April 2014

Malcolm Turnbull fires back over claims AT&T is abandoning fibre-to-the-node

4:00AM | Wednesday, 23 April 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Federal Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has hit out at people claiming US telecommunications giant AT&T has abandoned fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) technology in its latest broadband announcement.

Abbott government confirms commitment to completing startup policy reviews

4:17PM | Tuesday, 22 April 2014 | By Rose Powell The federal government has confirmed it is committed to completing reviews of key regulation hurdles for startups, such as the employee share scheme regulations and crowdsourced equity, launched by the Gillard Labor government in June.

Partnering with giants: How this advertising startup plans to change media buying

4:57PM | Tuesday, 22 April 2014 | By Rose Powell Outdoor media buying platform Site Tour has announced partnerships with two major players to launch an education initiative in what could be a game changer for the young company.

ATP Innovations up against three US programs for Incubator of the Year award

4:45PM | Tuesday, 22 April 2014 | By Rose Powell Sydney-based tech incubator ATP Innovations is one of four finalists for an international Incubator of the Year award, an accolade the team says is testament to the flourishing local ecosystem.

Five ways to manage a fast-growing team

4:33PM | Tuesday, 22 April 2014 | By Broede Carmody As your team grows, it can be difficult to make sure everyone is on the same page. Here are five top tips to help you manage an influx of new talent.

Almost 100 countries sign GST agreement: Pressure mounts on Australian government

4:25PM | Tuesday, 22 April 2014 | By Eloise Keating Close to 100 countries have signed up to a new set of tax principles to govern how goods and services are taxed across borders.

Is Angel List’s new fund more expensive or cheaper than traditional venture capital funds?

4:06PM | Tuesday, 22 April 2014 | By Rose Powell Startup and investor marketplace Angel List launched a fund last week, which allows people to back investors and the companies they choose. The new approach, coupled with their slightly different fee structure, has set the VC industry talking.

How to make your business newsworthy (with steal-worthy news angles to try)

4:44PM | Tuesday, 22 April 2014 | By Amanda Jesnoewski With journalists bombarded with hundreds of pitches and media releases each day, your ability to generate media coverage is directly determined by how newsworthy and interesting you can make your business. Here are some angles you can try.

Virtual staff: Getting bang for your buck

4:25PM | Tuesday, 22 April 2014 | By Nina Hendy Growing numbers of Australian businesses are either allowing staff to work from home or hiring workers overseas. Here are six ways to be sure virtual staff are up to scratch.

THE NEWS WRAP: Packer set to bet on a return to Las Vegas

4:41AM | Tuesday, 22 April 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas James Packer’s Crown Resorts is set to make a bid for a $US2 billion casino on the Las Vegas Strip.