Four ways to get your business in front of mobile customers

12:07AM | Tuesday, 17 December 2013 |  Savvy sole traders, start-ups and small retailers are putting a mobile presence on top of their priority list for 2014.

Small businesses plan to cut costs in FY14, spend on mobile technology

6:03PM | Wednesday, 26 June 2013 |  Start-ups and small business owners are focusing on decreasing their costs but also planning on investing in technology, especially mobile, in the new financial year, according to new research.

Mobile-charging shoes

10:55PM | Thursday, 20 October 2011 |  Your mobile phone might never run out of power mid-conversation again, thanks to research from the University of Wisconsin.

US firm ezRez acquires Aussie-founded Topguest

12:35PM | Thursday, 15 December 2011 |  Travel rewards redemption company ezRez Software has acquired San Francisco-based start-up Topguest, which includes two Australians among its three co-founders, for an undisclosed sum.

Mobile marketing tipped for 2012 surge

12:37PM | Wednesday, 14 December 2011 |  Almost 40% of Australian marketing executives expect their marketing budget to increase in 2012, a new report reveals, with advertising campaigns increasingly targeted at mobile devices.

Google acquires one “company per week”, chairman says

12:26PM | Thursday, 8 December 2011 |  Start-ups looking to be acquired by Google may already be on the company’s radar, with chairman Eric Schmidt saying the search engine giant acquires a company every week.

Facebook snaps up Gowalla’s team

12:08PM | Tuesday, 6 December 2011 |  Facebook has hired the co-founders and several team members of geo-social app Gowalla but will not acquire the service itself, which is due to be shut down in January.

Mobile commerce surges ahead of Christmas rush

12:59PM | Tuesday, 6 December 2011 |  Online retailers have been urged to match their mobile commerce strategies with their customers, with new research identifying Australian online shoppers as increasingly sophisticated mobile users.

Hotmail co-founder unveils new venture

12:35PM | Monday, 5 December 2011 |  One of the founders of Hotmail has launched a free text messaging service, promising it will be as revolutionary as his previous venture.

Google chief urges retailers to fire up Christmas online marketing by December 4

11:05PM | Wednesday, 23 November 2011 |  Retailers should have their online Christmas campaigns ready for December 4, when the window for international online retailers shipping to Australia starts to close and searches for local retailers kick in, according to Google's retail chief.