March 2015

THE NEWS WRAP: Former Facebook engineering chief becomes White House tech director

3:29AM | Friday, 20 March 2015 | By Kye White The White House has hired former Facebook engineering director David Recordon to be its director of technology, Yahoo! reports.

Aged care legislation opens up opportunity for reviews and comparison website

3:37PM | Thursday, 19 March 2015 | By Kye White Consumer review website Aged Care Reviews has raised $600,000 in funding as it banks on the Australian aged care market continuing to trend towards a user pays system.

Melbourne co-working spaces and VC firms to open their doors for Startup Week 2015

3:22PM | Thursday, 19 March 2015 | By Broede Carmody Startup Week is back again this year to shine a spotlight on Victoria’s growing startup ecosystem.

Artificial intelligence system could size up stock for saleyards

3:13PM | Thursday, 19 March 2015 | By Broede Carmody A robotics expert from the University of Technology, Sydney is developing an artificial intelligence system so farmers can accurately measure when their livestock are ready for sale.

A guide to navigating university for student entrepreneurs

3:04PM | Thursday, 19 March 2015 | By James Alexander A revolution in entrepreneurship is underway. A student, armed with a MacBook, an internet connection and a great idea can create a company that reaches people around the globe, with just $5000 dollars or less.

Farmers of the future will utilise drones, robots and GPS

3:55PM | Thursday, 19 March 2015 | By Alex Thomasson Today’s agriculture has transformed into a high-tech enterprise that most 20th-century farmers might barely recognise.

Apple Watch shows the craft in new tech and the limits of 3D printing and crowdfunding

3:40PM | Thursday, 19 March 2015 | By Paul Wallbank Ahead of its launch the Apple Watch has been criticised for its price and upmarket focus, but the product shows how traditional industries are being enhanced by new technologies.

Social media and the law are striking back at revenge porn

3:30PM | Thursday, 19 March 2015 | By Dan Jerker B. Svantesson How would you feel if someone posted explicit photos of you online? Most people would be understandably mortified.

Australia’s first property crowdfunding platform hits the market

3:41AM | Thursday, 19 March 2015 | By Broede Carmody A Perth-based startup is looking to connect everyday investors with property developers who are seeking capital for their next project.

THE NEWS WRAP: German court issues nationwide ban on Uber

3:31AM | Thursday, 19 March 2015 | By StartupSmart A German court has issued a nationwide ban on Uber which will prevent unlicensed taxi drivers from competing with licensed operators.