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What to expect from the iPad Mini announcement

10:02PM | Tuesday, 23 October 2012 | Patrick Stafford

Apple is expected to announce a new, smaller version of the iPad at a special announcement in San Francisco tomorrow.

Google suffers triple PR disaster as earnings report "pending Larry quote" leaked early

10:04PM | Friday, 19 October 2012 | Patrick Stafford

It's been a bad day at Google, but Larry Page still managed to stay upbeat.

Yelp puts the bite on businesses buying bogus reviews

10:03PM | Friday, 19 October 2012 | Patrick Stafford

Yelp has just issued a warning to all businesses buying fake reviews: They’re coming after you.

Brisbane youngsters win first Jumpstarter start-up competition

10:32PM | Thursday, 18 October 2012 | Oliver Milman

Projuce, a team of four young Brisbane developers, has won Jumpstarter 2012, a new Microsoft-backed competition to find the best tech start-up idea over the course of a weekend.

The empty office, postmodern-style

10:00PM | Thursday, 18 October 2012 | Taskmaster

Taskmaster Enterprises has just invested in a broken John Deere combine harvester. However, in an empty office, there are good reasons why it’s an important business investment.

Melbourne Uni start-up MetaCDN snags $2.3 million investment

10:00AM | Thursday, 18 October 2012 | Oliver Milman

MetaCDN, a web start-up born out of the University of Melbourne, has secured $US2.3 million in an investment round led by Australian venture capital firm Starfish Ventures.

Apple announces iPad Mini event for October 23

10:35PM | Wednesday, 17 October 2012 | Patrick Stafford

Apple will unveil a smaller version of the iPad at an event in San Francisco next Wednesday, with the company already having sent out one of its iconic press invitations to tech media around the world.

ACCC takes HP to court

10:25PM | Wednesday, 17 October 2012 | Cara Waters

The ACCC has brought proceedings in the Federal Court against HP, accusing the computer giant of issuing false and misleading warranties.

Google looking at expanding its AdWords credit card overseas

10:10PM | Tuesday, 16 October 2012 | Patrick Stafford

Google may be looking at expanding its newest finance venture, where SMEs can access finance in order to fund AdWords campaigns, to Australia.

Apple to debut iPad Mini on October 23

10:00PM | Monday, 15 October 2012 | Patrick Stafford

Apple is getting ready to debut the smaller version of its iPad on October 23, a new report claims, following weeks of rumours and speculation.

Gold Coast incubator Silicon Lakes aiming to make a splash among start-ups

10:00AM | Monday, 15 October 2012 | Oliver Milman

A new incubator for tech start-ups, dubbed Silicon Lakes, is launching on the Gold Coast, with a pitch competition for app developers acting as the curtain raiser to the scheme.

Australia Post to invest $2 billion in expanding parcel locker, digital mailbox network

10:08PM | Thursday, 11 October 2012 | Patrick Stafford

Australia Post is making a big investment in parcel delivery systems to keep up with booming online sales that have put a strain on the postal system.

Top five cloud computing tips for soloists

10:01PM | Wednesday, 10 October 2012 | Oliver Milman

Cloud computing – outsourcing your data to a datacentre over the internet – is a growing business trend. If you're curious about the cloud, here are five tips to get you started. BY OLIVER MILMAN.

Companies caught in Alan Jones crossfire highlight key social media lessons

10:15PM | Tuesday, 9 October 2012 | Patrick Stafford

In the age of social media even SMEs have to be very aware of their media profile and branding, as illustrated by the Alan Jones controversy.

The revamped R&D tax break: What your start-up needs to know

10:28PM | Tuesday, 9 October 2012 | Mahesh Sharma

If your start-up is developing a new invention, the Federal Government's R&D Tax Incentive can return up to 45 cents for every dollar spent on it. Here are some facts to be aware of before you apply. BY MAHESH SHARMA.

If you can’t be Coke, be Pepsi

10:51PM | Friday, 5 October 2012 | Taskmaster

If you aren’t the market leader in your industry, put your energy into becoming the leading competitor. It’s a lesson as new as Apple and Samsung – or as old as Coke and Pepsi.

Meet the Australian biometrics company working with Apple on ID technology

10:04PM | Wednesday, 3 October 2012 | Patrick Stafford

Australian company Microlatch is at the forefront of the smartphone and mobile payment systems security revolution.

Formal Apple apology over Maps app a lesson for SMEs

10:20PM | Monday, 1 October 2012 | Patrick Stafford

Apple has apologised over errors in its much-criticised Maps app.

Sydney start-up OpenLearning to go up against Coursera

9:14PM | Friday, 28 September 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Sydney start-up OpenLearning will go up against online education heavyweight Coursera as it prepares to launch a range of free and paid courses.

The Mac marketer talks start-ups

9:06PM | Friday, 28 September 2012 | Oliver Milman

Guy Kawasaki, former chief evangelist at Apple, was in Australia recently. Here he braves the pastel colours and soft furnishings of Seven’s Weekend Sunrise to talk start-ups, along with hackathon winner Jason Maclulich.

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