Starting now, Airbnb users have the ability to split payments with their fellow travelers. Before now, one traveler was forced to front the cost of the trip and hope that their friends/colleagues/family were responsible enough to pay them back in a timely fashion.
With another $385 million in the bank, the company said that it will invest across three “priority growth areas,” namely, boosting its kitchens-only Editions program that launched in London back in April; expanding its technology team, including investments across artificial intelligence (AI) systems; and launching in new markets.
Aiming to promote the sustainability of food wastage while tending to the strain felt by agricultural industries to feed a growing nation is Melbourne-based startup Farmwall. Through a monthly subscription service, Farmwall wants to supply cafes and restaurants with a vertical farm which can be used to grow fresh herbs and microgreens.
Instagram Stories, its Snapchat clone now used by daily more people than Snapchat itself, is coming to the web. Initially, the feature will allow desktop and mobile web users to view Stories posted by their friends and others they follow. But it in the months ahead, the web version will allow you to post to Stories, too.
Within Australia’s major cities, the startup scene is becoming increasingly more connected and collaborative…Regional Australia, however, faces some difficulties in facilitating strong connectivity between businesses, namely due to the natural disadvantage of distance and smaller populations. Enter the Rural Business Collective, a startup looking to solve the disconnect between regional businesses.