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New Fax-to-Twitter service proves there’s a Twitter app for everybody

It's hard to not watch this clip with mixed feelings. I'm so happy that Dorothy Miller, an 80-year-old grandmother, has found an easy way to avoid actual conversations with her yappy daughter. But using a fax to tweet... C'mon!

AngelCube prepares to give a big boost to Melbourne early stage startups

A group of experienced entrepreneurs and angel investors are rolling out a seed fund and incubator aimed at early stage startups in the Melbourne area. The venture, called AngelCube, is the first of its kind for Melbourne in recent memory.

Surveys show growing business confidence, sagging consumer sentiment

Leon and Garry talk about rising business confidence masking patchy business conditions. Consumer sentiment has dropped and fewer people are taking out loans; however, more people are using their credit cards. Meanwhile, a new report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows Australians are wealthier and living longer.

Are you a female entrepreneur ready to scale up into the US market? This...

FD Global Connections, which works with organisations to launch their businesses in the USA, has announced applications are open for its prestigious New York Immersion Program especially targeting female-led startups and SMEs ready to scale up into the US market.

LinkedIn helps Irish startup raise over $250,000 in 8 days

Limerick-based software startup Goshido recently completed its first round of private fundraising in only eight days. What is more impressive is that it accomplished this feat solely via the social media networking site LinkedIn.

Australian exporters can claim IP expenses from 1 July ’09

For the first time, Australian exporters will be eligible to claim IP expenses under Austrade's Export Market Development Grant Program (EMDG).

Underbelly "app" for iPhone first shot in new publishing wars?

Australian publisher Allen & Unwin, in partnership with Underbelly authors Andrew Rule and John Silvester, this week launched digital versions of the three bestselling books of the series.

How Deloitte’s online chief is embracing the tablet revolution

Leon and Garry speak with Frank Farrall, director of online business at Deloitte Consulting. Farrall discusses the use of the iPad and smartphones by business executives, as well as the need to focus on customers by connecting with them through their mobile and tablet devices.

Did you know that remote working is on getting popular world over? [INFOGRAPHIC]

All over the globe, remote working is on the rise. With the rise of technology in the likes of smartphones, tablets and laptops and also through increased online connectivity...

This new accelerator is aiming to connect clean energy start-ups with global markets

Origin is searching for clean energy start-ups to join this unique accelerator program that will be hosted in Australia, Europe and USA and will connect start-ups with utilities that have more than 73 million customers in over 40 countries.

A new MYOB report shows how the augmented human will transform business, these predictions...

We should expect everyday changes that will transform the world of work, according to the latest in the MYOB Future of Business series: The Augmented Human

Defence tech

In these pensive days, where a backpacker on a bus could pose more of a threat than a cave-dwelling Taliban, Governments and corporations are hungry for technology that will help secure their people and resources. It has fed a boom in the defence tech sector; a world of cutting-edge machinery and multi-million dollar contracts, and home to some of the world's keenest strategic and technical minds. Several Australian companies are emerging as genuine players in this highly competitive space. Liz Heynes and Catherine Kerstjens take a look at six on this new front line.

Young Aussies might have taken off more byte than they can chew, says new...

The survey of 1,000 Australians, commissioned by Australian document productivity start-up Nitro, found nearly nine in ten (87 per cent) 18-25 year olds had recently faced a digital roadblock, such as forgetting a password or losing a digital document—nearly double that of respondents over 55 years old (55 per cent) and well above the national average (67 per cent), raising concerns about the efficiency and focus of the future workforce.

Survey finds 13 out of top 20 universities misspell "university" on their own website

spellr.us, the handy website spell-checking service run by Sydney-based Melon Media (past coverage here and here) has unveiled its annual Higher Education Online Content Survey - and the results are sure to cause some red faces in several ivory towers.

Nine promising projects secure over $630k in federal COMET funding

Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, has announced the latest round of COMET funding, with 14 projects sharing $630,600.

Don’t get sued in January, avoid legal liability from your office Christmas party with...

LegalVision advises employers to exercise a healthy level of caution when conducting the end-of-year festivities this Christmas season

Are your e-purchases secure? How to make your online shopping safer [INFOGRAPHIC]

Cyber-crimes have become a common sight in the modern age that in fact, a report from Experian states that e-commerce fraud attacks on 2016 have surpassed 2015 totals.

Your employees are wasting roughly a third of their work week on status meetings

A new survey shows that Aussie workers waste an average 12 hours per week and up to 30% of the 40 hour work week preparing for and attending status meetings

New website helps 'buy Australian'

The website www.buyaustralianmade.com.au is not much fancier than a listing business - a directory. But it is being launched at a time when many manufacturers, especially in regional areas, are finding it tougher to sell their products through traditional retail outlets as the major chains cull their product lines.

Sydney Angels launches $10-20 million “Sidecar Fund 2” after success of first fund

We believe that Sidecar Fund 2 will similarly provide investors with opportunities to support promising Australian startups as they scale innovative ideas into businesses of great value.

FREE BUSINESS TOOLS

How to price your product or service in 8 steps with...

The world is littered with products that do little more than cover their cost, and underpaid service industry professionals. But there are some entrepreneurs who set their own prices and receive what they ask with apparent ease. Steve Major teaches you how to become one of these entrepreneurs in this 8-step infographic.

FREE BUSINESS TOOL

How to secure lucrative sponsorships in five steps [CHEAT SHEET]

If you’re running an event or any major initiative, you’ve got overheads, marketing responsibilities and a small army of people counting on you. And, of...

INFOGRAPHICS

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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