August 2014

A CTO’s perspective on how to survive a startup

8:41PM | Tuesday, 26 August 2014 | By Kerry Esson Embarking on any new journey is always exciting and, for some, even a little frightening when venturing into unknown territory.

Three ways to be more compelling in your sales and marketing

8:27PM | Tuesday, 26 August 2014 | By Amanda Jesnoewski Your ability to compel your customers, readers and followers to read on, act or buy, directly determines your leads, conversions and business profits. Here are three ways to get you started.

Amazon buys Twitch for almost $1 billion: Five things you need to know about its latest purchase

8:14PM | Tuesday, 26 August 2014 | By Eloise Keating E-commerce giant Amazon has splashed out, paying close to $US1 billion ($A107 billion) for live video gaming platform Twitch.

Tech and innovation: Unlocking the key to improved productivity

8:49PM | Tuesday, 26 August 2014 | By Kate Eriksson Australia is at an inflection point. The role of innovation and technology in our lives, shaping business, and growing the economy is profound.

THE NEWS WRAP: Amazon acquires game streaming platform Twitch for $970 million

8:18AM | Tuesday, 26 August 2014 | By Kye White Amazon, not Google as was earlier reported, is purchasing game streaming company Twitch.

Australia has one of the world’s highest rates for PC use, tablet and smartphone ownership

8:24PM | Monday, 25 August 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Australia is in the top 10 countries in the world in terms of tablet ownership and PC usage rates, and in the top 15 for smartphone ownership, beating the US on many key measures.

BugHerd raises $1 million for task management system rollout

8:57PM | Monday, 25 August 2014 | By StartupSmart Australian bug tracker startup BugHerd has raised $1 million in Series A funding, part of which will be used to roll out a more robust and powerful version of its task management system called Stack.

Tasmania takes promising steps to building its startup ecosystem

8:53PM | Monday, 25 August 2014 | By Kye White Tasmania’s startup ecosystem is starting to attract the attention of mainland accelerator programs.

Airbnb appoints country manager for Australia and New Zealand

8:04PM | Monday, 25 August 2014 | By StartupSmart Airbnb has announced the appointment of Sam McDonagh as country manager for Australia and New Zealand, in a move to boost local awareness of the accommodation company.

Where to launch entrepreneurial crowdfunding projects and other top tips for successful Indiegogo campaigns

8:54PM | Monday, 25 August 2014 | By Kye White The amount of funds raised by Australian Indiegogo campaigns has increased by 40% over the past year.