Start-ups

The consumer advocate driving Australia's digital scene

From peer-to-peer lending to mobile telephony to a more recent foray into e-commerce, Yatango's CEO Andy Taylor is keen to shake things up. Just don't call him a disruptor.

Myer, Hackett add $5m to BlueChilli’s start-up fund

Tech investment outfit finds funding to pump into early stage start-ups, with Myer Family Investments and Internode founder Simon Hackett coming on board.

DesignCrowd hits payments milestone

Australian crowdsourcing outfit sets up shop at San Francisco with eyes on making further inroads in the US market.

Taxing times: Tech needs a holiday

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The notion that the government will remove the attractive tax-breaks given to property investment in this country and hand them to local tech investors is a pipe dream. So why are we still talking about it?

Tech start-ups need tax breaks: report

Tax breaks offered to property investors should be shifted to boost start-up sector.

Bowen ramps up the innovation rhetoric

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The shadow treasurer isn't talking a lot about broadband but he is hitting all the high notes on a policy turf where Labor thinks it can make a mark.

Riding the Silicon dragon

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The China-Australia Millennial Project is a bold initiative that could potentially open up a whole new window of opportunity for our tech and start-up sectors.

Sydney start-up Neon Stingray snapped up by global giant

French digital marketing technology firm Valtech keen to use acquisition as its base for expansion in the Asia Pacific market.

$40,000 up for grabs as Telstra's muru-D opens its doors to fresh batch of start-ups

Nine early-stage digital companies successfully graduate from inaugural six-month program.

Flabby Australia's chance to get lean

Surviving in the digital era means companies need to toughen up and use tech techniques for business transformation.

Yo: The app that's going to be bigger than Twitter

The world's dumbest app, as some have labelled it, just might have the last laugh.

New incubator keen to nurture likely achievers

More than 100 start-ups are expected to benefit from a new $10 million early-stage investment fund in the next five years.

Tech world's biggest rivalry: It's not Apple vs. Google

The fiercest battle in the tech scene may well be between two heavily financed upstarts plotting the demise of the taxi industry—and each other.

The start-up superstar that had to leave Australia

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Ollo Wearables was the darling of the local start-up scene but for CEO Hugh Geiger the move to San Francisco was inevitable.

WA Liberals vote in favour of Uber

Liberal Party says it wants to remove regulatory hurdles around taxi-sharing apps at state conference.

Facebook buys cyber security start-up

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Social network snaps up PrivateCore to boost its perimeter.

Yatango sets sights on e-commerce with Yatango Shopping

Telco disruptor keen to replicate it winning formula in the online retail space.

A little slice of Silicon Valley down under

What do San Francisco and Melbourne have in common? Trams, bad weather and world-class software engineers – as Zendesk's commitment to its Australian engineering hub highlights.

Alphatise promises a good deal for shoppers and retailers

Social commerce start-up hoping to tap into the way we shop in the digital age, where the path to purchase has changed dramatically and consumers have many options at their fingertips.

Goldman group set to buy message system as alternative to Bloomberg - sources

Instant messaging start-up Perzo Inc's open source application an attractive target for Wall Street firms.

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