August 2014

Venuemob secures $530,000 in second angel investment round

8:05PM | Monday, 18 August 2014 | By StartupSmart Australian event-led startup Venuemob has announced additional funding from investment group Sydney Angels, raising $530,000.

THE NEWS WRAP: Yahoo! acquires Israeli ad security startup for undisclosed amount

8:24AM | Monday, 18 August 2014 | By Kye White Yahoo! has acquired Israel-based advertising startup Clarity Ray.

Property market demand startup Next For Sale dreams of US success

8:51PM | Friday, 15 August 2014 | By Kye White Ten months after launching, Next For Sale will head to Silicon Valley in search of investment after winning the Skillsapien pitch to Silicon Valley series.

Sydney startup’s vision is to become the AdWords of digital billboard advertising

8:16PM | Friday, 15 August 2014 | By Kye White The appeal of online ads for advertisers is in the medium’s ability to target ads to a specific audience, and now a Sydney-based startup has developed technology that allows digital screens to do something similar in the real world.

What Facebook’s device tracking means for advertisers … and you

8:14PM | Friday, 15 August 2014 | By Rob Livingstone Facebook today unveiled the latest weapon in its digital arsenal: cross-device tracking capability. This enables advertisers to track individuals' usage behaviours between devices.

Australia's ScriptRock raises $8.7m and aims to focus on growth

8:13PM | Friday, 15 August 2014 | By Bronwen Clune ScriptRock has raised a $8.7M Series A Round led by August Capital, who also led investment in Splunk

A Q&A on dealing with internships and unpaid work

8:09PM | Friday, 15 August 2014 | By Kirsten Robb There’s been a lot of talk about internships recently and the potential problems of exploitation employers can run into when they take on free labour.

BEST OF THE WEB: Snowden, the business of Buzzfeed and the first smile

8:37PM | Friday, 15 August 2014 | By Bronwen Clune If there’s one thing you take the time to read this week, let this be it.

Sydney startup Conx aims to shake up construction sector jobs market

8:37AM | Friday, 15 August 2014 | By Kye White Sydney-based startup Conx has developed a job networking platform specifically aimed at the construction industries, in an attempt to address skill shortages in the sector.

Muru-D demo night showcases power of the informal sales pitch

8:35AM | Friday, 15 August 2014 | By Kye White There were supposed to be just nine pitches at the Telstra-backed Muru-D accelerator’s demo night, but in reality there were many more.