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  • Australian startup Hireup dominating the Tech Fast 2017 lists

    Innovative provider of disability support, Hireup, is on an award collection spree. Hireup is an online platform built for people with disability to find, hire and manage support workers using the wonders of technology and building bridges among people with similar interest. Coming in second for Deloitte’s Asia Pacific Technology Fast 500 2017 and coming… Read more »

  • Catch up with Crypto: NASDAQ, Winklevoss twins, Steam

    Foreword by your friendly editor. [box type=”shadow” align=”aligncenter” class=”” width=””]We all know how overwhelming cryptocurrency news can be. The volatile nature of it and our obsession with it only equates to endless articles being thrown at us. But we also want to keep up with cryptocurrency, just like a certain reality show I’m low key… Read more »

  • Millions worth of Bitcoin was lost in hack on NiceHash

    Over 4700 bitcoin (BTC)  has been stolen, clearly not the Friday Funday kind of vibes today in the crypto world. Hackers have ‘professionally’ hacked into NiceHash, and went away with 4700 BTC, amounting up to US$ 76 million. The Slovenian company, dubbed itself as the largest marketplace for mining cryptocurrency, stopped operations for a while… Read more »

  • York Butter Factory making waves with acquisition of co-working space Teamsquare

    York Butter Factory (YBF) is making waves in the local startup scene and keeping up with the holiday spirit of shopping with its latest acquisition. The Melbourne-based co-working space and community, which focuses on tech entrepreneurs, just expanded by acquiring co-working space, Teamsquare. Teamsquare is known for housing many tech startups and is also considered… Read more »

  • Australian government invests $8 million in blockchain

    Blockchain is government approved. The Australian government is showing support for blockchain by pumping in over $8 million taxpayer-funded investment in a cryptocurrency-based company. The breakdown of this investment shows a grant of $2.57 million in direct funding into the Fremantle-based project, and additional $5.68 million funds provided by partners including blockchain firm Power Ledger… Read more »

  • Appen acquires Leapforce for $105 million

    Appen is taking over the world, this time acquiring their competitor, US-based Leapforce for $105.3 million. This will take the ASX-listed company to another level. According to The Australian Financial Review, the deal is made up of 80 percent cash and 20 percent equity and will be funded by a new debt facility of $72.6… Read more »

  • WeWork is acquiring Meetup, a collaboration for community sake

    WeWork is buying over Meetup. The co-working space giant certainly creating more than just ripples in the community, with 255 offices in 58 countries. Considered as the world’s fifth most valuable startup, valuing at nearly $20 billion, WeWork making a name for the sake of ‘community’. The company has raised over $8 billion and most… Read more »

  • Jeff Bezos is the world’s only $100 billionaire

    Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos is worth more than $100 billion all thanks to Black Friday. Bezos is the newest guy to reach that net worth since 1999, which was previously achieved by Bill Gates. Although Australia does not participate actively during Black Friday, we are pretty much aware of the Internet image… Read more »

  • Bitcoin price hits $9000

    Well, the price of Bitcoin passed $9000, setting a new high for itself. The price has been increasing since yesterday, hitting $9000 and now it is well over $9000. According to CoinMarketCap, bitcoin has increased by 8.61percent in 24 hours, and 20.47 percent over the last seven days. The market capitalisation is around $161 billion…. Read more »

  • Facebook launches food delivery service

    Facebook is stepping up its game again. They announced a food delivery service via the Facebook app. According to Facebook, ordering food for takeout or delivery is somehow complicated. My sentiments exactly, choosing between the three apps I have can sometimes be very challenging. They state this can be made simpler by doing it directly… Read more »