Start-ups

Microsoft invests in rogue Android start-up Cyanogen

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Windows Phone might still be a work in progress but Microsoft is pumping money into a hot start-up trying to weaken Google's hold over Android.

VentureCrowd goes social for latest funding round

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Australian crowdfunding platform announces latest funding round - $363,000 in ASX-listed Crowd Mobile.

Bigcommerce adds former Groupon exec to the board

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Australian start-up kicks off 2015 by adding significant experience to its board of directors.

Ingogo beefs up exec team

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Taxi app provider boosts its leadership team with two newly created positions as it plans a nationwide assault and new products in 2015.

Uber raises an extra $US1.6 billion

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Car-hailing service is swimming in money as it gets ready to fuel a rapid global expansion.

MigMe seeks to replicate Alibaba's success

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Singapore-based social media firm buys e-commerce site to take advantage of online retail growth.

Twitter buys ZipDial

by AFP
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US social media giant eyes a foothold in one of the world' fastest growing mobile markets with latest acquisition.

Melbourne start-up poaches former Google director

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Unlockd in hiring coup with former Google director joining as chairman.

The Melbourne start-up turning heads in Vegas

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The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas has been one wild and potentially fruitful ride for Strone Technology.

Urbanspoon brand dissolved

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Popular restaurant review and recommendations service acquired by India-based online restaurant delivery service Zomato.

Facebook buys video compression outfit QuickFire

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Latest acquisition further underscores the social networking giant’s increasing focus on video.

CES 2015: Shooting for the stars

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From smartglasses that let shooters fire live rounds of ammunition to a wi-fi enabled sprinkler system sky, vendors are aiming to impress at this year's CES.

Silicon Valley stars invest in pot

by AP
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Founders Fund, the $US2 billion San Francisco venture capital firm run by Silicon Valley stars, including PayPal co-founder and former CEO Peter Thiel, is investing in a marijuana company

Facebook's latest buy turns 'speech into actionable data'

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Social network acquires voice-recognition start-up to sharpen targeted advertising.

CES Unveiled: From smart belts to hi-tech plant pots

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The world’s biggest consumer technology show kicks off with companies from around the globe revealing dozens of new gadgets that show off cutting edge technologies and brilliant new ideas.

Telstra Health picks up cloud medicine

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Telco's eHealth unit adds more capabilities with the acquisition of Australian cloud software developer Cloud9 and Indian health software developer IdeaObject.

Uber says sorry over siege price hike

by AAP
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Uber apologises after Sydney siege's price surge.

KPMG to advance with new entrepreneur program

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New partnership between KMPG and a global NGO designed to give Australian entrepreneurs a chance to fast-track business growth.

Equity crowdfunding gathers more fame and partners

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Australian crowdfunding platform VentureCrowd announces a $50,000 raise for fashion start-up Fame & Partners.

The fall of 'jerk tech' - why social good is the new black

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The unrelenting disruption of technology is changing the way we work and play. But is it changing the values of big corporates, who exist to make a buck?

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