August 2015

Hockey's IP inquiry another opportunity likely to be missed

8:26PM | Thursday, 20 August 2015 | By Bruce Baer Arnold Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey has asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a wide-ranging review of Australia’s intellectual property regime.

I WANT MY iPAD! Are our kids getting addicted to technology?

8:16PM | Thursday, 20 August 2015 | By Joanne Orlando Are toddlers really becoming addicted to technology? There’s certainly a lot of media hype to suggest that they are.

Elon Musk’s Brave New World: it worked for Henry Ford; why not Tesla?

8:04PM | Thursday, 20 August 2015 | By W Rocky Newman The share price of Tesla Motors shot up this week after a financial analyst said that the electric vehicle maker is “uniquely positioned to dominate” the auto industry.

Tech pioneer Ron Creevey on whingers and why entrepreneur is “almost a dirty word” in Australia

8:53PM | Thursday, 20 August 2015 | By Eloise Keating Australian entrepreneurs are too quick to “whinge” and lack the courage to have a go says one of the nation’s leading technology pioneers.

‘One million Aussies’: Cheater website Ashley Madison user details revealed

8:37AM | Thursday, 20 August 2015 | By Denham Sadler Hackers have followed through with threats to release sensitive customer information from online cheating site Ashley Madison and it’s claimed there are one million Australians involved.

Grim picture: Snapchat is losing a lot of money, leaked documents show

8:19AM | Thursday, 20 August 2015 | By Denham Sadler Leaked documents show picture messaging app Snapchat is still trying to figure out how to monetise its 100 million mostly young users.

Lunar eclipse: Moonshots almost impossible to fund in Australia

8:33PM | Wednesday, 19 August 2015 | By Denham Sadler A small venture capital pool, along with a small market size, means Australian investors are generally risk-averse when it comes to the most ambitious startup ideas.

Talks the talk: Live chat startup boasts big sales results

8:55PM | Wednesday, 19 August 2015 | By Denham Sadler Gary Tramer had a hunch. By adding a little science along with some human-to-human interaction, he could substantially improve online sales conversion rates.

Starting block: Palette raises $1 million for colour-capturing Cube

8:52PM | Wednesday, 19 August 2015 | By Kye White Palette, a Melbourne startup which successfully crowdfunded its colour-capturing Cube last year, has raised $1 million to add staff, and support its retail strategy.

How to win new customers when you're not advertising

8:32PM | Wednesday, 19 August 2015 | By Bin Teo Besides delivering work, hiring staff and managing clients' expectations, every business bears the responsibility of bringing in new business.