November 2015

Google+ gathers together interested parties but is less social overall

11:41PM | Wednesday, 18 November 2015 | By Mark Kearney A new look Google+ launched today, placing its popular Communities and Collections features front and centre.

Think like an investor: Questions to ask yourself before making an approach or pitch

11:43AM | Wednesday, 18 November 2015 | By Phillip Kingston Here are the six questions investors will typically ask while screening these pitches and startups should have them answered before they submit anything.

How shopping around for an idea led to carwash startup

11:25AM | Wednesday, 18 November 2015 | By Mark Kearney When Areej Alsheikh wants to do market research, she goes shopping.

Roads that charge electric cars are part of a brave new automotive world

11:17AM | Wednesday, 18 November 2015 | By Paul Nieuwenhuis Imagine a world where the road itself keeps your battery juiced or your driveway starts recharging your car as soon as you park.

Uber and Airbnb to face Senate grilling over “aggressive” tax minimisation practises

11:43AM | Wednesday, 18 November 2015 | By Broede Carmondy Uber and Airbnb will take the stand at the Senate inquiry into corporate tax avoidance today in Sydney as part of the global push to boost transparency and crack down on profit shifting.

Social media can assure in times of disaster – much like radio in the 1920s

11:03AM | Wednesday, 18 November 2015 | By Alexander von Lunen Social media is not so different to old-fashioned media: a lot of superficial fluff, but with moments when it really shines.

Turnbull government’s equity crowdfunding reforms “lazy” and “lack understanding”, says VentureCrowd’s Tim Heasley

11:59AM | Wednesday, 18 November 2015 | By Denham Sadler The federal government’s approach to equity crowdfunding has been labelled as “absolute nonsense” and “lazy”.

Streams converge: Pandora snaps up Rdio

11:30AM | Wednesday, 18 November 2015 | By Denham Sadler The online radio service will be able to take on Apple Music and Spotify with the acquisition.

Make allowances: Pocket money app to teach kids about finance

11:05PM | Tuesday, 17 November 2015 | By Mark Kearney Reji Eapen's life changed when a young boy on the bus turned to his mother and asked for pocket money.

ZipTel recruits global sports stars to promote app

11:36PM | Tuesday, 17 November 2015 | By Mark Kearney Global sports personalities tell users to Zip it, Zip it good.