October 2013

Product development lessons from a start-up focused on the “internet of things”

10:47PM | Tuesday, 29 October 2013 | By Rose Powell They may look like Christmas lights – and they are – but MooresCloud lights are the results of hundreds of hours of musing about the future of technology and the coming transition to “the internet of things”.

Starting up a global tech company from Australia and building bridges to Silicon Valley

10:37PM | Tuesday, 29 October 2013 | By Gavin Lower Australian technology entrepreneurs don’t need to move to Silicon Valley to start their businesses but can instead build bridges to the global start-up hot spot from home, says Blackbird Ventures co-founder Rick Baker.

Westpac appoints first general manager of small business

10:29PM | Tuesday, 29 October 2013 | By Yolanda Redrup Westpac has appointed its first general manager of small business, with the bank keen to play a larger role in small business lending.

Five low-cost marketing tips for sole traders

10:33PM | Tuesday, 29 October 2013 | By Nina Hendy One of the great things about the internet is that you no longer need to spend a fortune on marketing. Here are five great ways to bolster your marketing plan in time for next year.

THE NEWS WRAP: Apple delivers stronger than expected results

10:39AM | Tuesday, 29 October 2013 | By Andrew Sadauskas Apple exceeds market revenue expectations by selling 33.8 million iPhones in the September quarter. Plus a class action lawsuit against Treasury Wine Estates and Bendigo Bank calls for a “level playing field”.

Sydney Seed Fund reveals why only four of 68 applications were deemed eligible for further investigation

10:30AM | Tuesday, 29 October 2013 | By Rose Powell Only four of 68 start-up investment applications made to the Sydney Seed Fund, launched in June this year to back emerging technology companies, were deemed eligible for second round interviews.

Investment tips from the investor who backed Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat

10:00PM | Monday, 28 October 2013 | By Rose Powell Emerging tech companies may be high risk but when they take off, every nervous moment was worth it.

Redbubble CTO on how collaborative product management can lead to major changes

10:51PM | Monday, 28 October 2013 | By Rose Powell Product development has become a core focus for the team at online art marketplace Redbubble and led them to a major pivot that has been critical to their success so far.

Pop-up to permanent: One start-up’s story and why they’re positive about the future of retail

10:29PM | Monday, 28 October 2013 | By Rose Powell After two years as a series of pop-up stores, homewares and gift shop Melbournalia is setting up a permanent home and says the future has never been brighter for new retailers.

UK retailer Boohoo brings on board Aussie brand ambassador Donny Galella

10:21PM | Monday, 28 October 2013 | By Yolanda Redrup United Kingdom-based online retailer Boohoo has appointed high-profile Australian stylist Donny Galella as its first Australian brand ambassador.