Monthly Archives: February 2017 Back

What I Learned From Developing Branding for Airbnb, Dropbox and Thumbtack

“There are plenty of theories for why YouTube became one of the fastest growing startups in Silicon Valley history. Julie Supan says the reason is simple: “We sold the emotion.” When she became the company’s first head of marketing and communications in December 2005, she immediately hunkered down with its cofounders to decide what—and who—they were about. … Read more

Ed Husic claims equity crowdfunding changes will exclude 99% of companies ahead of Senate debate

“The federal Labor Party will attempt to amend the government’s equity crowdfunding legislation when it is debated in the Senate next week, with federal shadow minister for the digital economy Ed Husic claiming the proposed bill would exclude the majority of early stage businesses. The federal government is making its second attempt to pass the Corporations Amendment … Read more

Techstars Music Reveals Start-Ups For Inaugural Accelerator Program

“Techstars Music, a newly established accelerator investment program headed by Bob “Moz” Moczydlowsky (formerly of Twitter, Topspin Media and Yahoo! Music), today will announce its inaugural class of eleven music-based tech start-ups. They are Amper, Hurdl, JAAK, Pacemaker, Pippa, PopGun, Robin, Shimmur, Superpowered, SyncSpot and Weav (full descriptions below). Each company will receive a $120,000 investment, mentorship form a vast pool of professionals, support for life … Read more

Hacks/Hackers: Data Encryption in the Media

hub4101 is proud to partner with the Brisbane Chapter of Hacks/Hackers, a rapidly expanding international grassroots journalism organization which aims to create a network of journalists (“hacks”) and technologists (“hackers”). Monthly events open to all members of the creative, innovative and digital community – people who seek to inspire each other, share information (and code) and collaborate to invent … Read more

The attention merchants : from the daily newspaper to social media, how our time and attention is harvested and sold (book)

Author: Tim Wu A revelatory look at the rise of the ‘attention merchants’, the advertising marketeers who influence and control our consumption in ways previously unimagined. Attention merchant: an industrial-scale harvester of human attention. A firm whose business model is the mass capture of attention for resale to advertisers. In nearly every moment of our … Read more

Myriad Brisbane 2017 [event]

Myriad is a landmark tech and innovation event based in QLD, Australia.Designed by some of the minds behind SXSW, SLUSH and PAUSE, our mission is to unlock the infinite cultural and economic value across Asia-Pacific. By fostering interactions between international communities and across industries, Myriad catalyses innovation and investment opportunities for businesses of all sizes: … Read more

Budding Entrepreneur digital startup funding applications now open

“Round 8 of the Lord Mayor’s Budding Entrepreneurs Program is now open, offering up to $50,000 in grant funding for 10 innovative entrepreneurs. The program targets Brisbane’s emerging startup scene and encourages Brisbane based entrepreneurs to take the next step with their technology startups. Recently the program assisted several entrepreneurs in developing their ideas and ventures that … Read more