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A state-of-the art virtual and augmented reality complex is being set up in Wellington

A feasibility study for ProjectR has begun, which will include developing designs for the state-of-the-art complex, and has been funded by some Wellington-based IT and technology businesses, who are collaborating on the project.

From $10,000 in life savings to $10 million in turnover: How a law school...

Back in 2003 Emily McWaters decided at the age of 20 to drop out of law school and start an online gifting service with her 10,000 worth of life savings

This start-up disrupting online shopping in Australia has become number one in its industry...

Cashrewards is disrupting the way Aussies shop online, driving a massive $70 million of Aussie shopping dollars since January, without any investor funding.

From managing wayward politicians to creating tech to manage wayward children

Adrian Lisle (pictured) and Ryan O’Neill both left high-flying careers in politics and law to pursue their passion to start their own fashion and...

We are ready to spend more: Research reveals retailers could see sales rise this...

Good news for the retail industry as new research suggest that more than half of Aussie shoppers will spend more in the second half of 2015 than the first

Cash really is king: the online cashback industry is steadily on the rise

Consumers have a growing love of cashback programs, the industry is estimated to be worth up to US$85b & Australia is enjoying a burgeoning piece of the pie

Meet StreetHawk, Anthill 2012 Cool Company Award Finalist [X-Factor Category]

Streethawk is an innovative targeted location-based marketing solution for retailers and brands. The service, originally envisioned by David Jones, of ThreatMetrix fame, provides increased foot traffic through the use of personalized geo-targeted messaging. The company lets users track key analytics related to targeted campaigns as well.

What was the biggest PR disaster for 2010? Was it the ‘dog sex’ scandal,...

The Canberra Raiders’ ‘dog sex’ scandal, the Commonwealth Bank’s premium interest rate hike and the David Jones sexual assault case were just some of the diverse incidents to make the year’s definitive list of PR gaffes. Celebrities Stephanie Rice, Matthew Newton and Lara Bingle also hit the headlines for the wrong reasons in 2010.

Will Australian retailers get serious online any time soon?

The apathy toward online retailing by Australia’s incumbent ‘bricks and mortar’ retailers has allowed some notable upstarts to gain a foothold in the digital shopping space. Kim Wingerei examines opportunities lost and seized.

Myer float a positive bellwether but will private equity investors be the only to...

The upcoming Myer float is largely being viewed as a positive sign for the Australian sharemarket. It is clearly a win for the Texas Pacific Group-led investors, who put up the money, and Bernie Brookes for delivering the rebirth. It could even be considered a win for the Myer family who could pocket $200 million. But despite the almost blanket glossy coverage, the effervescent smile of Jennifer Hawkins and the broader appeal of owning a small parcel of an Australian retail institution, I have my concerns.

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