THE NEWS WRAP: Twitter quarterly results confound analysts’ expectations

7:11AM | Wednesday, 30 July 2014 | Kye White

Twitter stocks have surged by almost 30% in after-hours trading following the announcement of its second quarter financial performance.


Monetised referrals power up Peerbrief’s recruitment service

7:00PM | Tuesday, 29 July 2014 | Kye White

Sydney-based startup Peerbrief is giving people the opportunity to refer their friends for jobs and, if their referral is successful, earn $1000 for it.

 | Start-up Profiles

Startup gives travellers chance to buddy up for local sights

7:38PM | Tuesday, 29 July 2014 | Kye White

Startup Weekend Adelaide winner Travel Buddies has plans to link travellers with knowledgeable locals, to help them find those attractions that only locals know about.

 | Growth  | Start-up Profiles

Does your mission statement actually mean anything?

7:05PM | Monday, 28 July 2014 | Nina Hendy

The mission statement is usually a few well-meaning words framed on the wall. But are they actually speaking to you?

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy

Could a brainstorming session lead to intellectual property issues?

7:09AM | Monday, 28 July 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

There are a few potential issues associated with this scenario you need to consider.

 | Innovation  | Legal matters  | Leadership  | Management  | Mentor  | Vanessa Emilio

Why ‘manageerists’, not managers, are the scum of the Earth

7:24PM | Friday, 25 July 2014 | Taskmaster

Yours truly is a gentle soul. There is only a small handful of things that cause the Taskmaster any distress. (Of course, by “handful”, I’m assuming here you’re a giant.)

 | Growth

My first year as an entrepreneur: How I’ve failed, what I’ve learnt, and where I’m going

7:00PM | Friday, 25 July 2014 | Steve Glaveski

It’s been little over a year since I had started HotDesk (Australia’s shared office space booking platform) and LinkedIn made sure my connections knew about it.

 | Growth

Former newspaper exec Jack Matthews claims his tech startup Rewardle

7:39PM | Friday, 25 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Jack Matthews, the former head of Fairfax’s digital and metropolitan news divisions, has been named as the new chairman of loyalty card app Rewardle.

 | Growth  | Buy a business  | Leadership  | Management  | Managing people

Tin Alley beta winter internships set to begin for 2014

7:40PM | Friday, 25 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The Tin Alley beta program has finished the selection process for its winter internship program, with benefits anticipated both for students and the startups they’ll work for.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Managing people  | How to hire staff

Facebook stock hits record high as revenue climbs to $3 billion

7:19PM | Friday, 25 July 2014 | Kirsten Robb

Any cries from Facebook naysayers that the social network is ‘dead’ or ‘dying’ will fall on the deaf ears of its shareholders today, as they bask in a record high stock price off the back of the company’s most recent earnings report.

 | Growth

Google to buy game-streaming company Twitch for $1 billion

7:13PM | Friday, 25 July 2014 | Kye White

Google has signed a deal to buy Twitch, a company that enables live-streaming of video games, for $US1 billion ($A1.06 billion), sources have told VentureBeat.

 | Growth

Aussie startup to swiftly notify users if their website crashes

7:03AM | Friday, 25 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

An Australian startup is looking to help maintain businesses’ reputations – and save a few headaches – by instantly alerting users to visibility problems with their website.

 | Growth

Meet the Australian accelerator building indie games studios

7:40PM | Thursday, 24 July 2014 | Kye White

Having launched at the start of 2013 as a mobile games accelerator, Right Pedal Studios, is now shifting its focus to help create new games studios.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Start-up Profiles

Melbourne game developer’s nine years of hard work about to pay dividends

7:47PM | Thursday, 24 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

Nine years of hard work will soon pay off for a Melbourne-based entrepreneur who is on track to launch a racing simulator in early 2015.

 | Start-up Profiles

That Start Up Show announces first panel line-up

7:17PM | Thursday, 24 July 2014 | StartupSmart

That Start Up Show, the Australian startup and entrepreneurial web series, has announced the line-up of its first panel, including Alan Noble, Bronwen Clune and Seb Eckersley-Maslin.

 | Business advice and education

Aussie thongs set to receive a makeover thanks to viral crowdfunding campaign

7:02PM | Thursday, 24 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

Recently, there was a potato salad that went gangbusters – but could a redesign of the classic Australian thong be the next big crowdfunding campaign?

 | Financing a business  | Start-up Profiles

Zendesk and the art of expansion: Startup opens new office in Melbourne

7:35PM | Wednesday, 23 July 2014 | StartupSmart

Cloud-based customer service company Zendesk has opened its new product development office in Melbourne.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy

Fashion and beauty subscription service, Her Fashion Box, looks to amplify growth

7:26PM | Wednesday, 23 July 2014 | Kye White

A little over a year after launching, fashion and beauty subscription service Her Fashion Box is set to undertake its second round of fundraising.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy

The top seven insights from Stripe co-founder John Collison for Australian startups

7:23PM | Wednesday, 23 July 2014 | Kye White

Here are our top seven pieces of advice Collison offered startups on a range of topics.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy

Is ‘Yo’ all hype, or does it have substance?

7:56PM | Wednesday, 23 July 2014 | Joel Egan

It does seem like a stupid idea. In fact, the developer didn’t want to work on it as he felt it was stupid. But there may be more to this app than people realise.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy