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Australian HR-tech company Enboarder has secured a AUD $5 million funding round

Leading US venture capital firm Greycroft has co-led an AUD $5 million funding round in cloud based Australian HR-technology business Enboarder with Australian VC Our Innovation Fund.

The ‘Twitter of voice’ looking to capitalise on the growing era of voice with...

Israeli startup HearMeOut is taking on the likes of Google and Apple in a bid to capitalise an emerging demand for voice tech, listing on the ASX ahead of its planned launch in the US next year.

Which part of the hiring process still needs to catch up with the rest...

Few would argue against the idea that the design of relevant, valid and reliable pre-employment assessments should be undertaken by specialists who understand the make-up of key psychological constructs that drive a candidate’s suitability for a specific job or organisation, such as personality traits, drivers, cognitive abilities, and so on.

How to find success in an unlikely sector: 5 lessons I learnt from selling...

Finding success in a unique industry is never easy. Giampaolo Zanol, founder of Dolomiti Electric Bikes shares his top five tips on how to go about it

They went from sleeping on cardboard boxes to running an award winning business

From a chance meeting and sleeping on cardboard boxes behind a tractor to ‘Business of the Year’ award winners, Photosnap Photobooths has a lot to celebrate

Ashton Kutcher and Samsung invest in virtual reality start-up’s NZ$20 million Series A round...

Wellington virtual reality start-up 8i secured NZ$20 million from Samsung Ventures, Ashton Kutcher (through his fund Sound Ventures) and many more big names

Oculus Rift provides a view into the future

Have you seen The Lawnmower Man? If you haven’t, don’t. It’s enough to make you laugh off the idea of virtual reality all together....

What’s the world’s most biggest brand? The answer might surprise you

The recently released Brand Finance Global 500, tells us about the world’s biggest brands. In the examination that leads to the report each year,...

An inappropriate Christmas ad: 2012 Galaxy ad will make you cringe! [VIDEO]

In 2012, Samsung ran video #1 for its Galaxy S. Now, I'm pretty sure it's not me but, this ad seems so very wrong. Interestingly,...

Do you ever wonder what it takes to make ads like this? [VIDEO]

I am sure no babies or puppies were hurt during the filming of this ad. I know dogs can be trained to work in these...

Do you have an awesome app concept? There is an OzAPP Award waiting for...

Do you have a creative concept for a mobile, web or cloud app? Then how does this sound? An award from one of Australia’s...

Nine of the world’s top 10 brands are crowdsourcing. So umm… what are you...

At Interbrand, there are 3 factors considered in assessing brand value. The first is the brand’s financial performance. The second is its influence on...

Pledge your allegiance or fall! Oh, and this isn’t the Roman army, just the...

Many people dubbed 2012 “The Year of Mobile” and looking at the stats, one can’t help but agree. Especially given there are more smartphones in the world than there are people!

Get a smart phone today at $149 only… No! Come back! I’m not trying...

"Up until now, full feature smart phones have only been for the rich. We want to make technology more affordable for everyone. Before today, a decent smart phone would set you back over $500. For most people, that's more than a week's salary.” Kogan is playing in the mobile market and, we all know what that means! Disruption is afoot!

Vodafone, Visa take a stab at the future of payments processing

Staring soon, Vodafone will hand out the highly coveted Samsung Galaxy SIII phones to 101 people to test the future of payments. Its vision of that future consists of contact-less checkouts, using an intelligent app loaded and a prepaid card worth up to $1,000 into the smartphone, and Visa’s payWave reader, backed by advanced processing technologies.

Samsung tries to beat iPhone snobbery at its own game

Depending on which side of the Apple vs. PC / iPhone vs. Android rivalry you're on, this video will either delight or dismay. The folks at Samsung decided to promote their latest flagship phone, the Galaxy S II, by happily skewering Apple fandom. Can Samsung beat Apple at its own game?

Is Googorola a bid to challenge Apple?

There’s been a flurry of shy interpretations, punditry and, yes, speculation, too, since Google agreed to buy Motorola Mobility, the handset maker, for $12.5 billion. Some see the deal as a defensive play that secures Motorola’s treasure trove of patents as Google protects its mobile Android operating system from lawsuits. Some others see in the deal a threat to other mobile makers who build phones based on the Android. Can Google pull it off?

Google’s $12.5bn Motorola bid has mobile industry in a tizz

Google’s recent announcement that it had snapped up Motorola Mobility for a cool $12.5bn cash has techie types all a-quiver. Top smartphone and tablet manufacturers that use Google’s Android operating system to power their devices have put on their game faces following the announcement. However, many pundits have speculated that they're collectively bricking it (our words, not theirs).

Samsung stunt launches 100 paper airplanes from edge of space

Companies will go to great lengths -- and heights -- to promote products. In the stunt captured so cooly on this video, Samsung attached memory cards to 100 paper airplanes and launched them from the edge of space.

Cute girl has a catchy dance (and Samsung spins a viral winner)

Last week's Beer O'Clock email was dedicated to viral marketing creations, which naturally prompted a flood of examples from passionate readers. This cute clip caught our attention simply due to the double-take it inspires. It was created to promote the Galaxy Samsung 580, for those who tend to feel cheated when they discover that a seemingly home-made clip has a hidden (or not-so-hidden) commercial purpose.

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