July 2014

NEWS WRAP: ‘Strong sales of iPhone and Mac’ boost Apple’s third quarter revenue

7:22AM | Wednesday, 23 July 2014 | By Kye White Apple has reported its third quarter results, posting a quarterly revenue of $37.4 billion and a quarterly net profit of $7.7 billion, or $1.28 per diluted share.

The app that wants you to change the world in just 30 seconds

7:22AM | Wednesday, 23 July 2014 | By Kye White 30 Seconds Change is developing an app which prompts users to watch a single 30 second long advertisement, and then donates the money raised from advertising to a charity of their choice.

ZipTel hopesTrafalgar deal will see a boost in customers

7:25PM | Tuesday, 22 July 2014 | By StartupSmart Australian global roaming startup ZipTel has announced the company has secured an exclusive supply agreement with global travel leader Trafalgar Tours to supply and distribute over 17,000 of its AussieSim card products to all Trafalgar customers.

Enterprise app market booms, while 69% of all smartphone developers earn less than $US1000 per month

7:58PM | Tuesday, 22 July 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Nearly 70% of all app developers worldwide are earning less than $US1000 ($A1066) per month, according to a global survey of 10,000 app developers compiled by analytics firm Vision Mobile.

Australian startup hopes to change people’s health and wellbeing one habit at a time

7:24PM | Tuesday, 22 July 2014 | By Broede Carmody A Melbourne-based startup is looking to help users build healthy habits so they can strike the right work-life balance and live happier, healthier lives.

Two of Australia’s leading incubators launch online courses on the same day

7:47PM | Tuesday, 22 July 2014 | By Kye White Pollenizer and BlueChilli have both launched new online courses, making their advice more accessible to time-poor and cash-strapped entrepreneurs.

Posse scores $1.5 million from investors, looks for retail tech partners

7:42PM | Tuesday, 22 July 2014 | By Kye White Online shopping network Posse has raised $1.5 million from investors and may soon be leveraging its network of 50,000 shops and 110,000 shoppers to partner with other tech startups looking for customers in the retail technology space.

iiNet tells Brandis it won’t stand for mandatory data retention

7:49PM | Tuesday, 22 July 2014 | By Bronwen Clune iiNet has taken a strong position against Attorney General George Brandis who last week suggested that the government is actively considering a data retention regime.

NEWS WRAP: Yahoo to acquire mobile analytics and advertising platform, Flurry

7:27AM | Tuesday, 22 July 2014 | By Kye White Yahoo is set to buy mobile analytics and advertising platform company Flurry.

Oneflare acquires Australia’s largest online renovation community

7:53PM | Monday, 21 July 2014 | By StartupSmart Online home services marketplace Oneflare has announced it has acquired Australia’s largest online renovation community, Renovate Forum, in a deal StartupSmart understands is worth six figures.