March 2015

The NY Times declares wearables cause cancer – a fail for journalism or science?

3:08PM | Wednesday, 25 March 2015 | By David Glance A columnist at the New York Times has written that he believes that technologies like Apple’s upcoming watch could be as as dangerous as cigarettes and cause cancer.

Employee Share Scheme legislation to be introduced to parliament today

3:15AM | Wednesday, 25 March 2015 | By Kye White The Minister for Small Business Bruce Billson will introduce long-awaited changes to Employee Share Scheme legislation into parliament today.

THE NEWS WRAP: Obama hires former Twitter product manager

3:26AM | Wednesday, 25 March 2015 | By StartupSmart Silicon Valley veteran Jason Goldman will become the White House’s first chief digital officer.

Campaign Monitor to double in size

3:16PM | Tuesday, 24 March 2015 | By Kye White Email marketing startup Campaign Monitor has opened new offices in Sydney as it looks to double in size over the next 12 months.

If you’re an entrepreneur, you’re a salesperson: six tips for success

3:11PM | Tuesday, 24 March 2015 | By Shane Goldberg Whilst being a salesperson might come naturally to you, many entrepreneurs find it uncomfortable. After all, salespeople in many circles have a reputation of being untrustworthy, sometimes sleazy and a bit uncouth (all, by the way, very undeserving labels based on the many sales people I have met).

Supporting grass roots entrepreneurship at UNSW

3:45PM | Tuesday, 24 March 2015 | By Joshua Flannery Now in its third year, the UNSW Startups Games has given over 80 individuals an intense entrepreneurial experience – four full weekends over one month – and essentially a platform to launch a startup for the first time or, in some cases, use the experience to become employees with an entrepreneur’s skillset.

Freelancer acquires Projectlinkr to fuel growth in Spanish-speaking countries

3:27PM | Tuesday, 24 March 2015 | By Broede Carmody Freelancer has acquired one of Spain’s leading online job marketplaces for an undisclosed sum in order to increase its presence in Spanish-speaking countries.

Peer-to-peer lending space heats up in Australia

3:50PM | Tuesday, 24 March 2015 | By Broede Carmody Competition between peer-to-peer lenders is heating up in Australia as startups leap at the chance to disrupt the financial services sector.

Netflix launches in Australia: are free trials a good strategy for your startup?

3:38PM | Tuesday, 24 March 2015 | By Broede Carmody Netflix has officially launched in Australia, offering users a one-month free trial to scoop up customers amongst fierce competition, including Australian rivals Presto and Stan, in the on-demand streaming space.

R&D tax concessions: even accountants think they’re too hard

3:05PM | Tuesday, 24 March 2015 | By Kirsten Robb A survey of 150 Australian accountants by R&D tax advisory firm Swanson Reed showed eight out of 10 accountants think the tax rules are too complicated and too risky to process themselves, preferring to outsource the applications.