March 2015

THE NEWS WRAP: Apple holds off on Beats streaming service until June

3:38AM | Friday, 6 March 2015 | By Kye White Apple won’t be unveiling its Beats-based music streaming service at its Spring Forward event next week, sources tell 9to5mac.

International Women’s Day: why we need more female investors as well as startup founders

3:27AM | Friday, 6 March 2015 | By Broede Carmody International Women’s Day is the perfect opportunity to recognise the contributions women make to the Australian startup ecosystem.

Algorithms and robots the future of financial advice, but startup barriers loom large

3:25AM | Friday, 6 March 2015 | By Broede Carmody The financial services industry is slowly moving towards automated advice, according to the founder of a startup that plans to use algorithms to give people more control over their investments.

Perth-based education startup finds new way to open dialogue between parents and teachers

3:51PM | Thursday, 5 March 2015 | By Eisha Gupta A Perth-based startup that enables parents to take an active role in their children’s education will be rolled out across six schools in the city.

Is the price right? Five factors to consider when pricing products or services

3:49PM | Thursday, 5 March 2015 | By Amanda Jesnoewski Nothing can cause confusion and doubt in a business like pricing your products and services. While you don’t want to charge less than you are worth, you also don’t want to price yourself out of the market, so how do you know if your price is right?

Neighbourhood network Nextdoor raised millions ahead of international expansion, but local startup not worried

3:42PM | Thursday, 5 March 2015 | By Broede Carmody The social network for neighbours, Nextdoor, has raised $US110 million ($A140m) in funding in a bid to expand its presence in the United States and overseas.

Technology doesn’t judge: How smartphones can help to address domestic violence

3:30PM | Thursday, 5 March 2015 | By Laura Tarzia and Kelsey Hegarty The internet and smartphone apps are readily available to large numbers of people. They allow users to access help, information, or support anonymously and privately.

Australian e-tailers cash in on growing digital demand as Aussies splash out $16.6 billion online

3:22PM | Thursday, 5 March 2015 | By Kirsten Robb Online Australian retailers are cashing in on the increasing demand for online sales, as figures released yesterday show Australians spent a record $16.6 billion online in the year to January 2015.

Health tech: Why epidemiology in the age of Dr Google is nothing to sneeze at

3:17PM | Thursday, 5 March 2015 | By Marcel Salathé Digital epidemiology is the idea that the health of a population can be assessed through digital traces, in real time.

Infographic: Melbourne's startup ecosystem

3:44AM | Thursday, 5 March 2015 | By StartupSmart The Founders Institute has created a Melbourne focused Ecosystem Canvas which highlights the resources available to startup founders based in Victoria’s capital.