September 2014

THE NEWS WRAP: Google hits back at News Corp’s allegations of being a “platform for piracy”

9:22AM | Friday, 26 September 2014 | By Kye White Google has responded to a letter Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp sent to the European Commission in which he alleged the company was willing to exploit its market position to stifle competition, and that it was a platform for piracy and the spread of malicious networks.

Australian education startup OpenLearning strikes a big deal with the Malaysian government on MOOCs

9:40PM | Thursday, 25 September 2014 | By Kye White Australian startup OpenLearning has secured a deal with the Malaysian government to deliver 15% of the country’s public university courses as massive open online courses (MOOCs).

Perth co-working space crowdfunds expansion as local startup scene booms

9:25PM | Thursday, 25 September 2014 | By Kye White Perth co-working space Spacecubed has launched a crowdfunding campaign that will help it double the amount of space it can offer to entrepreneurs and startups.

Meet “two awesome chicks” solving a common problem

9:15PM | Thursday, 25 September 2014 | By Bronwen Clune For AngelCube’s Brandspot team, who aim to be the ultimate service for brand assets, their trip to San Francisco and New York has been eye-opening.

LG agrees to partnership with Microsoft on Internet of Things

9:42PM | Thursday, 25 September 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas LG will partner with Microsoft on the Internet of Things, in a deal that will see the consumer electronics giant develop new products and services based on Microsoft’s cloud computing platforms.

Sydney startup flooded with applications for $100,000 internship

9:26PM | Thursday, 25 September 2014 | By Broede Carmody More than 2700 people have applied for what a Sydney-based startup is calling the “world’s best internship”, with some applicants taking extreme measures to stand out from the crowd.

Three ways to improve your pitch to investors

9:14PM | Thursday, 25 September 2014 | By Kye White A common problem among startups when pitching is a poor understanding of their business model, according to Will Deane, managing director of Exto Partners.

New website to help entrepreneurs perfect their pitch and avoid stage fright

9:58PM | Thursday, 25 September 2014 | By Broede Carmody A new online community for startups has sprung up, allowing entrepreneurs around the world to gain valuable feedback on a recorded 35-second elevator pitch.

Ever regretted a drunken tweet? This Australian startup has a solution

9:46PM | Thursday, 25 September 2014 | By Kye White Australian startup Social Check wants to stop drunken tweets and Facebook rants costing people jobs.

THE NEWS WRAP: Reports indicate Amazon is ramping up its hardware strategy

9:23AM | Thursday, 25 September 2014 | By Kye White Amazon is boosting staff numbers at its secretive Silicon Valley-based hardware lab by at least 27% over the next five years as it tests internet connected smart home gadgets, Reuters reports.