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Chinese rideshare company DiDi will launch in Sydney almost two years after it arrived in Australia, ending speculation about when the company would launch in the harbour city. DiDi will officially be available for riders and drivers in Sydney on March 16. The app has more than two million users

As the chairman of a commercial building Peter Mansour was getting frustrated with the lack for information and poor communication between the strata manager and the tenants.  So he banded together with his sisters and created Strata Alert, a web-based community forum where tenants can communicate with their strata managements

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has the best mobile banking app, according to Forrester, which reviews the apps of major Australian banks annually. Westpac won the award in 2016 but CBA has dominated since, taking the last three Forrester gongs. The research firm said the CBA’s app stood out because

Chinese mobile transportation platform DiDi Mobility is set to launch its ridesharing service DiDi Express in Newcastle on March 11. This is the first city in NSW the ridesharing platform will operate in, bypassing Sydney. DiDi Express is currently operating in Melbourne and Geelong. DiDi said Newcastle is an “ideal

Smart terminal company Poynt has been given a $100 million Series C investment from NAB Ventures and payment processor Elavon. The company said with this invest it will expand into new markets across Asia, Europe and South America, grow its talent base, and invest in product and partner development as

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Westpac has launched a new feature called Mobile Cheque Deposit which will allow eligible customers to scan and deposit cheques from their smartphone. Cheques are often considered a thing of the past, but Westpac research shows that almost half (41 per cent) of Australians still use cheques to make or

Taxify is adding dockless electric scooters to its ridesharing app and will explore launching the service in Australia in the coming months.  It would be the first on-demand transport app in Australia to launch scooter sharing and ride hailing in one app. Rival Uber has a bike sharing option, JUMP which

More and more Australian consumers are turning to digital for their home improvements. According to News Corp-backed startup, Hipages, two million people have used their mobile app to hire a tradesperson, generating $2.4 billion worth of job value this year. The company announced a 37 per cent year-on-year growth based

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The average Australian smartphone owner has 29 apps installed but uses only five different apps per day, according to a PayPal report. The tough competition for user attention means businesses need to do more than re-skin their website, according to the payments giant. “Nearly half (48 per cent) will delete

Follow the eyeballs. It’s a fundamental strategy in publishing, and now it’s reshaping the future of smartphones and marketing. The reason? A tremendous showdown between Google Now and Apple Siri. The technorati are pondering which tech giant makes the best digital assistant, and it’s time marketers sat up and paid