Eventbrite appoints managing director of Australia

9:42PM | Monday, 1 September 2014 | StartupSmart

Eventbrite, the self-service ticketing platform and global events marketplace, has announced the appointment of Rachael Neumann as the managing director of Australia to lead and build the local team and drive the local strategy.


US growth sees DesignCrowd double its total payments in a year

9:21PM | Monday, 1 September 2014 | Kye White

After taking six years to reach $10 million in payments to designers, Australian startup DesignCrowd has doubled that total just one year later.

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Apple rumoured to have iPhone 6 mobile wallet deals with American Express, Visa and MasterCard

9:08PM | Monday, 1 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Apple is rumoured to have signed deals with credit card payment giants American Express, Visa and MasterCard, with multiple reports suggesting a string of mobile payment deals has been struck.

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LG and Samsung leak details of smartwatches ahead of IFA

9:03PM | Monday, 1 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Tech giants LG and Samsung have leaked key details of their upcoming wearable devices ahead of the IFA trade show in Berlin, which begins on September 5.

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How Amazon and Google are killing Box, Dropbox and Hightail: Best of the Web

8:29PM | Friday, 29 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Back in April, I observed how competition was intensifying in the cloud storage market, but this was likely to lead to a shakeout.

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Google tests drones – in Queensland

8:16PM | Friday, 29 August 2014 | Kye White

Over the past two years, Google has been privately working on building its own drones, which it has been testing in Queensland.

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iPhone 6 to include mobile payments platform

8:09PM | Friday, 29 August 2014 | Kye White

Apple's next iPhone will include the company’s own NFC mobile payments platform, sources have told Wired.

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What metadata does the government want about you?

8:21PM | Friday, 29 August 2014 | Philip Branch

With the leaking of a discussion paper on telecommunications data retention, we are at last starting to get some clarity as to just what metadata the Abbott government is likely to ask telecommunications companies, internet servce providers (ISPs) and others involved in communications services to store.

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THE NEWS WRAP: New iPhone to be equipped for mobile payments

8:17AM | Friday, 29 August 2014 | Kye White

Apple’s new iPhone, set to be unveiled on September 9, will feature the company’s own payment platform, sources told Wired.

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General Assembly heads for Brisbane, as Australia’s startup ecosystem gets stronger

8:44PM | Thursday, 28 August 2014 | Kye White

Brisbane is the likely candidate for General Assembly’s next Australian expansion, according to Riley Batchelor, regional director for the company’s Australian arm.

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Twitter releases analytics tool revealing how many people view and interact with your tweets

8:39PM | Thursday, 28 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Twitter has released a tool called the Tweet Activity Dashboard, allowing users to see real time information about how many users are viewing and interacting with their tweets.

 | Technology  | Social media

Pocketbook marks 100,000 users and announces a Series A raise

8:09PM | Thursday, 28 August 2014 | Kye White

Financial services startup Pocketbook has announced it's reached 100,000 users and is seeking $2.5 million in Series A funding.

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Wolfing down bugs for fun and profit

8:34PM | Tuesday, 26 August 2014 | Kye White

Bugwolf is a startup that’s helping companies catch bugs before they become real problems.

 | Growth  | Technology  | Start-up Profiles

Facebook announces click-bait crackdown

8:32PM | Tuesday, 26 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Social media giant Facebook is cracking down on click-bait headlines on articles as part of a major update it is rolling out.

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A CTO’s perspective on how to survive a startup

8:41PM | Tuesday, 26 August 2014 | Kerry Esson

Embarking on any new journey is always exciting and, for some, even a little frightening when venturing into unknown territory.

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Amazon buys Twitch for almost $1 billion: Five things you need to know about its latest purchase

8:14PM | Tuesday, 26 August 2014 | Eloise Keating

E-commerce giant Amazon has splashed out, paying close to $US1 billion ($A107 billion) for live video gaming platform Twitch.

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Australia has one of the world’s highest rates for PC use, tablet and smartphone ownership

8:24PM | Monday, 25 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Australia is in the top 10 countries in the world in terms of tablet ownership and PC usage rates, and in the top 15 for smartphone ownership, beating the US on many key measures.

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How much do we really know about privacy on Facebook?

8:11PM | Monday, 25 August 2014 | Michael Cowling

The recent furore about the Facebook Messenger app has unearthed an interesting question: how far are we willing to allow our privacy to be pushed for our social connections?

 | Social media

Google Wallet not planning an Australian launch, leaving a big opportunity for local mobile payment startups

8:38PM | Friday, 22 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Google has revealed it has no plans to launch its Google Wallet mobile payment platform in Australia, with the news leaving a large gap in the local market for Australian tech startups to fill.

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Robots in the classroom: Meet Edison, the Australian-designed Lego-compatible robot that smashed its crowdfunding target

8:01PM | Friday, 22 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

An Adelaide company behind a low-cost robot called Edison has raised $83,256 from 928 backers, smashing its $20,000 target with five days to spare.

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