October 2014

THE NEWS WRAP: Google’s third quarter results fall just short of analysts’ expectations

10:24AM | Friday, 17 October 2014 | By Kye White Google has reported third quarter results that are slightly below analysts’ expectations.

Indigenous entrepreneurs in the spotlight at Web Directions

10:44PM | Thursday, 16 October 2014 | By Kye White In order to help throw the spotlight on indigenous entrepreneurship, Indigenous Digital Excellence (IDX) is teaming up with Web Directions for a program that will showcase the work of seven indigenous entrepreneurs at the conference in Sydney on October 30 and 31.

Satoshi’s living room, no more: ATO bitcoin guidance forces startup to shelve operations

10:19PM | Thursday, 16 October 2014 | By Kye White Brisbane-based bitcoin BPAY startup Living Room of Satoshi has suspended operations, after the Australian Tax Office’s decision to treat bitcoin as property made its business model impractical.

The story of Edrolo

10:06PM | Thursday, 16 October 2014 | By Niki Scevak The three founders of Edrolo – Ben, Jeremy and Duncan – left jobs at Google and Goldman Sachs to pursue their passion. They believed that great teachers should reach audiences of tens of thousands of students, not the few that could cram into a single classroom.

Canva launches an iPad app

10:47PM | Thursday, 16 October 2014 | By StartupSmart With a focus on growth, Australian startup Canva has launched an iPad app version of its easy to use graphic design platform, its most requested feature to date.

Is anything ‘private’ anymore? How social media and tech companies sniff out your data

10:41PM | Thursday, 16 October 2014 | By Vanessa Emilio Here are a few of the ways the big social media and tech companies are accessing your data and using it for profit.

Data encryption startup says high profile cloud breaches highlight growing importance of privacy

10:20PM | Thursday, 16 October 2014 | By Kye White A number of high profile data breaches will lead to a safer more secure cloud-based IT industry, according to ARKpX chief executive officer Andrew MacDonald.

R&D tax concessions lure Silicon Valley tech startup to list on the ASX

10:08PM | Thursday, 16 October 2014 | By Broede Carmody Silicon Valley technology company 1-Page has become the first US tech startup to list on the Australian Securities and Stock Exchange, joining a growing list of American tech businesses entering the Australian market.

THE NEWS WRAP: HBO set to offer stand-alone streaming service in 2015

10:24AM | Thursday, 16 October 2014 | By Kye White US pay-TV service HBO says it will offer a stand-alone streaming service in 2015.

Employee share scheme changes: a good start but still a long way to go

10:01PM | Wednesday, 15 October 2014 | By Reuben Bramanathan Australian startups and small businesses will generally be pleased with the proposed changes to the taxation of employee share schemes announced yesterday, but there are still a number of issues to be resolved before companies can start implementing new share and option incentives.