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Tech ain’t a priority yet

by 9 days ago.

The Government’s announcement this week of its Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda gives me little comfort that a thriving tech / startup scene in Australia is a genuine national imperative. This is deeply concerning because Australia is missing out on a prime opportunity to diversify its economy from mining and primary industry to a more knowledge based economy rooted in tech.

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Startmate graduate Flightfox unfairly accused of “ripping off” Nomad List?

by 10 days ago.

Flightfox, which is essentially a marketplace of travel hackers that compete amongst each other to find tickets that meet a user’s criteria, recently introduced a new section to the site which lists the world’s “17 Best Cities To Live Cheaply”. The list has been criticised by Levels.io and TechinAsia.com for having a similar layout and content to Nomad List.

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Canva announces its new iPad app whilst Adobe make a play into web-based platforms

by 10 days ago.

The Canva app sits in the Productivity category on the App store. Canva is lucky that there is no real competition in its space right now, that offers the all the functionality they do basically free, with only a small fee for premium design features and imagery. However, Adobe and its Creative Cloud services have begun to make a play into their own web solutions.

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Is Tappr’s technology a “quantum leap in the mPOS space”?

by 10 days ago.

Finding a way into the niche market of online financial services has high stakes, but the profit potentials make it well worth the risks. The big four banks of Australia is estimated to generate over $29 billion dollars annually. This is something that seems to have been very clearly understood by Brett Hales, the Co-Founder and CEO of Brisbane-based mCommerce and mPOS startup Tappr.

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