Tapping the power of service aggregators
by David Wilson
Finding a tradie as simple as clicking a button
by Mark Fenton-Jones
Renovating on a shoestring
We’ve all been there. Spending hours calling dubious tradesmen who’s number is listed in the classifieds of the Local Gazette Weekly. The quality and reputation of the budding shyster is as questionable as Caster Semenya’s gender. Even after hours of meticulous dialing, you are no more clued in to the potential success of your project as when you started.
WhoCanDo featured on Sky News
Emily Mitterhuemer interviewed Robert Finkeldey, CEO and Founder of WhoCanDo.com.au in response the announcement of the Federal Government to support WhoCanDo in the COMET program.
Reporter: Emily Mitterhuemer, Sky Business IV
Broadcast Date: 30 April 2009
Trust me, I’m a total stranger
By Kylie Davis
Australians dig deep for Bushfire victims
By Jonathan Creek.
"It's been such an uplifting thing and I think our role is to mobilise the power of humanity, get people to come forward, step up to the plate to help one and another in times of crisis," said the Chief Executive of the Red Cross, Robert Tickner.
The digital dozen – our next big things online
While Australia is yet to produce anything of the scale of Google, eBay and Amazon, there is always an interesting crop of up-and-comers threatening to burst on to the scene. We've compiled a list of 12 companies that demonstrate the spirit of innovation that exists among Australia's internet entrepreneurs, and which may go on to become the "next big thing" online.
WhoCanDo - Doing It Well
WhoCanDo are a web portal that offer reverse auction services for pretty much anything. The company, who just celebrated their first birthday, describe themselves as a one stop portal:
ABC’s Abrahams: WhoCanDo a real winner.
From: Digital Dave Abrahams
Website shows can-do
By Mark Fenton-Jones and Damien Lynch.
The value of jobs quoted on the online reverse auction site for trades and services, WhoCanDo.com.au, continues to rise, reaching $150,000 for adding a second storey to a residential building [WhoCanDo May 2010: largest job to date $1,350,000 - building eight townhouses in SA]. The NSW government plans to promote the site as an Australian Technology Showcase.