September 2014

What if we had a ‘National Invention System’?

9:27PM | Friday, 12 September 2014 | By Ian Maxwell Australia’s Senate Economics Committee is currently undergoing a review of the National Innovation System in light of the “challenges to Australian industries and jobs posed by increasing global competition in innovation, science, engineering, research and education”.

More women in tech need to be encouraged to go for it

9:59AM | Friday, 12 September 2014 | By Bronwen Clune Tammy Bartow wanted to work at a startup in New York and set herself the goal of getting there by January next year, but it took just three months to realise that dream with a job offer from the company she wanted to work for.

THE NEWS WRAP: Uber takes Lyft for a ride in the taxi disruptor wars

9:32AM | Friday, 12 September 2014 | By Kye White The battle between transportation network startups Uber and Lyft isn’t a close fight, Wired reports.

NSW government move to cut credit card surcharge brings taxi industry startups into the fold

9:28AM | Friday, 12 September 2014 | By Kye White The founders of transportation network startups ingogo and GoCatch have praised the New South Wales government’s move to drop the taxi credit card surcharge fee in the state.

Are you OK? Why it’s important entrepreneurs speak up about mental health for more than just one day of the year

9:19PM | Thursday, 11 September 2014 | By Broede Carmody R U OK Day has once again brought attention to the stigma attached to mental health in the workplace and beyond.

Apple delivers smart watch, but you might want to think twice about getting one

9:11PM | Thursday, 11 September 2014 | By Andre Spicer Apple’s September 2014 keynote was highly anticipated and #applelive supplanted #indyref, #Ukraine and #ISIS from the Twitter trending leaderboard. A huge part of the hype surrounding it was Tim Cook’s announcement that Apple would be launching an entirely new gizmo – Apple Watch.

Vend partners with DC POS to make bitcoin payments a reality for Australian retailers

9:55PM | Thursday, 11 September 2014 | By Kye White Point-of-sale software provider Vend has partnered with Australian startup DC POS to enable its Australian retailers to accept bitcoin.

Atlassian sales up by 44% for 2013-14 financial year

9:04PM | Thursday, 11 September 2014 | By Kye White Atlassian has announced at its annual summit in San Jose that sales rose 44% to $US215 million ($A234m) for the fiscal year ended June 30.

Canberra startup to match employers with Australians living with a disability

9:30PM | Thursday, 11 September 2014 | By Broede Carmody A Canberra-based startup is looking to tackle Australia’s low disability employment rate by making it easier for businesses to employ people living with a disability.

Five tips for managing a remote team

9:36PM | Thursday, 11 September 2014 | By Eric Wong With the rise of video conferencing, many Australian businesses have now implemented policies and supporting technologies to enable remote working, and as a result they are reaping the benefits.