August 2014

Facebook announces click-bait crackdown

8:32PM | Tuesday, 26 August 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Social media giant Facebook is cracking down on click-bait headlines on articles as part of a major update it is rolling out.

Muru-D makes a good case for the corporate backing of startups in Australia

8:20PM | Tuesday, 26 August 2014 | By Kye White The first batch of Muru-D startups are going to be a difficult act to follow, according to Muru-D co-founder Annie Parker.

Former Netflix chief talent officer joins Bigcommerce as adviser

8:56PM | Tuesday, 26 August 2014 | By StartupSmart In a bid to solidify company culture, Bigcommerce has announced that Patty McCord, former chief talent officer at Netflix, has joined the company’s board of advisers.

A CTO’s perspective on how to survive a startup

8:41PM | Tuesday, 26 August 2014 | By Kerry Esson Embarking on any new journey is always exciting and, for some, even a little frightening when venturing into unknown territory.

Three ways to be more compelling in your sales and marketing

8:27PM | Tuesday, 26 August 2014 | By Amanda Jesnoewski Your ability to compel your customers, readers and followers to read on, act or buy, directly determines your leads, conversions and business profits. Here are three ways to get you started.

Amazon buys Twitch for almost $1 billion: Five things you need to know about its latest purchase

8:14PM | Tuesday, 26 August 2014 | By Eloise Keating E-commerce giant Amazon has splashed out, paying close to $US1 billion ($A107 billion) for live video gaming platform Twitch.

Tech and innovation: Unlocking the key to improved productivity

8:49PM | Tuesday, 26 August 2014 | By Kate Eriksson Australia is at an inflection point. The role of innovation and technology in our lives, shaping business, and growing the economy is profound.

THE NEWS WRAP: Amazon acquires game streaming platform Twitch for $970 million

8:18AM | Tuesday, 26 August 2014 | By Kye White Amazon, not Google as was earlier reported, is purchasing game streaming company Twitch.

Australia has one of the world’s highest rates for PC use, tablet and smartphone ownership

8:24PM | Monday, 25 August 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Australia is in the top 10 countries in the world in terms of tablet ownership and PC usage rates, and in the top 15 for smartphone ownership, beating the US on many key measures.

BugHerd raises $1 million for task management system rollout

8:57PM | Monday, 25 August 2014 | By StartupSmart Australian bug tracker startup BugHerd has raised $1 million in Series A funding, part of which will be used to roll out a more robust and powerful version of its task management system called Stack.