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Google maps inside shopping centres, using social media

3:18PM | Wednesday, 13 March 2013 | Patrick Stafford

Google is rolling out a major update to Street View in Australia today, with the search giant now displaying photos inside shopping centres and other buildings, giving local businesses a chance to boost their rankings.

Know what the cloud is – and ask the right questions

3:18PM | Tuesday, 12 March 2013 | Taskmaster

Do you use a web-based email account such as Hotmail or a cloud storage service? If so, there are some important questions you need to ask.

Brisbane unveils plan to join the start-up heavyweights

3:00AM | Tuesday, 12 March 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Brisbane City Council will offer grants to budding entrepreneurs with promising digital potential as part of an ambitious plan to propel the city into the multitrillion dollar global digital economy.

Domino’s overcooks social media campaign, provoking backlash: “Dumb Dumb Dumb!!!”

3:55PM | Monday, 11 March 2013 | Cara Waters

Domino’s has got a nasty reception on social media after running a week-long teaser campaign for a “game changing” announcement which was to be the “biggest in 20 years”.

Domino’s new Facebook app lets customers rate stores in real time

3:36PM | Wednesday, 6 March 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Domino’s Pizza is allowing customers to rate stores in real time via a new app, with the information to be shared on Facebook in a bid to improve the stores’ service and operations.

Five social media stuff-ups you need to avoid

3:24PM | Wednesday, 6 March 2013 | Oliver Milman

Social media is a great communications and marketing tool – but you must be careful about how you use it. Here are five classic errors by business and how to avoid them. BY OLIVER MILMAN.

Apple working on iWatch to be released later this year

3:30PM | Tuesday, 5 March 2013 | Patrick Stafford

The pundits who have been waiting for Apple to come up with a new product category may just get their wish. New reports today suggest Apple is working on a wristwatch that could be released as soon as the end of the year.

Evernote hack yet another warning of cloud danger for Australian SMEs

3:39PM | Monday, 4 March 2013 | Patrick Stafford

Australian Evernote users received a shock this weekend when the company sent notifications indicating it had suffered a hacking attempt, and warned affected users should change their passwords immediately.

Andrew Mason fired as CEO of Groupon: “I’m okay with having failed”

3:06PM | Friday, 1 March 2013 | Yolanda Redrup

Groupon founder Andrew Mason has posted a letter on Twitter explaining why he had been fired, following the group buying site’s December quarterly loss.

Instagram hits 100 million users – three things you can learn

2:24PM | Wednesday, 27 February 2013 | Michelle Hammond

The co-founder of Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram has outlined key reasons for the company’s success, after hitting 100 million users since its launch in October 2010.

Samsung joins Visa for mobile payments, Australian rollout could take a while

2:10PM | Wednesday, 27 February 2013 | Patrick Stafford

Samsung has jumped into the contactless payments market with Visa – but the deal doesn't include its Android partner, Google.

Group buying industry amends code to crack down on compliance and complaints

2:45PM | Tuesday, 26 February 2013 | Yolanda Redrup

The group buying sector industry code has been tightened, with new refund conditions and limits on how many vouchers are sold in an individual deal.

Get the word out

2:23PM | Tuesday, 26 February 2013 | Taskmaster

In this tough media landscape, there are some new ways to promote your business. Here’s one way to take advantage of the situation.

Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin shares five insights into the social network’s future

2:40PM | Monday, 25 February 2013 | Yolanda Redrup

Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin has given the world a tantalising insight into the social media giant – here are five key details.

Keep up the good social media work

2:30PM | Monday, 25 February 2013 | Taskmaster

Congratulations on getting your digital blog up and running. Now it’s time to get in the habit of regularly updating it.

Online start-up PINCHme partners with Procter & Gamble

2:56PM | Friday, 22 February 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Sydney-based start-up PINCHme plans to build up a database of two million Australian consumers after securing consumer goods giant Proctor & Gamble as its pre-launch partner.

Publicise your blogs on Twitter

2:07PM | Friday, 22 February 2013 | Taskmaster

It’s no use having a business blog if no one reads it. This is where an effective social media strategy comes into play.

Are you tempted to buy followers? Please don't

2:01PM | Friday, 22 February 2013 | Adam Franklin

Buying Twitter followers or email mailing lists can seem like an easy way to build your social media presence. However, there are some very important reasons why you shouldn’t. BY ADAM FRANKLIN.

Four things you can learn from the Yahoo! website redesign

2:02PM | Thursday, 21 February 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Yahoo! is redesigning the main entry into its website in a bid to create a “more modern experience” for users, suggesting start-ups can take inspiration from the embattled tech giant.

Airbnb prompts wave of like-minded start-ups

2:58PM | Thursday, 21 February 2013 | Michelle Hammond

A number of new start-ups have likened themselves to US-based company Airbnb, the leader in travel rentals, which has booked more than 10 million nights of accommodation worldwide.

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