11 things you might not know about

7:43AM | Monday, 7 July 2014 | StartupSmart

Here are 11 key facts about Australian travel site Wotif you might not be aware of.


When it comes to generating revenue, Twitter is the most valuable social channel in Australia

7:54AM | Monday, 7 July 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Analysis of millions of transactions reveals a share on social media generates $4.80 in additional revenue and nine additional website visits.

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Gen X and Gen Y spend the most time online: study

7:30PM | Friday, 4 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

More teenagers are connected to the internet than ever before, but surprisingly adults are the ones spending the most time online, according to a study by Roy Morgan Research.

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We’ve had Australia’s first Eduhack, now it’s time for Unihack

7:28PM | Friday, 4 July 2014 | StartupSmart

The University of Melbourne and Monash University have announced they are to hosting the first UNIHACK Melbourne, a hackathon designed for university and TAFE students.

 | Technology

Elite sports wearables maker Catapult Sports buys GPSports, no IPO plans at the moment

7:10PM | Friday, 4 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Catapult Sports, a Melbourne-based provider of tracking devices for elite athletes, has announced it has purchased Canberra-based counterpart GPSport.

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The new video channel tuning into Australian software developers

7:02AM | Friday, 4 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Two Sydney-based entrepreneurs are set to launch a new online video site with content focused on software development that hopes to get more people interested in coding as a career.

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Best of the Web: Making apps; the dying IPO; tangled earbuds; and disruption theory

7:20AM | Friday, 4 July 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Ever wondered how apps are made? Then read this by Craig Mod on Medium.

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The Heartbleed bug continues to pose risks for people

7:34AM | Friday, 4 July 2014 | The Conversation

It’s been almost three months since the Heartbleed bug was revealed and many thousands of computer servers still need to be fixed.

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How to build a virtual reality system – in your living room

7:09PM | Thursday, 3 July 2014 | Stefan Greuter

Building your own virtual reality system is easier than you might think.

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Australian software helps track down Myer’s con man

7:49PM | Thursday, 3 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

Australian software was the key to uncovering the backstory behind a man who was fired by Myer over a misleading CV.

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Guy Kawasaki’s 10 tips to evangelize your product

7:18PM | Thursday, 3 July 2014 | Paul Wallbank

As Apple’s original Mac evangelist, Kawasaki brings a wealth of experience when it comes to promoting products.

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'Phablets' and wearable tech on-trend for Aussie consumers

7:20PM | Wednesday, 2 July 2014 | Kirsten Robb

Wearable technology is the big growth area to watch as Australia’s attraction to smartphones continues to strengthen.

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Tinder founders in sexual harassment case: Having a female co-founder “makes the company feel like a joke”

7:09PM | Wednesday, 2 July 2014 | Eloise Keating

One of the co-founders of online dating app Tinder is suing the company for sexual harassment and discrimination, in a case that is drawing attention to the treatment of women in the technology industry.

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Bigcommerce confirms Magento deal with store migration plans ready

7:35AM | Wednesday, 2 July 2014 | StartupSmart

Australian e-commerce company Bigcommerce has confirmed reports eBay-owned Magento has named it as the software-as-a-service migration provider for its ProStores and Magento Go platforms.

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Building an eBay-style marketplace for bitcoins and litecoins

7:03PM | Tuesday, 1 July 2014 | Kye White

Australian bitcoin and litecoin marketplace Cryptothrift, wants to become eBay for crypto-currencies and is trying to create an economy for anonymous currencies.

 | Technology

Can’t touch this: New camera app to revolutionise selfies

7:38PM | Tuesday, 1 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

A Swedish startup aims to make the lives of smartphone users a little bit easier with the launch of a touch-free selfie app.

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How to use Instagram to build your business

7:12PM | Tuesday, 1 July 2014 | Michael Walsh

Instagram is the new kid on the block when it comes to social media marketing and very soon there is going to be a whole lot more advertising on the platform no matter which profiles users choose to follow.

 | Social media

How Australia’s top internet companies compete globally

7:05PM | Tuesday, 1 July 2014 | Bronwen Clune

With much news around about the lack of support for Australian startups, a new global survey sheds light on how globally competitive Australian startups can be.

 | Technology

Google to support world-changing Australian non-profits with mentoring and $2 million in grants

7:07AM | Tuesday, 1 July 2014 | StartupSmart

Australian non-profits wanting to turn their technology-driven ideas into reality can now apply to the Google Impact Challenge Australia for the opportunity to share in $2 million in grants.

 | Technology

OPINION: Should Facebook have experimented on 689,000 users and tried to make them sad?

6:41PM | Monday, 30 June 2014 | David Glance

In a move that has as many people puzzled as outraged, Facebook has published research that involved a deliberate attempt to manipulate the emotional state of 689,000 of its users.

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