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.

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.

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.

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.

4Cabling founder Nicole Kersh launches second start-up

1:42PM | Wednesday, 16 January 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Young Australian entrepreneur Nicole Kersh has launched a new website called,following the success of her first start-up 4Cabling.

Start-ups strut their stuff at CES 2013

1:06PM | Monday, 14 January 2013 | Michelle Hammond

The 2013 International CES, the largest in the tech show’s 45-year history, has wrapped up, with start-ups grabbing attendees’ attention.

What online shopping would be like in real life

12:20AM | Friday, 21 December 2012 | Oliver Milman

Consumer dollars may be flocking online, but would you really tolerate the web shopping experience in a physical store? This great Google video suggests maybe not.

Cashed-up Dropbox snaps up Snapjoy

12:47PM | Thursday, 20 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

US-based start-up success story Dropbox has acquired online photo library Snapjoy for an undisclosed sum, less than one week after its acqui-hire of music streaming service Audiogalaxy.

The Project Factory offers Christmas promo tips after launching Santa Panic!

12:37PM | Thursday, 20 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

A Sydney-based digital production company has highlighted the importance of creating a narrative for time-sensitive games, after launching Christmas-inspired iPhone game Santa Panic!

Growing, going or gone? Growth of 1,700 start-ups to be tracked by Guy King’s Start Chart

12:00AM | Wednesday, 19 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Australian entrepreneur-turned-investor Guy King is tracking the growth metrics of more than 1,700 Australian start-ups via his new platform Start Chart, which he created as a side project.

How to get Google ads working in your favour this Christmas

12:53PM | Thursday, 13 December 2012 | Ned Dwyer

Yesterday, StartupSmart examined how retargeting can amplify you marketing budget. The great news is, by following these key points, you can make it work for your business this Christmas. BY NED DWYER.

Kogan becomes a telco, targets dissatisfied customers with prepaid SIMs

12:36PM | Thursday, 13 December 2012 | Patrick Stafford

Internet entrepreneur Ruslan Kogan is moving into telecommunications, with his company now selling pre-paid 3G cards for use with smartphones and tablets.

Startmate alumni Happy Inspector partners with Rent Resumé

12:53PM | Wednesday, 12 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Startmate alumni Happy Inspector has outlined its plans after partnering with Queensland-based business Rent Resumé, in its digital bid to shake up the real estate industry.

How ‘retargeting’ can amplify your marketing budget

12:23PM | Wednesday, 12 December 2012 | Ned Dwyer

A useful part of the online marketing toolkit is the ability to advertise to people who previously visited your website. Here is how you can get started in retargeting. BY NED DWYER.

Micro businesses feeling the pain, says MYOB

12:00AM | Wednesday, 12 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

The business outlook is brighter for SMEs in 2013, according to the latest MYOB research findings, but micro businesses will continue to do it tough and have been urged to plan ahead.

MiiBrand’s Shop & Unlock promo looks to push online shoppers in-store

12:37PM | Wednesday, 5 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Mobile shopping app MiiBrand is launching a promotion called Shop & Unlock, which encourages consumers to redeem online offers from bricks and mortar stores.

New social media ranking service shows banks surge as energy firms power down

12:27PM | Tuesday, 4 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

The banks have golden social media reputations while energy companies are performing poorly, according to a new social media ranking service.

Beware of the banker

12:21PM | Monday, 3 December 2012 | Taskmaster

Earlier today, Taskmaster Enterprises received an email purportedly coming from one of the big four banks. For good reason, Old Taskmaster was wary.

Clear browsing data in Chrome

11:08PM | Friday, 30 November 2012 | Patrick Stafford

Does your computer run slowly when you try to look up websites? If you use Google Chrome, there’s a handy trick to clear up some extra space on your hard drive.

In pictures: Australia’s five key online spending trends

11:42PM | Thursday, 29 November 2012 | Oliver Milman

The internet is revolutionising shopping forever. With the eCommerce sales peak expected between December 7th and 10th this year, here are charts illustrating five key trends you need to be aware of. BY OLIVER MILMAN.