December 2014

Welcome back to the Living Room of Satoshi – bitcoin startup reopens with fresh options

12:56PM | Monday, 15 December 2014 | By Kye White Brisbane-based bitcoin BPAY startup Living Room of Satoshi has reopened, two months after suspending operations in the wake of the Australian Tax Office’s decision to treat bitcoin as property.

Cloud software brings out the sun for NSW solar startup

12:50PM | Monday, 15 December 2014 | By Broede Carmody A NSW startup is leveraging cloud-based software in order to shake up the local solar energy market.

OurHome plans to make households nag-free

12:41PM | Monday, 15 December 2014 | By Dinushi Das The creators of shared living app Fairshare have released a new version of the app customised for parents to make the management and organisation of their households easier.

Why ‘manual first’ can help you MVP quicker: #2015istheyear

12:20PM | Monday, 15 December 2014 | By Amir Nissen Speed is everything for a startup. But how does ‘manual first’ equate to getting the ball rolling on your startup?

Fizzer of a case: ‘Champagne’ Jayne in one-woman legal battle against French champagne body

12:11PM | Monday, 15 December 2014 | By Cara Waters Australian business woman Jayne Powell is battling the Comite' Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CICV) in the Federal Court today over her use of the name ‘Champagne Jayne’.

Love hurts: the costly reality of online romance fraud

12:50PM | Monday, 15 December 2014 | By Cassandra Cross Online dating and romance scams continue to lure in Australians with figures this week showing people have lost more than A$23 million this year alone.

Why slow and steady approach to crowdfunding may pay off

12:59PM | Monday, 15 December 2014 | By Vijaya Thyil The Financial System Inquiry has taken a “slow and steady” approach to financial crowdfunding, despite perceptions that Australia is lagging behind in this area.

THE NEWS WRAP: Uber ramps up efforts against regulators

12:25AM | Monday, 15 December 2014 | By Broede Carmody Uber is ramping up its efforts to lobby regulators in the US by mobilising its users as well as a team of powerful lobbyists.

Federal opposition outlines equity-based crowdfunding position

12:56AM | Monday, 15 December 2014 | By Kye White A “light steady, balanced regulatory touch” should be used in the development of equity-based crowdfunding legislation, according to a federal opposition policy paper.

Microsoft says yes to bitcoin

12:30PM | Friday, 12 December 2014 | By Kye White Add Microsoft to the ever-growing list of companies accepting bitcoin payments.