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.


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

Four email problems that even titans of tech haven’t resolved

2:21PM | Monday, 16 February 2015 | Tom Jackson and Emma Russell

For personal or social exchanges, instead we’re increasingly using social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp and others. But the office email inbox is as busy as ever – and this is a real problem for the millions of workers who have become so dependent upon it.

 | Technology  | Leadership

Venture Dorm and MEGA merge to give South Australian startups a global reach

2:28PM | Monday, 9 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Majoran’s MEGA program and Flinders University’s Venture Dorm have combined to create the largest pre-accelerator program in Australia.

 | Workspace

Putting customers first: can corporates and startups really work together?

2:19PM | Thursday, 5 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Corporates are paying more attention to startups but there is still a long way to go when it comes to the two collaborating, according to a number of experts helping Australian businesses drive innovation.

 | Innovation  | Management

OneShift’s Gen George at SouthStart: Effective partnerships key to growing a startup

2:15PM | Thursday, 5 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Building a two-sided marketplace is hard work but the key to scaling is forming partnerships and effective marketing, according to the founder of job matching platform OneShift.

 | Growth  | Leadership  | Management

GST For online businesses: What is the Real Cost?

2:27PM | Tuesday, 3 February 2015 | Vanessa Emilio

The fight over online sales and taxes is now growing. Australian retailers face significant competition from online international retailers.

 | Legal matters  | Tax  | Mentor  | Vanessa Emilio

Female entrepreneurs get their own pop-up co-working space

2:36PM | Tuesday, 3 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Female entrepreneurs will be able to work from a women-only environment in Melbourne next week as part of a pop-up co-working space.

 | Workspace

Adage proves a mature acquisition for OneShift

2:20PM | Tuesday, 3 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Sydney-based job matching platform OneShift has made its first acquisition, buying mature age jobs board Adage for an undisclosed amount.

 | Buy a business  | How to hire staff

How will data retention laws cope with the Internet of Things?

2:08PM | Tuesday, 3 February 2015 | Philip Branch

One of the many things that is troubling about the current Australian government’s metadata retention proposals is how rooted in the past they are, which could make them obsolete before they even come into force.

 | Legal matters

Apple's success comes from giving us a sense of making progress

2:11PM | Monday, 2 February 2015 | David Glance

Although the drivers behind Apple’s success include those that are specific to the brand, it is what the phone means in terms of social- and self-identity that determines the difference between buying a Samsung phone and an Apple one.

 | Growth  | Innovation  | Leadership  | Management

When should a startup protect its intellectual property?

1:43PM | Friday, 30 January 2015 | Lachlan McKnight

Everyone knows getting legal issues sorted can be expensive, but if you’re a startup your IP is likely to be your most valuable asset. Working out how, and when, to protect it can be difficult.

 | Legal matters

Vivid Sydney to host world-renowned coworking conference

1:19PM | Thursday, 29 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

A world-renowned coworking conference will be held in Australia for the first time as part of Vivid Sydney, the southern hemisphere’s largest festival of light, music and ideas.

 | Workspace  | Business advice and education