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Looking for tech talent? Pushstart mentor offers his advice

12:03PM | Friday, 14 December 2012 |  PushStart mentor Alex North has offered some advice to start-ups looking for tech talent to build their idea, insisting every start-up must argue the case for why their business will be successful.

Productivity Commission calls for stricter criteria for compulsory patent licensing

12:45PM | Friday, 14 December 2012 |  Changes should be made to the patents system to improve access to technologies while protecting patent holders’ rights, according to the Productivity Commission.

THE NEWS WRAP: Senior Labor MP calls on Swan to rethink budget surplus aim

12:21AM | Friday, 14 December 2012 |  A senior Labor MP has called on the Federal Government to “give up” its pledge to return the budget to surplus, claiming that the Australian public would understand if there was another deficit.

Aussie entrepreneur Leeaps into US start-up documentary

12:00AM | Friday, 14 December 2012 |  Australian entrepreneur Simon Walker has made a documentary called the Leaap Project, which saw him visit 10 US cities in 20 days to gain insight into America’s complex start-up scene.

Want to boost your chance of start-up survival? Head to Tasmania

12:11PM | Thursday, 13 December 2012 |  Start-ups in Tasmania have a better survival rate than elsewhere in Australia, with the healthcare and social assistance sectors topping the list of safe industries, according to a new report.

New Christmas theft figures prompt security warning

12:06PM | Thursday, 13 December 2012 |  Businesses are being urged to ramp up their security measures in the lead-up to Christmas and over the holiday break, on the back of a report highlighting the extent of Christmas theft in 2012.

Kogan becomes a telco, targets dissatisfied customers with prepaid SIMs

12:36PM | Thursday, 13 December 2012 |  Internet entrepreneur Ruslan Kogan is moving into telecommunications, with his company now selling pre-paid 3G cards for use with smartphones and tablets.

L’Oreal Fashion Festival signs WantItNow as logistics partner

12:01PM | Wednesday, 12 December 2012 |  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.

Revealed: The best and worst brands of 2012

12:56PM | Wednesday, 12 December 2012 |  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.

FWO issues Christmas warning about underpaying workers

12:45PM | Wednesday, 12 December 2012 |  Bill Shorten and the Fair Work Ombudsman are warning employers about shortchanging employees on holiday pay rates.
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