October 2014

Put yourself in the path of change

10:18PM | Tuesday, 21 October 2014 | By Kye White Innovation is putting yourself in the path of change, according to startup academic Jerome Engel. He believes those best placed to do that are the young, and Australia needs to do all it can to encourage young people to become entrepreneurs.

Electric skateboard gets ready to shred off-road

10:03PM | Tuesday, 21 October 2014 | By Kye White Snowboarders no longer need to head to the snowfields to get their fix. BajaBoard allows boarders to “carve up” grassy hills.

Aussie social network to spring onto ASX with reverse listing

10:50PM | Tuesday, 21 October 2014 | By Kirsten Robb, an Australian question-and-answer-based social networking site with five million regular monthly visitors, is looking to raise up to $5 million and hopes to list on the Australian Securities Exchange by November.

Data mining the new black box of self-driving cars

10:32PM | Tuesday, 21 October 2014 | By David Lindsay Autonomous vehicles, or self-driving cars, are likely to be seen more widely on roads in 2015.

Four tips to increase newsletter opens and clicks

10:22PM | Tuesday, 21 October 2014 | By Amanda Jesnoewski It can be easy for your newsletter to become lost in a sea of your readers’ emails. Here are four tips to boost your opens and clicks.

THE NEWS WRAP: China’s iPhone users get caught by the Great Firewall

10:22AM | Tuesday, 21 October 2014 | By Kye White China received its first official iPhones last week, but the Chinese firewall is blocking all local connections to, instead redirecting users to a dummy site which looks exactly like Apple’s login page.

Fintech startups need better help, not necessarily less regulation

10:54PM | Monday, 20 October 2014 | By Kye White Australia needs to better support early stage fintech ventures because they cater to the nation’s later stage strengths, according to the head of fintech accelerator AWI Ventures, Toby Heap.

Rotten Tomatoes for financial planners

10:48PM | Monday, 20 October 2014 | By Kye White Adviser Ratings, a platform that lets users review their financial planners has launched, hoping to rebuild consumers’ faith in the sector.

Digital death and the digital afterlife: How to have one and how to avoid it

10:01PM | Monday, 20 October 2014 | By David Glance In 2012, there were reports Bruce Willis was suing Apple because he was not legally allowed to bequeath his iTunes music collection to his kids. The story was false, but it raised important questions about digital possessions.

Startup gets ready to bin paper-based permission slips for schools

10:41PM | Monday, 20 October 2014 | By Kye White Every parent of school-aged children is familiar with the dreaded permission slip.