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Online genealogy boom continues as MyHeritage raises $25 million

11:26PM | Friday, 30 November 2012 |  Israeli company MyHeritage has acquired long-term rival Geni.com after raising $25 million in new funding, as the genealogy industry continues to grow both overseas and in Australia.

Anthony Podesta named 2012 Ernst &Young Entrepreneur of the Year

11:00AM | Friday, 30 November 2012 |  McMillan Shakespeare founder Anthony Podesta has been named the 2012 Ernst & Young Australian Entrepreneur of the Year, with the founders of Jetts Fitness, Ozsale and OzHarvest also recognised at the awards.

BlueChilli-backed start-up Moneysoft raises $600,000

11:52PM | Thursday, 29 November 2012 |  Financial services start-up Moneysoft, which has been backed by Sydney incubator BlueChilli, plans to ramp up its presence in the Australian market after closing its third round of funding, bringing the total capital raised to $660,000.

Confidence creeps back among Aussie SMEs: Report

11:00AM | Thursday, 29 November 2012 |  Confidence appears to be slowly seeping back into Australia’s small business sector, with a sunnier outlook on sales and profitability starting to take hold, according to new figures.

Melbourne-based incubator SeedLab hunts start-ups ahead of launch

11:07PM | Wednesday, 28 November 2012 |  A so-called ‘open source’ Melbourne-based incubator is set to launch in February, aiming its sights at early-stage technology start-ups that are looking to work on undeveloped ideas.

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

11:05PM | Tuesday, 27 November 2012 |  Australian app developer Spreadsheetopia has partnered with German start-up KeyRocket after being discovered on video-sharing platform Vimeo.

Newly launched Crowd Valley offers DIY crowdfunding platforms

11:45PM | Tuesday, 27 November 2012 |  A new initiative called Crowd Valley says it wants to increase the level of democracy in the crowdfunding market, potentially offering a new path to funding for Australian start-ups.

Cyber Monday sales up: Three eCommerce lessons from the US

11:03PM | Tuesday, 27 November 2012 |  A week after the Click Frenzy debacle in Australia, Americans have started Cyber Monday – the yearly sale that inspired the local version.

Food and travel outshine “traditional” retail as sales rise 3.6%

11:34PM | Monday, 26 November 2012 |  Small business sales rose by 3.6% over the year to the three months to October, according to the latest ANZ report, as food and travel-related services continue to outshine “traditional” retailers.

THE NEWS WRAP: Food and travel sales up for SMEs, but other sectors lagging: Report

11:16AM | Monday, 26 November 2012 |  Small businesses operating in the food and travel sectors are enjoying stronger sales, while those selling appliances, clothing and homewares have suffered a recent dip, according to a new report.
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