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Hello Windows 10: could this be a winner for Microsoft?

1:00PM | Tuesday, 27 January 2015 | David Tuffley

The hype around the next generation of Windows reached a new high this week with the Windows 10 Preview, held at Microsoft’s Redmond HQ in the US.

Innovation

Apps more valuable than Hollywood movies: analyst

1:11PM | Friday, 23 January 2015 | Kye White

The 'app economy' now makes as much money as Hollywood, according to Asymco analyst Horace Dediu.

 | Growth

Ninja Blocks prepares to begin shipping, announces major Ubuntu IoT deal

1:40PM | Friday, 23 January 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Ninja Blocks has begun shipping the Ninja Sphere and announced it has signed up as a key partner for Canonical’s Ubuntu Core embedded device operating system, as it opens its first office in the US.

 | Growth  | Financing a business

Taxi and payment platform Ingogo expands nationally ahead of IPO

1:29PM | Friday, 23 January 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Taxi app and payments platform Ingogo is preparing to roll out its services nationally ahead of an anticipated initial public offering.

 | Growth  | Financing a business

Liquorun tackles the Sydney market

1:45PM | Thursday, 22 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

On-demand alcohol delivery service Liquorun has expanded into the Sydney market on the back of its success in Victoria.

 | Growth

You can now order your own private courier thanks to this Sydney startup

1:26PM | Thursday, 22 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

A Sydney startup is looking to make it easier for Australians to do their online shopping by providing an on-demand delivery service.

 | Start-up Profiles

The Founder Institute opens applications for its four-month program

1:59PM | Wednesday, 21 January 2015 | Kye White

Startup launch and entrepreneur training program The Founder Institute has opened up applications for its first 2015 semesters in Sydney and Melbourne.

 | Business advice and education

Latest funding round sees Collaborate Corporation move to scale and develop platforms

1:36PM | Wednesday, 21 January 2015 | Kye White

Collaborate Corporation, which operates a number of peer-to-peer marketplaces, including DriveMyCar Rentals, Caramavan, Rentoid, and has a significant stake in Marketboomer, has raised $1.26 million.

 | Growth

Four things for founders to consider when completing a shareholders’ agreement

1:10PM | Wednesday, 21 January 2015 | Clare Hallam

Most startup founders hit a point where they need to put a shareholders’ agreement (SHA) in place for their company. And many entrepreneurs are out of their depth without knowing it.

 | Business advice and education  | Clare Hallam

Three ways to improve your pitch deck

1:00PM | Wednesday, 21 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

The difference between a good pitch and an average one can see your startup either getting much-needed venture capital or the cold shoulder from investors.

 | Business advice and education

Publishing startup Tablo launches app to help readers find authors

1:49PM | Wednesday, 21 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

Publishing startup Tablo has launched an iOS and Android app in a bid to help people discover and follow authors on the platform with ease.

 | Start-up Profiles

How startup culture has ruined me for corporates

1:43PM | Wednesday, 21 January 2015 | Chanie Hyde

Comparing the realm of corporate culture to venture into startup land is like comparing apples and Winnebagos.

 | Growth

THE NEWS WRAP: Indian company lures female customers after alleged Uber assault

1:31AM | Wednesday, 21 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

An Indian taxi company is appealing to female customers worried about their safety following the alleged rape by an Uber driver in the country’s capital last month.

 | Growth

Lack of diversity and ambition still big problems: Startup Muster survey

1:42PM | Tuesday, 20 January 2015 | Kye White

The results from the latest Startup Muster survey indicate Australia still needs work when it comes to diversity in tech, as well the ambition of founders, according to a number of investors.

 | Growth

Keep it simple stupid: how to get your startup featured on Product Hunt

1:40PM | Tuesday, 20 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

Some of the best products and services are ones that are simple and “remove barriers” for things people are already doing, according to the founder and chief executive of Product Hunt, Ryan Hoover.

 | Start-up Profiles

Don’t know what to wear? Ask your friendly neighbourhood retailer

1:30PM | Tuesday, 20 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

An Australian startup is looking to help bricks-and-mortar retailers engage directly with customers and in turn drive sales.

 | Start-up Profiles

INITIATE 48: getting teenagers excited about startups

1:09PM | Monday, 19 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

More than 60 high school students took over one of Australia’s largest tech co-working spaces this weekend to learn from industry heavyweights and build a dozen startups over a 48-hour period.

 | Business advice and education

Meet the 20-year-old Melbourne entrepreneur who was accepted into the 500 Startups accelerator program

1:38PM | Monday, 19 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

A 20-year-old Australian entrepreneur has been accepted into the latest round of the American 500 Startups accelerator program.

 | Start-up Profiles

Zombie technology: From Palm to Yahoo, the companies that refuse to die

1:20PM | Monday, 19 January 2015 | David Glance

When technology, and the companies behind it, fails, the end can come in a number of different ways.

 | Growth

There's more to YouTube than just cat clips

1:09PM | Monday, 19 January 2015 | Amy Antonio and David Tuffley

For many, YouTube is little more than a deluge of low-quality videos depicting cats. But it can also be a valuable educational tool.

 | Business advice and education
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