December 2014

Action on cyberbullying: token gesture or the way forward?

12:15PM | Friday, 12 December 2014 | By Ilan Katz The reaction to the federal government’s plans to clamp down on cyberbullying has ranged from hostility from some libertarians to scepticism about yet another government attempt to make the internet safer.

Currency, bitcoin and payments systems: How the concept of money is being redefined

12:56PM | Friday, 12 December 2014 | By Mark Pey Innovation continues at a blistering pace across payments delivery channels of all kinds. Mobile payments in particular are booming, with Capgemini calling for 60% volume growth just in 2015 (by one count there are already more than 160 different mobile payments systems in the world).

Some things are better left Unsaid

12:36PM | Friday, 12 December 2014 | By Dinushi Dias Sydney-based 25Fifteen’s new startup, Unsaid, brings the freedom of anonymous expression used in apps like Whisper and Secret to your workplace.

OneShift and the art of hiring a barista in less than half an hour

12:24PM | Friday, 12 December 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Online recruitment business OneShift is continuing to gather momentum, with founder Gen George claiming the service managed to fill a position for a barista in the Victorian town of Leongatha within just 27 minutes of a job ad being posted.

How Simon Hackett is transforming a historic mansion into a startup hub

12:17PM | Friday, 12 December 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Prominent investor and entrepreneur Simon Hackett has transformed a historic Adelaide mansion called Wavertree, once home to a colourful two-time South Australian premier and a TV studio, into a co-working, incubator and events space called Base64.

More startup investments coming after Cisco invests in Blackbird Ventures

12:02PM | Friday, 12 December 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Cisco has become the first major corporate investor in Blackbird Ventures, with the move paving the way for more investments in promising Australian startups.

How Ash Davies created his ‘YouTube for books’ startup Tablo: #2015istheyear

12:47PM | Friday, 12 December 2014 | By Amir Nissen Startups, like genius, are 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Successful startups execute. But executing drains your energy, so it’s important to go back to the well of inspiration somewhat regularly, to make sure you’re up to the task.

Best of the Web: What’s next for entrepreneurship? Europe versus Google; Investec’s PR blunder

12:13PM | Friday, 12 December 2014 | By Cara Waters One of the easiest ways to look foolish is to start making predictions about the future – just ask those who said online shopping was a passing fad.

THE NEWS WRAP: Amazon app store pulled from Google Play

12:34AM | Friday, 12 December 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Google has pulled Amazon’s app store from its Google Play marketplace, citing an update to its Developer Distribution Agreement.

What this multinational company learned from agile Aussie startups

12:12PM | Thursday, 11 December 2014 | By Broede Carmody The Mondelez Mobile Futures program has come to an end, with the international confectionery company saying it has learnt to embrace agile thinking across all levels of its business thanks to partnerships with a number of Aussie startups.