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Taskmaster versus the futurologists

Friday, 11 April
Taskmaster versus the futurologists

From time to time, when journalists are doing a story on tech – be it in print, on TV or on the radio – they’ll wheel out a futurologist. The Taskmaster remains a sceptic.

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VIDEO: How I validated my startup idea: Edwin Onggo from GiggedIn

Even a brilliantly creative idea is not enough on its own to build a booming startup. The first major challenge many founder fails at is validating their idea.

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National INCUBATE university accelerator program to pitch at Google Demo Day

National INCUBATE university accelerator program to pitch at Google Demo Day

Friday, 11 April 2014 01:34 | by Rose Powell

Fifteen early-stage startups manned by students from four universities will pitch at the National Demo Day for the INCUBATE program during a Google for Entrepreneurs event today.

Barriers are imaginary: A lesson from my childhood

Barriers are imaginary: A lesson from my childhood

Thursday, 10 April 2014 04:37 | by Rebekah Campbell

As a 13-year-old New Zealander, I wanted to become prime minister. Here's the lesson I learnt by meeting the PM.

Marketing

Five ways to build credibility with your customers

Five ways to build credibility with your customers

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 03:21 | by Amanda Jesnoewski

Here are five ways you can establish credibility with your potential customers before you start talking about yourself.

Turning industry stereotypes into powerful points of difference

Turning industry stereotypes into powerful points of difference

Tuesday, 1 April 2014 01:46 | by Amanda Jesnoewski

Whether we like it or not people make assumptions about us, our business and even how we conduct our business based on the industry we are in. If it’s going to happen, you might as well make the most of it.

Technology

Dropbox opens Sydney office, amidst criticisms over Heartbleed bug silence

Dropbox opens Sydney office, amidst criticisms over Heartbleed bug silence

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 06:07 | by Yolanda Redrup

United States online storage business Dropbox has announced it’s opening its first Australian office, with the business opening in Sydney to better support users in this geographical region.

Innovation could add $6 billion to the economy but we need look beyond startups: Microsoft report

Innovation could add $6 billion to the economy but we need look beyond startups: Microsoft report

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 14:00 | by Rose Powell

Microsoft has today released a report to call for urgent review of how the Australian innovation ecosystem works in order to make the most of the burgeoning tech innovation movement.

Financing A Business

Angel List shakes up startup funding again with a new $25 million fund

Angel List shakes up startup funding again with a new $25 million fund

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 06:12 | by Rose Powell

Online community investment site Angel List has this week launched a $25 million fund to “bet” on leading investors, and companies they select.

Have you got a million dollar idea to change the world? Verizon tech idea comp launches

Have you got a million dollar idea to change the world? Verizon tech idea comp launches

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 05:53 | by StartupSmart

Major American telco Verizon is offering millions for innovative startup ideas as part of their annual Powerful Answers Awards.

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