Tech sector now represents 5.1% of Australia’s GDP, 22% of the workforce

3:30PM | Monday, 30 March 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

The digital economy contributed $79 billion to the Australian economy in 2013/14, representing 5.1% of Australia’s gross domestic product, while 22% of employees now work intensively with ICT, according to a new Deloitte Access Economics report.

Technology  | Leadership  | Management  | Government and Regulation

The sexual harassment case that rocked Silicon Valley

3:49PM | Monday, 30 March 2015 | Lucia Osborne-Crowley

A landmark lawsuit in the US has big implications for gender equality in the tech industry.

 | Legal matters

Aged care legislation opens up opportunity for reviews and comparison website

3:37PM | Thursday, 19 March 2015 | Kye White

Consumer review website Aged Care Reviews has raised $600,000 in funding as it banks on the Australian aged care market continuing to trend towards a user pays system.

 | Legal matters  | Start-up Profiles  | Government and Regulation

Why Madpaws founder Alexis Soulopoulos is getting ready to serve up an ace

3:07PM | Monday, 16 March 2015 | Alexis Soulopoulos

Surrounding yourself with talented people and being willing to learn from them is the key to startup success.

 | Workspace

Facebook in hot water for privacy

3:34PM | Thursday, 12 March 2015 | Vanessa Emilio

An EU task force comprised of data protection authorities was formed in February 2015 to look into Facebook’s new privacy policy. There is doubt about its legality.

 | Legal matters  | Mentor  | Vanessa Emilio

“What the f-ck?”: Media critic Anita Sarkeesian calls for games industry to fight sexism

3:20PM | Wednesday, 11 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Software engineers and game developers need to do more to stop women being harassed online and portrayed as sex objects, according to videoblogger and media critic Anita Sarkeesian.

 | Leadership

Apple may have arrived late to the party, but with Watch it's brought a gun to a swordfight

3:38PM | Tuesday, 10 March 2015 | Barry Avery

While all eyes and ears were trained on news of its smartwatch, Apple also used its spring Keynote to introduce changes to Apple TV, revisions to its laptop lineup, and a new health service.

 | Leadership

Five tips for managing and increasing your capacity

3:30PM | Tuesday, 10 March 2015 | Amanda Jesnoewski

Most businesses watch their competitors, customers, and cash flow proactively, there is one area often forgotten until it is reached – capacity.

 | Leadership  | Mentor  | Amanda Jesnoewski

Co-working spaces are taking hold in Australia but rent a major stumbling block

3:55PM | Monday, 9 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Co-working spaces are growing rapidly and are feeding the demand for flexible and collaborative working environments, according to a report examining “liberated” work in Australia.

 | Workspace

Mobile app in the offing as Aussie online legal services startup raises $1.2 million in latest funding round

3:28PM | Tuesday, 3 March 2015 | Kye White

Online legal services startup LegalVision has raised $1.2 million in angel investment that will be used to expand its tech offering and step up marketing efforts.

 | Legal matters

Big fine for fine print: ACCC hits iiNet with more than $200,000 in fines

3:42PM | Tuesday, 3 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Australia’s second-largest DSL internet provider has been hit with more than $200,000 in penalties for recent advertisements that the competition watchdog believes contravened Australian Consumer Law.

 | Legal matters

Australian bitcoin advocate Adam Tepper killed in motorcycle crash in Thailand

3:16PM | Monday, 2 March 2015 | Kye White

The founder and chief executive officer of consumer-to-consumer bitcoin exchange Independent Reserve, Adam Tepper, has died in a motorcycle accident in Thailand.

 | Leadership

Reddit tackles 'revenge porn' and celebrity nudes

3:32PM | Monday, 2 March 2015 | Emily van der Nagel and James Meese

In a move to protect user privacy and curb revenge porn, social media site Reddit has banned naked photos that are shared on its site without the consent of the subject of the photo.

 | Leadership

Advice or binding direction: What is the difference between an advisory board and a board of directors?

2:16PM | Monday, 23 February 2015 | Ursula Hogben

It is crucial to know the difference between directors and advisory board members, including the risks, duties and liabilities of each role.

 | Legal matters  | Management  | Mentor  | Ursula Hogben

Hiring the right staff comes down to vision and fit

2:15PM | Monday, 23 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Bringing on board talented individuals who are a good cultural fit all comes down to sharing your company’s vision, according to two Aussie entrepreneurs who have founded fast-growing startups.

 | How to hire staff

Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover apologises for “big mistake” in website copy

2:04PM | Monday, 23 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

The founder of online community Product Hunt has learnt the value of empathetic copy after being called out online for an automated message that implied all founders are male.

 | Management

Is behavioural economics as relevant in B2B environments as in B2C?

2:40PM | Monday, 23 February 2015 | Bri Williams

When asked whether behavioural economics (BE) applies to business-to-business (B2B) as well as business-to-consumer (B2C), people are people has been my response. At least it used to be.

 | Management

ASIC issues stop order to Bitcoin Group over failure to produce a prospectus

2:00PM | Monday, 16 February 2015 | Kye White

ASIC has placed a stop order prohibiting Melbourne startup Bitcoin Group from publishing any statements concerning its intention to make an initial public offering until it lodges a prospectus.

 | Legal matters  | Government and Regulation

Changes to the Significant Investor Visa Program could deter Chinese investors

2:57PM | Monday, 16 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

While the proposed reforms to the Significant Investor Visa Program have been largely welcomed by Australian startup community as a means to access more venture capital, there are concerns the changes misunderstand Chinese investors.

 | Leadership  | Government and Regulation

Melbourne woman ‘harassed’ by UberX driver

2:55PM | Monday, 16 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

A 21-year-old Melbourne woman says she will think twice about using UberX after what she describes as a “concerning” experience with the ride-sharing service.

 | Legal matters