October 2014

The Arcade opens its doors for a day to aspiring game developers

10:11PM | Wednesday, 15 October 2014 | By Kye White The Melbourne-based co-working space for game developers, The Arcade, is opening to the public for the first time at the end of the month.

Collaboration app wants to get people working on the same page

10:54PM | Wednesday, 15 October 2014 | By Kye White Blrt is a communication and collaboration app available on iOS and Android that allows users to talk, point and draw over websites, images, and documents.

Melbourne startups sit down with Tony Abbott to press case for more support

10:41PM | Wednesday, 15 October 2014 | By Kye White Startup figures got the chance to lobby Prime Minister Tony Abbott to encourage superannuation funds to invest in venture capital, as well as open up equity-based crowdfunding.

Payhero plans to save the day for business billing services

10:13PM | Wednesday, 15 October 2014 | By Broede Carmody An Adelaide-based startup is looking to make it easier for businesses to turn regular customers into recurring revenue.

How to help ensure your company’s app doesn’t attract a $1.7 million fine

10:52PM | Wednesday, 15 October 2014 | By Benjamin Hunt As the number of companies developing mobile apps skyrockets, so too does their risk of breaching the new privacy rules and potentially attracting fines of up to $1.7 million.

When the ATM runs Windows, how safe is your money?

10:25PM | Wednesday, 15 October 2014 | By Bill Buchanan How safe is Microsoft Windows? After all, the list of malware that has caused major headaches worldwide over the last 15 years is long. So how safe do you feel knowing that ATMs across the world run Microsoft Windows?

THE NEWS WRAP: Dropbox refutes claims it was hacked

10:14AM | Wednesday, 15 October 2014 | By Kye White Dropbox says it hasn’t been hacked, after claims surfaced that seven million accounts have been compromised.

Launch of Twitter Ads service in Australia important step to engaging local SMEs

10:00AM | Wednesday, 15 October 2014 | By Kye White The likely end-point for Twitter’s “buy” button will be making it available to small and medium businesses around the globe, including Australia, according to the company’s vice president of global online sales Richard Alfonsi.

Government’s move to fix employee share scheme welcomed by startups

10:02PM | Tuesday, 14 October 2014 | By Kye White The federal government has announced funding for improved STEM offerings in schools, changes to employee share option schemes and 457 visas, as part of its Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda.

Four health tech startup competition finalists take home a $10,000 prize, as local sector gains critical mass

10:37PM | Tuesday, 14 October 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas The four finalists for the inaugural Janssen Health and Technology Challenge (HaTCH) have been named, with one of the judges saying Melbourne, in particular, is close to developing “a critical mass of ideas”.