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How Australia Post’s partnership with retail giant Alibaba could give your business a foot-up in Asia

5:04PM | Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | Eloise Keating

Small Australian businesses will gain more access to the lucrative Chinese retail market thanks to an agreement signed by Australia Post and retail giant Alibaba this week.

The Loop scraps UK expansion, founder parts ways

5:58PM | Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | StartupSmart

Creative professional networking platform The Loop has scrapped plans for a UK expansion.

Why computer security is crumbling: Best of the Web

5:53PM | Friday, 23 May 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Computer security is broken: Computers, and computing, are broken, writes Quinn Norton on Medium.

Why do partnerships bust up?

5:00AM | Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | Matt Murphy

Much like romantic relationships, happy business partnerships can end in a nasty legal divorce. Here are five common reasons why business partnerships end and what you can do to prevent it from happening.

Ingogo expansion turns up the heat in the battle of the taxi apps

5:30PM | Thursday, 8 May 2014 | Kye White

Taxi app and mobile payment provider Ingogo launches in Melbourne today, in the same week competitor Uber launched in Perth.

CeBIT StartUp 2014 – the rundown from a startup’s perspective

5:41PM | Thursday, 8 May 2014 | Sarah Moran

So what exactly did CeBIT StartUp 2014 offer the budding startup entrepreneur? Sarah Moran gives us the lowdown.

Kung fu novels and billion dollar floats: Five things you didn’t know about Alibaba founder Jack Ma

5:09PM | Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | Eloise Keating

Jack Ma likes kung fu novels and singing karaoke. He's also about to float the company he founded on Wall St for billions of dollars.

Startup hopes to help arthritis and osteoporosis sufferers with physio web app

5:07PM | Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | Kye White

Sydney startup Active Health Tech is hoping to improve the rehab of the six million Australians affected by musculoskeletal conditions.

Is that a pizza in your Uber?

5:25PM | Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | Kye White

Uber is now not just delivering passengers, but also pizza.

Snack food giant wants startups to help solve its problems

5:52PM | Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | Kye White

Snack food giant Mondelez International is looking for startups to help solve pressing problems faced by some of its major brands.

A Tasmanian startup is trying to take a bite out of the lucrative online video industry

5:01PM | Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | Kye White

Tasmanian animation startup Biteable has its eyes set on the lucrative online business video market.

The physics of startup financing

5:30PM | Monday, 5 May 2014 | Niki Scevak

There is a fundamental paradox in the startup world: A lot more founders try to raise money than successfully do.

Australia’s skills shortage makes it Elance-oDesk’s top hiring country

5:14AM | Thursday, 1 May 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Australia is the top hiring country on Elance-oDesk per capita, a phenomenon in part explained by a local shortage of programmers with businesses turning to overseas contractors to make up the deficit.

What two years have taught me about pitching for investment

4:45PM | Wednesday, 30 April 2014 | Rebekah Campbell

Rethinking how you approach presentations can make a big difference to investment outcomes.

Pozible launches in China, smashing crowdfunding records in under a minute

4:52PM | Thursday, 24 April 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Australian crowdfunding platform Pozible has launched in China with its first campaign reaching its target of 10,000 Chinese yuan within minutes of launching, raising a final amount of 464,602 Chinese yuan.

From mining engineer to Silicon Valley-based tech startup CTO: How and why I learnt to code

4:19PM | Wednesday, 23 April 2014 | Rose Powell

He may be based in New York as a chief technology officer now, but four years ago this startup cofounder was out in Western Australia on a mine site.

Why we avoided big customers and growth for three years

4:21PM | Thursday, 17 April 2014 | Rose Powell

Real estate CRM provider Rex Software launched in 2010, but didn’t hit their marketing stride for three years, putting product above profitability to ensure long term growth.

Scalability issues forces home delivery dinner startup to give into the sweeter side of their business

4:14PM | Thursday, 17 April 2014 | Rose Powell

Your Fork, a startup schilling diverse, home-cooked meals, has pivoted to focus on delivery of exotic sweets and treats.

Is another tech wreck coming? Some insights from Netslaves author Bill Lessard

4:59PM | Monday, 14 April 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

During the ‘90s tech boom, author and web pioneer Bill Lessard documented the worst excesses of the web. With some commentators predicting another tech wreck, Lessard shares some critical lessons from the golden age of Silicon Valley.

Apple partnership helps app development startup pass a million downloads

4:11PM | Monday, 14 April 2014 | Rose Powell

Sydney-based educational app developer Shiny Things has passed a million app downloads since launching two years ago.

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