News

April 2014

Victorian state government to invest $40 million in mobile blackspots, free Wi-Fi on country trains

4:19PM | Tuesday, 8 April 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Victorian Premier Denis Napthine has announced a new policy that will see the state government fix mobile phone blackspots, while providing free Wi-Fi to passengers on several key V/Line train services.

What are your obligations for superannuation and ordinary time earnings?

4:08PM | Tuesday, 8 April 2014 | By Tracy Angwin Employers often ask us whether they need to pay superannuation on payments on certain allowances or payments.

Common sense, ambition and a bit of Oprah: Kim McKay’s path to CEO

4:55PM | Tuesday, 8 April 2014 | By Angela Priestley Kim McKay AO is a woman who likes to think big on what she can achieve and make it happen.

In a world first, Australian bank invests in peer-to-peer lending startup

4:29PM | Tuesday, 8 April 2014 | By Bronwen Clune Westpac’s Reinventure Group, a $50 million fund set up to back early stage start-ups, recently announced a $5 million investment in Sydney-based peer-to-peer lender SocietyOne.

15-week MOOC for global entrepreneurship training launches

4:16PM | Tuesday, 8 April 2014 | By Rose Powell Taylor’s University has launched a 15-week massive open online course (MOOC) to equip students to build and fund their own companies.

Pet price comparison app launches to disrupt booming industry

4:23PM | Tuesday, 8 April 2014 | By Rose Powell Man’s best friend may also be one of man’s best business opportunities, with another startup targeting the pet industry re-launching this week.

THE NEWS WRAP: Australia signs trade agreement with Japan

4:32AM | Tuesday, 8 April 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have struck a bilateral trade agreement that will see tariffs cut on Australian agricultural exports.

Why I stepped aside as CEO of my 10-year-old tech business after we took investment

4:25AM | Tuesday, 8 April 2014 | By Rose Powell It took 10 years of running his email startup as a lifestyle business before Ben Duncan decided he was ready take his business to the next level, raising millions in external capital and replacing himself as CEO.

US tech stocks drop: Are we heading towards another tech wreck?

4:26PM | Monday, 7 April 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Late last week, a number of major US tech stocks including LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Netflix witnessed significant falls in their share price of over 5%, prompting some to speculate another ‘90s style tech wreck could be on the cards.

Brendan Eich wasn’t fired: Mozilla moves to hose down speculation after CEO resignation

4:19PM | Monday, 7 April 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Mozilla has issued a public statement in a bid to hose down speculation its former chief executive, Brendan Eich, was either fired or pushed out of the company by its board of directors.
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