Bala Murali Krishna wrote a new post, Marketing overkill threatening the social media golden goose 1 week, 1 day ago
Social media marketing might be the 21st century version of telemarketing, and in similar danger of alienating consumers.
A staggering 83% of users have a bad social media marketing experience, according to a […]
Bala Murali Krishna wrote a new post, With GoMo, Google sets out to gain 360° view of mobile commerce 1 week, 4 days ago
Over the years, many businesses have built mobile sites, enabled m-commerce and even introduced features such as “order online, pick up at store.” But, arguably, few have the resources to track the emerging mobile […]
Bala Murali Krishna wrote a new post, Mood of the business nation: PricewaterhouseCoopers calls it ‘cautious optimism’ 2 weeks, 1 day ago
The buzz phrase for business outlook is “cautious optimism.”
PricewaterhouseCoopers’ characterisation of the Australian economy is based on a survey of 300 private businesses. It still gives a positive spin, say […]
Bala Murali Krishna wrote a new post, Mobile Facebook app to raise cancer funds and awareness wins alive’s Appathon 2 weeks, 3 days ago
The Nelune Foundationemerged the winner at mobile application developer alive’s Appathon contest. Or, perhaps, the duo of Katie Chan and Matthew Farag that created the mobile app to help the cancer centre raise f […]
Bala Murali Krishna wrote a new post, Could iPads and tablet computing finally be transforming workplaces? 2 weeks, 4 days ago
BlackBerry chief Thorsten Heins might believe the tablets will be dead in five years. But growing evidence suggests the tablets – introduced just over three years ago in the form of the iPad — may be beginning to t […]
Bala Murali Krishna wrote a new post, It's like a bookend for your beer. It's what every fridge needs 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Do you have difficulty storing enough beer bottles in your fridge? The so-called beer-ends – ‘bookend for your beer’ – might be the thing for you.
Zac Martin, an advertising professional betting on the Aussie’s […]
Bala Murali Krishna wrote a new post, CrowdStudy explores group buying for university courses and MBAs 1 month ago
The group buying market has matured quickly. But is it ready to go to school?
The man taking the concept of group buying to campuses is Majilesh, a young software engineer fresh from a stint at the world’s la […]
Bala Murali Krishna wrote a new post, Want to see entrepreneurs in action? Join ilab’s Demo Day in Brisbane 1 month ago
Want to watch entrepreneurs in action?
Queensland’s largest incubator, ilab, is opening its doors to the public on its Demo Day, 3 May. It’s actually a little less than a full day – only between 12: 30 and 4:00 […]
Bala Murali Krishna wrote a new post, Business confidence, investment outlook hit lows. But why do companies still want to hire more? 1 month ago
Two separate surveys suggest Australian business confidence is at a 30-month low and the outlook for capital investment is at an 18-month low. So, why are Australian businesses gearing up to hire ever more […]
Bala Murali Krishna wrote a new post, Candid confession: Australia's ‘Mad Men’ aren’t cool. Not by a long shot 1 month ago
It is a truth we could have lived without. But now that it’s out, we might as well take another hard look at “The Dream Merchants,” as novelist Harold Robbins dubbed the advertising industry decades ago.
Admen a […]
Bala Murali Krishna wrote a new post, Ovum's short message: Bye bye SMS, hello social messaging 1 month ago
What’s 20 and already gasping for breath?
That would be the SMS – or short messaging system, in many parts of the world it's the poor man’s email. It is still used by over two billion people on the planet, doubl […]
Bala Murali Krishna wrote a new post, CSIRO’s Centre for Broadband Innovation heralds appy, appy smart home! 1 month ago
The wired home is no longer the realm of dreams. But, neither is it totally real. It has simply taken too long to come, and has still come to too few homes, seemingly beyond the reach of most.
All that may be […]
Bala Murali Krishna wrote a new post, Why do SMBs shun Facebook, Twitter and all of the social media? 1 month, 1 week ago
Believe it or not, nearly three-quarters of Australian small and medium businesses (SMBs) remain blind to social media!
That is the breathtaking finding of a Telstra survey of 1,000 SMBs across the country. […]
Bala Murali Krishna wrote a new post, How two punk rock entrepreneurs (still in pink pants) are changing the world 1 month, 1 week ago
Punk rock was a feisty, confrontational trend that began in the ‘70s. Individualists who fell under its spell rejoiced in hell-raising antics with train-wreck consequences. But some kept their act together and m […]
Bala Murali Krishna wrote a new post, Mood of the SMEs: More upbeat about economy, but decidedly downbeat about government 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Might the two millions SMEs be swing voters in this year’s elections?
Potentially, they could, especially when disgruntled. Over half of the small businesses are exactly that and have remained so over the past y […]
Bala Murali Krishna wrote a new post, $200 million bounty awaits startups as Innovation Investment Fund picks 3 venture partners 1 month, 2 weeks ago
The Australian government has named Carnegie Venture Capital Pty. Ltd., GBS Venture Partners Pty. Ltd. and Innovation Capital Associates Pty Ltd. as the latest beneficiaries of its Innovation Investment […]
Bala Murali Krishna wrote a new post, alive’s Appathon to help non-profit organizations craft mobile strategy 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Here's a hackathon with a difference.
alive, a mobile application developer, has come up with an Appathon that should be win-win for two groups – six nonprofits seeking to boost their mobile profile and c […]
Bala Murali Krishna wrote a new post, Video pitches wanted! Innovation Bay is offering four pitching slots at Sydney Angel Dinner in May 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Innovation Bay is inviting startups seeking funding to pitch at the non-profit networking group’s Angel Dinner in Sydney on 21 May.
Entrepreneurs need to submit video pitches by 5 pm (EST) on 10 May. The top n […]
Bala Murali Krishna wrote a new post, What Canberra needs are champions and cheerleaders (and can you stop that bashing, please?) 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Stop this Canberra bashing, will you? It’s not merely the home of politics. And, you Canberrans, it’s time you began to take a little more pride in your identity!
That is some straight talk from Anna Pino, the n […]
Bala Murali Krishna wrote a new post, eCommerce: Sorry Amazon, it's still the next big thing! 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Online retail, it would seem, has come a long way. But, regardless of the success led by Amazon, retail e-commerce is a nascent industry in which the biggest opportunities lie ahead.
Consider this: retail […]