Website take-up rises among SMEs but social media use takes an unexpected fall: MYOB survey

8:52PM | Tuesday, 14 August 2012 | Patrick Stafford

More businesses have websites but fewer are actually using online tools, including search engines and social media, to market their products, according to the latest MYOB Business Monitor.

Groupon shares tumble 18% on disappointing quarterly results

8:19PM | Tuesday, 14 August 2012 | Patrick Stafford

Group buying continues to restructure around niche offerings, with originators such as Groupon struggling to keep pace.

Business app pitfalls to avoid

8:42PM | Monday, 13 August 2012 | Oliver Milman

Mobile app development is now a $US 20.5 billion business, but there are also many pitfalls for the unwary in an increasingly crowded marketplace. Here are five keys to making sure your apps stand out from the crowd. BY OLIVER MILMAN.

Coalition slams NBN's six-month delay, $1.4 billion cost blowout

8:57PM | Thursday, 9 August 2012 | Patrick Stafford

The National Broadband Network has released an update to its corporate report yesterday, confirming the project will be delayed by six months and cost an extra $1.4 billion.

Older, more mobile and global: Three key trends shaping Australia’s online businesses

8:32PM | Tuesday, 7 August 2012 | Michelle Hammond

The latest Sensis e-Business Report reveals consumers are getting older, increasingly use mobile devices and buy more from overseas companies than ever before. So how can Australian start-ups take advantage of these trends?

Federal Government spends almost $40,000 on a small business app

8:13PM | Tuesday, 7 August 2012 | Cara Waters

The Federal Government has spent almost $40,000 on an iPad app for small business. Is it worth the money, or yet another example of Labor's waste?

“Bring Your Own Apps” trend gaining pace in the office: Telsyte

8:38PM | Wednesday, 1 August 2012 | Michelle Hammond

A trend dubbed “Bring Your Own Apps” is gaining pace in the workplace, according to a Telsyte report, which shows businesses are encouraging their staff to use apps for work purposes.

Revealed: How Aussie start-ups are being hit by IT price discrimination

7:22PM | Tuesday, 31 July 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Australian start-ups are suffering from unfair pricing in the Australian technology market, with research conducted by StartupSmart revealing that basic start-up tech products can cost up to 37.5% more than their US counterparts.

R&D tax software start-up Incite Systems partners with UK firm

7:54PM | Monday, 30 July 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Australian start-up Incite Systems has signed a deal with a UK firm to take its technology to the British market, after developing software to help businesses understand their eligibility for R&D tax incentives.

Five web design trends that every start-up should heed

7:44PM | Monday, 30 July 2012 | Oliver Milman

The days when a start-up could slap its logo on any old website are long gone. Here are five web design trends you must pay attention to if you want your web presence to deliver sales. BY OLIVER MILMAN.

Tech start-up funding revealed

7:00PM | Monday, 23 July 2012 | Oliver Milman

Silicon Valley was once emthe/em place for tech start-ups, but is that still the case? If your mobile app or eCommerce site is the next big thing, here's how (and where) to get funding. BY OLIVER MILMAN.

Online retail boom sees credit card fraud soar

7:07PM | Friday, 13 July 2012 | Michelle Hammond

The Australian Bankers’ Association has issued a stark warning to merchants and consumers over payment fraud, with new data showing credit card fraud is surging as online retail booms.

Digg reportedly sold to Betaworks for just $500,000

7:42PM | Friday, 13 July 2012 | Patrick Stafford

Digg was once the top dog when it came to news aggregation sites. Its stocks have plummeted dramatically.

How to archive your Outlook emails

7:00AM | Wednesday, 11 July 2012 | Patrick Stafford

Many entrepreneurs have a compulsion to keep all their old emails. If you're among the digital hoarders, there is a simple way you can save some storage space.

News Limited-backed SportingPulse acquires BellvueIT

7:20PM | Wednesday, 4 July 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Community sporting network SportingPulse, which is now majority-owned by News Limited, has acquired content management system BellvueIT.

Google launches seven-inch Nexus tablet for $300 – and it’ll be in Australia by July

6:30PM | Thursday, 28 June 2012 | Patrick Stafford

Google released a new tablet device overnight, and all signs are suggesting this may be the first gadget to mount a significant challenge to Apple’s market dominance.

Top five tips to choosing the right domain name

6:03PM | Thursday, 7 June 2012 | Oliver Milman

Your website is perhaps the most powerful marketing tool your start-up has. So here are five tips to make sure you get it right when it’s time to choose a domain name. BY OLIVER MILMAN.

Give your team a scam lecture

6:00AM | Tuesday, 5 June 2012 | Taskmaster

For scammers, the end of the financial year is party time. Make sure your staff are on the lookout.

Businesses failing to create mobile-optimised sites: Report

5:11PM | Friday, 25 May 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Less than a third of Australian businesses have created a mobile-optimised website, with even fewer creating new apps, a new report reveals.

Fears raised over cloud privacy restrictions

5:39PM | Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | Michelle Hammond

New proposed laws that restrict the shift of data overseas could reduce the benefits of moving to the cloud, an expert has warned, despite research showing local firms view IT cloud applications as a key cost-saving measure.