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First intake of Telstra’s Muru-D accelerator has their first investor pitch night

4:31PM | Monday, 14 April 2014 | Rose Powell

Most of the startups midway through the Muru-d program pitched to a room of investors at the Telstra-backed accelerator’s first investor day.

Is another tech wreck coming? Some insights from Netslaves author Bill Lessard

4:59PM | Monday, 14 April 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

During the ‘90s tech boom, author and web pioneer Bill Lessard documented the worst excesses of the web. With some commentators predicting another tech wreck, Lessard shares some critical lessons from the golden age of Silicon Valley.

Rise of the app biz models: the new taxi industry

4:34AM | Friday, 11 April 2014 | Hamish Petrie

This week’s big announcement on NSW’s taxi reforms is quite possibly the best news for the taxi industry in a long time.

Malcolm Turnbull places $29.5 billion cap on NBN spending, new multi-technology mix including HFC

4:40PM | Wednesday, 9 April 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has issued a new statement of expectations to the NBN Co, placing a cap on public investment in the project of $29.5 billion and mandating that a mix of technologies be used to deliver the project.

The five minute guide to SEO that works

4:48PM | Monday, 7 April 2014 | Adam Franklin

Search engine optimisation can seem like hard work. However, like Pareto’s principle of getting 80% of the results from 20% of the effort, there are some easy things you can do to yield results.

Microsoft releases new developer tools, makes open source .NET commitment at Build Conference

4:32PM | Friday, 4 April 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Microsoft has announced the general release of a couple of key new cloud-based tools for developers during the second day of its Build Developer Conference in San Francisco.

Kogan expanding to New Zealand: Watch our exclusive Q&A video with him here

3:34PM | Thursday, 27 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Electronics startup superpower Kogan is setting up shop in New Zealand.

Sick of being the team’s “weak link”, this founder is committed to learning how to code

3:14PM | Wednesday, 26 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Sam Birmingham has played a key role in developing the Perth ecosystem, and a couple of startups, so far. And this month, he’s going to learn how to code come hell or high water.

The magic of ideas: How you can give them away and keep them at the same time

3:44PM | Tuesday, 25 March 2014 | Linnet Hunter

In these days of content marketing, many knowledge workers are aware that they need to share their hard-won experience and ideas with the world. But can you do this while still making a decent living?

The four-step formula for more powerful marketing and advertising

3:39PM | Tuesday, 25 March 2014 | Amanda Jesnoewski

Everyday your customers are bombarded with hundreds of marketing messages and advertisements. In such a crowded marketplace, here are four ways to make sure you stand out.

Quick tips for facilitating growth online to maximise revenue

3:27PM | Tuesday, 25 March 2014 | David Vitek

With the world becoming increasingly technology-driven and accelerated rates of online behavioural change becoming the norm, it is critical you have a strategy for building your business online.

There’s fans for everything online – including CW McCall

3:23PM | Monday, 24 March 2014 | Taskmaster

In a list of one-hit wonders, your humble correspondent listed down a musician named CW McCall, who is best known for his 1975 smash Convoy. Soon, the fans came out of the woodwork.

Wallets could be obsolete by 2021 as mobile payments take over

3:18PM | Friday, 21 March 2014 | Melinda Oliver

Mobile payment technology could swipe out the use of traditional wallets in eight years, a Commonwealth Bank survey finds.

How two Google tactics led this start-up to grow by 250% in a year

3:49PM | Tuesday, 11 March 2014 | Rose Powell

With a high traffic and low margin business to grow, the team at No Yelling quickly ruled out pay-per-click advertising and decided to invest their limited cash into boosting their SEO ranking.

Could blogging be your next big start-up idea?

3:52PM | Tuesday, 11 March 2014 | Nina Hendy

Australians are leaving behind their paid jobs to focus solely on making money from blogging. So, could blogging be your big start-up idea?

Barbecues and content marketing

3:31PM | Monday, 3 March 2014 | Taskmaster

Over the weekend, Old Taskmaster was dragged along to a family barbecue. The evening contained a valuable lesson about content marketing.

Your smartphone is not a PC, so don’t write apps as if it is one

2:55PM | Friday, 28 February 2014 | Taskmaster

A smartphone is not a PC. Likewise, a tablet is not a PC. It should be blindingly obvious, but so many designers just don’t get it.

Website disclaimers: The inside story

2:53PM | Friday, 21 February 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

Most websites –StartupSmart included – feature a disclaimer of some description. Here’s a look at whether they really provide you with legal protection, and what you need to include in one.

Sporting travellers finding their way with new travel website

2:08PM | Thursday, 13 February 2014 | Gavin Lower

It was while holidaying in New York a few years ago that Matt Scully discovered how hard it was to find information about local sporting events and locations.

Which team will get to have the final say?

2:00AM | Wednesday, 12 February 2014 | Taskmaster

Your products will end up looking very different depending on which team is put in charge.

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