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“Young and self-absorbed”: Startups replacing missing mothers, Ben Hammersley says

8:11PM | Friday, 21 August 2015 | Kye White

Not enough entrepreneurs are creating solutions for people who aren’t young and single, according to futurist Ben Hammersley.

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Murderer slipped through Uber background checks, lawyers say

8:43AM | Friday, 21 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Background checks failed to detect multiple Uber drivers with criminal convictions, including a convicted murderer, prosecutors in California claim.

 | Legal matters

Hockey's IP inquiry another opportunity likely to be missed

8:26PM | Thursday, 20 August 2015 |  Bruce Baer Arnold

Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey has asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a wide-ranging review of Australia’s intellectual property regime.

 | Leadership

Elon Musk’s Brave New World: it worked for Henry Ford; why not Tesla?

8:04PM | Thursday, 20 August 2015 | W Rocky Newman

The share price of Tesla Motors shot up this week after a financial analyst said that the electric vehicle maker is “uniquely positioned to dominate” the auto industry.

 | Leadership

Protecting the rights of the digital workforce in the 'gig' economy

8:10PM | Tuesday, 18 August 2015 | Joseph G. Davis,

Spurred by advances in digital technology, an on-demand workforce has been growing steadily for well over a decade, creating a new “gig” economy.

 | Managing people

“That’s not the Amazon I know”: Jeff Bezos says company has culture of caring

8:26AM | Tuesday, 18 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has responded to the New York Times’ highly critical piece on the company’s workplace conditions and culture.

 | Managing people

Judge blocks Voltage Pictures from sending "dead cats" to Dallas Buyers Club downloaders

8:10PM | Monday, 17 August 2015 | David Glance

In a spectacular setback for Voltage Pictures and Dallas Buyers Club LLC, Justice Nye Perram today denied them permission to send letters to people they were accusing of having downloaded the movie Dallas Buyers Club illegaly.

 | Legal matters

Copyright holders have Periscope in their sights

8:49AM | Monday, 17 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Twitter’s live streaming app Periscope is under increasing threat from copyright holders, with takedown notices becoming more common since its launch.

 | Legal matters

“Workers cry at their desks”: Survival of the fittest in the Amazon jungle

8:31AM | Monday, 17 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

The New York Times published an expansive, highly critical article about the working conditions and culture in Amazon over the weekend.

 | Managing people

“There’s a lot more work to be done”: Apple releases diversity report

8:37PM | Friday, 14 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Apple CEO Tim Cook says “there is a lot more work to be done” after the company released its diversity report for this year.

 | Leadership

Time to disrupt the male-dominated tech culture

8:11PM | Thursday, 13 August 2015 | Cyan Ta’eed

I’m asked the same question at almost every industry event I attend: “How can I support women in technology?” And I’m usually asked by men.

 | Leadership

FactCheck: is ridesharing no safer than hitchhiking?

8:52PM | Thursday, 13 August 2015 | Terry Goldsworthy

In Australia, as in other countries, Uber and ridesharing apps like it are now posing a threat to the market dominance of traditional options such as taxis.

 | Management

Why fear is the number one thing holding back entrepreneurs

8:35PM | Thursday, 13 August 2015 | Nina Hendy

The fear of failure, a perceived lack of expertise and financial concerns are very real concerns felt by Australian entrepreneurs.

 | Management

Zirtual pulls plug and sacks workers with 1am email: How to avoid a similar startup fate

8:00PM | Wednesday, 12 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

A large US startup demonstrated how to abruptly disappear completely last night, and in turn showed companies how not to deal with the inherit state of flux that most startup founders are in.

 | Management

How to get more people coding 'like a girl'

8:30PM | Wednesday, 12 August 2015 | Women’s Agenda

Something very rare occurred in Melbourne last week, when an all-female panel got together to talk about coding.

 | Leadership

“Don’t be a dick”: How Vend puts its values first

8:59PM | Monday, 10 August 2015 | Vaughan Rowsell

What makes your company truly, honestly unique? Values are often just as important as your product.

 | Leadership  | Managing people  | How to hire staff

Vinomofo’s pet project brings in new team member

8:24PM | Friday, 7 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Online wine retail startup Vinomofo has a very special furry guest in its Melbourne office.

 | Managing people

Thankyou Group’s Daniel Flynn wins emerging entrepreneur award: “I was just a kid who got an idea”

8:33PM | Friday, 7 August 2015 | Renee Thompson

Responding swiftly to the needs of your customers goes a long way, according to Thankyou Group founder Daniel Flynn.

 | Leadership

Innovation centre opens in Melbourne’s east

7:25PM | Friday, 31 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

The Eastern Innovation Business Centre (EIBC) in Clayton will be opening next week, and is still accepting applications for potential tenants.

 | Workspace

Enlarged fintech startup hub set to open

7:15PM | Friday, 31 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

A new co-working hub aiming to accelerate the development of Australian fintech startups will now be opening its doors on Monday, after pushing back its launch to accommodate for “overwhelming interest” in the space.

 | Workspace
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