August 2014

UOW launches $10m seed fund to support Australian innovation

8:39PM | Wednesday, 27 August 2014 | By StartupSmart The University of Wollongong’s (UOW) iAccelerate initiative has today launched its $10 million seed fund that will enable a raft of Australian early and advanced startups to grow and thrive.

A new name and fewer neck-beards for growing SydStart

8:21PM | Wednesday, 27 August 2014 | By Kye White Australian startup conference SydStart is considering a name change, in order to reflect its growing prominence as a national startup event.

Where Dungeons & Dragons meets 3D printing

8:30PM | Wednesday, 27 August 2014 | By Kye White Melbourne startup Creo Ludio wants to unlock the potential of 3D printing by offering a tool for users to easily design all sorts of customisable objects.

Get rich or save the world trying: social entrepreneurs

8:49AM | Wednesday, 27 August 2014 | By Joshua Flannery Startup co-founders answer five questions regarding perceptions, motivations, challenges, success and future plans.

Australia has a mobile advantage that it needs to focus on

8:20AM | Wednesday, 27 August 2014 | By Kye White Australia is home to some of the world’s best mobile designers and developers, an advantage startups should be capitalising on.

Why crytocurrencies are important for global companies

8:27AM | Wednesday, 27 August 2014 | By Kye White Accepting bitcoin will be important for all businesses, including Braintree, the company’s head of Asia Tyson Hackwood says, though he maintains companies still need to develop a better understanding and awareness of cryptocurrency.

Government NBN model outstrips Labor version in net benefits: study

8:54AM | Wednesday, 27 August 2014 | By Michelle Grattan A cost-benefit study of the NBN commissioned by the government has estimated the Coalition’s multi-technology model will deliver $16 billion more than Labor’s model in net economic and social benefits to Australians.

THE NEWS WRAP: Uber SLOGS its competitors

8:05AM | Wednesday, 27 August 2014 | By Kye White Uber is giving teams of independent contractors burner phones and credit cards as part of a sophisticated effort to undermine Lyft and other competitors.

Wolfing down bugs for fun and profit

8:34PM | Tuesday, 26 August 2014 | By Kye White Bugwolf is a startup that’s helping companies catch bugs before they become real problems.

Facebook announces click-bait crackdown

8:32PM | Tuesday, 26 August 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Social media giant Facebook is cracking down on click-bait headlines on articles as part of a major update it is rolling out.