2013 iAward winners to showcase in Hong Kong

1:13PM | Thursday, 17 January 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Winners of the 2013 iAwards, now open for entries, will have the opportunity to compete with businesses from across the Asia-Pacific at the 2013 Asia Pacific ICT Awards in Hong Kong.

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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.

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G’Day USA celebrates 10 years with event smorgasbord

1:26PM | Friday, 11 January 2013 | Michelle Hammond

G’Day USA has returned with a vengeance in 2013, with more than 25 events set to showcase Australian business capabilities, marking the 10th anniversary of the promotion vehicle of all things Australian.

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‘Busy’ small businesses continue to overlook social media: Report

1:09PM | Thursday, 10 January 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Small businesses are either unsure or too busy to fully capitalise on the potential of social media, an industry analyst says, after it was revealed only 27% of SMEs are utilising social media.

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GeoNext Startup Showcase to reward location-based innovations

1:50PM | Monday, 7 January 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Start-ups looking to make their mark with location-based technology are being urged to submit their pitch for the GeoNext Startup Showcase, with prizes including a two-hour strategy session on capital raising.

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Facebook’s Publishing Garage promises to rev up brands’ marketing

12:35PM | Friday, 21 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

A new Facebook feature dubbed Publishing Garage will see the social media giant work with businesses to improve how they use the social media platform to market themselves.

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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!

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Instagram clarifies policy changes following user backlash

12:22PM | Wednesday, 19 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Facebook-owned start-up Instagram has been forced to clarify changes to its privacy policy and terms of service, after users were led to believe their private photos would be sold to advertisers.

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Meggle app lets nightclubbing students live it up on the cheap

12:50PM | Monday, 17 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Two university students have highlighted the importance of cross-promotion on social media, after creating an app that allows students to gain access to nightclubs and bars at a cheaper rate.

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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.

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L’Oreal Fashion Festival signs WantItNow as logistics partner

12:01PM | Wednesday, 12 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Sydney-based start-up WantItNow is hoping to raise the profile of its express-delivery online shopping portal after announcing a partnership with the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival.

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Revealed: The best and worst brands of 2012

12:56PM | Wednesday, 12 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Start-ups can learn from the best and worst brands as rated by consumer website Product Review, which has highlighted the importance of product quality in addition to customer service.

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Opportunities abound in Australia’s ageing population: Report

12:32PM | Tuesday, 11 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Australia’s ageing population provides opportunities to develop a range of social, workforce, and industry research and technological innovations, according to a new government report.

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Melbourne mumpreneur launches car auction website

12:05PM | Tuesday, 11 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

A Melbourne mother of four has launched a website called, where car dealers compete for sales by offering prospective buyers their lowest possible price.

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Shop2 the first Aussie start-up selected for US incubator AngelPad

12:54PM | Monday, 10 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Personal shopping magazine Shop2 has spoken of its experience as the first Australian start-up to participate in US incubator AngelPad.

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Hackagong winners set to Kickstart Kristmas

12:05PM | Monday, 10 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

A new website called, conceived and created over a two-day hackathon, allows users to create online gift pages to share with loved ones.

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AANA prescribes regular social media monitoring

11:59PM | Wednesday, 28 November 2012 | Cara Waters

The Australian Association of National Advertisers resisted pressure to change its definition of advertising in its latest guidance.

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How we partnered with a German start-up: App developer Spreadsheetopia

11:05PM | Tuesday, 27 November 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Australian app developer Spreadsheetopia has partnered with German start-up KeyRocket after being discovered on video-sharing platform Vimeo.

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Twitter tipped to launch Australian office

11:20PM | Monday, 26 November 2012 | Cara Waters

Twitter is expected to launch an office in Australia as senior Twitter executives fly into Australia this week to meet major sporting bodies, media organisations and key users of the social media network.

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Startup Weekend success is all in the PIVOT

11:00AM | Monday, 26 November 2012 | Michelle Hammond

A team called PIVOT has taken out the title at Startup Weekend Brisbane, which will see one team member travel to the United States as part of the Advance Innovation Program.

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