July 2014

Could Melbourne virtually be the startup capital of the world?

7:13PM | Thursday, 17 July 2014 | By Kye White Creating a culture of excellence in virtual reality startups could be the key to making Melbourne the startup capital of the world, according to a team of virtual reality enthusiasts.

The great smartphone internet shift

7:49PM | Thursday, 17 July 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas During the ‘90s and most of the 2000s, the PC was the device people primarily used to access the internet. But it's no longer necessarily the case.

Meet the Melbourne ‘foundr’ giving Bloomberg a run for its money

7:04PM | Thursday, 17 July 2014 | By Broede Carmody Nathan Chan has learnt what it takes to run a profitable magazine from the comfort of his own home at a time when it is widely recognised the publishing industry is struggling.

Can a self-managed fund invest in bitcoin?

7:01PM | Thursday, 17 July 2014 | By Reuben Bramanathan The legal status of bitcoin as an investment by regulated investors including self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) remains unclear.

NEWS WRAP: Rumours of a new e-book subscription service from Amazon

7:25AM | Thursday, 17 July 2014 | By Kye White Amazon is testing a new e-book and audiobook service called Kindle Unlimited that would cost $10 a month and offer access to over 600,000 titles.

Is VC fair capitalism?

7:38PM | Wednesday, 16 July 2014 | By James Rose Capitalism has certainly changed a lot since those days when portly guys in buckled shoes and silk stockings sat around in tea houses and reinvented human interaction.

Meet the startup behind The Australian’s 50th birthday celebrations

7:21PM | Wednesday, 16 July 2014 | By Broede Carmody A Sydney-based startup was behind a website that formed part of The Australian’s 50th birthday celebrations.

Bill Gates reveals his top six books for 2014

7:10PM | Wednesday, 16 July 2014 | By Eloise Keating He might be the world’s richest person, but did you know Bill Gates is an avid reader?

Fame & Partners takes funding round from QUT Creative Enterprise Fund

7:03PM | Wednesday, 16 July 2014 | By StartupSmart Fame & Partners is a hybrid technology and fashion business, which uses a proprietary algorithm to track the latest trends in event wear. They then leverage a real-time supply chain set-up to offer customisations to these on-trend garments.

How Australian startups are implementing growth hacking

7:51PM | Wednesday, 16 July 2014 | By Nina Hendy Startups are openly admitting to implementing growth hacking strategies to get some points on the board. It’s an approach that’s working for many startups, which often don’t have the money or traditional understanding of marketing to grow their business.