Make a pledge on a crowdfunding site

2:38PM | Thursday, 14 February 2013 | Taskmaster

Are you uncertain about the concept of crowdfunding? It might be worthwhile to test the waters before diving in head first.

Troubleshoot your way out of a tech crisis

2:40PM | Wednesday, 13 February 2013 | Taskmaster

Are you having some tech troubles? Before you call tech support, there’s a few key things you need to do first.

Keep your Android phone safe

4:44PM | Friday, 8 April 2011 | Patrick Stafford

If you use an Android smartphone, such as the Samsung Galaxy S3, here are a few key tips to help keep it secure.

Businesses highlight their sales strategies for Valentine’s Day

2:17PM | Tuesday, 12 February 2013 | Michelle Hammond

New research shows loved-up couples intend to celebrate Valentine’s Day by eating out, with spending expected to surge by 8%, while romantic getaways are also high on the agenda.

Creating your first social media strategy

2:55PM | Tuesday, 12 February 2013 | Alexandra Cain

Social media is an increasingly vital communication and marketing channel. If you’re developing your first social media strategy, here are a few key points you should consider. BY ALEXANDRA CAIN.

Mail order, from Tim Shaw to Amazon

2:34PM | Tuesday, 12 February 2013 | Taskmaster

Some people say that eCommerce is an entirely unprecedented phenomenon. But is it really?

Tech giants Apple, Microsoft, Adobe to appear before IT price inquiry

2:15PM | Tuesday, 12 February 2013 | Patrick Stafford

After months of deliberations and refusals to appear before the Federal Parliament's probe into IT pricing, tech giants Apple, Adobe and Microsoft have been summoned to appear before the inquiry and its board.

Sports betting ban would cripple an industry, says online entrepreneur

2:47PM | Friday, 8 February 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Calls for a nationwide ban on sports betting would cripple an entire industry, says the chief executive of horseracing site Punters Paradise, but he is adamant the move will never go ahead.

Take a screenshot with a Mac

2:36PM | Friday, 8 February 2013 |  Warwick Goodman

Have you ever wanted to take a screenshot while using an Apple Mac? Here’s how to do it.

Reckon looking to take on Xero by joining cloud accountancy battle

2:09PM | Friday, 8 February 2013 | Warwick Goodman

Reckon is aiming to shake up the Australian accounting software market when it launches its first cloud-based product Reckon One in the next quarter.

Changes to Google AdWords "a big win" for start-ups

2:12PM | Thursday, 7 February 2013 | Cara Waters

Google has touted its changes to AdWords as a way to make running mobile campaigns easier for SMEs.

Tablets and hybrid apps soar, PC sales dip: The IT trends you need to be across

2:09PM | Thursday, 7 February 2013 | Oliver Milman and Patrick Stafford

There’s a fundamental shift in the computer industry with tablets and hybrids replacing traditional desktop PCs. It’s time to look at how the shift will impact your business. BY OLIVER MILMAN and PATRICK STAFFORD.

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.