September 2014 | By Kye White LookSmart founder Evan Thornley says he “stuffed up” when he made sexist comments during a speech he gave at The Sunrise conference in Sydney on Friday.

Braintree and PayPal launch a blueprint for startups

9:52PM | Monday, 22 September 2014 | By Kye White PayPal and Braintree’s Startup Blueprint, a global program to support startups making mobile web software or services, has launched in Australia.

How Ruwan Weerasooriya raised $4 million for a business with only $30,000 turnover

9:45PM | Monday, 22 September 2014 | By Cara Waters Serial entrepreneur Ruwan Weerasooriya was celebrating at last week’s Smart50 awards after just raising $4 million on the Australian Securities Exchange for his latest business, Rewardle.

The solution to equity crowdfunding lies with ASIC

9:31PM | Monday, 22 September 2014 | By Kye White The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has the power to boost the amount of funding available from equity crowdfunding overnight, without any need for new legislation, according to Australian Small Scale Offerings Board chief executive officer Paul Niederer.

Cold emailing investors can be done with some success

9:36PM | Monday, 22 September 2014 | By Bronwen Clune When Moodswing co-founder Jake McKeon arrived in San Francisco with AngelCube, he was told you’re never going to raise money from the US, unless you’re here.

Emotions fuel Alibaba’s historic IPO

9:43AM | Monday, 22 September 2014 | By David Glance The story of Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba has become almost as magical as the original Arabian story that gave it its name.

THE NEWS WRAP: Oculus offers glimpse to the future of virtual reality with Crescent Bay prototype

9:19AM | Monday, 22 September 2014 | By Kye White Oculus has unveiled its new prototype Crescent Bay. It’s not an official developer kit, rather a “feature prototype” designed to show off the future of what Oculus is doing.

The top take aways from The Sunrise Conference

9:04AM | Monday, 22 September 2014 | By Jason Allan Last Friday, Blackbird VC hosted The Sunrise conference which featured some of Australia's greatest technology companies, sharing the stories of their early years. Here are the key take aways for entrepreneurs.

Australian Senate inquiry into bitcoin set to be announced, as industry group ADCCA advocates self-regulation

9:51PM | Friday, 19 September 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Digital currency industry body Australian Digital Currency Commerce Association (ADCCA) has advocated a self-regulatory framework, ahead of a Senate inquiry into cryptocurrency.