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Here are 58 insane facts you need to know about the world of Bitcoin...

With such a success and a market cap of 75.8 billion as of August 2017, Bitcoin has had many ups and downs. This infographic will tell you 58 insane facts about Bitcoin that you will find worth knowing about.

Need startup capital? Australian Innovation Challenge Awards deadline extended to October 12

The deadline for The Australian’s innovation awards – presented by the daily in partnership with Shell and the Commonwealth Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research – has been extended, apparently on growing popular demand. The awards recognise innovation for the public good as well as breakthroughs that have potential for commercial use. The winners of each category will receive a cash prize of $5,000. The overall winner will receive an additional $25,000. The Backyard Innovation award open to the general public has a $10,000 prize.

Get some lipstick on ya collar

Which products and services should you sell during an economic downturn? You might have stumbled on the term "the lipstick effect" in recent months, as...

4.6 million Australian jobs may be at risk within the decade – new StartupAUS...

"The paper highlights the extensive economic benefits of building innovation hubs which have powerful multiplier effects. There’s a lot at stake here - if we get it right, we’ll be able to capitalise on it"

In many countries, women still earn less than men. How does Australia rank?

In this week’s Talking Business Analysis, RMIT economist Alberto Posso talks about wages growth and the differential between male and female wages. He observes a sizable gender gap still exists in Australia and looks at some reasons that explain this disparity.

Sharing Economy Awards launch to honour Australia’s top innovators and disruptors

The Sharing Hub, Australia’s first sharing economy accelerator, has today launched a new awards program to recognise and celebrate Australia’s top sharing economy startups, leaders, innovators and disruptors.

Ethical food advocates demand ACCC investigate Coles and Woolworths. Are farmers and families being...

Australian local food pioneers Food Connect and CERES Fair Food have joined with the National Farmers Federation to call on the ACCC to break up Australia's supermarket duopoly and ensure a more just, equitable and sustainable food future for Australian families.

Women entrepreneurs come out in droves for Cool Company nominations

Last year, we were forced to ask the question, 'Where are the female entrepreneurs?' when, according to the nomination form, only 8% of the nominated companies in 2008 were run by women. Of course, our provocatively titled post had our female Anthillians nominate en masse, getting our female contingent up to a more respectable 28%. This year, only one month into the process, nominated companies run by women represent 35% of the total!

You can now get expert advice in the palm of your hands on home...

Echofied empowers consumers and enables them to access hundreds of independent professionals across home loans, finance, real estate, superannuation, insurance, legal, accounting and business at their own convenience, no matter what the time without giving away any personal information.

Australia ranks 10th in world for ease of doing business [STATISTICS]

How easy is it to do business in Australia? Apparently, it's easier than doing it in Germany, Japan and Portugal. And it's a damn sight easier than in Argentina or the Solomon Islands. That's the assessment by The World Bank and the International Finance Corporation in their latest rankings of the world's economies. On the other hand, Australia crawled in at 63rd for "dealing with construction permits" and 59th for "protecting investors". Ouch!

Steve Wozniak announces winners of 2017 Talent Unleashed Awards in Melbourne

In comments at the award ceremony in Melbourne, Mr Wozniak recognised the prevalence of stellar leaders and innovators amongst this year’s Talent Unleashed finalists and winners.

Australia's ranking as a 'networked' nation is on the slide, according to World Economic...

According to the World Economic Forum, Australia is slipping as a 'networked' nation. The organisation's annual survey of 133 nations for its Global Information Technology Report (2009–2010) ranked Australia as the world's 16th most 'networked', falling from its 14th place held over the past two years.

Things looking up for Australian businesses

Australian businesses are cautiously optimistic that overall business conditions will improve through the rest of 2009 according to the latest D&B National Business Expectations Survey released today.

Brisbane’s newest home for innovation has opened its doors to up to 200 start-ups

More than 200 start-ups will be based at The Capital, with many more businesses to be supported through events and industry programs that will run out of the facility.

What makes online retail guru Ruslan Kogan tick?

In this week's interview, Ruslan Kogan, founder and chief executive of Kogan (formerly Kogan Technologies) and recent Anthill 30under30 winner, discusses his take on changes being wrought in retail by direct to public online traders. Word of mouth, service and good value are the keys to success, he says, and his company has just reported a 48 percent quarterly rise in revenue at a time when High Street retailers are feeling the pinch.

What every Aussie e-commerce business needs to know about Father’s Day spending

CupoNation analysed its internal sales data during the two weeks leading up to the Father’s Day 2017 to understand consumer purchase behavior. The most shopped categories in terms of money spending were Fashion & Accessories, Beauty, Health & Wellness and Electronics & Phones.

This Sydney company has broken ranks to become the first to offer flat-fee property...

Once recently announced it will be the first company in Sydney to offer investors a flat-fee pricing model for property management.

SMS payment for school canteen lunch orders now available via Easy Canteen

You might, from time to time, forget to give your kids money to pay for their lunch orders. Or perhaps your children have a habit of using the lunch money you give them to buy lollies instead of the alfalfa sandwiches for which it is intended. Either way, mHITs is hoping both parents and schools will sign up for Easy Canteen.

This sharing economy startup is bringing luxury cars everyone can afford to enjoy

DriveMyCar, Australia’s largest peer-to-peer car rental platform, has just added a range of luxury models to its fleet through a partnership with Trivett,

ACCC’s decision against Metcash-Franklins deal ‘defies logic’, says IGA Chairman Mick Daly

Leon and Garry talk to the IGA National Board Chairman, Mick Daly, about the grocery industry and the Australian retail environment. In particular, he has much to say on the success of Metcash, IGA’s principal wholesaler, against competitors Woolworths and Coles, and the looming showdown with the ACCC over Metcash’s plans to acquire the Franklins supermarket chain.

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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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