November 2014

Interest grows in Australia’s booming finance industry startup sector

11:41PM | Monday, 24 November 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Fintech accelerator AWI is organising an expo for self-directed investors amidst booming interest in Australia’s booming finance industry startup sector.

GST on bitcoin would be “monumentally stupid” says digital currency expert

11:37PM | Monday, 24 November 2014 | By Kye White Taxing bitcoin with sales tax is a “monumentally stupid” idea, according to digital currency expert Andreas Antonopoulos.

Bitcoin Group still looking at listing on the ASX despite delays

11:26PM | Monday, 24 November 2014 | By Kye White Bitcoin Group’s plans to raise $20 million at 20 cents a share on the ASX are still on track, despite a slight delay.

How a T-shirt can help build a team

11:08PM | Monday, 24 November 2014 | By Kye White Education marketplace startup WeTeachMe had a secret weapon when it came to building trust and a sense of ownership with its virtual team – T-shirts.

Health tech partnership helps new mothers and partners Mind the Bump

11:35PM | Monday, 24 November 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Beyondblue and Smiling Mind have released a new iPhone and Android app that aims to reduce the risk of developing postnatal depression and other mental illnesses among new parents.

New co-working space connects established entrepreneurs and business people

11:19PM | Monday, 24 November 2014 | By Broede Carmody A new co-working space aimed at established entrepreneurs as well as international and domestic business travellers has opened its doors in Sydney.

Gartner predicts wearables market could shrink next year, despite Apple Watch release

11:48PM | Monday, 24 November 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Samsung and Motorola have claimed top positions in the smartwatch market, while the overall wearables market could shrink next year, according to two reports released in the past week by Canalys and Gartner.

How to keep the world's eyes out of your webcam

11:24PM | Monday, 24 November 2014 | By Michael Cowling There are concerns that thousands of private webcams around the world could be streaming live images to anybody who wishes to view them.

THE NEWS WRAP: Symantec researchers uncover spook malware’s reign of surveillance

11:15AM | Monday, 24 November 2014 | By Kye White Computer security researchers at Symantec say they have discovered a Trojan piece of malware likely built by a nation-state, which has spied on business and governments since 2008.

Blood in the water? App developer alleges WA government jumped the shark and stole his idea

11:48PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas A Perth app developer alleges Western Australia’s Department of Fisheries stole the idea behind his shark alert app, with the state government interpreting the allegations as a legal threat.