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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

Good news for startups as Aussies turn to flexible hours and additional income

1:06PM | Thursday, 22 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

More than 90% of Australians are looking for ways to supplement their income this year and startups are in a good position to reap the benefits, according to research released by job marketplace Airtasker.

 | Management

EBay hit by million-dollar fraud allegedly engineered by Australian advertising manager

1:07PM | Monday, 19 January 2015 | Eloise Keating

EBay has taken legal action against its former Australian advertising manager and two associates, who it claims were involved in defrauding the online marketplace of millions of dollars in advertising revenue.

 | Legal matters

Employee share option scheme draft legislation amendments good news for Australian startups

1:15PM | Thursday, 15 January 2015 | Kye White

Changes to employee share option scheme laws, released in draft legislation by the federal government on Wednesday, will help fix the unworkable situation of taxing startup employees on value that they don’t have and may never get.

 | Leadership  | Management  | Managing people  | Government and Regulation

Optus-Innov8 startups get access to new co-working space in San Francisco

1:29PM | Thursday, 15 January 2015 | Kye White

Block 71, a new co-working space in the South of Market District in San Francisco, will help ease the transition for Asia-Pacific startups heading to the United States.

 | Venture Capital  | Workspace

Mentoring program aims to get Victorian sports tech industry into the big leagues

1:46PM | Wednesday, 14 January 2015 | StartupSmart

The ASTN has launched a new mentoring and connecting program to help Victorian sports manufacturing, product and design companies tackle the global sports consumer market.

 | Leadership

Intern or employee – what’s the difference?

1:07PM | Wednesday, 14 January 2015 | Clare Hallam

Bootstrapped startups are often challenged to afford suitable resources. But is hiring interns instead of employees a fair solution?

 | Mentor  | Managing people  | Clare Hallam

Five sources to help you track trends

1:39PM | Tuesday, 13 January 2015 | Amanda Jesnoewski

How do you predict changes when there is no crystal ball in business? Here are five sources to watch and utilise.

 | Leadership  | Management  | Amanda Jesnoewski

Fintech startup Nimble to pull ad amid accusations of misleading consumers

1:47PM | Monday, 12 January 2015 | Kirsten Robb

Payday lender Nimble is reportedly in the process of pulling an ad promoting its loans as a means to pay utility bills.

 | Legal matters  | Government and Regulation
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