March 2015

Peer-to-peer lending space heats up in Australia

3:50PM | Tuesday, 24 March 2015 | By Broede Carmody Competition between peer-to-peer lenders is heating up in Australia as startups leap at the chance to disrupt the financial services sector.

Netflix launches in Australia: are free trials a good strategy for your startup?

3:38PM | Tuesday, 24 March 2015 | By Broede Carmody Netflix has officially launched in Australia, offering users a one-month free trial to scoop up customers amongst fierce competition, including Australian rivals Presto and Stan, in the on-demand streaming space.

R&D tax concessions: even accountants think they’re too hard

3:05PM | Tuesday, 24 March 2015 | By Kirsten Robb A survey of 150 Australian accountants by R&D tax advisory firm Swanson Reed showed eight out of 10 accountants think the tax rules are too complicated and too risky to process themselves, preferring to outsource the applications.

Information security is not just IT's problem

3:57PM | Tuesday, 24 March 2015 | By Atif Ahmad, Sean Maynard and Shanton Chang Research has shown that the culture and people within an organisation are just as likely to be the source of data leakage as external hackers.

THE NEWS WRAP: Open source operating system startup raises $US80 million

3:23AM | Tuesday, 24 March 2015 | By Broede Carmody Cyanogen, a startup that distributes software based on Google’s Android mobile operating system, has raised $US80 million in series C funding in order to hire talent and accelerate software development.

KoalaSafe wants to claw back quality time with your children

3:48PM | Monday, 23 March 2015 | By Broede Carmody A Sydney startup is looking to help parents control the amount of time their kids spend on gaming consoles and the internet.

Sydney startup brings anonymity back to social media, without the cyberbullying

3:41PM | Monday, 23 March 2015 | By Broede Carmody An anonymous social media platform from Australia has seen more than 5000 users jump onboard since launching just a month ago.

Hypetap to change the marketing game for brands, agencies

3:59PM | Monday, 23 March 2015 | By Kye White As social media entered the mainstream, so too did the idea of “influencers”. Bloggers, Instagrammers, and Tweeters using their large groups of followers to woo advertisers.

Uber snubbed by UN Women amid ‘independent contractor’ concerns

3:57PM | Monday, 23 March 2015 | By Broede Carmody The United Nations entity for gender equality has withdrawn from a partnership with online taxi-booking service Uber following concerns the deal would not improve the “empowerment” of women.

Netflix undercuts competition by $1 a month

3:32PM | Monday, 23 March 2015 | By Kirsten Robb Netflix will charge $8.99 a month for its standard service when it launches across Australia on Tuesday, undercutting rivals Presto and Stan by $1.