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As it turns out, bitcoin is here to stay. Australian startup CoinJar, which provides businesses with virtual wallets for bitcoin transactions, has today announced that it is trialling CoinJar Swipe, the first EFTPOS card that allows bitcoin holders to spend their digital currency anywhere they like.
Tech23, a six-year-old Sydney-based technology event known for recognising some of Australia’s most innovative startups, has just announced the top 23 companies that will be presenting at the event in October.
My life as a startup mentor has three constants: midnight anxiety, coffee and lean canvases. I deal with the first two with a combination of meditation and hard liquor, depending on how much time I have on my hands. Lean canvases, on the other hand, have become both a necessary evil and my favourite thing in the world. If you’re doing it right, running a lean canvas session is equal parts endless joy and cautious panic.
Awl & Sundry is the online tailoring store which allows users to design their own bespoke men’s shoes from the ground-up.
Social media giant, Pinterest, recently won a court battle against a Spanish company called Pin Digital about their controversial use of the domain names PinSex.com, and PinGay.com.
Are you an early stage startup with a killer idea that will shake up the real estate industry? Westpac Group and venture tech firm BlueChilli want you, and are willing to put $40,000 on the table to prove it. The collaboration forms part of a new initiative to help drive innovation solutions for Westpac’s SME and commercial real estate customers.
It’s understandable why online payments stalwart PayPal is pissed. Apple recently omitted PayPal from its list of preferred payments platforms. That’s a massive blow to PayPal’s ego. It’s like being the cool kid in high school and then a new cool kid comes along and doesn’t invite you to his party. Ouch.
Everyone keeps calling bellabox a beauty box company. It’s not. bellabox is a media company, no matter how you slice and dice it. That is why an investment from one of Australia’s fastest growing media companies makes perfect sense.