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Guy Kawasaki tells StartupSmart why MVP should go beyond just viable

7:31PM | Wednesday, 2 July 2014 | Kye White

Minimum viable product, or MVP, is missing two ‘V’s according to current Canva and former Apple chief evangelist Guy Kawasaki.

“Australians love apps”: ACMA figures show mobile commerce is booming

6:18PM | Friday, 27 June 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The mobile commerce sector in Australia is booming, with monthly sales for December growing by a massive 448% in just three years, according to an ACMA report.

Last call for bar tabs? Clipp has a shot

6:08PM | Wednesday, 25 June 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The introduction of pin-and-chip regulations for credit card purchases threatens to do away with the traditional pub bar tab forever.

OPINION: What startups can learn from State of Origin

6:31PM | Friday, 20 June 2014 | Alan Jones

So ‘my’ team, the NSW Blues, won the game on Wednesday night – the series decider – and since then my fellow New South Welsh-persons have been loud on all social media channels about it.

Australia’s 10 Internet of Things companies to watch

6:39PM | Wednesday, 11 June 2014 | Kye White

Everybody is talking about the Internet of Things, so here are our top 10 Australian companies to watch in this space.

The self-lubricating skin-like condom that has piqued the interest of Bill Gates

6:25PM | Wednesday, 11 June 2014 | Kye White

A team of researchers from the University of Wollongong are developing a next generation condom that “looks, feels and acts” like real tissue, and they have the support of Bill and Melinda Gates to do it.

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.

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.

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.

It ain’t hard for Australian startups, claims digital pioneer

5:30PM | Thursday, 8 May 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Cut the bullshit and just do it is the blunt message from digital pioneer Peter Williams for Australian startups.

CeBIT StartUp 2014 – the rundown from a startup’s perspective

5:41PM | Thursday, 8 May 2014 | Sarah Moran

So what exactly did CeBIT StartUp 2014 offer the budding startup entrepreneur? Sarah Moran gives us the lowdown.

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.

Cybersecurity: Time to think like a fox to fend off the hedgehogs

3:18PM | Monday, 31 March 2014 | Bronwen Clune

A report into cybercrime and stolen data has highlighted the risks for online companies saying that “the ability to stage cyber-attacks will likely outpace the ability to defend against them”.

Global Startup Wiki launches, but with doubts Australia will embrace it

3:06PM | Monday, 31 March 2014 | Bronwen Clune

There have been attempts at creating a snapshot of the Australian startup scene, but will a Startup Wiki do the job?

Tin Alley internship program is back, with newer companies and no pay for tech interns

3:21PM | Monday, 31 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Internship program Tin Alley has introduced a new winter program that places 10 interns in brand new companies, the significant difference to its summer program being that these interns aren’t paid.

Why job descriptions matter

3:15PM | Friday, 14 March 2014 | Taskmaster

Most entrepreneurs love their staff. Don't they?

Weekly digest: This week’s stories in one easy to check place

3:37PM | Friday, 14 March 2014 | Rose Powell

We tackled some big topics this week, from the worst red tape for start-ups to five myths about scaling a business to how Australia can overcome a fear of failure many believe is holding the start-up ecosystem back.

So You Think You Can Start-up pitching competition finalists out to impress

2:33PM | Wednesday, 5 February 2014 | StartupSmart

StartupSmart’s first ever pitching competition, So You Think You Can Start-up, is on tomorrow night. The 10 finalists are competing for a raft of great prizes, including a year’s office space anywhere in the world with sponsor Servcorp valued at $250,000.

Barking up the right tree

1:08PM | Friday, 31 January 2014 | StartupSmart

For the millions of dog owners out there, the ability to communicate more directly with your pet might be the most exciting news you read this week. That’s why this invention is such a dog-gone good idea.

A wheely good tent

1:43PM | Wednesday, 8 January 2014 | StartupSmart

For the bike tourer, space in their pannier bags is a valuable commodity, loaded up with tent, clothes and parts. Now along comes The Travel Tent concept.

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