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Do you know how chatbots are changing what we know about customer experience?

Businesses are embracing advanced technology and artificial intelligence to improve production. AI has more benefits than just streamlined manufacturing, though. With the use of...

What you need to know about the far-reaching impact of the gig economy today

Businesses like Uber, Deliveroo and Airtasker are booming thanks to more and more people choosing to gain a second income. Some will pursue the gig economy as a full time option and a study predicted that by 2020, 43 percent of American workers would be independent contractors.

Here are 7 online business laws your e-commerce business needs to know today

Even businesses that conduct all their transactions online are not exempt from the law. With more companies looking to compete with giants like Amazon, there is a large retail market appearing on the Internet. The government is constantly enacting new laws and rules to adapt to the evolving environment.

Geospatial data isn’t just for marketers, here’s why every business needs to have it

Across all industries, retail and marketing included, geospatial data can be just as influential and vital to success. It’s less commonly discussed, and not completely understood by many. Unlike location data, it involves the spatial and logistical information about a particular position, region or area.

What you need to know about how blockchain is changing capital raising

The blockchain takes the concept further, allowing companies to raise funds on the blockchain by issuing tokens, or crypto securities, of some value in the company or that provide utility.

Wellington’s Rabid Technologies expands into Australia by acquiring Melbourne’s Squareweave

Bucking the trend of Australian companies buying into New Zealand, New Zealand web and app company Rabid Technologies has acquired Squareweave, a strategic design and web development agency based in Melbourne.

Music startup GiggedIn tunes in to VentureCrowd for part of its $1 million cap raise

Online subscription platform GiggedIn is transforming how live music and entertainment is consumed by making it more affordable, easier and accessible for Australians, particularly millennials, who love the nightlife.

From kids’ disco parties to global tech company: AmazingCo secures $2.3 million cap raise

AmazingCo, a data-driven experiences platform, recently announced a $2.3 million raise led by Rampersand VC, including Macdoch Ventures, Aconex’s founders Leigh Jasper and Rob Phillpot, Luxury Escapes co-founder Adam Schwab and Richmond AFL captain Trent Cotchin.

Global tourism accelerator program run by Slingshot in Queensland back for second year running

Horizons, a tourism industry accelerator run by Slingshot and backed by the Queensland Government’s $650 million Advance Queensland initiative, has officially launched for the second year running.

Girl Geek Academy extend their influence to the U.S. with diversity and inclusion grants

Girl Geek Academy is extending its impact into the U.S. market with a scholarship initiative aimed at increasing the number of minority groups working within the chaos engineering field.

Cloud accounting startup Rounded makes it easier to share data with accountants

Cloud accounting platform, Rounded, has announced improvements to its sole trader app, enabling seamless sharing of data between its users and their accountants.

Drone startup JAR Aerospace wins 40k worth of digital transformation from Cisco

JAR Aerospace is a newly-founded tech startup which launched in 2017, and primarily focuses on the development and manufacturing of purpose built Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) with the functional capabilities to service large scale industrial processes.

Tank Stream Labs partners with edtech startup Academy Xi to offer new training to...

Brad Delamare from Tank Stream Labs said the partnership with Academy Xi was timely with the recent establishment of the first Blockchain hub at Tank Stream’s Bridge Street Hub.

Influencer martketplace theright.fit scoops the 2018 Mumbrella Award for Innovation

theright.fit is a two sided marketplace for creative talent and influencers, making it easy, efficient and cost effective for brands to book campaigns, from TVCs, print campaigns, events and social media executions.

Why GDPR is not just a European IT issue and what it means for...

On the 25th May, the European Union (EU) brought into force the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), with the aim of harmonising data protection laws across Europe as well as giving greater protection to individuals. It is one of the biggest changes to data protection rules over the last two decades.

This tech startup is here to change how international students apply to study in...

Three brothers Nick, Mike and Guilherme from Brazil, who are currently living in Australia, have been working on Brigie's development since November 2016.

Australia’s best and brightest fintech startups celebrated at 2018 Finnie Awards

The Finnies celebrate the remarkable achievements of Australia’s best FinTech businesses who are recognised for excellence in sectors such as lending, wealth management, payments, crowdfunding, blockchain, artificial intelligence and regtech.

12 startups are getting a chance to build their ideas into a global business...

The intensive 6-month program, powered by Australia’s largest tech start-up accelerator, BlueChilli, gives early-stage entrepreneurs the opportunity of a lifetime to quit their day job and have their innovative idea become a global reality.

Lost your glasses? Need a new pair cheaply and quickly? This disruptor is here...

Dresden was formed in 2014 when Jeffreys and equally poor-sighted designer Jason McDermott decided they could make more functional, versatile and dependable glasses without the high price tags.

Cloud accounting tech startup Rounded has secured a Series A investment round

Rounded provides intuitive and straightforward accounting solutions, specifically for sole-traders. The SaaS company, established in 2015 hopes to aggressively pursue its growth strategy, targeting the lucrative and growing “gig economy”

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