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Apple finally admits it has a diversity problem

8:36PM | Wednesday, 13 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Apple has become the latest in a string of major tech companies to admit it has a problem with gender and ethnic diversity.

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Eight great startup quotes to help you get through your day

8:21AM | Wednesday, 13 August 2014 | Broede Carmody

Starting your own company can be the hardest thing you ever do, but a few words of wisdom never go astray.

 | Planning  | Leadership

Five sneaky call to action tips to boost conversions

8:44PM | Tuesday, 12 August 2014 | Amanda Jesnoewski

Your call to action is one of the most important parts of any copy you write. While your words may be clever and compelling, and your images eye catching and engaging, if you aren’t calling people to act, you won’t get the results you want.

 | Planning

THE NEWS WRAP: Google backs $300 million broadband infrastructure project in Japan

8:20AM | Tuesday, 12 August 2014 | Kye White

Google has announced it’s backing a new $300 million high speed internet trans-pacific cable system between the US and Japan.

 | Planning

Upcoming event encourages the next generation of female tech leaders

8:19PM | Friday, 8 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Go Girl Go for IT, a free upcoming event for high school girls from years 8 to 11 organised by the Victorian ICT for Women Network, aims to encourage girls to consider a career in the tech industry.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Leadership  | Business advice and education

Step one to being a startup founder: Don’t build a product

8:19PM | Friday, 8 August 2014 | Alan Jones

So you want to be a startup founder: step one, start building a product, or figure out how to pay someone to build it for you. Right?

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Best of the web: Supermarket monsters; How Facebook sold you krill oil; Eight days in meltdown

8:49AM | Friday, 8 August 2014 | Cara Waters

Monstering the little guy: Malcolm Knox investigates the impact of Coles and Woolworths’ domination in 'Supermarket Monsters' in The Monthly.

 | Planning

THE NEWS WRAP: Apple files patent for Siri-like desktop virtual assistant with advanced features

8:23AM | Friday, 8 August 2014 | Kye White

Apple has filed a patent in the US for a new desktop virtual assistant that is very similar to Apple’s iOS assistant Siri, AppleInsider reports.

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Australian Sports Tech Network launches new website to foster partnerships and showcase local talent

8:41PM | Thursday, 7 August 2014 | Broede Carmody

The Australian Sports Technology Network (ASTN) has launched a new website in order to promote local startups and tap into the multi-billion dollar global sports technology market.

 | Business planning

Google+ now allows fake names – is that a good thing?

8:13PM | Thursday, 7 August 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

Google+ has been loosening its restrictions on the Google+ real names policy over the past few years by allowing maiden names and nicknames.

 | Planning  | Technology  | Social media

THE NEWS WRAP: Chinese government excludes Apple products from is procurement budget

8:21AM | Thursday, 7 August 2014 | Kye White

The Chinese government has excluded Apple iPads and MacBook laptops from the list of products that can be bought with public money, government sources told Reuters.

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GIVE and take: the startup hoping to enliven consumers’ growing sense of social responsibility

8:38PM | Wednesday, 6 August 2014 | Kye White

An Australian startup wants to redirect some of the billions of dollars worth of advertising, spent by companies all over the world, to charities.

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New initiative to lend a helping hand to Adelaide tech startups

8:50PM | Wednesday, 6 August 2014 | Broede Carmody

Launching a tech business in Adelaide is set to become easier thanks to Furio.

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Five app store optimisation techniques we used to generate 400,000 downloads

8:42PM | Wednesday, 6 August 2014 | Matthew Ho

App store optimisation (ASO) is a practice to improve your app store ranking. It’s SEO for mobile apps.

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Why governments will always fail with technology projects like the NBN

8:18PM | Wednesday, 6 August 2014 |  David Glance

The most recent audit report of the NBN, released this week, has ultimately judged the entire project as “rushed, chaotic and inadequate”.

 | Planning  | Technology

Alphatise gets ready to take on e-commerce giants by “putting the consumer in the driver’s seat”

8:00AM | Tuesday, 5 August 2014 | Kye White

After two years development and having already raised $3 million in funding, Sydney-based e-commerce startup Alphatise has launched.

 | Planning  | Business ideas

Lack of dedicated incubators and accelerators holds back booming Australian health startup sector

8:21PM | Monday, 4 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Australia’s health tech startup scene is booming, both in terms of interest and innovation, but funding remains a major issue for startups, according to a leading figure in the sector.

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First episode of That Startup Show taped in Melbourne

8:07PM | Friday, 1 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

A who’s who of the tech and startup scene gathered in Melbourne to watch the filming of the first episode of That Startup Show, a new web and TV series aimed at the startup community.

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Meet the co-founders of a $300,000 tech business – who have never met

8:22PM | Friday, 1 August 2014 | Nina Hendy

The tyranny of distance isn’t an issue for two Australian men who have built a $300,000 tech startup in just a year.

 | Planning

THE NEWS WRAP: USB security is 'fundamentally broken'

8:17AM | Friday, 1 August 2014 | Kye White

Security researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell say USB security is fundamentally broken, and there’s no easy fix.

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