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Victorian government adopts Creative Commons as its default information licensing system

In a first move by an Australian government, the Victorian parliament has adopted Creative Commons (CC) licensing as its default licensing system for access to public sector information (PSI).

Nominate an Anthillian. Do you fit the mould?

If you think that you or someone you admire is worthy of 'Anthillian' status, please follow the link. We can't promise that we'll profile your nominated entrepreneur and/or innovator but his/her achievements will be made known to our editorial crew (and our readers).

Silex Systems buys collapsed Solar Systems’ assets, raising solar energy hopes (and many questions)

Plans by Silex Systems Limited to buy the assets of Solar Systems, the Melbourne-based solar energy company that was placed into administration last September, injects life into a cherished plan, but uncertainty persists. Government support is in the offing and, worse for engineers, the technology remains unproven at utility scale.

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Australian-developed technology hits the big time

Everyone Counts (E1C), the Australian-developed electronic voting technology company that we've covered in the past (here and here), had a big win recently when, together with the City and County of Honolulu, it staged the successful completion of the world’s first all-digital Universal Access binding government election.

Our 'gloomy' site gets a face-lift

If you haven't already noticed, our 'gloomy' grey site was today given a face-lift. As posted previously, we've always been embarrassed about our website -...

Our ‘gloomy’ site gets a face-lift

If you haven't already noticed, our 'gloomy' grey site was today given a face-lift. As posted previously, we've always been embarrassed about our website -...

10 steps to web start up (Start Up Blog)

A great post by regular Anthill contributor and founder Steve Sammartino over on his Start Up Blog. A list of the 10 things...

Weird and witty business ideas and inventions

Once again, we need your help with the next instalment of our Magazine 2.0 Experiment. You might be aware that I write Anthill's Bi-Goodness column -...

Dr Robin Batterham

Batterham than me! Dr Robin Batterham has one of the toughest jobs in Australia. He is Australia's Chief Scientist. But what exactly does that mean? According...


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.


The Top 5 Most Insanely Dumb Mistakes made by Rookie and...

LinkedIn is a professional and commercial platform. What you do on LinkedIn matters: it really matters, and if you’re not careful, your actions can backfire and tarnish your brand and your integrity. We're going to throw out a wild guess and say that you don’t want to get burned by your mistakes. Fair enough. This FREE REPORT from David Hobson has the five most common LinkedIn mistakes and what you can do to avoid them.


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...