August 2015

New angel investor guidelines mean startups won’t have to wing it

8:08PM | Thursday, 27 August 2015 | By Denham Sadler New voluntary guidelines aiming to create a “new dynamic in the relationship” between angel investors and Australian startups have been announced.

Apple's mobile ad blocking will hasten the death of online advertising

8:00PM | Thursday, 27 August 2015 | By David Glance Apple is about to open a new front in the ongoing war against online advertising.

Uber vs regulators: the heavyweight bout of 2015

8:55PM | Thursday, 27 August 2015 | By Sarah Kaine Ride sharing, both the legal and “illegal” type is growing rapidly around the world.

‘A big, risky project’: Turnbull says NBN cost will be settled soon

8:45PM | Thursday, 27 August 2015 | By Josh Taylor How much will it actually cost to connect Australian households to the National Broadband Network? Estimates vary wildly but we should have an answer soon.

YC-backed startups now worth more than $65 billion

8:22AM | Thursday, 27 August 2015 | By Denham Sadler Nearly a third of all Y Combinator-backed startups have shut down, but those that are left are now worth more than $US65 billion.

Facebook’s M ready to help out

8:21AM | Thursday, 27 August 2015 | By Kye White Facebook has launched M, a virtual assistant found in its messenger app, that will help users complete tasks, like making bookings, finding gifts or completing purchases.

Stock market turmoil ‘an opportunity’ for startups

8:17AM | Thursday, 27 August 2015 | By Denham Sadler Australian investors say this week’s global stock market volatility can be seen as an opportunity for local startups as attention turns away from commodities.

BodyWise app pivots to be more habit-forming

8:41PM | Wednesday, 26 August 2015 | By Denham Sadler Mike Halligan knew his startup wasn’t working; the fitness and health app didn't just get negative feedback from users, but from the makers of the app themselves.

Stone & Chalk startup hub open for business

8:32PM | Wednesday, 26 August 2015 | By Denham Sadler Fintech co-working space Stone & Chalk has finally announced the 41 initial startups that will be housed in the Sydney hub, three months after it first planned to open.

Just how big has eSports become?

8:20PM | Wednesday, 26 August 2015 | By Dmitri Williams Which sport saw its major surge begin a mere 10 years ago, and whose global revenue has already surpassed the revenue of the entire music industry by $20 million?