Four steps you can take to turn knowledge into results

5:51AM | Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | Amanda Jesnoewski

The search for the 'holy grail' of information has to turn at some point into action and results.

Planning  | Sole trader  | Amanda Jesnoewski

THE NEWS WRAP: Amazon turns Twitter into a shopping cart

5:19AM | Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | Kye White

Amazon is giving English and American customers the chance to shop without leaving Twitter.

 | Planning

The more digital we are, the more vulnerable to attacks we become: CSIRO report

5:40PM | Monday, 5 May 2014 | StartupSmart

Tomorrow's hackers could shut down infrastructure and defraud the public sector of billions, according to a new report released by CSIRO at CeBIT's Cyber Security Conference.

 | Planning

Queensland startup wants to get real when it comes to virtual reality

5:53PM | Monday, 5 May 2014 | Kye White

Perhaps inspired by the collective sigh of the internet when Facebook bought Oculus Rift, a team of enthusiastic Queenslanders are hoping to make virtual reality, well, a reality.

 | Planning  | Technology  | IT

CeBIT opens to a mixed response as NSW Deputy Premier puts startup funding case to Hockey

5:26PM | Monday, 5 May 2014 | Bronwen Clune

CeBit Australia, billed as our biggest tech conference, opened its doors on Monday at its new Olympic Park, Sydney, location with mixed reviews.

 | Planning  | Technology  | Tech

Social media tracker Digivizer wins at Carnegie’s Den

5:37PM | Monday, 5 May 2014 | Kye White

Social media tracker Digivizer impressed a heavy duty panel of judges to take out the Carnegie's Den pitching competition.

 | Planning

Last-minute travel and tour app launches after taking time out

5:44PM | Monday, 5 May 2014 | Kye White

Last-minute travel app GoStandby launched last week, roughly nine months after it won Startup Weekend Gold Coast.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Google denies AdSense bans on money-making publishers

5:33AM | Monday, 5 May 2014 | Kye White

Google has denied allegations that it banned a large number of web publishers from its AdSense advertising system because they were making too much money.

 | Planning

Tinder-meets-LinkedIn app gets risque with business

5:58PM | Friday, 2 May 2014 | Cara Waters

So much for not mixing business and pleasure, newly launched dating app LinkedUp! is using business networking site LinkedIn to hook up dates.

 | Planning  | Technology

Best of the Web: Eulogy for Twitter

5:39PM | Friday, 2 May 2014 | Cara Waters

Is Twitter on its death bed as a social media platform? Maybe not quite yet, but some analysts believe it's not long for this social media coil.

 | Planning  | Social media

“Short-sighted”: Startup community blasts Commission of Audit’s funding findings

5:57PM | Friday, 2 May 2014 | Kye White

The National Commission of Audit report’s contention that government support of startups provides no real benefit to the community is flat-out wrong, according to a number of startup industry figures and two major reports into the industry.

 | Planning  | Business Grants  | Government and Regulation

Australians represent at 500 Startups as ZootRock gets social in the valley

5:26PM | Friday, 2 May 2014 | Kye White

Social media curation startup ZootRock is among the latest batch of participants in the 500 Startups accelerator program, joining three other Australian companies.

 | Planning  | Starting

THE NEWS WRAP: When Foursquare becomes two

5:28AM | Friday, 2 May 2014 | Kye White

Foursquare will launch a new app called Swarm, which it says will provide users with a social heat map with which to locate friends and services.

 | Planning  | Technology

Geek Girls are doing it for themselves

5:56PM | Thursday, 1 May 2014 | Bronwen Clune

The success of Girl Geek Dinner workshops in Melbourne has encouraged the organisers to launch Girl Geek Academy, dedicated to providing training and workshops for women wanting to enter the tech industry.

 | Planning  | Business advice and education

10 books every aspiring entrepreneur should read

5:40PM | Thursday, 1 May 2014 | StartupSmart

Are you planning your next venture? If so, here are 10 books you really need to check out.

 | Planning  | Business planning

Taxi app Uber banned in NSW

4:23PM | Wednesday, 30 April 2014 | Kye White

The New South Wales government has declared apps such as Uber, which crowdsource drivers to offer lifts and ride-sharing, are illegal.

 | Planning  | Technology  | Legal

Venture funding gets the razzle dazzle treatment with The BIG Pitch

4:53PM | Wednesday, 30 April 2014 | Kye White

A Melbourne-based investment fund has organised what might be Australia’s most lucrative pitch event ever.

 | Planning

Good product people wanted as Startup Victoria launches

4:08PM | Wednesday, 30 April 2014 | Kye White

Startup Victoria chair Leni Mayo says the Victorian startup scene’s biggest challenge is the lack of good product people.

 | Planning  | Technology

THE NEWS WRAP: Twitter posts 119% year-on-year revenue jump

4:42AM | Wednesday, 30 April 2014 | Kye White

Twitter released its 2014 results this morning with revenue reaching $250 million for the period, up 119% on a year-over-year basis.

 | Planning  | Business

“Silicon Beach on the Sunshine Coast”: Entrepreneurs aim for startup paradise

4:56PM | Monday, 28 April 2014 | Kye White

Three Queensland startups are hoping the Sunshine Coast becomes as well known for its tech scene as it is for beaches.

 | Planning