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Bid-based shopping platform promises fear-free haggling

12:40PM | Tuesday, 16 December 2014 | Dinushi Das

Sydney-based startup Bidz Direct has developed a new shopping platform that’s attempting to give consumers more control over pricing.

The race to get products under the Christmas tree from Kickstarter-backed projects

12:27PM | Friday, 5 December 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The challenges for Kickstarter-backed hardware startups don’t end once you’ve raised the money.

Hackagong announces 2014 winners

12:09PM | Tuesday, 2 December 2014 | Broede Carmody

This year’s Hackagong has seen the largest turnout since it was founded in 2012, with almost 50 teams competing for a prize pool of more than $100,000.

Smartphone sales growth about to slow dramatically, warns IDC

12:09PM | Tuesday, 2 December 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The growth rate for smartphones is set to slow dramatically over the coming years, both in terms of volume and revenue, according to a forecast released this week by IDC.

New online community launches for entrepreneurs and investors

11:34PM | Tuesday, 25 November 2014 | Broede Carmody

A new website has launched to help entrepreneurs and investors succeed in the startup industry.

Your small business or multinational corporation is not a startup

11:30PM | Tuesday, 25 November 2014 | Taskmaster

Your humble correspondent noticed a new coffee shop had just opened up on the main street of Parts Unknown. While toiling away at frothing a skinny soy cappuccino, the barista claimed he was running a startup.

Government report identifies six disruptive tech trends to watch

11:37PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Mobile messaging apps such as Whatsapp are killing traditional text messages while multi-screening is going mainstream, according to an Australian Communications and Media Authority.

Startup Weekend Australia gains new sponsorship and launches platform, making events easier to organise

11:34PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Startup Weekend Australia has launched a new national platform and announced a sponsorship from Intuit QuickBooks Online at an event held last Thursday at Sydney’s Tank Stream Labs.

Four ways to prepare yourself for the transition from corporate to startup life

11:56PM | Thursday, 20 November 2014 | Broede Carmody

Making the leap from a secure, well-paying corporate job to the world of startups can be a daunting task.

NICTA RMIT Data Analysis Lab set to open

11:56PM | Thursday, 13 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

NICTA is preparing to open a new hub for applied data analytics projects later this month at Melbourne’s RMIT University.

Should you stay or should you go? The big question for many Australian startups

11:45PM | Monday, 10 November 2014 | Kye White

Startup founders need to get out of Australia and see the standard set by entrepreneurs in successful tech hubs around the world, according to Startup Victoria’s Scott Handsaker, but that does not necessarily mean they should move there.

Australia’s own This Week in Startups launches

11:59AM | Monday, 3 November 2014 | Kye White

If Australia can produce three or four more Atlassians, then its startup ecosystem will start to matter on the global stage, according to US entrepreneur and angel investor Jason Calacanis.

Apple and Samsung’s global smartphone market share slipped in the October quarter as Xiaomi surged

10:55PM | Friday, 31 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Apple’s share of the global smartphone market slipped during the October quarter, despite the release of the iPhone 6, as Chinese vendor Xiaomi became the world’s third largest vendor.

Technology won’t change everything: Intel anthropologist Genevieve Bell

10:41PM | Friday, 31 October 2014 | Kye White

Technology isn’t changing humanity, certain parts of what make us human have always been changing, according to Intel anthropologist Genevieve Bell.

Y Combinator coming to Melbourne for the above all human conference

10:44PM | Thursday, 23 October 2014 | Broede Carmody

World-renowned startup accelerator Y Combinator is coming to Australia as part of Melbourne’s above all human conference put on by Startup Victoria.

Toowoomba hosting its first Startup Weekend: The challenges of building an ecosystem in regional Australia

10:10PM | Friday, 17 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The regional city of Toowoomba, in Queensland’s Darling Downs region, is set to host its first Startup Weekend event as its local startup ecosystem gathers momentum.

She Makes event set to boost local maker community by getting more women involved

10:31AM | Tuesday, 7 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Girl Geek Academy is preparing for She Makes, Australia’s first maker faire specifically designed for women, following the success of Australia’s first all-female hackathon in March.

ilab seeks startups in regional Queensland for Germinate accelerator

10:51PM | Friday, 3 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Indooroopilly-based accelerator ilab is encouraging startups and entrepreneurs in regional Queensland to apply for its Germinate accelerator program.

“Blow their minds”: Applications open for speakers for Australia’s first national PHP web developer conference

10:55PM | Friday, 3 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The organiser of PHP Australia, the first national conference for web developers who use the PHP scripting language, has announced applications are now open for people interested in becoming speakers for the event.

Hackathons in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane aiming to turn “health data into information into knowledge”

9:44PM | Friday, 26 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

With interest in health technology booming, an upcoming hackathon across three states is aiming to bring together tech experts and leading medical researchers.

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