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App monetisation: How Australian developers are turning apps into cash

7:30PM | Thursday, 17 July 2014 | Kye White

Apps with no upfront cost and a solid marketing plan have the best chance of being successful and making money, while games are the most lucrative, according to three Australian mobile app developers.

Planning  | Business planning

Could Melbourne virtually be the startup capital of the world?

7:13PM | Thursday, 17 July 2014 | Kye White

Creating a culture of excellence in virtual reality startups could be the key to making Melbourne the startup capital of the world, according to a team of virtual reality enthusiasts.

 | Planning  | Business planning

The great smartphone internet shift

7:49PM | Thursday, 17 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

During the ‘90s and most of the 2000s, the PC was the device people primarily used to access the internet. But it's no longer necessarily the case.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Technology

Meet the startup behind The Australian’s 50th birthday celebrations

7:21PM | Wednesday, 16 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

A Sydney-based startup was behind a website that formed part of The Australian’s 50th birthday celebrations.

 | Planning  | Business ideas

Lessons learnt at the Founder Institute in Melbourne

7:59PM | Wednesday, 16 July 2014 | Jo Sayer

Jo Sayer shares her story of what she learnt at the Founder Institute and why she landed up leaving.

 | Business ideas

Surf gets a new meaning on the Gold Coast

7:39PM | Tuesday, 15 July 2014 | Kye White

Gold Coast-based startup incubator Silicon Lakes is set to launch a new startup accelerator.

 | Business planning  | Venture Capital  | Workspace

Blue Sky Venture Capital flags plans to invest in “cash-starved” VC sector

7:26PM | Monday, 14 July 2014 | StartupSmart

Competition for high quality venture capital deals in Australia is at an 11-year low, according to Blue Sky Venture Capital investment director Dr Elaine Stead.

 | Planning

Hospitality recruitment site in safe pair of hands

7:51PM | Monday, 14 July 2014 | Kye White

Like football fans around the world, Melbourne Victory goalkeeper Nathan Coe has had a busy couple of weeks following the World Cup, but he’s also got another reason to be bleary eyed.

 | Planning  | Business ideas  | Business planning  | Growth  | How to start a...  | Starting

Aussie startup aims to wrestle back its users’ personal data

7:18PM | Monday, 14 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

An Australian startup wants to help people control their personal information and understand their online identity.

 | Planning  | Business ideas  | Business planning  | How to start a...

How getting the right domain name grew my business overnight

7:57PM | Monday, 14 July 2014 | Shaun McGowan

One night at a domain name conference I bought a domain name for $2000. It changed the direction my business was heading – in a good way.

 | Planning  | How I did it  | Business advice and education  | How to start a...

FRIDAY TIDBITS: Posse, the future and GovHack

7:20PM | Friday, 11 July 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Posse chief executive Rebekah Campbell has ruffled some feathers with a post titled “Why I ditched my co-working space,” and not because of the subject.

 | Planning

Government data hackathon smashes participation records with over 1000 participants nationwide

7:55PM | Friday, 11 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

A hackathon aimed at getting developers to make use of government data sets has attracted a record number of participants across 11 events nationwide.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Technology  | Business Grants  | Government and Regulation

The new website turning spare bedrooms into FIFO rental gold

7:56PM | Friday, 11 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The mining boom, and the resulting increase in fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers, has led to housing shortages across Australia. It’s a problem an innovative new website hopes to solve – by turning spare rooms into cash.

 | Planning  | Growth  | Technology  | Websites  | Start-up Profiles

Freelancer messenger app gets the wearable treatment

7:26PM | Friday, 11 July 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Freelancer has optimised its Messenger app to work on the Android Wear platform, with the hope freelancers and employers will use it to communicate more effectively when working remotely on a project together.

 | Planning  | PR

THE NEWS WRAP: FTC takes Amazon to court over unlawful billing of in-app charges

7:26AM | Friday, 11 July 2014 | Kye White

The US Federal Trade Commission alleges Amazon has unlawfully billed parents for millions of dollars in children’s unauthorized in-app charges.

 | Planning

Five things you didn’t know about selling gift certificates

7:58PM | Thursday, 10 July 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

Do you sell gift cards, vouchers or certificates on your website or through your business?

 | Planning  | Legal

Joint effort: Aussies send bitcoins to help US buds legalise marijuana

7:27PM | Thursday, 10 July 2014 | Kye White

Bitcoins are being sent from Australia to help finance a marijuana legalisation campaign in the American state of Oregon.

 | Planning  | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Financing a business

NSW startup collaborates with Google, Game of Thrones and plans to rapidly expand overseas

7:37PM | Wednesday, 9 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

An Australian startup leading the way in contactless communications has big plans for the future, including a rapid overseas expansion and further collaborations with some of the world’s biggest companies.

 | Planning  | Business ideas

Four tips to push past the point of no inspiration

7:38PM | Tuesday, 8 July 2014 | Amanda Jesnoewski

We've all felt the frustration of staring at a blank computer screen or piece of paper when it needs to be full of ideas or content. Here are four tips to help you get started.

 | Planning  | Leadership  | Management  | Mentor  | Amanda Jesnoewski

How I launched my startup in five days for only $125

7:21PM | Tuesday, 8 July 2014 | Stacey Jacobs

After getting a taste of the startup landscape back in 2009 when I was interviewing (then) fledgling startups like Waze and Shapeways for Contagious Magazine in London, I decided startups were where I wanted to be. Fast-paced environment + technology… I was sold.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Financing a business
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