5:10PM | Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | Point-of-sale start-up Kounta is aiming to raise up to $1 million from investors, having already secured Reckon founder Greg Wilkinson as an investor and board member.
4:51PM | Tuesday, 16 April 2013 | eCommerce start-up BuyReply has raised $1 million from investors including Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures.
3:31PM | Monday, 4 March 2013 | After an incident in the takeaway food queue at a Jack Johnson concert, Adam Theobald and Scott Player co-founded Beat the Q, which allows customers to pre-order and pay for their snacks using their smartphones.
2:04PM | Thursday, 28 February 2013 | PayPal co-founder Max Levchin is launching a new mobile payments start-up called Affirm, the first project to come out of Levchin’s San Francisco tech incubator.
1:29PM | Monday, 21 January 2013 | Online retail giant eBay earned $US757 million during the final three months of 2012 – its best year yet – prompting an industry expert to issue some key tips to Australian eBay sellers.
11:11PM | Wednesday, 14 November 2012 | The week before Christmas is the peak period for mobile shopping searches, new Google data shows, while findings from PayPal and eBay show mobile is increasingly aiding the “consumer discovery process”.
9:21PM | Wednesday, 26 September 2012 | US-based crowdfunding platform GoFundMe is looking to accelerate its growth with a new partner program, amid reports it is currently raising about $3 million in campaigns every month.
9:55PM | Tuesday, 4 September 2012 | Start-ups have been urged to reassure consumers of the security of their sites, after a report revealed 95% of consumers would terminate their relationship with a company if it mishandled their data.
8:00AM | Thursday, 2 August 2012 | New research commissioned by PayPal shows business growth increased by an average of 5% in the last year for those who sell online, while those who don’t sell online saw business decline.
7:18PM | Tuesday, 31 July 2012 | Online payments provider PayPal has issued some key advice to small businesses to help them avoid arbitrary suspension of their accounts, but admits the process needs to be improved.