It’s time to put ethics on the startup industry agenda

7:16AM | Wednesday, 2 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

The recent scandal involving Facebook’s manipulation of users’ emotions, without their consent, has raised serious questions around ethical conduct of technology companies, as well as our complacency.

Growth  | Business advice and education

THE NEWS WRAP: Expert-curated music streaming service Songza acquired by Google

7:15AM | Wednesday, 2 July 2014 | Kye White

Google has acquired music streaming service Songza.

 | Growth

Geelong draws on sports history for tech future headstart

6:23PM | Monday, 30 June 2014 | Kye White

Australia has long punched above its weight in sports, and now a new accelerator aims to help Australian sports technology startups excel.

 | Planning  | Growth Strategy

Bigcommerce coy on deal to acquire Magento’s Go service

6:59PM | Monday, 30 June 2014 | Kye White

Bigcommerce has refused to confirm or deny a report that it has negotiated a deal to acquire the customers of eBay-owned competitor Magento’s Go service.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Buy a business  | Sell a business

Why my first startup failed

6:40PM | Monday, 30 June 2014 | Nina Hendy

Failure is always a possibility in the startup world. But even a crushing, financially devastating and humiliating failure can’t stop some from picking up the pieces and starting again.

 | Growth

The tech developer’s World Cup: Google 2, Apple 1

6:36PM | Friday, 27 June 2014 | David Glance

Following on from Apple’s developer conference held earlier this month, Google has now had its chance to respond to Apple’s agenda with its own vision for the coming tech landscape.

 | Growth  | Technology

Meet Alpha, a robot that more than carries its weight

6:18PM | Friday, 27 June 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Tired of lifting and carrying those back-breaking loads? An Australian firm has launched a crowdfunding campaign for an autonomous robot that can do the hard work for you.

 | Growth  | Technology

BRW Rich List revealed: tech entrepreneurs fresh faces among the usual crowd

6:00PM | Friday, 27 June 2014 | Broede Carmody

Miners and property developers are among Australia’s wealthiest people, but young technology entrepreneurs are snapping at their heels, according to the 31st BRW Rich 200 released Friday.

 | Growth

Video streaming giant Netflix to launch in Australia

6:32PM | Friday, 27 June 2014 | Broede Carmody

US video-on-demand giant Netflix has confirmed it is planning to launch in Australia, according to reports on ZDNet.

 | Growth  | Technology

OPINION: It's about the founders

6:59PM | Friday, 27 June 2014 | Mick Liubinskas

I’m glad startup tech companies are getting some more attention but it’s a bit too ‘popular’ and we’ve lost a focus on what’s important. It’s not about the investors, accelerators, governments, mentors, universities, incubators, co-working spaces, service providers, industry groups or corporates. It’s about the founders.

 | Growth

New exercise app aims to become the Michelle Bridges in your pocket

6:59PM | Friday, 27 June 2014 | Broede Carmody

A new Melbourne-based startup is aiming to conquer the lack of motivation users of health and fitness apps come across by acting as a 24-hour-personal trainer without the price tag.

 | Growth  | Technology

Nimble closes $10 million funding round, with big institutional investors on board

6:44PM | Wednesday, 25 June 2014 | Kye White

Short-term loan provider Nimble has closed a $10 million funding round which will be used for loan funding, improving its technology platform and customer experience, and marketing.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Want to improve your VCE English score? There’s an app for that

6:26PM | Wednesday, 25 June 2014 | Kye White

Benchmarked is a new online tutoring service startup that hopes to help Victorian VCE English students “smash the system”.

 | Growth

Internode rolls out free Wi-Fi hotspots in Adelaide CBD

6:08PM | Wednesday, 25 June 2014 | Kirsten Robb

While Telstra is rolling out its Wi-Fi hotspots across Australia, national broadband provider Internode, a subsidiary of iiNet, has got a jump on the South Australian Wi-Fi game with the creation of its AdelaideFree wireless network.

 | Growth

Winners announced for the inaugural Walkley Grants for innovation in journalism

6:36PM | Wednesday, 25 June 2014 | StartupSmart

Three innovative journalism projects will share a pool of $40,000 in seed funding through a partnership between The Walkley Foundation for Journalism and Google Australia.

 | Growth

Take a prolonged holiday and pay dissatisfied workers to leave: four ideas to improve your startup’s productivity

6:04PM | Wednesday, 25 June 2014 | Broede Carmody

What are some quirky approaches to leadership that have paid off for Silicon Valley startups when it comes to workplace productivity?

 | Growth

Last call for bar tabs? Clipp has a shot

6:08PM | Wednesday, 25 June 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The introduction of pin-and-chip regulations for credit card purchases threatens to do away with the traditional pub bar tab forever.

 | Planning  | Business ideas  | Growth  | Growth Strategy

THE NEWS WRAP: Third party developers get a platform on Nest

6:18AM | Wednesday, 25 June 2014 | Kye White

The smart home company Nest is opening its platform to third party developers who want their networked gadgets to interface with Nest’s products.

 | Growth

Students prove a beacon of entrepreneurship

6:00PM | Tuesday, 24 June 2014 | Kye White

Trak King, a beacon that can be attached to any object and located easily through an app was the best of the startup ideas by high school students taking part in Queensland incubator Silicon Lakes’ Startup Apprentice Pilot Program.

 | Growth  | Innovation

Can universities justify investment in startups?

6:29PM | Tuesday, 24 June 2014 | Joshua Flannery

In 2014, one thing is certain when looking at the way universities in Australia are beginning to support their students in the area of entrepreneurship: No one really knows if they are doing the right thing.

 | Business advice and education