October 2014

Copyright in the Trans-PacificPartnership echoes past mistakes

10:32PM | Monday, 27 October 2014 | By Kimberlee Weatherall Even as experts try to make sense of the leaked Trans-Pacific Partnership, intellectual property negotiators are meeting in Australia this week and next to try to finalise the treaty.

State government kicks in $300,000 to boost Queensland’s startup scene

10:24PM | Monday, 27 October 2014 | By StartupSmart Queensland’s startup ecosystem will get a $300,000 boost from the Queensland government through a new initiative called Startup Queensland.

Microsoft launches Azure cloud platform data centres in Australia

10:07PM | Monday, 27 October 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Microsoft officially launched two Australian data centres on Monday as part of its Azure cloud computing platform at the start of the tech giant’s 21st TechEd Conference in Sydney.

Beanhunter expands its coffee offering with acquisition of CoffeeJobs

10:56PM | Monday, 27 October 2014 | By Kye White Melbourne-based café and coffee discovery startup Beanhunter has acquired coffee industry job board, as it looks to expand its revenue models ahead of a Series A capital raise.

New Sydney co-working space looks to fill back-to-basics gap

10:47PM | Monday, 27 October 2014 | By Kye White SydStart founder Pete Cooper is set to launch a new co-working space in Sydney.

THE NEWS WRAP: Twitpic reaches agreement with Twitter over domain and pics

10:29AM | Monday, 27 October 2014 | By Kye White Twitpic, which recently announced it would be closing down, has agreed to give Twitter the Twitpic domain and photo archive, keeping the photos and links alive.

ACT startup challenge winner comes up with the antidote to George Costanza’s exploding wallet

10:07PM | Friday, 24 October 2014 | By Kye White If George Costanza had Cardly, his wallet might never have exploded.

Hackett investment has shifted Australian aviation app into full throttle

10:59PM | Friday, 24 October 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Aviation app developer Avsoft is gaining altitude across Australia, New Zealand and the US following an investment from entrepreneur Simon Hackett, with the company recently releasing an entry-level version of its CASA-approved app for Android devices.

Online shopping cashback service turns to investors after web app launch

10:45PM | Friday, 24 October 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas PricePal is raising capital from investors as its recently launched web app helps consumers to cash in by giving them a cashback discount on their purchases from participating online retailers.

Immersive technology industry set to boom with Google investing in Magic Leap

10:37PM | Friday, 24 October 2014 | By Broede Carmody Google has joined the race to dominate the immersive technology market after investing more than $600 million in augmented reality startup Magic Leap.