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What I learned at the Hackathon (and what SoMoLo means to you)

The internet is not going to kill retail. It’s going to put it on steroids. Ok, so it might sound a little creepy right now, but I think it’s inevitable and will be business as usual in a few short years. I don't think we know yet the exact form it will take - my examples above are just illustrative, but real time, location based, two-way communication between the retail world and the consumers in the street outside is the next logical step. It’s been in science fiction books for decades.

Are you afraid of the cloud? According to MYOB’s Simon Raik-Allen, cloud users are...

Did you know that one if four Australian SMEs are afraid of cloud computing? Furthermore, according to the same MYOB report, SMEs that embrace cloud computing were 53% more likely to see their revenue rise in the last financial year and were 55% more likely to have more sales/work than usual in their three-month pipeline.



Five essential things to get right if you want to raise...

So you’ve got a brilliant idea, or maybe you’ve even started building your nascent business, but you think it might help to bring on some extra money. You try to raise the money, but wherever you go it seems there are roadblocks and challenges, and it’s difficult to know where to start. To help tackle this tricky tropic, we interviewed Bryan Vadas. He’s the founder of iPledg (Australia’s leading crowdfunding platform for creative, commercial, charitable and community projects) and Capital Exchange Australia (an education and funding platform for startups).


New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...