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EXCLUSIVE: Spellr.us, the digital spell-checker, comes out of beta, offers pricing plans

News just in that Spellr.us, the website spell-checking service created by Sydney-based digital media company Melon Media, cast aside its beta training wheels this afternoon and launched to the public.

New web service matches bushfire victims to temporary housing

Creative agency Sputnik has created Bushfire Housing, a free web service that enables people to post and find offers of temporary accommodation for Victorians who are now homeless. It's an incredibly useful service as it provides needed relief right now in a way that money can not. If you live in Victoria and have spare room at your place, consider offering it as a temporary billet.

Aussies planning to go cheap this Valentine's Day

This probably comes as no surprise, but lovers, dreamers and schemers across the nation are expected to go cheap this Valentine's Day (which is tomorrow, gentlemen... eh-herm).

Aussies planning to go cheap this Valentine’s Day

This probably comes as no surprise, but lovers, dreamers and schemers across the nation are expected to go cheap this Valentine's Day (which is tomorrow, gentlemen... eh-herm).

Just how distressed is the US economy? Let's go to the graph…

There are a lot of figures being bandied about to describe current global economic woes. But sometimes, a simple graph is all that is required to get the message across. Consider Exhibit A (below): A chart comparing job losses in the current US recession to job losses in recent recessions. Not pretty.

Just how distressed is the US economy? Let’s go to the graph…

There are a lot of figures being bandied about to describe current global economic woes. But sometimes, a simple graph is all that is required to get the message across. Consider Exhibit A (below): A chart comparing job losses in the current US recession to job losses in recent recessions. Not pretty.

Google Australia adds recent imagery to Victoria Fires Map

Google has just added recent imagery to its interactive map of Victoria, which contains updates on the status and locations of bushfires based on...

Vodafone-Hutchison merger is good news for competition

Yesterday's announcement that Vodafone and 3 will merge in Australia bodes well for the industry, according to telecommunications analyst, Paul Budde. Sometimes it makes...

Survey: Executive expectations reveal no silver lining

It certainly isn't new news anymore that these are trying economic times, but that hasn't discouraged the large business analysis firms from gauging, on...

Credit unions & building societies establish Bushfire Relief Fund

Everyone has been moved in some way by the natural disaster that continues to ravage country Victoria. In response to the emergency, Australia's credit unions...

Credit unions & building societies establish Bushfire Relief Fund

Everyone has been moved in some way by the natural disaster that continues to ravage country Victoria. In response to the emergency, Australia's credit unions...

Swan urges businesses denied credit to come forward

Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan has warned the big four banks that they have an obligation to extend credit to viable Australian businesses.

The Top 10 sectors to weather the financial crisis in 2009

The business information analysts at global research organisation IBISWorld have identified the sectors best positioned to endure recession. They are: Biotechnology Online information services Non-building construction Cosmetic and toiletry retailing Grain...

Survey: Aussies on business offend Americans, Brits the most

Australians might share many cultural traits with our British and American friends, but a new survey has revealed that Australian business people travelling abroad...

Get some lipstick on ya collar

Which products and services should you sell during an economic downturn? You might have stumbled on the term "the lipstick effect" in recent months, as...

DMG acquires 20% of Hippo.com.au

The rise and rise of 24-year-old Melbourne-based entrepreneur James Masini continues unabated. The founder of youth-focussed jobs website Hippo.com.au informed Anthill yesterday afternoon that DMG,...

Media shake up – only the moguls will gain

The Packer deal took everybody by surprise. It coincided perfectly with the media reform announcements, but in fact had more to do with maximising shareholder value than with media reforms.

For miracle sales, get a halo

It seems like every bus shelter you pass features a back-lit silhouette of a dancing girl or boy with wires coming out of their ears. You don't have to read the logo to know that it's another ad for iPod. But did you know that the ad is doing wonders for Apple PCs?

Defence tech

In these pensive days, where a backpacker on a bus could pose more of a threat than a cave-dwelling Taliban, Governments and corporations are hungry for technology that will help secure their people and resources. It has fed a boom in the defence tech sector; a world of cutting-edge machinery and multi-million dollar contracts, and home to some of the world's keenest strategic and technical minds. Several Australian companies are emerging as genuine players in this highly competitive space. Liz Heynes and Catherine Kerstjens take a look at six on this new front line.

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