Thinking of launching an online retailer? Meet Gerry Harvey

2:23PM | Wednesday, 6 February 2013 | Taskmaster

Last night, while using a nearby “leisure computer”, the Taskmaster managed to catch an interview with Gerry Harvey. The same interview holds a hidden lesson for anyone thinking of launching an online retailer.

Google wins High Court case against ACCC over online ads

2:05PM | Wednesday, 6 February 2013 | Patrick Stafford

The High Court says misleading sponsored links were displayed by Google, but it did not create them.

Gerry Harvey says he will dominate online retail: Five gems from his latest interview

2:56PM | Wednesday, 6 February 2013 | Patrick Stafford

Last night, Gerry Harvey gave an interview on the future of online retail – here are five of his most interesting comments.

Online sales growth takes seasonal December slip

2:54PM | Tuesday, 5 February 2013 | Warwick Goodman

Online retail growth took a dip in December compared to the previous month, according to new figures, but an economist has played down concerns that eCommerce spending is on the slide.

Tech start-up stays Nimble with $1.5 million cash boost

2:44PM | Tuesday, 5 February 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Queensland-based tech start-up Nimble will ramp up development of its credit assessment and fraud prevention platform, after raising $1.5 million from a number of high-profile investors.

How Twitter is evolving into a must-have tool for start-ups

2:40PM | Friday, 1 February 2013 | Oliver Milman

Are you using Twitter as part of your company’s marketing mix? If you’re still holding out, there are some very important reasons why you should get tweeting. BY OLIVER MILMAN.

HMV staff hijack Twitter feed, live-tweet mass layoffs

2:30PM | Friday, 1 February 2013 | Patrick Stafford

A disgruntled employee of collapsed music retail chain HMV hijacked the company's Twitter account and started live-tweeting about mass lay-offs.

Why eBay liked the look of a Melbourne start-up

2:24PM | Friday, 1 February 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Expectations are high for Melbourne start-up and eBay preferred shipping supplier Ship2Anywhere, which won two titles at the 2012 StartupSmart Awards. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.

Revealed: The five top myths of multichannel retailing

1:34PM | Tuesday, 29 January 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Retailers are being encouraged to take note of a new PricewaterhouseCoopers report, which debunks myths of multichannel retailing, including the rise of social media, tablets and China.

Shoes of Prey joins David Jones to launch in-store sales booths

1:40PM | Friday, 25 January 2013 | Patrick Stafford

Shoes of Prey has taken a step towards the bricks-and-mortar world, teaming up with department store giant David Jones.

Twitter's new video service: How Vine can help your business

1:14PM | Friday, 25 January 2013 | Patrick Stafford

Get ready for video tweets, as Twitter looks to integrate video sharing in its service.

Should I use online ads or stick to social media?

1:24PM | Tuesday, 10 January 2012 | Scott Robinson

Ideally, you should aim to use both forms of online marketing effectively.

Industry praise for new cyber security centre

1:27PM | Thursday, 24 January 2013 | Michelle Hammond

The Australian arm of global tech giant Huawei has welcomed the establishment of an Australian Cyber Security Centre, announced by Prime Minister Julia Gillard earlier today.

Apple shares plummet 10% after reporting mixed holiday results

1:34PM | Thursday, 24 January 2013 | Patrick Stafford

Questions are being asked about the product pipeline at Apple, with analysts suggesting the tech giant is entering a slow growth period.

Facebook launches ad measurement tool for businesses

1:26PM | Wednesday, 23 January 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Facebook has rolled out an advertising conversion measurement and optimisation system, allowing SMEs to measure the effectiveness of their ads on the social media platform.

GST threshold change unlikely to impact overseas web purchases: Report

1:23PM | Wednesday, 23 January 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Almost 80% of Australian consumers oppose reductions to the GST-free threshold on overseas online purchases, but any change will do little to quell their appetite to spend, new research reveals.

Property start-up Housenet throws its website to the crowd

1:06PM | Tuesday, 22 January 2013 | Oliver Milman

A Sydney-based online real estate start-up has taken an unusual approach to website development by crowdsourcing ideas from the public over the functionality and concept of its offering.

eBay issues advice to sellers following record result

1:29PM | Monday, 21 January 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Online retail giant eBay earned $US757 million during the final three months of 2012 – its best year yet – prompting an industry expert to issue some key tips to Australian eBay sellers.

Pollenizer’s put on ice amid technical issues

1:07PM | Friday, 18 January 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Pollenizer co-founder Mick Liubinskas has revealed star in-house start-up, which helps users learn new skills, has been put on hold due to technical problems.

Start-ups warned of top five digital threats set to strike in 2013

1:21PM | Thursday, 17 January 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Internet security company AVG has identified five digital threats facing businesses and consumers in 2013, prompting an expert to highlight how start-ups can respond to the trends.