September 2014

THE NEWS WRAP: Change of tack sees eBay spin off PayPal in reaction to rapidly changing payments space

10:25AM | Wednesday, 1 October 2014 | By Kye White eBay Inc has decided to spin off PayPal, a move it says will give the unit more flexibility to strike deals in the rapidly evolving payments space, Reuters reports.

Aussie medical startup gets the seal of approval from Bill Gates

9:10PM | Tuesday, 30 September 2014 | By Kye White Australian startup Eyenaemia’s app that allows users to diagnose anaemia by taking selfies “has real potential” to solve a problem that disproportionately affects the world’s poor, according to Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

Business sale leads to a bountiful hamper for food startup

9:58PM | Tuesday, 30 September 2014 | By Kye White Venture capital isn’t the only option to fund a startup’s growth. That’s the lesson from entrepreneurs David Morgan and Emily McWater, the founders of startup The Hamper Emporium and wholesale food business Kingston Foods.

Melbourne gets a new address

9:21PM | Tuesday, 30 September 2014 | By StartupSmart Melbourne is one of the first cities in the world, following London and New York, to acquire its very own domain name – .melbourne.

I didn’t keep my promise – now what?

9:01PM | Tuesday, 30 September 2014 | By Michel Hogan We’ve all not kept a promise at one time or another. Sometimes on little stuff that only you and the other person noticed and occasionally on big stuff that has massive ripples.

Meet the Australian startup that wants your complaints

9:39PM | Tuesday, 30 September 2014 | By Kye White Complaints have never really had a specific home on the internet. They’ve always just been kind of everywhere.

Five considerations when naming a business, product or service

9:28PM | Tuesday, 30 September 2014 | By Amanda Jesnoewski Here are five considerations to take into account when naming your new business, product or service.

How a failed idea led to the birth of Vero

9:19PM | Tuesday, 30 September 2014 | By Niki Scevak In our continuing video series on Startmate companies, here is the story of Vero.

E-homework is widening the gap for disadvantaged students

9:49PM | Tuesday, 30 September 2014 | By Eva Dobozy More and more teachers are turning to technology when assigning homework. But while e-homework can make out-of-class learning more fun and interactive, research suggests that it might further disadvantage students from low socio-economic families.

Taxi app Ingogo raises $9.1 million, with $1.2 million through crowd equity

9:59AM | Tuesday, 30 September 2014 | By Kye White Australian transportation network and mobile payments startup Ingogo has raised $9.1 million, as it increases its focus on mobile payments, ahead of a planned ASX listing next year.