October 2014

Restaurant owners get a chance to respond quickly to bad reviews with new app

10:28PM | Tuesday, 14 October 2014 | By Kye White SayBack gives businesses the tools to monitor what’s been said about them online, and respond before too much damage is done to their brands.

Atlassian’s Scott Farquhar warns you’re “either becoming a software company, or being disrupted by one”

10:11PM | Tuesday, 14 October 2014 | By Kye White Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar compared software to the invention of electricity in terms of the impact it is having on society during the 2014 JJC Bradfield Lecture in Sydney on Monday night.

Bitcoin Group aims to raise $20 million with ASX listing

10:06PM | Tuesday, 14 October 2014 | By Kye White Bitcoin Group, the entity behind Melbourne-based bitcoin arbitrage fund Bitcoins Reserve, is set to list on the ASX next month.

Do we want an augmented reality or a transformed reality?

10:01PM | Tuesday, 14 October 2014 | By Nick Kelly It seems we are headed towards a world where augmented reality (AR) systems will be as common as smartphones are today – it’s already about to revolutionise medicine, entertainment, the lives of disabled people and of course advertising and shopping.

Serial entrepreneurs Chris Koch and Chad Stephens pour in $4 million to launch Pop!

10:54PM | Tuesday, 14 October 2014 | By Cara Waters Chris Koch and Chad Stephens launched their latest business Pop! today after selling 1Form to REA Group earlier this year for $15 million.

THE NEWS WRAP: Third party Snapchat app Snapsaved confirms image leaks

10:25AM | Tuesday, 14 October 2014 | By Kye White Third party Snapchat site Snapsaved has confirmed that its site was breached and 500MB of Snapchat images were leaked.

Reported changes to Significant Investor Visa could see better VC access for startups

10:00PM | Monday, 13 October 2014 | By Kye White Increasing access to venture capital for startups should be the goal of changes to the Significant Investor Visa, according to OneVentures managing partner Dr Michelle Deaker.

National curriculum review gets a patchy report card for ICT

10:42PM | Monday, 13 October 2014 | By Kye White The maker versus user distinction is critically important in technology education policy, but goes unaddressed by the federal government’s Review of the Australian Curriculum, according to Startup Victoria chair Leni Mayo.

Stop! PicPac gets motion on Google Play

10:39PM | Monday, 13 October 2014 | By Broede Carmody An Australian student’s startup has quickly become one of the most popular stop motion video apps on the Google Play store.

The five legal documents you need for your startup

10:26PM | Monday, 13 October 2014 | By David Lipworth It is common for entrepreneurs to be “big thinkers”, optimistic and passionate people who have both the vision to set enormous objectives and the confidence to take the leap of faith that is the first step towards achieving them.