Expert predicts trickle-down effect for group buying after LivingSocial raises $110 million

2:10PM | Thursday, 21 February 2013 |  US-based daily deals giant LivingSocial has raised another $US110 million from investors, with an industry expert predicting a trickle-down effect for smaller players.

Facebook flags move towards movies, books and fitness apps

2:03PM | Wednesday, 13 February 2013 |  Facebook has highlighted opportunities for app developers after indicating its next major app categories will be movies, books and fitness, having conquered categories such as gaming.

DealsDirect scraps its unprofitable daily deal site DealMe

10:24PM | Thursday, 25 October 2012 |  The DealsDirect Group has shut down DealMe, the group's daily deal site which has been running since 2011.

Small group buying sites told to “hold on and sit tight”

9:46PM | Monday, 3 September 2012 |  Small players in the Australian group buying market need to “hold on and sit tight”, an expert says, after a report revealed consumer spending has fallen for the third consecutive quarter.

“Bring Your Own Apps” trend gaining pace in the office: Telsyte

8:38PM | Wednesday, 1 August 2012 |  A trend dubbed “Bring Your Own Apps” is gaining pace in the workplace, according to a Telsyte report, which shows businesses are encouraging their staff to use apps for work purposes.

Daily deals site RedLipDeals launches, targets adult market niche

6:37PM | Monday, 25 June 2012 |  A new daily deals site focused solely on adult services has launched in Sydney, suggesting there are still untapped niches within the rapidly consolidating sector for start-ups.

Group buying consolidation gathers pace as and Ouffer merge

6:06PM | Monday, 18 June 2012 |  Australia’s group buying market is in the midst of a consolidation period, according to analysts, after Melbourne-based site announced it will merge with Sydney-based site Ouffer.

Businesses failing to create mobile-optimised sites: Report

5:11PM | Friday, 25 May 2012 |  Less than a third of Australian businesses have created a mobile-optimised website, with even fewer creating new apps, a new report reveals.

Fears raised over cloud privacy restrictions

5:39PM | Tuesday, 15 May 2012 |  New proposed laws that restrict the shift of data overseas could reduce the benefits of moving to the cloud, an expert has warned, despite research showing local firms view IT cloud applications as a key cost-saving measure.

Facebook’s paid posts idea sparks mixed business reaction

5:00AM | Tuesday, 15 May 2012 |  Facebook’s decision to test a new feature that would allow users to pay a fee to promote their posts has received a mixed response, with one analyst attacking the idea as “the worst one yet” hatched by the social media giant.