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Job hunter becomes the hunted: Everybody wants a piece of the market, including fOSSLR

9:43PM | Thursday, 4 September 2014 | Kye White

Seek, one of Australia’s most successful startups, disrupted the job search industry, but now it’s the incumbent, and a host of new Australian startups have it in their sights.

Envato becomes the first Australian startup to release its diversity figures, encourages others to do the same

9:33PM | Thursday, 4 September 2014 | Kye White

Envato has become the first Australian tech startup to release comprehensive workforce diversity figures.

Australian Sports Tech Network launches website to foster partnerships and showcase local talent

8:37PM | Thursday, 21 August 2014 | Broede Carmody

The Australian Sports Technology Network (ASTN) has launched a new website in order to promote local startups and tap into the multi-billion dollar global sports technology market.

How two mobile app developers’ love for AFL led to $400,000 in funding

8:12PM | Friday, 8 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

A Melbourne-based mobile games developer has secured $400,000 in funding from a group of prominent investors, after joining seed accelerator AngelCube’s 2013 program intake.

After a successful crowdfunding campaign, this Ant-o wants to save your life in an emergency

8:12PM | Friday, 8 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

In an emergency, allowing paramedics to quickly identify someone, including their emergency contacts, key medical information or immediate contact information, can literally be a matter of life or death.

Five app store optimisation techniques we used to generate 400,000 downloads

8:42PM | Wednesday, 6 August 2014 | Matthew Ho

App store optimisation (ASO) is a practice to improve your app store ranking. It’s SEO for mobile apps.

Former AFL ruckman tackles entrepreneurial career, new student notes business is on the mark

8:19PM | Friday, 1 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Former Port Adelaide AFL ruckman Hugh Minson is tackling a new career as a startup entrepreneur, with a venture called Nexus Notes that allows students to download university course notes.

How the internet was a big reset button for business

7:55PM | Thursday, 24 July 2014 | Paul Wallbank

In the age of the web, business is like a petri dish says internet pioneer and Cluetrain Manifesto author Doc Searls.

The new website turning spare bedrooms into FIFO rental gold

7:56PM | Friday, 11 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The mining boom, and the resulting increase in fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers, has led to housing shortages across Australia. It’s a problem an innovative new website hopes to solve – by turning spare rooms into cash.

Airtasker acquires Occasional Butler, explores overseas expansion

7:47AM | Friday, 11 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Airtasker has acquired Melbourne-based odd jobs outsourcing business Occasional Butler, cementing its lead as Australia’s leading online platform for outsourcing local services.

Picking the right phone system for your startup

7:35PM | Tuesday, 8 July 2014 | Sam Bashiry

Starting a new business can be a daunting task, but one decision that should be easy to make is choosing the right telephone system.

Wotif acquisition shows potential of Australian startups for US investors eyeing Asia

7:42PM | Monday, 7 July 2014 | Kye White

The proposed $700 million acquisition of Wotif by Expedia is a sign of the Australian startup scene succeeding despite relatively low levels of funding and support, according to StartupAus board member Dr Jana Matthews.

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.

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.

“Australians love apps”: ACMA figures show mobile commerce is booming

6:18PM | Friday, 27 June 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The mobile commerce sector in Australia is booming, with monthly sales for December growing by a massive 448% in just three years, according to an ACMA report.

App launched by eBay does the selling for you

6:31PM | Wednesday, 18 June 2014 | Kirsten Robb

Using eBay just got a whole lot lazier, with the company today launching a new app that will sell your items for you.

No privacy policy? Google says you need one

5:13PM | Thursday, 29 May 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

If you use any of Google’s services for your website and don’t have a privacy policy, you could find yourself banished. If you use any of Google’s many products or services, here's what you must do.

How to start developing a web app using PHP

5:31PM | Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

If you’re thinking about developing a web app for the first time, you’ve probably heard about a scripting language called “PHP”. So what does it do and how can you get started in it?

Hackathon plus education equals EduHack

5:32PM | Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | Kye White

Education is the latest industry to look to hackathons to inspire innovation in the sector.

“Uber for tennis” launches

5:01PM | Monday, 12 May 2014 | StartupSmart

Tennis Buddy an app that promises to help users find a tennis partner in less than 10 minutes is billing itself as “Uber for Tennis”.

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