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One of the most elaborate ads for a very simple product [VIDEO]

This is a Japanese ad for Flavour Stone fry pans. You know the ones. They are often featured in infomercials, and then suddenly appeared in...

All ye merchants, wake up! Mobile commerce is growing way faster than you think

Performance marketing tech company Criteo recently released its Q4 2014 State of Mobile Commerce Report, critically looking into consumers’ mobile shopping behaviour and trends. Finding that...

This student entrepreneur won a $10,000 AMP grant for her Chinese internship start-up

Austern International, a start-up founded by 20-year-old UNSW student entrepreneur Lily Wu that puts Australian students into Chinese internships recently won a $10,000 innovation...

How has this Melbourne start-up become an international brand in over 100 countries in...

Andrew Fallshaw and Hadrien Monloup have plenty in common. They are both geeks, both love bags and accessories and both come from design backgrounds -...

Is this the most bizarre celebrity endorsement ever? [VIDEO]

Celebrity endorsements can make a huge difference to your marketing. Assuming the celebrity is indeed a celebrity and someone that your audience aspires to...

Australia is one of the three best places in the world for female entrepreneurs

The second annual Gender-Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index (GEDI), commissioned by Dell, has revealed that Australia is one of the three best countries in...

What challenges are women entrepreneurs facing all over the world today?

According to the second annual Gender-Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index (GEDI), more than 75 per cent of the 30 countries surveyed are not meeting...

Would you leave a comfortable finance career at GE to buy a beauty company?...

Ben Skeggs completed a Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Business at the University of Otago in New Zealand, and upon finishing his Masters,...

Growth beyond our shores: Are you are beating the odds by “e-Exporting”?

According to the OECD, Australian exports rose from 18 per cent of GDP to 21 per cent from 2004 to 2010, with a 23...

So you think you cannot get drunk online? Think again…

Drinks Cube co-founder Jessie Teh-Chong said while cultural diversity was usually promoted through food or national costumes, drinks were always overlooked as a likely ambassador.

Thinking outside the bouquet: how to use a tulip as a fire extinguisher [VIDEO]

Don't want to have one of those boring, cylindrical extinguishers in your kitchen in case of a fat fire? Well, someone extremely creative had a genius idea. Disguise it as an artificial tulip fridge magnet. Creative, ingenious, and well, very kitsch. Dare I say it? This might be the perfect Mother's Day gift.

Owen Kerr, 2011 Anthill 30under30 Winner

Foreign currency trading used to be the exclusive territory of big shot bankers in pinstripes. And then came Pepperstone. That's how Owen Kerr wants history to be written: the little startup that could, giving the little guy the same opportunity to trade in the Forex jungle alongside uber-investment banks and hedge funds.

Innovation challenge launched by Telstra to equip Australia during natural disasters

Brilliant minds across the country are being summoned to stand up and make a difference. Telstra is challenging all Australian researchers and innovators to come...

Q&A with Kei Shimada, Founder of Infinita (Tokyo)

Kei is the Founder and CEO of Infinita Inc, a multinational mobile research, consulting and development firm located in the heart of Tokyo. His company is one of the very few companies in Japan that covers the three business areas all under one roof, consists of a multinational team and possesses in-depth working knowledge of the world's most advanced mobile market. Their goal is to help clients across the globe create world-class services on connected devices.

Jonathan Boymal on housing stats, lending finance and Japan

Talking Business is a podcast review of the Australian economy, presented by seasoned business journalists Leon Gettler and Garry Barker, produced in association with the RMIT College of Business. In this podcast, RMIT economist Jonathan Boymal talks about falling housing stats and lending finance. He also looks at the durability of Japan's economy and how it may impact Australia in light of the tsunami and rebuilding efforts.

Japan goes wild over synthesised singing phenomenon Hatsune Miku [VIDEO]

You have to hand it to Japan. While other nations are busy rattling sabres, fretting over same-sex marriage or deifying Justin Bieber, the Asian giant gives us Hatsune Miku -- sythesised singing software that has triggered an earthquake of creativity.

What is the Groupon-model and why is it relevant to your business?

In business circles, Groupon will, for a long time, be known as the Chicago-based startup that scored itself a $1.35 billion valuation within a year of launch. For the rest of the world, it is a website that harnesses collective buying to get consumers cheap products and services. But for ambitious startups, the model could also be employed to sell their own goods and services (and never buy advertising again).

Which markets matter most to Australian exporters?

While our trade data is dominated by swings in the commodity cycle, some new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) tells us a little bit more about the Australian exporter community and how its members have been affected by the GFC.

Power business networking, Japanese style

If you've ever attended a networking event and been introduced to someone who spends the next few minutes looking over your shoulder at who else he/she could be talking to, know that it could be worse. You could have Professor Himonya's undivided attention.

Australia's innovation ranking takes another hit while entrepreneurs rally

There are numerous programs and indexes launched each year to assess a country's innovation capabilities. Among the most comprehensive and credible is the Global Innovation Index prepared by INSEAD, which last week released its 2009-2010 report, revealing some unexpected outcomes. According to the report, Australia is losing its way as a country supportive of innovation. However, its innovation outputs are on the rise.