Equity crowdfunding: What Equitise learnt when it met with government

9:15PM | Monday, 29 September 2014 | Chris Gilbert

Support in numbers is something I have learnt a great deal about this week when I reflect on my trip to Canberra to meet with various government officials to discuss the current execution timeline of crowd sourced equity funding (CSEF) in Australia.


Say Ello to the new privacy debate on social media

9:38PM | Monday, 29 September 2014 | Luke Heemsbergen

Ello is new social networking space on the web that is receiving a lot of attention of late – so much that it’s caused a few problems with the website out of action from time to time.

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Hackathons in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane aiming to turn “health data into information into knowledge”

9:44PM | Friday, 26 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

With interest in health technology booming, an upcoming hackathon across three states is aiming to bring together tech experts and leading medical researchers.

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From art to science: Interest in robotics is on the move, but finance remains an issue

9:32PM | Friday, 26 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The cofounder of a pioneering Sydney-based robotics startup, with a Powerhouse Museum display and a successful crowdfunding campaign under its belt, says the sector is set to get much bigger but finance for projects remains an issue.

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Dear Rupert: Google hits back at media mogul’s claims it breeds piracy

9:19PM | Friday, 26 September 2014 | Kye White

Google has rejected allegations made by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp in a letter to the European Commission that it uses its market position to stifle competition and is a platform for piracy and the spread of malicious networks.

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AFL fantasy coaching app interest set to surge as Hawthorn battles Sydney in the grand final

9:10PM | Friday, 26 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Bao-Minh Tran-Vo, the cofounder of fantasy footy app developer c8apps, might be in San Francisco, but being 12,658 kilometres from the MCG on AFL grand final day is unlikely to stop the sports aficionado from catching all the action on that one day in September.

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Samsung makes fun of Apple’s misfortunes whilst its own problems pass unnoticed

9:29PM | Friday, 26 September 2014 | David Glance

Apple’s rivals have been quick to take advantage of its ongoing social media attention this week. Not only have they been able to promote their own products but as the focus remains on Apple’s, issues with their own products go unnoticed by the social and news media.

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Payments startup Pin Payments introduces programmable bank transfer API

9:22PM | Friday, 26 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Perth and Melbourne-based payments startup Pin Payments has announced it is introducing a new API that will allow small businesses to automatically schedule their payments.

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Best of the Web: CEOs get paid too much, according to pretty much everyone; Exposing hidden bias at Google; Spend five minutes

9:10AM | Friday, 26 September 2014 | Cara Waters

What should you get paid in the top job in a business? Not as much as you think, according to this study.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Google hits back at News Corp’s allegations of being a “platform for piracy”

9:22AM | Friday, 26 September 2014 | Kye White

Google has responded to a letter Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp sent to the European Commission in which he alleged the company was willing to exploit its market position to stifle competition, and that it was a platform for piracy and the spread of malicious networks.

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Meet “two awesome chicks” solving a common problem

9:15PM | Thursday, 25 September 2014 | Bronwen Clune

For AngelCube’s Brandspot team, who aim to be the ultimate service for brand assets, their trip to San Francisco and New York has been eye-opening.

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LG agrees to partnership with Microsoft on Internet of Things

9:42PM | Thursday, 25 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

LG will partner with Microsoft on the Internet of Things, in a deal that will see the consumer electronics giant develop new products and services based on Microsoft’s cloud computing platforms.

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Ever regretted a drunken tweet? This Australian startup has a solution

9:46PM | Thursday, 25 September 2014 | Kye White

Australian startup Social Check wants to stop drunken tweets and Facebook rants costing people jobs.

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The story of Bugcrowd, from Startmate to San Francisco

9:16PM | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 | Niki Scevak

In our continuing video series on Startmate companies, here is the story of Bugcrowd.

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Australian 3D metal printer claims to be the cheapest on the market

9:58PM | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 | Kye White

A Perth startup has launched a Kickstarter campaign for what it says is the cheapest 3D metal printer in the world.

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Seven ways to become a world-class business blogger

9:00PM | Tuesday, 23 September 2014 | Jeff Bullas

Becoming a successful business blogger is a lot harder than many people think and overnight successes are rare.

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Founder admits he stuffed up when he said women in tech are a cheaper alternative than men

9:28PM | Monday, 22 September 2014 | Kye White

LookSmart founder Evan Thornley says he “stuffed up” when he made sexist comments during a speech he gave at The Sunrise conference in Sydney on Friday.

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Braintree and PayPal launch a blueprint for startups

9:52PM | Monday, 22 September 2014 | Kye White

PayPal and Braintree’s Startup Blueprint, a global program to support startups making mobile web software or services, has launched in Australia.

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Apple iPhone 6 release: Australian app developers and startups react

9:13PM | Friday, 19 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Apple has now released its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones in Australia, and the near inevitable crowds are lining up around the block. Here’s the reaction from Australian app developers.

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YouTube to splash millions on its stars

9:51PM | Friday, 19 September 2014 | Kye White

YouTube is planning to spend millions of dollars on some of the platform’s biggest stars, in deals intended to create high quality content for the site, Re/code reports.

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