Australia’s largest banks unite to challenge Apple Pay

A number of Australia's top banks have come together to challenge Apple and its Apple Pay service in the country.

SwagBot will autonomously roll them little dogies along rough Australian ranchlands

Is nothing sacred? The rugged trails that over history have been trod by cowboys, gauchos, ranch hands, and in Australia, swagmen, are now to be presided over by cold, calculating machines. SwagBot is

Android Pay launches in Australia

Google is continuing the expansion of Android Pay in Asia Pacific after the mobile payments service went live in Australia today, its most significant launch in the region to date.

Asia Pacific cross-border payment startup Airwallex lands $3M

Fintech companies are continuing to draw interest from investors in Asia. The latest company to pull in financing is Airwallex, a China-Australia startup that specializes in cross-border transactions.

Samsung Pay launches in Australia to take on “tap-and-go” credit cards

Samsung Pay has expanded its reach in the Asia-Pacific region with yet another country launch. This time it is Australia, where Samsung smartphone owners can now use the service. Its launch Down Under

Australia’s PromisePay, a payment platform for online marketplaces, raises $10M

PromisePay, an Australia-headquartered fintech startup that specializes in payments for online marketplaces, has raised $10 million in fresh capital for growth.

New fantasy sports app SportsHero raises $2.4M ahead of planned Australia IPO

SportsHero is a new app that lets sports fans dabble in match predictions and show their skills off against friends and other game-watchers. The app is made by the team behind Singapore-based TradeHer

Researchers are using Land Cruisers in the Outback as a wireless network

Communication in the harsh, uninhabited and undeveloped environment of the Australian Outback is a huge challenge. That’s why Paul Gardner-Stephen, a senior lecturer at Flinders University in Ad

Square launches payments in Australia, its first country expansion in nearly three years

It's been almost two years since Square expanded its mobile payments service into a new country -- it most recently hit Japan, its first foray outside of North America, in May 2013 -- but this week it

Just Eat Snaps Up Menulog For $687M To Enter Australia And New Zealand

Online meal delivery company Just Eat has agreed to purchase Menulog for £445 million (about $687 million), marking its entrance into New Zealand and Australia. Menulog, which has 5,500 restaurants o

Google Executive Dan Fredinburg Dies In Everest Avalanche After Nepal Earthquake

Dan Fredinburg, a respected Google executive who headed privacy for Google X and led its product management team, has died in the avalanche on Mount Everest which was triggered by the huge earthquake

Apple Watch Is Now Available For Pre-Order

Apple has flipped the switch for pre-orders for the Apple Watch, letting customers purchase their device in advance via the Apple Store website and the Store app for iPhone and iPad. Previously, custo

Examining Tech Solutions To Natural Disasters

When Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu, it struck a very vulnerable target. The Pacific nation is considered one of the world’s poorest and is ranked by the United Nations’ WorldRiskIndex as the most disast

Rocket Internet Fashion Group GFG Raises $35M, Poaches Amazon Exec To Lead It

Australian Service Directory Oneflare Acquires Review Site WOMO

Oneflare, a local services directory based in Sydney, Australia, announced today that it has acquired WOMO, which claims to be the country’s largest customer reviews site. The amount of the deal was

Restaurant Discovery Site Zomato To Launch Food Delivery Service, Starting In India

Zomato, the restaurant discovery site that bought U.S. rival Urbanspoon last month, is expanding its business into food orders, starting in its home market of India next month.

Netflix Raising $1.5B In Debt To Invest Big In Content Acquisitions And More

As streaming video competition continues to grow between Netflix, Amazon, Google, Facebook and others, one of the leaders of the pack is planning to invest big in content acquisitions and investment

Netflix Will Expand To Australia And New Zealand In March 2015

In its last quarterly earnings video streaming service Netflix teased that it would be soon launching in more countries and today comes confirmation of that: the company will be expanding Down Under,

Alibaba’s Payment Services Affiliate Alipay Opens An Office In Australia

Earlier today, Ant Financial, the Alibaba Group affiliate that operates Alipay, China’s largest online payment platform, said that it had taken a minority stake in mobile security technology startup

Australian Service Directory Site Oneflare Raises $876,000 For International Expansion

<a target="_blank" href="">Oneflare</a>, a local services marketplace based in Sydney, Australia, has raised an additional $1 million AUD (about $876,000), bringing its tot
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