Forget siestas, 'green micro-breaks' could boost work productivity

5:25PM | Thursday, 28 May 2015 |  Most of us know firsthand that spending time in nature can make us feel better. This isn’t just a placebo effect: decades of research show that seeing vegetation, water, light, and animals is linked with many psychological benefits.

The best onboarding is an intuitive product

5:01PM | Thursday, 28 May 2015 |  New user onboarding done well generates excitement about future use, provides learning by using the product, and takes care of basic configuration in an engaging way.

THE NEWS WRAP: Apple working on Google Now competitor

5:14AM | Thursday, 28 May 2015 |  Apple is developing a new iOS imitative code named “proactive” that will leverage Siri, Contacts, Calendar, Passbook and third-party apps to compete with Google Now.

H2 Accelerator launches in Sydney eyeing 100 early-stage fintech startups

5:22PM | Wednesday, 27 May 2015 |  The founders of the AWI Ventures Accelerator have struck out on their own to launch a new fintech accelerator program.

Ribbit! App developed by Queensland scientists aims to be the Shazam of frog calls

5:06PM | Wednesday, 27 May 2015 |  Queensland scientists have developed an app that allows users to identify frogs by their calls.

Serial entrepreneur Susan Wu’s four tips to be a better founder

5:44PM | Tuesday, 26 May 2015 |  Being the best possible founder comes down to having strong skills in one or two areas and mitigating your weaknesses by hiring the right people, according to the head of Stripe for Australia and New Zealand, Susan Wu.

Smart money’s on Oomi as it raises $US1.5m on Indiegogo

5:06PM | Tuesday, 26 May 2015 |  Melbourne-based smart home startup Oomi has smashed its Indiegogo fundraising goal, raising $US1.5 million.

Tomorrow's battery technologies that could power your home

5:48PM | Tuesday, 26 May 2015 |  The recent announcement by Tesla of Powerwall, its new lithium-ion (Li-ion) based residential battery storage system, has caused quite a stir.

A brand guide for startups

5:43PM | Tuesday, 26 May 2015 |  Here are the three foundation elements startups need to consider when setting out to build a brand.

THE NEWS WRAP: Expedia sells out of Chinese travel service eLong for $US671 million

5:18AM | Tuesday, 26 May 2015 |  Travel booking giant Expedia has sold its 62.4% stake in Chinese travel service eLong for $US671 million.