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Why are you taking forever to get paid? Here’s how to deal with dictator...

Lengthy repayment terms are a nightmare for small business owners . David Jackson, CEO of FundX, shares how to protect yourself against troublesome debtors

3 things you need to know if you want to gain an edge in...

As more and more businesses move towards a smarter, more consumer-centric data-driven approach, here is how marketers can gain better insights from data.

Blue Sky is looking to raise a $200 million VC fund to invest in...

Blue Sky is launching a new $200 million VC fund targeted at institutional investors to invest in later-stage deals in Australia and overseas

Who Gives A Crap about social enterprise? Australia’s most successful toilet paper disruptor, that’s...

Social enterprise Who Gives A Crap has collaborated with Melbourne artist Stephen Baker to create a limited edition Christmas toilet paper wrapper

Looking to spread your wings beyond Australia? Why you should consider expanding to Japan...

The size and the proximity of the Japanese market makes it an attractive destination for Australian SMEs thinking of growing internationally.

These 3 Australian agricultural exports are set to soar thanks to the recently signed...

In the past 18 months, Australia has signed major free trade agreements (FTAs) with Japan, South Korea and China and they are set to boost agriculture

Investorist raises $2.5 million to spread its wings all over Asia Pacific and the...

Australian online B2B off-the-plan property marketplace, Investorist has raised $2.5 million to increase its presence in Australia, Asia and the UK and launch into the US.

3 in 4 of all new products in Asia-Pacific are flopping. What can we...

According to a recent study, most companies in Asia-Pacific are failing to successfully position their new products in the market. This is particularly interesting...

Everyone deserves a second chance. This Sydney start-up is looking to give one to...

70 years ago, as a 10-year-old boy, Josh Wermut’s grandfather was forced to endure the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps. Somehow, some way, he...

This Melbourne-based file-sharing service is giving Google Drive and Dropbox a run for their...

Sixty Digits, a small Melbourne-based business has created a file-sharing service more than three times faster than the big boys of file sharing: the...

How one company found the recipe to make millions in an ancient Middle Eastern...

Tony Lutfi first came across Freekeh in Jordan when he was dining with the Prince of Jordan. Freekeh is an ancient Middle Eastern grain food...

This is the ramp your start-up needs to launch into success. Rev up your...

Do you run a tech start-up that just needs that one extra push of cash to get it rolling into entrepreneurial success? Then rampersand...

Read this in Jay-Z’s voice. 99 problems but expanding into Asia ain’t one…

When 99designs, the world’s largest graphic design marketplace decided to expand in Asia, they were not joking. With the launch of a new site for...

How big? Really big! The global online video market will be worth US$37 billion...

Online video remains a small, but growing, proportion of total TV and video revenues. Informa estimates that it will account for 8% of such revenues by 2017. By the end of the decade, if current growth rates continue, it will account for over 10% of revenues. However, its value in the market today is concentrated among only a few players.

Why are CEOs world over worried about the future of their businesses?

Australian CEOs are sceptical about the next six months. Many were doubtful that overall business and economic conditions would improve by the end of the year. Less than a third (31%) thought they would be better in six months’ time, while almost one in four (22%) thought they would get worse.

Will Australian students’ growing disinterest in Asian studies affect our economy?

Major media has reported an “alarming” 22% decline in the number of Australian students studying Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese or Korean from kindergarten to year 12 between 2000 and 2008. And when the Australian Industry Group surveyed 380 business organisations, it found that most CEOs neither speak nor understand any Asian languages, and have minimal experience in the region, yet more than half of those surveyed planned to expand into Asia in the future.

iPhone loses ground to Android, Symbian and BlackBerry. Will this cause an ‘almighty stink’...

In a development that's unlikely to be nearly as amusing as a toilet flush simulator, iPhone is losing ground to its competitors, likely to heighten rivalry between hardware and app developers alike. We've already seen how an almighty stink can arise over iPhone app developers. Take the case of Pull My Finger versus iFart.

iPhone loses ground to Android, Symbian and BlackBerry. Will this cause an 'almighty stink'...

In a development that's unlikely to be nearly as amusing as a toilet flush simulator, iPhone is losing ground to its competitors, likely to heighten rivalry between hardware and app developers alike. We've already seen how an almighty stink can arise over iPhone app developers. Take the case of Pull My Finger versus iFart.

Australian innovation lets the people of PNG pay for electricity using mobile phone credits...

The rapid adoption of this service highlights the suitability of mobile payment technology in developing countries, which often do not have access to the same payment methods and services available in developed markets. It also highlights a trend that Australian software and application developers best not ignore.

Window on the future: online video in Asia

The very conditions that make Asia such a disruptive market for consumer behaviour - lax copyright, fast broadband, urban youth subcultures, advanced mobile devices - are also fast becoming global trends. As the rest of the world joins the party, you can rest assured, the future of TV will not be far behind.

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