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Sweden is cashless? 5 trends driving digital payments (we’re seeing in Australia)

Do you miss the good old days of cash only? Maybe, maybe not. Either way, data tells us those days are gone.

Meet the fertility app from Sweden that has helped over 5,000 women get pregnant

Swedish start-up Natural Cycles, the hormone-free fertility app, has helped over 5,000 Swedish women to get pregnant within less than three months of using the app, on average, and now wants to empower women in the UK who are planning to conceive.

This tech start-up has raised AU$1 million to help you shop like a local...

Led by top US venture capital firm, 500 Startups Aussie born peer-to-peer international shopping service, ShopandBox, has raised AUD$1 million in funding

An app for the awkward skin issues you never tell anyone about. Is this...

You know when you get a weird rash somewhere on your body so intimate that you feel too embarrassed to even see a doctor...

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...

How to increase your click thru rates in one simple step as shown by...

Do you see what I did there? I got you to click through to this article. How? Hopefully, you'll have found that the headline is compelling....

2012 has been the year for viral vending machine videos [VIDEO]

It's been a big year for vending machines. This often overlooked mechanical devices have been the stars of many of the year's biggest viral videos to come out of the FMCG industry. Has the vending machine had it's moment in the spotlight, or will it's popularity continue on in 2013?

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.

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.

Peepoo: Solving the developing world’s messy toilet problem

According to a report in the New York Times, Swedish entrepreneur Anders Wilhelmson has developed and tested a biodegradable plastic bag that acts as a single-use toilet for urban slums in the developing world. The Peepoo can be buried after use, where a layer of urea crystals kills off pathogens that produce disease and converts the waste into fertilizer.

Peepoo: Solving the developing world's messy toilet problem

According to a report in the New York Times, Swedish entrepreneur Anders Wilhelmson has developed and tested a biodegradable plastic bag that acts as a single-use toilet for urban slums in the developing world. The Peepoo can be buried after use, where a layer of urea crystals kills off pathogens that produce disease and converts the waste into fertilizer.

Scandinavians push the envelope with latest wave of internet policies

Sure they might see just three hours of sunlight a day during the winter months and need to take out a mortgage in order to purchase a pint of beer at the local pub, but those Scandinavians have it all figured out when it comes to the World Wide Web.

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Inbound Marketing Reloaded with James Tuckerman [FREE REPORT]

Leads always must come before sales. Then, it’s your job to build trust, educate, create rapport and demonstrate why your product and service is better than the alternatives. However, the tools at your disposal to achieve these outcomes -- to connect with strangers, to convert them to suspects, then prospects, then customers -- are constantly changing. That’s why we created this cheat sheet. To re-visit traditional inbound marketing strategies, and offer some helpful tactics to help ‘old school’ organisations embrace ‘new world’ tactics and strategies.

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How to zig when everyone else is zagging, with Julio De...

Why is it that some business owners appear impervious to business obstacles and upsets? In some cases, it seems that it’s the obstacles that drive certain personality types to success. In this CHEAT SHEET, we share five ways of thinking to respond to INDUSTRY, ECONOMIC, BRAND, SOCIETAL and PERSONAL shifts.

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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...

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