July 2014

NEWS WRAP: Facebook’s growth and earnings continue to exceed expectations

7:22AM | Thursday, 24 July 2014 | By Kye White Facebook has beaten earning projections for eight quarters in a row, announcing it has posted $2.91 billion in revenue and $0.42 EPS for this year’s second quarter.

Zendesk and the art of expansion: Startup opens new office in Melbourne

7:35PM | Wednesday, 23 July 2014 | By StartupSmart Cloud-based customer service company Zendesk has opened its new product development office in Melbourne.

Fashion and beauty subscription service, Her Fashion Box, looks to amplify growth

7:26PM | Wednesday, 23 July 2014 | By Kye White A little over a year after launching, fashion and beauty subscription service Her Fashion Box is set to undertake its second round of fundraising.

The top seven insights from Stripe co-founder John Collison for Australian startups

7:23PM | Wednesday, 23 July 2014 | By Kye White Here are our top seven pieces of advice Collison offered startups on a range of topics.

Is ‘Yo’ all hype, or does it have substance?

7:56PM | Wednesday, 23 July 2014 | By Joel Egan It does seem like a stupid idea. In fact, the developer didn’t want to work on it as he felt it was stupid. But there may be more to this app than people realise.

Rami Weiss appointed interim CEO of Healthshare

7:25PM | Wednesday, 23 July 2014 | By StartupSmart Australian digital health platform, Healthshare, has announced the appointment of Rami Weiss as Interim CEO, after Alex Stewart stepped down from the role.

Melbourne’s indie game scene gets a funding boost

7:11PM | Wednesday, 23 July 2014 | By Kye White When friends Jake Strasser, Stuart Gillespie-Cook, Michael McMaster and Nico Disseldorp decided to develop a game to kill time over summer, they never thought it would lead them to San Francisco.

Young entrepreneur to launch a startup that helps you get tasks done in less than four hours

7:01PM | Wednesday, 23 July 2014 | By Broede Carmody Speedlancer is a new platform that will allow users to outsource miscellaneous tasks to experienced freelancers. But there’s a catch – projects will be finished within four hours.

iPhones still Apple’s bread and butter as profits reach $US7.7 billion

7:56PM | Wednesday, 23 July 2014 | By Kirsten Robb The iPhone is still Apple’s bread and butter gadget, as the tech titan reports strong quarterly profits led by its iPhone sales.

Any name will do from now on says Google – why the change?

7:46PM | Wednesday, 23 July 2014 | By Andrew Quodling Google has announced a surprising end to its controversial “Real Name” policy with a contrite post on Google+, telling users that there are “no more restrictions” on the names people can use.