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Small businesses screwed over by “short-sighted” approval of Expedia takeover of Wotif

10:05PM | Thursday, 2 October 2014 | Eloise Keating

Associations representing thousands of small and medium Australian accommodation providers have slammed a decision by the competition watchdog to not oppose the takeover of Wotif by travel giant Expedia.

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.

Airtasker acquires Occasional Butler, explores overseas expansion

7:47AM | Friday, 11 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Airtasker has acquired Melbourne-based odd jobs outsourcing business Occasional Butler, cementing its lead as Australia’s leading online platform for outsourcing local services.

Wotif to be bought by Expedia in a $700m deal

7:09AM | Monday, 7 July 2014 | Kye White

Global travel booking giant Expedia has launched a $700 million takeover bid for Australia's Wotif.com.

Elite sports wearables maker Catapult Sports buys GPSports, no IPO plans at the moment

7:10PM | Friday, 4 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Catapult Sports, a Melbourne-based provider of tracking devices for elite athletes, has announced it has purchased Canberra-based counterpart GPSport.

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.

Freelancer acquires digital content marketplace startup

4:23PM | Friday, 4 April 2014 | Rose Powell

Outsourcing platform Freelancer has this week announced the acquisition of virtual content marketplace Fantero.

From broken back to breakthrough global product: a local manufacturing startup’s story

3:44PM | Monday, 31 March 2014 | Rose Powell

When Alex John fractured his back on a home-made waterslide, he thought his life as he knew it could well be over.

Two things I’ve learned working in a rapidly scaling tech start-up in the US

3:01PM | Friday, 14 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Jack Aldridge has been working with US enterprise uShip since it was a start-up and says he’s learned a lot as the company has taken off.

Coffee pre-ordering app acquires e-loyalty app and prepares for growth

2:16PM | Thursday, 27 February 2014 | Rose Powell

Coffee pre-ordering app Beat the Q has opened up access to 1600 cafes and 320,000 users through their acquisition of Australia’s largest mobile loyalty scheme eCoffeeCard.

Apple acquires Testflight: Meet a local start-up solving a similarly testing problem

2:58PM | Tuesday, 25 February 2014 | Rose Powell

Managing beta testers for iOS apps can be challenging. Serial entrepreneur Jeff Boones has launched Installr, a software platform designed to make this critical step for start-ups easier.

How to find a good business to buy

10:07PM | Friday, 18 October 2013 | Peter Watson

For many people, buying a business can be the perfect option. Before deciding to purchase an existing business, there are several factors to consider so that you can find the perfect business investment.

The 10 biggest issues facing start-ups in 2013: #9 exit strategy

5:56PM | Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | Gunilla Haglundh

This part two of a series of 10 articles looking at the challenges start-ups face in 2013. Today, we examine the challenges business owners face when it’s time to sell.

We Are Hunted confirms sale to Twitter

4:27PM | Monday, 15 April 2013 | Oliver Milman

We Are Hunted, the Brisbane-based music sharing start-up, has confirmed that it has been acquired by Twitter, with the microblogging site set to launch its own music app.

BBC Worldwide sells Lonely Planet to a Kentucky billionaire for a massive loss

3:44PM | Wednesday, 20 March 2013 | Patrick Stafford

After weeks of speculation, travel publishing group Lonely Planet has finally confirmed it has been sold to a media group owned by reclusive Kentucky oil and land billionaire Brad Kelley.

Reclusive billionaire rancher could buy Lonely Planet from the BBC

3:14PM | Wednesday, 6 March 2013 | Patrick Stafford

Travel company Lonely Planet may be up for sale, with a reclusive tobacco billionaire from the United States who doesn't even have an email account cited as the potential buyer.

Getting ready to sell your business

2:07PM | Thursday, 28 February 2013 | Greg Hayes

Are you contemplating selling or merging your business? If so, there are a few key details you should consider first. BY GREG HAYES.

VOLT Media to supercharge Alphabird following acquisition

2:07PM | Thursday, 14 February 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Australian advertising agency VOLT Media has been acquired by San Francisco-based company Alphabird, less than six months after the two companies announced an exclusive partnership.

Australia records sixth highest deal volume in 2012

2:23PM | Tuesday, 12 February 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Australia had the sixth highest deal volume of any nation last year, according to a new report, which shows total acquisition value in the Asia-Pacific rose 258% from 2011 to 2012.

Airtasker snaps up TaskBox as it prepares to tackle global markets

2:18PM | Thursday, 7 February 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Sydney-based start-up Airtasker has made its first acquisition after launching just one year ago, picking up smaller competitor TaskBox, as it seeks to ramp up growth here and overseas.

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