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Ecommerce deliveries – The next act for environmental activism? - Doddle insight

Ecommerce deliveries – The next act for environmental activism? – Doddle insight

50 parcels can be delivered to one location, instead of 50 stops at individual addresses.
3 things an Edtech CEO did in his first year creating lasting value - Education Perfect

3 things an Edtech CEO did in his first year to create lasting value...

In March this year, I was just shy of completing my first year as CEO of an edtech company, and the first...
The innovative technology prompts on-duty drivers to regularly take and upload a selfie to their Ola driver app in between rides.

Ola launches ‘Selfie Authentication’ technology to provide safer rides

Ola’s proprietary technology verifies a driver’s image in the selfie against the file photo the driver submitted during registration.
From India to Melbourne: the rise and rise of digital media tyro, Sagar Sethi - Xugar

From India to Melbourne: the rise and rise of the digital media tyro, Sagar...

So confident is Xugar in its ability to deliver the digital goods it created something during the COVID-19 crisis called the 'Trust Package' which guarantees results or the client won't be charged.
Insurtech disruptor Open receives backing from AirTree to support its global growth

Insurtech disruptor Open receives backing from AirTree to support its global growth

By using tech to automate insurance, from quote to claim, we’ve significantly improved the product experience, simplifying insurance for brokers, brands and customers” Jason Wilby, co-founder and CEO of Open said.
Longtail UX gets an extra $2.25 million led by Woolworths Group’s VC arm W23

Longtail UX secures $2.25 million supplementary investment led by Woolworths Group’s VC arm W23

The investment will further support Longtail UX’s international expansion and delivery of its full self-service platform, as well as enhancing the launch of Longtail UX’s new product - LUX Shopping.
Transitioning to a hybrid workforce - Expert insight from a technology chief at Poly

Transitioning to a hybrid workforce – Expert insight from a technology chief at Poly

Ultimately hybrid working is a change that offers both employees and employers flexibility and choice, where collaboration and communication drive productivity, and where businesses thrive through motivated and engaged teams.
Why bad checkout experiences are hurting small business - Fast chief's insight

Why bad checkout experiences are hurting small business – Insight from a chief at...

If you want to sell something – anything – online, Fast makes it easy for you to do so.
Operating in the cloud to drive retail innovation - A Vend founder's take

Operating in the cloud to drive retail innovation – A Vend founder’s take

While this was once dependent almost exclusively on beautiful products and memorable service, savvy retailers are now leveraging the power of the cloud technology to build sophisticated, streamlined and sustainable businesses.
Stone & Chalk acquires Ribit, digital matchmaker for students and businesses

Stone & Chalk acquires Ribit, digital matchmaker for students and businesses

We will continue to ensure that students from every institution around Australia can access the most rewarding jobs and career opportunities in the country and to ensure as much talent as possible is able to flow to the sectors with the highest growth potential.
Neuromersiv just received a million dollars in grant funding for VR neurorehabilitation

Neuromersiv, a MedTech startup developing a VR solution for neurorehabilitation just received $1 million...

“We plan to position ourselves as a world-leading, clinically validated VR based rehabilitation therapy solution”, Neuromersiv’s CEO, Anshul Dayal said.
COVID-induced digital transformation in different industries - MessageMedia

How different industries are taking on COVID-induced digital transformation

We’re seeing an understandable surge in requests for SMS, not only because of its high cut-through but also because of app fatigue.
Aussie blockchain platform revolutionises board and shareholder management

Aussie entrepreneur revolutionises board and company shareholder management with digital blockchain-powered platform

Digital minute taking, document signatures and storage underpinned by secure blockchain technology replaces inefficient, costly and environmentally damaging paper-based administration.
Wrappt founders: Chris Osborne, Nick James, David Steel and Ryan Miller

QLD start-up Wrappt has been awarded $200,000 to tackle video innovation

Queensland startup Wrappt has been awarded $200,000 in Advance Queensland’s latest Ignite Ideas funding round, with a plan to help businesses revolutionise the way they create video.
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Befriending technology: Here are tools to help small businesses work smarter

While post-lockdown restrictions are easing, the situation remains complex in Australia and there are many restrictions that remain which will prevent businesses returning to ‘normal’ for the foreseeable future.
Nathalie Taquet, Founder and CEO of Bottli and eBottli

This new Australian technology is defending local wine exports against predicted $4.3 trillion global...

A new Australian-developed technology suite called eBottli has launched, with the potential to defend our wine export industry against the booming global trade in counterfeit wines.
Sprout Stack

Meet this Australian agtech startup that is growing food in shipping containers

An ambitious agtech startup based on Sydney's Northern Beaches, Sprout Stack is where technology meets traditional agriculture.
Mathspace Founder and CEO Mohamad Jebara

NAPLAN no more: Why coronavirus disruption is already having a positive impact on Australia’s...

The value and effectiveness of summative assessments like NAPLAN have long been debated by education experts in Australia. Now, the disruption caused by coronavirus is forcing a change in the way student learning and performance is measured.
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COVID-19 restrictions may ease but payments have moved online for good

For the payments industry, the biggest difference is the fact that we have a virtual world to replace aspects of the real world in ways we did not at the height of the GFC in 2008.
Kaddy founders, Rich Coombes and Mike Abbott

B2B beverages marketplace Kaddy has secured $3.5 million in funding

The idea for Kaddy was born in between surfs and beers where the pair would discuss a shared frustration with the antiquated ordering and payment methods in the beverages industry.

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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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