Online business


Game on: Google launches YouTube Twitch competitor

8:20AM | Wednesday, 26 August 2015 |  Nearly a year ago to the day after failing to buy gamer platform Twitch, YouTube will be launching its own stand-alone video site focusing on the live-streaming of games.

How do I get the best suppliers for my new online venture?

1:00AM | Tuesday, 21 January 2014 |  There are no shortcuts to finding good suppliers – do the research, build the relationships and always have a back-up.

I’m designing my website. What colours work well online?

1:12AM | Monday, 10 January 2011 |  There has been a lot of research done on colours and how they affect humans. Here’s a crash course.

More Australians to start-up online businesses as two-speed economy takes hold

4:28PM | Tuesday, 17 April 2012 |  More Australians are starting online businesses in order to boost their income as international economic pressures continue to weigh on the local economy and consumer sentiment, according to the latest ING Direct financial wellbeing index.

Christmas cast-offs spark reject sites

1:11PM | Tuesday, 3 January 2012 |  The astronomical number of unwanted Christmas gifts suggests there is a market for “reject” sites whereby consumers sell or exchange their Christmas cast-offs.

10 best start-up ideas of 2011

12:01PM | Thursday, 22 December 2011 |  The ‘Eureka’ moment was alive and well in 2011, with plenty of weird and wonderful business ideas, from “man candles” and electronic flower pots to a bus shelter being turned into a giant oven in the name of advertising. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.

DesignCrowd acquires Brandstack, launches BrandCrowd

12:59PM | Wednesday, 21 December 2011 |  Online crowdsourcing start-up DesignCrowd has acquired Texan company Brandstack for an undisclosed sum, combining the service with its existing community to launch BrandCrowd.

Online shoppers swayed by Aussie dollar strength: Survey

12:01PM | Tuesday, 13 December 2011 |  One in five Australian consumers would shop less on overseas websites if the Australian dollar fell below US90 cents, a survey shows.

Open Shed opens up new ideas

12:02PM | Friday, 9 December 2011 |  New Australian website Open Shed allows people to rent out or hire goods from people registered to the service.

Science Exchange raises $1.5m in Silicon Valley funding

12:05PM | Thursday, 8 December 2011 |  Australian-founded Science Exchange has raised $1.5 million in funding from a raft of Silicon Valley investors, after graduating from Y Combinator just months ago.