June 2015

Crowdsourcing startup Bugwolf to hunt down buggy software for Australia Post

6:12PM | Tuesday, 30 June 2015 | By Broede Carmody Crowdsourced testing startup Bugwolf has snapped up a partnership with Australia Post in a bid to help the struggling mail service iron out potential customer issues.

THE NEWS WRAP: Microsoft sells its mapping business to Uber

6:31AM | Tuesday, 30 June 2015 | By StartupSmart Microsoft is selling part of its business to Uber in a deal which will see the multinational software company stop collecting its own mapping data, according to Re/code.

General Assembly encourages Australian entrepreneurs to apply for the Women on the Rise program

6:16PM | Monday, 29 June 2015 | By Broede Carmody Education startup General Assembly is offering to take women on a tour of San Francisco, with the company’s Australian offices strongly encouraging local founders and budding entrepreneurs to apply.

Five Aussie startups leveraging the internet and mobile technology to connect a two-sided marketplace

6:16PM | Monday, 29 June 2015 | By Broede Carmody There are some great startups leveraging the internet and mobile technology to connect a two-sided marketplace.

Courier startup Zoom2u closes $850,000 funding round, looks to grow fleet

6:07PM | Monday, 29 June 2015 | By Kye White Courier startup Zoom2u has closed an $850,000 funding round that will be used to fund its growth throughout Australia.

Startup Catalyst on the hunt for Queensland’s next batch of entrepreneurs

6:43PM | Monday, 29 June 2015 | By Broede Carmody River City Labs is on the hunt for Queensland’s next crop of budding entrepreneurs in order to ship them off to Silicon Valley to learn what it takes to build a world-class startup.

Miniaturisation will lead to 'smart spaces' and blur the line between on and offline

6:34PM | Monday, 29 June 2015 | By Ahmad Lotfi Lenovo, the Chinese firm that has bought up IBM’s cast off PC business, has announced a miniaturised computer not much larger than a smartphone, which can be connected to any screen via an HDMI connection.

The price of innovation: higher fees could stifle patents

6:26PM | Monday, 29 June 2015 | By Tyrone Berger Patents are instrumental to our current innovation system. Yet they also cost money to administer, and much of this cost is passed on to the inventor.

What if your manager's work could be replaced with an algorithm?

6:15PM | Monday, 29 June 2015 | By John Rice Are we at the dawn of an age without managers and, if so, could this be a very good thing? drags rival to court over “grossly misleading” ad campaign

6:04PM | Monday, 29 June 2015 | By Eloise Keating and will go head-to-head in the Victorian Supreme Court next month, after initiated legal action over what it alleges is deceptive and misleading advertising.