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Are you old enough to remember the hilarity of ASCII art in plain text chat services? You know, using just the characters on your keyboard to create a funny, or rude (gasp!), image within the chat stream? Well, add ASCII art to a Twitter stream and some magic happens.
Laurence Escalante, who suffered a crushing financial and personal blow with an earlier business, has a phoenix by the tailfeathers with his latest venture. Virtual Gaming Worlds might still be an early stage startup, but its concept of combining online games with online gambling has attracted some serious venture capital.
In this little video, Tim O'Reilly, co-founder of O'Reilly Media, publisher of Make magazine, reminds us that most successful businesses started from the joy of making something new, or of taking something that already exists and making it better or faster or safer. Did the guy who invented the Slip 'N' Slide hope that, primarily, he'd make loads of scratch? Naw, he wanted to expand the idea of a toy his kids enjoyed.
In the age of YouTube, Facebook and Oprah, it should come as no surprise that people like to share their personal lives with the...
Even though the cloud has been changing business for the better, confusion about its definition and uncertainty about its benefits are still fairly widespread among SME business owners, said MYOB CEO Tim Reed.
I often joke that it takes 100 cups of coffee to get a new start-up funded. Not because the investor is one out of 100 but because it takes a long time to get the story polished.
Young Australians are the keenest for airborne deliveries with 24 per cent of 18-24 year olds hoping drones can deliver their goods faster, compared to the national average of just 16 per cent.
Woot! The clicks are through the roof! Everything's awesome! Order more stock! Hell, order more everything! Oh, wait... This brilliant ad from Adobe makes one very...
Four startups with a fledgling product or service will be selected to participate in the Acceleration Program and be supported through a mentored process to become a market ready, investable company.
Daily deals remain on a tear as innovation adds spice to the sector. First there were deal sites like Scoopon and Cudo. Then came the deal aggregators like AllTheDeals and BargainDesk. Now here is a deal aggregator with a local twist – a la BargainDesk meets Foursquare, if you will.
The inaugural B2BExpo 2016 scheduled for April 27-28, organised by Australian Business Forum (ABF), is an ideal forum for SME owners to meet and connect
Most successful business owners are on the hunt for strategic insights or what I call ‘light bulb moments’ - revelations that allow a business to take its next big step.
As one of the driving forces behind Engineers Without Borders Australia, a humanitarian assistance organization, Adam Long was well-versed in the art of helping others. Now he's striving to create a new buzz with a crowdsourcing venture that will bring designs to reality and to market.
Australia’s first independent, employee choice-of-fund platform, Roll-it Super, has announced its pilot launch, with plans to shake-up Australia’s employer nominated (default) superannuation sector and awaken employers and employees to the critical role super fund selection plays in our financial futures.
Each of my varied roles – at Ford, Virigin, Optus, AMP and OFX - has taught me valuable lessons which I draw upon each day to both mine and my team’s benefit.
Oh great. This is just what we need. San Fransisco is about to become even smarter. Some of the greatest tech companies, and the minds behind them, are joining forces to solve the problems of the city itself.
It's such a clever, funny and well written advertisement. But it always leaves me feeling strangely conflicted. It's extremely effective in its capacity to communicate a disruptive message. And its creators could almost be described as visionary, producing these insights well before the rise of the social web. But is it an effective tool for selling Search and Banner advertising?
Many companies have been adopting an approach to social media based on an assumption that it is ‘free’. They have set up accounts and hoped it will work. It won’t. Hope is not a strategy, and social media takes time to get right – so it can’t be free. So let’s walk through the basic steps.
A feasibility study for ProjectR has begun, which will include developing designs for the state-of-the-art complex, and has been funded by some Wellington-based IT and technology businesses, who are collaborating on the project.
This video from Inc., Les McKeown explains the seven predictable phases of business. But not just that, he explains the potential problems that a business...