Why Google thinks Old Taskmaster is a crazy old cat lady from Wisconsin

6:49PM | Friday, 6 June 2014 | Taskmaster

The other day, your loyal correspondent sat back in a leather recliner, brandy old-fashioned in hand, after a long day spent toiling in Taskmaster Towers.


The NBN is in a regulatory hole – time to stop digging

6:19PM | Friday, 6 June 2014 | Stephen King

Has there ever been a bigger policy mess than the NBN? The latest claims are that NBN Co risks breaching Australia’s consumer law on the grounds of misleading and deceptive conduct.

 | Planning

OPINION: The startups are like girlfriends analogy needs to die, along with other sexist gaffes

6:31AM | Friday, 6 June 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Startups, we have a problem. Less than 24 hours after the justified storm of disapproval in response to Atlassian’s engineer referring to Maven as a demanding'', ''complaining'' and ''interrupting girlfriend, I was sitting at Innovation Bay’s Smart Money event (part of Vivid Sydney) to hear the analogy repeated.

 | Planning

Best of the Web: McDumpals, Weblandians and about those IPOs

6:16AM | Friday, 6 June 2014 | Bronwen Clune

The secret sauce on McDumpal’s Big Scam: If you’ve never heard of McDumpals then that’s about to change. No, it has nothing to do with discarded Big Macs, but a leading shop for stolen credit cards, which first went online in late April 2013.

 | Planning

Which e-commerce platform is right for my business?

6:40PM | Wednesday, 4 June 2014 | Ben Nicoll

When it comes time to assess which e-commerce platform is right for your business, there are a few key questions to ask before looking at the options available.

 | Planning  | Technology  | Sole trader

HealthKit founder gets a rude shock as Apple uses its name for iOS 8 platform

6:40PM | Wednesday, 4 June 2014 | Kye White

The co-founder of Melbourne-based startup HealthKit, Alison Hardacre, was surprised and confused to learn Apple is using its name for one of iOS 8’s features.

 | Business ideas

Turning your great idea into a shipping product

6:04PM | Tuesday, 3 June 2014 | Mark Pesce

Everyone who’s made the journey from idea to product agrees: Hardware is hard. Mark Pesce draws on his experience of bringing MooresCloud to market.

 | Planning  | Business planning

Riding in the rain: Australian startup develops cutting-edge motorcycle helmet visor

6:38PM | Tuesday, 3 June 2014 | Kye White

One of the winners of last week’s Sydney Genesis startup competition aims to make riding a motorbike in wet conditions a whole lot safer.

 | Planning  | Start-up Profiles

Australia ranked second best place to be a female entrepreneur

6:27PM | Tuesday, 3 June 2014 | Eloise Keating

Australia is the second best place in the world to be a female entrepreneur, according to international rankings released this week.

 | Planning  | Business planning

Everything you need to know about building a startup in China

6:26PM | Monday, 2 June 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

China’s booming mobile market is creating lucrative new business opportunities for startups, according to Australian entrepreneur and Koombah cofounder Jason Lim, who recently returned from China.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Innovation  | Management

Unitrends acquires NICTA cloud security startup Yuruware

5:46PM | Friday, 30 May 2014 | StartupSmart

Yuruware, an Australian-based innovator of data protection technology for Amazon Web Services (AWS), has been acquired by Unitrends.

 | Planning  | Business ideas  | Business planning

No, internal and external startups are not the same

5:26PM | Friday, 30 May 2014 | Nathan Kinch

To set the tone for this piece let’s look at two definitions, the first for a startup and the second for a company, as defined by Steve Blank.

 | Planning

Mobile video app shortlisted for journalism grant looks to solve crowdsourced content problem

5:18PM | Friday, 30 May 2014 | Kye White

A Brisbane startup is developing an app which aims to give journalists much easier access to crowdsourced content.

 | Planning  | Business ideas  | Technology  | Social media

THE NEWS WRAP: Intel revs up its auto offerings

5:20AM | Friday, 30 May 2014 | Kye White

Intel has unveiled its technology for autonomous cars. The chip maker will provide an application-ready platform with its own processors and operating system.

 | Planning

Google admits to a diversity problem, releasing stats on its staff

5:44AM | Thursday, 29 May 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Google has admitted it has a diversity problem releasing stats that show their staff is 70% men; 61% white, 30% Asian, 3% Hispanic, 2% black. The numbers point to a glaring problem, but the behemoth’s admission could be a first step to change.

 | How to hire staff  | How to start a...

Entrepreneurship is the new internship

5:33PM | Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | Kye White

Elastice founder Christopher Drake believes starting your own business is more beneficial than organising corporate internships in the hope of landing a graduate job.

 | Planning

Five reasons why Brisbane is Australia’s best city for startups

5:15PM | Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | Alex Ghiculescu

Here are five reasons why Brisbane is Australia's best place to launch a startup.

 | Planning

Online platform Pledger pitches in to connect companies with charities

5:29PM | Monday, 26 May 2014 | Kye White

One of the finalists at this Friday’s Sydney Genesis student entrepreneur pitching competition hopes to provide charities with an easier way to access support from corporate sponsors.

 | Planning

Startups, is Brisbane calling?

5:56PM | Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | StartupSmart

Brisbane-based River City Labs is calling on investment-ready startups around the nation to apply for the chance to pitch at its June investment dinner event RiverPitch

 | Planning

The age of holistic product development

5:45PM | Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | Nathan Dintenfass

Over the last decade a few major themes have dominated the evolution of product development, particularly software development

 | Planning