November 2014

Australian platform linking students and social enterprises is heading to Washington, thanks to 1776

11:18PM | Friday, 28 November 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas A platform that connects university students with project-based internships from social enterprises and charities has been named among the four Australian startups set to participate in the 1776 Challenge Festival next year.

How to avoid a Twitter PR disaster

11:20PM | Friday, 28 November 2014 | By Monique Craig It seems unbelievable, but embarrassing tweets are still posted from corporate accounts. As a marketing strategist, I've seen various companies make the same mistakes over and over again.

Successful crowdfunding campaign speaks volumes about suitcase soundsystems

11:16PM | Friday, 28 November 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Forget about vinyl – the next big thing among audiophiles could be suitcases reinvented as speakers, with a Melbourne-based startup raising $17,370 for the devices (against a target of $16,000) in just days on Pozible.

Australian taxi-booking startup calls for urgent summit over UberX uncertainty

11:56PM | Friday, 28 November 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas The chief executive and co-founder of taxi-booking app goCatch, Ned Moorfield, is calling for an urgent summit of transport ministers over the UberX ride-sharing service.

“Say no to sausagefests”, Mark Pesce calls on his male tech colleagues

11:48PM | Friday, 28 November 2014 | By Bronwen Clune Australian technology inventor Mark Pesce is calling on his male colleagues to join him in boycotting panels that don’t attempt to provide some gender balance.

Why taking two minutes out of your day can make you happier at work

11:42PM | Friday, 28 November 2014 | By Broede Carmody Being grateful to your work colleagues is the “secret weapon” for happiness in the workplace and can help employees shrug off the dissatisfaction associated with a constant routine, according to Google’s HR manager.

Welcome to the failure age!; I’m not trying to have it all; Twitter’s DM disaster was really a triumph: Best of the Web

11:27PM | Friday, 28 November 2014 | By Cara Waters Innovation looks boring close up, says Adam Davidson in ‘Welcome to the failure age!’ in The New York Times.

The 3D revolution is upon us – and designers need better protection

11:19PM | Friday, 28 November 2014 | By Tyrone Berger 3D printing is predicted to transform the business landscape of design-led innovation. But how well protected are Australian designs from unauthorised use?

THE NEWS WRAP: EU urges Google to extend ‘right to be forgotten’ globally

11:29AM | Friday, 28 November 2014 | By Kye White The European Union is calling on Google to apply the recent ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling to the rest of the world, The New York Times reports.

Have a successful product and don’t be an asshole: Justin Kan’s advice for founders

11:43PM | Thursday, 27 November 2014 | By Kye White Assholes beware, you don’t have to be “win at all costs” to run a successful startup, according to Twitch founder and YCombinator partner Justin Kan.