What is it about live music that’s so appealing? Despite advancements in media technology, where ‘liveness’ can be experienced without being physically present at an event, the traditional ‘live experience’ – being a spectator in a crowd – still has high cultural value. Co-Founders of WhatsLively, Trishanth Chandrahasan and William Xue describe live music as ‘sacred’.
A new US-based tech startup Amplifyd is set to shape the future of political engagement, firstly in America, then potentially other locations around the globe. Launched last month, Amplifyd merges crowdsourcing and lobbying in much the same vigour as Silicon Valley tech luminaries.
Obviously some tough competition doesn’t scare cofounders and brothers Damien and Nathan Coe. If the name sounds familiar you are probably a fan of the soccer, Nathan, the eldest of the two, plays for Melbourne Victory and has been a Socceroo goal keeper – and hopeful to represent the country again during the upcoming Asia Cup in 2015.
Today Australian entrepreneur Nikki Durkin announced that she was shutting down the venture she had been working on for the last 4 years 99dresses.
Booking Boss has a mission. The startup is dedicated to transforming the travel industry sector by making planning tours, activities and attractions as easy and as accessible as possible – whether it’s for the global traveler or local excursionists.
Launched earlier this month, Swoop offers small business operators the opportunity to boost foot traffic, sales and profit by targeting customers through GPS-linked app alerts that direct them to special deals and discounts as soon as they are within close proximity to a particular store.
An innovative new UK-based startup, CommissionCrowd – currently in its beta phase – is a cloud-based platform connecting businesses with independent sales representatives. Launching publicly in the later months of this year, the startup also provides collaborative accounts that allow both the company and sales agent to easily manage their remote working relationships under one roof.
They say that imitation should be taken as flattery. It certainly helps in the process of validating your idea, however when it comes to original sales and marketing copy on your website turning up on another website – well folks, that’s stealing.