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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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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

How to make your business newsworthy (with steal-worthy news angles to try)

How to make your business newsworthy (with steal-worthy news angles to try)

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 03:44 | by Amanda Jesnoewski

With journalists bombarded with hundreds of pitches and media releases each day, your ability to generate media coverage is directly determined by how newsworthy and interesting you can make your business. Here are some angles you can try.

Online advertising: What’s the future for small business?

Online advertising: What’s the future for small business?

Thursday, 17 April 2014 06:00 | by Paul Wallbank

Small businesses are increasingly struggling to find a voice in the online space as big internet empires focus on the corporate sector.

Technology

Malcolm Turnbull fires back over claims AT&T is abandoning fibre-to-the-node

Malcolm Turnbull fires back over claims AT&T is abandoning fibre-to-the-node

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 07:39 | by Andrew Sadauskas

Federal Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has hit out at people claiming US telecommunications giant AT&T has abandoned fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) technology in its latest broadband announcement.

iiNet announces the appointment of two new directors following Michael Malone’s resignation

iiNet announces the appointment of two new directors following Michael Malone’s resignation

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 07:35 | by Andrew Sadauskas

iiNet has announced the appointment of two internet veterans to its board of directors, following the resignation of former chief executive and cofounder Michael Malone late last month.

Financing A Business

Beauty boxes are big business with one receiving $60 million in VC funding this week

Beauty boxes are big business with one receiving $60 million in VC funding this week

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 07:28 | by Rose Powell

A US-based beauty box startup, Birchbox, has received $US60 million ($A64.6m) in venture capital funding this week, a sign that similar local startup bellabox is taking as encouragement the service has long-term staying power.

Cybercrime on the increase with companies failing to keep up

Cybercrime on the increase with companies failing to keep up

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 01:54 | by StartupSmart

Cyber-espionage is up again in the 2014 report, representing a more than three-fold increase compared with the 2013 report, with 511 incidents partially due to a bigger dataset.

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