Australia will play host to its first THack in April, when developers will create and showcase new digital travel products and web or mobile-based tools over the course of just eight days.
A trip overseas was the original inspiration for Stufftopia, which helps people find things to do anywhere in the world.
After picking up not one but two titles at the 2012 StartupSmart Awards, expectations were high for Melbourne-based business Ship2Anywhere, which was created in 2010.
Sensis is to roll out a fresh ‘hackathon’ in Melbourne this weekend, including an impressive list of mentors such as Lonely Planet’s Gus Balbontin and Scott Rogers from Seek.
Australia could risk losing its coveted AAA rating if the federal budget does not return to surplus, a leading credit agency has warned.
It’s been a while since my last post and I feel like I should have written a few more times since then.
Facebook’s disappointing debut on the Nasdaq doesn’t appear to have dampened the company’s spirits, with reports circulating the social media giant is about to make two more acquisitions.
While running their recruitment agency, Patrick Flaherty and Matthew Hughes realised that the hiring process could be enhanced with a healthy dose of video.
Sensis has launched a series of challenges to inspire developers to create viable apps, offering a $2,500 “bounty” for the concept that best utilises its API content and functionality.
Melbourne Population: 4.07 million Start-up survival rate: 74.3% (2007 to 2009)
University students in Melbourne will have just 48 hours to launch web-based start-ups from scratch this weekend, as part of their participation in Startup Hackathon Melbourne.
Australian software giant Atlassian has acquired US-based instant messaging network HipChat for an undisclosed sum, with plans to incorporate HipChat into its ever-increasing portfolio.
Start-up incubator Pollenizer has teamed up with Sensis to host a two-day hackathon later this month, inviting entrepreneurs to vie for a share in more than $50,000 worth of prizes and perks.
eCommerce platform BigCommerce has launched a $2 million integration fund for start-up developers around the world, with each successful entry set to receive up to $20,000.
Global tech company Verizon has unveiled its top 10 technology trends for 2012, with a renewed focus on improving connections between people, equipment and their environments.
Australian search engine Sensis will host a start-up “hackathon” at Melbourne’s York Butter Factory this weekend, in the latest move by a large company to embrace start-up events.
Developers that use Google Map links for their websites will be charged for heavy usage of the service as of next year, although the search giant claims the new fees are designed to protect small developers.
Search giant Google has shut down a number of products as it continues to focus more on streamlining its range to generate revenue, including one program for which it spent $50 million only one year ago.
Twitter has acquired third-party app TweetDeck in a deal worth $US40 million, in the latest of a recent series of big money buy-outs in the tech sector.
Social media giant Facebook has denied claims that it accidently exposed personal data to advertisers and other third parties, despite security firm Symantec saying the potential repercussions of the alleged breach are “far and wide”.