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Fanshake’s Dana Al Salem talks about commercial ways to harness ‘fan love’

In this podcast, Fanshake's Dana Al Salem tells Brad Howarth about the opportunities for brands of all kinds to engage with the people that love them and gives some tips on how to work with that most fickle of audiences, like Generation Y.

Australian iPad launch delayed one month

Early adopters frothing at the bit for the much anticipated iPad launch, will be forced to wait another month. Earlier this morning, we received a very brief email from Apple's Australian spokesperson on such matters, Fiona Martin. It read...

Thumbs-up for YouTube’s new (opt-in) redesign

In late February, YouTube unveiled more of what it describes as "one of the biggest redesigns in YouTube history". While most attention was directed to the reworked playlist and comments organisation, also notable was the thumbs-up/thumbs-down rating system, in place of the old five-star system.

Sonja Bernhardt to be awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia

Sonja Bernhardt, ThoughtWare Australia's CEO, was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia today for her contribution to the information technology industry.

Older business owners are selling out. But younger business owners can’t afford to buy....

According to the latest BizExchange Index, the volume of businesses for sale is expected to increase in the future as many business owners seek retirement. However, younger generations seem unable to come to the party, already heavily in debt and are unable to access their superannuation.

Stay-at-home business mums risk losing their superannuation benefits

The insurance company designed with women in mind “Million Dollar Woman” is urging Australian business mums who stay at home to take care of their children to not neglect their superannuation contributions. The company has also launched three strategies to maximise their contributions.

AusIndustry business grants… a summary for 2010.

Last week, I was fortunate to be among a small group of people who attended Anthill's Grant Funding by Design Masterclass, in partnership with Design Victoria. In addition to providing an extremely candid explanation of what grant assessors are looking for, AusIndustry's Samara Fitzgerald-Gelnay provided an extremely helpful document on the programs and grants available to growing, innovative Australian businesses through AusIndustry.

Parramatta Eels climb onboard the daily deals bandwagon

The Parramatta Eels are all over this daily deals malarkey like footie shorts that have just gone through a very hot wash. In an NRL first, the team will offer fans “unprecedented access” to discounted local business services and activities via the brand-spanking new EelsDeals, a dedicated daily deals platform. Accessible via Facebook, email, Twitter, the Eels iPhone App and word of mouth, each day will see a local business deal promoted to Parramatta club fans.

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Want to learn Mandarin? A Melbourne startup shows off its ‘Mad’ language learning approach...

As a native English speaker, Matthew Ho was once frustrated by his attempts to learn Mandarin. This week, he's in Beijing showing off just how fun and addictive the language can be. Ho and his startup, Native Tongue, have been promoting Mandarin Madness, an educational gaming application, at TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing.

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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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