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Taskmaster versus the futurologists

Friday, 11 April
Taskmaster versus the futurologists

From time to time, when journalists are doing a story on tech – be it in print, on TV or on the radio – they’ll wheel out a futurologist. The Taskmaster remains a sceptic.

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VIDEO: How I validated my startup idea: Edwin Onggo from GiggedIn

Even a brilliantly creative idea is not enough on its own to build a booming startup. The first major challenge many founder fails at is validating their idea.

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National INCUBATE university accelerator program to pitch at Google Demo Day

National INCUBATE university accelerator program to pitch at Google Demo Day

Friday, 11 April 2014 01:34 | by Rose Powell

Fifteen early-stage startups manned by students from four universities will pitch at the National Demo Day for the INCUBATE program during a Google for Entrepreneurs event today.

Barriers are imaginary: A lesson from my childhood

Barriers are imaginary: A lesson from my childhood

Thursday, 10 April 2014 04:37 | by Rebekah Campbell

As a 13-year-old New Zealander, I wanted to become prime minister. Here's the lesson I learnt by meeting the PM.

Marketing

Facebook’s quarterly net income nearly triples

Facebook’s quarterly net income nearly triples

Thursday, 24 April 2014 03:53 | by Andrew Sadauskas

Facebook has released its first quarter results, announcing its net income has nearly tripled year-on-year to $US642 million ($A690m), up from $US219 million a year earlier.

How to make your business newsworthy (with steal-worthy news angles to try)

How to make your business newsworthy (with steal-worthy news angles to try)

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 03:44 | by Amanda Jesnoewski

With journalists bombarded with hundreds of pitches and media releases each day, your ability to generate media coverage is directly determined by how newsworthy and interesting you can make your business. Here are some angles you can try.

Technology

goCatch launches Anzac Day two-up promotion as passenger numbers pass 500,000

goCatch launches Anzac Day two-up promotion as passenger numbers pass 500,000

Thursday, 24 April 2014 06:03 | by Andrew Sadauskas

Taxi booking app goCatch has launched an Anzac Day two-up promotion, as the number of trips booked through its app over the past 12 months pass half a million.

Meet the Australian school student taking on the UK taxi market

Meet the Australian school student taking on the UK taxi market

Thursday, 24 April 2014 05:39 | by Bronwen Clune

Like a lot of Year 12 students, Zeryab Cheema is not sure what he wants to study next year, unlike most of them he’s making up his mind while running a startup that already employs 30 people, both in Australia and overseas.

Financing A Business

How to fund your startup: Quick guide to Crowdfunding

How to fund your startup: Quick guide to Crowdfunding

Thursday, 24 April 2014 06:12 | by Vanessa Emilio

I am still asked regularly about what crowdfunding is, whether it is legal, regulated and risky. Here is the Quick Guide to help you decide if it’s right for your startup business.

Beauty boxes are big business with one receiving $60 million in VC funding this week

Beauty boxes are big business with one receiving $60 million in VC funding this week

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 07:28 | by Rose Powell

A US-based beauty box startup, Birchbox, has received $US60 million ($A64.6m) in venture capital funding this week, a sign that similar local startup bellabox is taking as encouragement the service has long-term staying power.

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