An 11-step guide to finding an app developer

11:33PM | Friday, 6 November 2015 | Mark McDonald

As with any business process, when it comes to app development, there are some hard-learned ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’. When it involves selecting and working with an outside app developer, there’s potential for a whole other layer of complexity.


Shoes of Prey co-founder Jodie Fox reveals the surprising way the brand found its name

11:21PM | Friday, 6 November 2015 | Eloise Keating

Online retailer Shoes of Prey went through a lengthy process when attempting to find the perfect name for its business, but it was a set of surprising ingredients that inspired the now well-recognised brand.

 | Growth

Shoeboxed customers happy to invest as well

11:19PM | Friday, 6 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

For Shoeboxed founder Simon Foster, convincing investors of the worth of his document processing startup was very easy - most of them were already customers.

 | Growth

Fintech and loathing in Las Vegas: PromisePay’s journey to the world’s biggest fintech show

11:19PM | Friday, 6 November 2015 | Simon Lee

Money20/20 is the hottest fintech event on the planet. Here's what we learnt after a week in Las Vegas.

 | Growth

National fintech lobby group to be formed

11:18PM | Friday, 6 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

Traditional rivalries need to be put aside for a new fintech lobby group to be created, Fintech Melbourne founder Andrew Lai says.

 | Growth Strategy

Driverless cars will change the way we think of car ownership

11:58AM | Friday, 6 November 2015 | Hussein Dia

The transition to fully driverless cars is still several years away, but vehicle automation has already started to change the way we are thinking about transportation, and it is set to disrupt business models throughout the automotive industry.

 | Growth

Google reveals its depth of vision for VR YouTube

11:29AM | Friday, 6 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

Google is jumping into virtual reality in a big way, announcing that YouTube now supports VR video through its Cardboard viewer.

 | Growth

How the internet is changing the PR industry

11:53AM | Friday, 6 November 2015 | Paul Wallbank

The public relations industry has been mismeasured and undervalued, believes Rebekah Iliff, the Chief Strategy Officer of PR analytics company AirPR.

 | Innovation

Where we are on the road to driverless cars

11:55PM | Thursday, 5 November 2015 | Rocco Zito

Who doesn’t like the idea of getting in your car, sitting back finishing off your coffee and reading the paper while the vehicle whisks you to your destination?

 | Growth

Xero making zero profits but not worried

11:53PM | Thursday, 5 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

Cloud accounting software giant Xero is forgoing profits in favour of rapidly expanding its user base and product offerings, CEO Rod Drury says.

 | Growth

Video is playing out very well for Facebook

11:51PM | Thursday, 5 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

Despite spending big on new technologies like artificial intelligence and virtual reality, Facebook has posted better than expected revenue of $US4.5 billion for the third quarter.

 | Growth

Code Club merges with Raspberry Pi Foundation

11:43PM | Thursday, 5 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

Code Club has merged with the Raspberry Pi Foundation in a deal that will “open up a world of robotics” to Australian schoolchildren.

 | Growth

Keeping Sociabl for this 20-year-old meant saying no to $2.5 million

11:42PM | Thursday, 5 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

Brandon Reynolds was 19 and thought he had a billion dollar idea, so he emailed the entire BRW rich list.

 | How I did it

Airbnb triumphs over move to limit its rentals

11:29AM | Thursday, 5 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

Voters in San Francisco have rejected a bill that would have drastically reduced the number of homes listed on Airbnb, after the startup spent more than $US8 million on campaigning against it.

 | Growth

Aussie unis “late to the party’ and failing to teach entrepreneurship

11:23AM | Thursday, 5 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

Entrepreneurship needs to be taught through practical and experiential university programs or Australia risks falling further behind in the global innovation race, Spike Innovation director Colin Kinner says.

 | Growth

Shark Tank nets new judge: Glen Richards to replace John McGrath for season two

11:25PM | Wednesday, 4 November 2015 | Eloise Keating

There will be a new face in the Shark Tank in 2016, with Channel Ten revealing entrepreneurs will be given the opportunity to pitch their businesses to Dr Glen Richards in season two of the popular reality television show.

 | Growth

African American exec quits Twitter saying company is failing on diversity

11:05PM | Wednesday, 4 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

Twitter’s engineering manager has quit the company because of how the company is dealing with its diversity issue.

 | Growth

Tech giants unite to teach politicians about fintech

11:56PM | Wednesday, 4 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

Some of the largest tech companies in the world have teamed up to make sure politicians don’t mess things up when it comes to tech disruption in the financial services sector.

 | Growth

Pay TV giants might start holding back content from Netflix

11:44PM | Wednesday, 4 November 2015 | Kye White

Pay TV networks are beginning to realise selling content to Netflix might be a bad idea.

 | Growth Strategy

Twitter has a change of heart

11:34PM | Wednesday, 4 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

In an effort to attract new users Twitter has replaced its favourite function with a heart ‘like’ button, much to the chagrin of some of its users.

 | Growth Strategy