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Twitter is suing me!

Under this intensified pressure, is Twitter - the poster child of everyone's-invited, it's-fun-to-share, revenue-will-come-later, progressive web culture - becoming tetchy and litigious?

Tell-tale signs that you are a thinking boss

Are you a 'thinking boss'? If not, you could the cause of poor productivity, a lethargic workforce and staff animosity.

Are you excited by the launch of digital radio today?

What is digital radio? If you wondering the same thing, you're not alone. Unlike the bombardment of television commercials announcing the arrival of digital television,...

IP Australia issues security warning – Trademarks Scam

The national IP registrar recently received "numerous calls from trade mark owners who have received an invoice from a company known as TMP, Trademark Publisher".

How an aerobics class can help you come up with better ideas

It is assumed that exercise is good for our mental health, but does it make us more creative?

Sammartino tests Twitcam as a new tool to educate entrepreneurs

If you want some start-up "radvice", regular Anthill blogger, Rentoid founder and all-round social media maven Steve Sammartino is inviting you to join him...

The future of business isn’t ‘Free’ – it’s ‘Re’

Green is über cool. If you want to get the key influencers and mavens of society into your product, then it better do the world some good. Being shiny isn’t enough these days. It’s got to be circular, real and authentic.

The future of business isn’t 'Free' – it’s 'Re'

Green is über cool. If you want to get the key influencers and mavens of society into your product, then it better do the world some good. Being shiny isn’t enough these days. It’s got to be circular, real and authentic.

Ice stones cool your drink without watering it down

Ice stones are about the size as ice cubes, but they they cool your drink down without diluting it. Perfect for those with a taste for expensive single malt whiskey, or simply like their red cordial mixed just right.

Stackable, modular fridge helps keep peace between housemates

You've heard the old saying 'good fences make good neighbour'. Well this refrigerator, comprising up to four individual modules stacked vertically, is sure to prevent turf wars between housemates over who ate what, when and why.

Stop trying to monetise Twitter. You’re killing the golden goose!

There’s no getting around it – utilisation of social networking as a form of marketing requires an input of time. This bugs a lot of business owners, looking for a shortcut. Isn’t there some way in which we can just, like, advertise on it or something? Do we really need to spend hours in front of our computers tweeting, LinkingIn and Facebooking?

How a picture of a punk can boost your creativity

Recent research indicates that people think more creatively when looking at an image of a punk. Pinning up deviant images could be just the trick to introduce a little controlled anarchy to your brain.

New invention foils paparazzi by automatically returning flash

New York University grad student Adam Harvey has invented an "Anti Paparazzi" device that detects the camera flash from one or more photographers and returns a flash almost instantaneously, ruining the shot.

Minimum wage freeze good for business?

The Fair Pay Commission froze the minimum wage yesterday for the first time since the 1982 recession, citing economic pressures on employers. Unions had sought...

What human anthillians can learn from their insect namesake

We've always believed that successful entrepreneurs have an uncanny ability to make the right decision, often without all the facts at their disposal. In...

Research: Caffeine consumption can reverse Alzheimer’s

Researchers at Florida's Alzheimer's Research Centre have revealed that increased caffeine intake in mice can prevent and even reverse the effects of Alzheimer's. This news...

Research: Caffeine consumption can reverse Alzheimer's

Researchers at Florida's Alzheimer's Research Centre have revealed that increased caffeine intake in mice can prevent and even reverse the effects of Alzheimer's. This news...

Threadless sends invoice to 'some f-cker from downunder'

After meeting Threadless Art Director Ross Zietz in June, I mentioned the very avante-garde online t-shirt company to my local barista. Trent's a t-shirt aficionado. He...

Threadless sends invoice to ‘some f-cker from downunder’

After meeting Threadless Art Director Ross Zietz in June, I mentioned the very avante-garde online t-shirt company to my local barista. Trent's a t-shirt aficionado. He...

Are assumptions killing your business?

Assumptions – those nasty things that sit around in the back of your head and stop your thinking going anywhere interesting – are one of the biggest creativity killers in organisations of all sizes. Chances are, if you have a problem you are trying to crack, your assumptions or pre-conceived notions are boxing in your thinking. Set them free.

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How Master the Art of Sales Even if it Makes You...

The art of selling is a social minefield. Have you ever been on the wrong end of a ham-fisted, awkward or just plain obnoxious sales conversation? Of course you have! Why is it that some sales conversations magically delight, while others make us want to manically bolt for the door? This Phil Anderson FREE CHEAT SHEET will help you to master the art of sales!

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HOW TO RECRUIT THE BEST PEOPLE with Sam Chandler

Plenty of recruitment agencies have tallied the numbers and found that the average dud hire will cost an organisation between $50,000 and $70,000, factoring...

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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