I was at the AIMIA Mobile Experience in Darling Harbour (disclaimer #1, the fees and the lunch afterwards was provided by Alcatel Lucent ) and lets say, the sessions I saw got me thinking. Thought #1 Advertising has issues. I heard advertisers promote different app or interfaces that was either pure poison (but the users like it) or are god’s gifts to advertisers. Included in the mix are QR codes, and Apps like Shazam and Chirp (disclaimer #2, both [...]
Sometimes you come across a startup that is not a new idea, but still represents inovation. A good example of this is the website travelmob. travelmob is a local version of Airbnb, however the properties on offer are in the Asia Pacific area. It today anounced it has secured US$1 million seed investment. Turochas Fuad, CEO and co-founder of travelmob said, “In raising this seed round of funding, we sought investors who would not only be a good fit [...]
Pioneer Computers has been one of those companies I have been impressed with for a while. While not a household name, the products I have looked at from them have been simple but effective, and it was obvious that the owner Jeff Li has great contents with the Chinese and Taiwanese manufacturers.
Hoyts, one of Australia’s leading cinema chains, has today revealed it will launch its own pay-per-view movie streaming platform in the first quarter of 2013.
Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has confirmed it will begin providing customers with SMS alerts prior to an emergency situation, beginning at the end of next year.
Mark Maples, from Angle Investing firm FLOODGATE has joined existing investor General Catalyst Partners in investing in Bigcommerce the Aussie founded e-commerce platform. This is the Series B (or second round of venture funding) and has secured $20 Million to help fund development, global sales and a brand overhaul.
Apple has at last made its Volume Purchase Program available for Australian businesses and educational institutes, nearly a year after launching the program in the United States.
in brief Apple has overnight confirmed speculation that it will hold a September 12 event , where chances are exceedingly high that it will announce the latest iPhone amongst a range of sweeping updates to its iPod range if rumours are to be believed.
According to research conducted by up-and-coming technology analyst firm, Telsyte, the Australian media tablet market has grown considerably, reaching 188 per cent year-on-year within the first half of 2012. Telsyte’s research indicates that this figure is set to reach a staggering 2.37 million units sold by the end of the calendar year.
in brief In today’s announcement of the Samsung Galaxy SIII 4G device, Telstra confirmed it has big plans to ramp up the number of users on its 4G network, confirming it’d launch 4 other 4G-capable handsets between now and December. “Today we’re announcing the first of five new 4G smartphones to launch on the Telstra Mobile Network between now and December,” a spokesperson for the company said in the statement today. The company has also been quick [...]