December 2014

THE NEWS WRAP: Netflix rules out offline viewing

12:30AM | Thursday, 18 December 2014 | By Broede Carmody A Netflix executive has ruled out offering customers the ability to view popular television shows and films offline.

Five Australian startups to watch in 2015

12:38PM | Wednesday, 17 December 2014 | By Broede Carmody The startup scene continues to flourish in Australia, with hundreds of new startups launching this year and many scaling nationally and overseas.

Queensland startup to allow people to feel a person’s heartbeat in their hand

12:14PM | Wednesday, 17 December 2014 | By Broede Carmody A Queensland health startup is looking to raise $700,000 in order to fund a tech-enabled, wireless stethoscope for home use.

Bye Rupert: Aussie web browser extension gives you all the news that fits your views

12:01PM | Wednesday, 17 December 2014 | By Kye White Research suggests where an individual gets their news from depends on their political views, so it’s unsurprising that a tool has been developed by an Australian startup that helps users avoid sites they disagree with.

David Chung of etaskr on chucking in corporate life to chase the startup dream: #2015istheyear

12:49PM | Wednesday, 17 December 2014 | By Amir Nissen Today we’ve got a case study of the corporate kind, bringing you up close and personal with David Chung, co-founder of etaskr.

Not ‘losing Aussie talent’ but ‘supporting global scalability’: UNSW Startup Shenzhen

12:31PM | Wednesday, 17 December 2014 | By Joshua Flannery The rhetoric in the Australian startup and business communities about “losing young, talented Australians to other competing markets” has been around for a long time. Here's why it's misguided.

A note to our future selves: What youthful entrepreneurs the Feiglins have learnt from launching Sailr

12:11PM | Wednesday, 17 December 2014 | By Nathan and Naomi Feiglin With every success and failure come new learnings, challenges and experiences.

Are startups addictive?

12:58PM | Wednesday, 17 December 2014 | By Clare Hallam Working in a startup can be harsh, fast paced and often extremely chaotic. Nothing is certain. So what is it that attracts us to startups?

Narcissistic CEOs more likely to behave badly: Study

12:42PM | Wednesday, 17 December 2014 | By Eloise Keating The more narcissistic a chief executive is, the more likely they are to manipulate their company’s profit figures, according to research by the Macquarie Graduate School of Management.

Can we please just get on with the National Broadband Network?

12:20PM | Wednesday, 17 December 2014 | By Matthew Sorell It is better to place a bottle of cheap wine and a jug of lemon squash on each table just to manage the crowd. The same lesson is now being applied to the NBN.