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Venuemob, 121cast share funding and platform, again

Venuemob and 121cast were accepted into the 2012 Melbourne Accelerator Program run by the University of Melbourne’s School of Engineering; and last week became the only two (out of 10) to be funded by the Optus Innov8 Seed Program.

The Brisbane driving school that made TechCrunch’s front page in 15 minutes

Here’s proof that Facebook, Twitter et al aren’t the only companies earning column inches on TechCrunch. Brisbane driving school No Yelling recently found itself on the nerd digi-bible’s front page off the back of just 15 minutes’ work, earning loads of SEO-tastic links in the process.

Better than Pinterest? 99dresses.com finds new lease of life in Silicon Valley

What happened when Nikki Durkin took 99dresses.com to Silicon Valley? The 20 year old has been telling the American press that she has 'created crack for women', after three months of internship at YCombinator, arguably the world’s most famous startup accelerator.

Want to learn Mandarin? A Melbourne startup shows off its ‘Mad’ language learning approach...

As a native English speaker, Matthew Ho was once frustrated by his attempts to learn Mandarin. This week, he's in Beijing showing off just how fun and addictive the language can be. Ho and his startup, Native Tongue, have been promoting Mandarin Madness, an educational gaming application, at TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing.

Nine Aussies among 25 entrepreneurs creating companies on The Startup Bus travelling from San...

25 entrepreneurs (including nine Aussies) board @TheStartupBus from San Francisco to attend the South by Southwest (SxSW) Conference in Austin. They are to build five businesses from concept to launch over the 48-hour road trip. Their biggest challenge so far is apparently overcoming motion sickness during the trip.

TechCrunch gets hacked. How the hunter became the hunted.

It’s not often that today’s technology media inspires thoughts of William Shakespeare. However, it’s likely that The Bard, had he lived in the 21st Century, would draw great inspiration from the brief and turbulent history of one of the world’s premier tech blogs, TechCrunch, and its founder Michael Arrington.

Dead peeps and deleted tweets reveal some home truths. (Are you in control of...

Everything on the public web gets indexed and cached by Google, so even when we delete something it is still publicly accessible. The crisp click you hear when you hit the Enter key and send personal information into the digital wild is the sound of you relinquishing complete control over that information.

Liubinskas at TechCrunch50: Aussie startup entrepreneurs from iPitch & spellr.us

Pollenizer's Mick Liubinskas, Anthill's man on the ground at this week's TechCrunch50 conference in San Francisco, has been wandering around with his trusty video camera hunting down Aussie startup entrepreneurs to interview for you. In this first video, he interviews Green Lane Digital, the team behind iPitch, an online platform matching companies and investors. Below, Liubinskas catches up with another regular contributor, spellr.us founder Kevin Garber.

Liubinskas at TechCrunch50: Aussie startup entrepreneurs from iPitch & spellr.us

Pollenizer's Mick Liubinskas, Anthill's man on the ground at this week's TechCrunch50 conference in San Francisco, has been wandering around with his trusty video camera hunting down Aussie startup entrepreneurs to interview for you. In this first video, he interviews Green Lane Digital, the team behind iPitch, an online platform matching companies and investors. Below, Liubinskas catches up with another regular contributor, spellr.us founder Kevin Garber.

TechCrunch’s Mike Arrington speaks out

TechCrunch founder Mike Arrington is a polarising figure. Hundreds of tech entrepreneurs attempt to wow him every day in an effort to gain positive media coverage, making him one of Silicon Valley's few genuine king-makers and breakers.

TechCrunch's Mike Arrington speaks out

TechCrunch founder Mike Arrington is a polarising figure. Hundreds of tech entrepreneurs attempt to wow him every day in an effort to gain positive media coverage, making him one of Silicon Valley's few genuine king-makers and breakers.

Firefox 3.5 Treats Videos Like Web Pages

The new version of Firefox (3.5) is scheduled for release next week, and apart from speed improvements it promises to handle video in an entirely new and innovative way. How? Check out this demo Mike Beltzner, director of Firefox, gave TechCrunch.

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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