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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.