Online shoppers swayed by Aussie dollar strength: Survey

12:01PM | Tuesday, 13 December 2011 | Michelle Hammond

One in five Australian consumers would shop less on overseas websites if the Australian dollar fell below US90 cents, a survey shows.

Change the download folder in Chrome

12:45PM | Monday, 12 December 2011 | Patrick Stafford

Did you know you can change your download folders to wherever you like? If you’re in Chrome, it’s quite easy.

The rise of the mobilised consumer

12:06PM | Monday, 12 December 2011 | Matty Soccio

Mobile is one of the most personal media devices that consumers interact with today, which is what makes it so incredibly difficult as a marketing tool to get right.

Start-up, group buying sites under fire over bungled sunglasses promotion

12:17PM | Friday, 9 December 2011 | Jan Villalon

Customers have been left blinking in frustration after a start-up’s promotional group buying deal promising $1 sunnies has left many empty-handed.

iPhone App of the Week: Sorted

12:37PM | Thursday, 8 December 2011 | Patrick Stafford

There are dozens of to-do apps on the App Store, but most of them are incredibly complicated and require ages to customise. But a new, cheap app on the Store tries to do away with this.

Google acquires one “company per week”, chairman says

12:26PM | Thursday, 8 December 2011 | Michelle Hammond

Start-ups looking to be acquired by Google may already be on the company’s radar, with chairman Eric Schmidt saying the search engine giant acquires a company every week.

Quality tourism operators to receive T-QUAL tick of approval

12:17PM | Wednesday, 7 December 2011 | Michelle Hammond

Tourism operators will be able to highlight the quality of their products and services with a new Heart Foundation-style tick of approval, as part of a major push to boost the struggling sector.

Google releases list of top searches, SMEs urged to stay on top of current events

12:59PM | Wednesday, 7 December 2011 | Patrick Stafford

Internet giant Google has released some of the most popular search terms of 2011, and Australian businesses are being warned to pay attention – they could hold the secret to gaining your website a little more traffic.

HelpMeChoose founder Shiffman returns with new cash back venture

12:45PM | Tuesday, 6 December 2011 | Oliver Milman

Adir Shiffman, the entrepreneur who sold his venture to Mortgage Choice last year, has returned to the start-up market with the launch of a new cash back shopping portal.

SMEs urged to overcome consumer distrust of social media

12:11PM | Tuesday, 6 December 2011 | Michelle Hammond

Businesses need to ensure their social media campaigns are tailored to suit clients’ needs, experts say, with a new survey showing almost a third of consumers rank social media as one of their least trusted marketing channels.

FlexiGroup acquisition highlights eCommerce growth

12:04PM | Tuesday, 6 December 2011 | Michelle Hammond

Online payments business Paymate has been acquired by point-of-sale finance provider FlexiGroup, reportedly for less than $5 million, as the eCommerce sector continues to grow.

Mobile commerce surges ahead of Christmas rush

12:59PM | Tuesday, 6 December 2011 | Michelle Hammond

Online retailers have been urged to match their mobile commerce strategies with their customers, with new research identifying Australian online shoppers as increasingly sophisticated mobile users.

How to remove add-ons in Firefox

12:34PM | Tuesday, 6 December 2011 | Patrick Stafford

You might find that you’ve downloaded an add-on program or feature in Firefox that you may not want anymore. Here’s how to get rid of them.

Facebook-driven start-up Peazie snares Adventure Capital funding

12:55PM | Monday, 5 December 2011 | Oliver Milman

Peazie, a Facebook-based start-up, has secured funding from local investor Adventure Capital, after securing a swag of big-name clients just months after launching.

Web and food companies head Forbes up-and-comers list

12:20PM | Friday, 2 December 2011 | Michelle Hammond

Web-based businesses and food companies have great potential for success, according to Forbes magazine, which has released its latest list of America’s 100 Most Promising Companies.

Christmas spending set to dip

12:56PM | Friday, 2 December 2011 | Michelle Hammond

A digital marketing agency has shared its tips for driving online sales, after an IBISWorld report revealed a third of Australians expect to spend less this year than last Christmas.

Ask before displaying content in Gmail

12:20PM | Friday, 2 December 2011 | Patrick Stafford

Whenever you see a suspicious email, it likely has some form of attachment. There’s a way in Gmail to actually stop this content from being shown in a summary view before you allow it to.

Time your response to a web enquiry

11:27PM | Wednesday, 30 November 2011 | Taskmaster

It’s crucial to understand that the internet is a real-time medium and customers expect attention within hours or minutes rather than days or even weeks.

Change the colour scheme in Office

11:59PM | Wednesday, 30 November 2011 | Patrick Stafford

Sometimes you may want to change how your programs look, for whatever reason. Most people find the colour scheme in Microsoft Office fine, but you may want to change it. Here’s how.

Cybercrime as widespread as accounting fraud: PwC report

11:30PM | Wednesday, 30 November 2011 | Michelle Hammond

Almost a quarter of companies around the world were the victim of computer or internet-related crime in 2011, a new report reveals, with cybercrime almost as widespread as accounting fraud.