The former head of Australia's corporate watchdog has identified smartphones and mobile applications as a way to boost competition in the taxi industry, and one cashed-up start-up has developed an Android-based device for drivers.
From boom to bust, from unconference to BarCamp and beyond, Mahesh Sharma tracks the fortunes of Australia's startup community.
Australian-born, Bangalore-based Mahesh Sharma is ZDNet's India correspondent.
A high-stakes hackathon next month will attempt to answer what is arguably the biggest question of this generation's coding talent: are Android developers better than iOS developers?
A website that allows start-ups to "crowdsource" funding for the business has successfully overcome its first hurdle: crowdsourcing the funds necessary to build the website.
An American venture capital firm has invested US$15 million in Aussie company Mooter Media, which hopes to organise the world's biggest social photography contest.
PushStart has picked Melbourne as the first point in its national expansion, capping off a period of significant growth for the organisation that connects mentors with entrepreneurs.
AdventureCapital is on the verge of launching a venture capital fund with up to $40 million at its disposal to guide start-ups through the "valley of death", following the examples of Silicon Valley's Dave McClure's 500 Startups and "super-angel" Ron Conway.
Collaborative learning website WeTeachMe has only been in beta for a couple of weeks, but its founders are already eyeing international growth and riches.
The SydStart conference has moved closer towards its goal of being the biggest start-up gathering in the southern hemisphere, with last week's event attracting entrepreneurs from as far as Indonesia and Singapore.
One developer is hoping to put an end to the taxi booking app wars by producing a harmonious experience for cab companies, drivers and passengers, and he wants to do it by leveraging people power.
The imminent launch of taxi booking application Ingogo has received a massive financial boost having secured first round investment funding from a collection of high-profile technology, banking and angel investors, including a Google staffer and MYOB co-founder.