Kickstarter, one of the world’s most popular crowdfunding platforms, launched in Australia and New Zealand allowing creators from these countries to start building awesome projects. For those of you who aren’t familiar with ‘Crowdfunding’, these are platforms that allow people to pitch for donations from the general public to fund a project, such as a short film or tech gadget and to offer “rewards” as incentives.
Zookal And Flirtey, both Australian startups have commenced initiatives to start delivering textbooks using UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) aka drones! This would put Australia on the map as the first country to use fully automated commercial drones for package delivery. There are even plans to expand to the US by 2015!
It is common belief that the once popular social media platform is on the decline. However, CEO and founder Dennis Crowley confirmed an injection of $41 million from investors earlier this year. The new funds would help the mobile search and location-sharing platform move away from its perception as a simple “check-in app” and “get closer to being able to prove that there’s a real business here. Whether it will once again reign supreme is yet to be seen!