Startup Lithodomos VR is using virtual reality (VR) to construct detailed 3D experiences of global historical sites and bring history to life.
Australia’s game development industry has massive potential for growth as an export industry, according to an independent survey by IGEA and GDAA.
Australia is set to welcome its first ever international B2B and SaaS conference, B2B Rocks. After three successful events in Europe, B2B Rocks will join Sydney’s Spark Festival at The Australian Technology Park at the end of this month.
Melbourne corporate travel and expense platform Locomote has today announced a new name along with its intent to head overseas, changing its name to Travelport Locomote as it gears up to expand into the United Kingdom.
Looking to bring the growing number of Australians in Europe together and make it easier for the next ones coming over is entrepreneur Jock Gordon, who is setting up an Aussie mafia of sorts called Aussie.EU.
Django Girls is a free programming workshops for women that teaches them skills in coding and technology to help them upskill in their industry. Last weekend the program came to Brisbane and launched its first ever workshop in Australia, hosted by River City Labs. Over the weekend women learned how to build their own website right from the beginning.
The Government has announced it will launch the fourth of its five global landing pads for entrepreneurs in Berlin, with the European hub joining San Francisco, Tel Aviv, and Shanghai.
Australian startup Meeco wants to give power back to the individual through a secure life management platform. This platform supports a range of applications, from personal documents, photos, and other information which allows consumers to exchange data on a transparent and permission basis.
German home cooking delivery startup Marley Spoon, which launched in Australia last August, has announced the raising of a €15 million (AUD$22 million) Series B round from Luxor Capital, QD Ventures, Kreos Capital, and existing investors.
Imagine a future, perhaps one like this, where your data is a genuine asset. It is owned and controlled by you. You provision your data to the people and organisations you choose in ways that have value to you. In fact, when calculating your net worth, data is a key consideration.
The tech world has been promising that “this year” will be the year that drones finally take off, with drones expected to do everything from delivering Amazon packages in the suburbs to helping farmers with their crops, but 2016 might finally see this promise become a reality.
Patrick de Laive, best known for co-founding one of the world’s top tech media and event companies The Next Web (TNW), has recently unveiled Index, a business intelligence tool that tracks thousands of tech companies around the world. Chris Messina, inventor of the hashtag and a closed beta tester of Index described the tool as “what [he’d] always wanted Crunchbase to become”.
At the end of another busy week, Match Group has added to its stable of dating platforms through its acquisition of PlentyofFish, while fantasy sports startup FanDuel has raised a $275 million Series E round. Closer to home, CargoHound round a $800,000 seed round, while Oneflare raised $3 million.
Along with crimped hair, the mood ring was a fashion staple for teen girls in the 90s and 2000s. The ring changed colours depending on what mood the wearer was in, and though no one actually knew what colour corresponded to which mood, but we all wanted one anyway. Technology has now gone one better: Finnish startup Moodmetric has created the a smart ring, which actually does track emotions and stress levels.
The stereotypical image of a group of teenagers making noise in a garage is probably one of the first things that comes to mind when you think of amateur musicians, but the reality is that musicians are increasingly collaborating from different sides of the world, writing music together through the internet.