October 2014

Oneflare secures $1 million investment to fund UK expansion

10:29PM | Friday, 24 October 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Local services marketplace Oneflare has secured an additional $1 million in funding as the service begins preparations for international expansion.

Perth’s Spacecubed raises over $50,000 in crowdfunding for new Level 9 coworking space

10:24PM | Friday, 24 October 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Perth coworking space Spacecubed has successfully raised over $50,000 in a crowdfunding campaign to open up a new space on level nine of its main St Georges Terrace venue.

Telstra gets serious about health tech, but will the public trust it?

10:08PM | Friday, 24 October 2014 | By David Glance Australian telecommunications company Telstra has this week announced its intentions to significantly develop its health business.

Forget beach blanket bingo, tech conference bingo's all the rage

10:57PM | Friday, 24 October 2014 | By Cara Waters If you've ever been lucky (or is that unlucky) enough to sit through a tech conference, you'll recognise what's going on in this little game of bingo.

Best of the Web: Ebola panic grips the US; Marc Andreessen on diversity; and cloned puppies for sale

10:54AM | Friday, 24 October 2014 | By Bronwen Clune With the fear of Ebola spreading at a much faster rate than the virus, The New Yorker takes time out from the hysteria to trace the origins of this latest outbreak.

THE NEWS WRAP: New Facebook rooms for nom de plumes

10:36AM | Friday, 24 October 2014 | By Kye White Facebook has launched a new pseudonymous app called Rooms that lets users create forums about any topic.

Y Combinator coming to Melbourne for the above all human conference

10:44PM | Thursday, 23 October 2014 | By Broede Carmody World-renowned startup accelerator Y Combinator is coming to Australia as part of Melbourne’s above all human conference put on by Startup Victoria.

Victorian Labor opposition makes pledge to establish independent startup body

10:34PM | Thursday, 23 October 2014 | By Kye White The Victorian Labor Party has promised to establish Start-Up Victoria, an independent statutory authority that will support startups, should they be elected to government.

Need for speed: Intuit Australia launches new software to assist app developers

10:27PM | Thursday, 23 October 2014 | By Broede Carmody Entrepreneurs and developers will be able to quickly test their ideas and easily reach an international market thanks to new online tools launched today by digital and accounting solutions company Intuit.

The four things startups need to know to get cash from the government

10:36PM | Thursday, 23 October 2014 | By Charmaine Chalmers Getting sufficient funding to get your business off the ground is one of the most significant challenges for startups – perhaps the hardest struggle an entrepreneur can face in the early days.