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Australian start-up fashion brand Grana raises US$6 million after opening a unique San Francisco...

Grana, an online clothing retailer creating luxury fabrics and wardrobe essentials at guilt-free prices, has secured an additional U.S $3.5 million in seed funding...

Why bringing the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who to the digital space is harder...

You might think that being given the chance to present a globally established TV brand with a legion of diehard fans and viewers in...

New index reveals that private equity and venture capital beat traditional stocks for investor...

According to a new report, the Australian private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) industries generated attractive returns over a one, three and five year period, as of June 2010, in comparison to traditional stock indexes.

The Law of Success: Lesson 8 – Self-Control

The Law of Success in Sixteen Lessons, Napoleon Hill’s 1,600+ page monstrosity published prior to Think and Grow Rich, contains a lot of useful information that can help you realise your potential. In this series, Joshua Moore covers each of these attributes in a practical way that you can apply to your life and work. Today he discusses the value of self-control.

A new program up and running at UNSW is throwing a lifeline to student...

At its core, FounderLab is designed to address one of the most daunting challenges facing entrepreneurs: recruiting talented team members with the right technology skillsets to take their business to the next level.

Enterprize $100K Competition closes today!

It's not too late to enter the University of Queensland Business School (UQBS) Enterprize 2011 business competition... but, well, let's just say it's getting pretty close. The door on new entries closes TODAY, 22 July. Aspiring entrepreneurs have until midnight to submit their concept plans and to be eligible for the grand prize: $100,000 in seed funding.

Is this what a gamified future will really be like? [VIDEO]

This short film is set in a future where gamification has taken on a whole new meaning. Contact lens have a new application and the way people interact with their world moves into squarely into the realm of creepy. Better yet, snail zombies exist.

Do you know the biggest reason why some start-ups succeed where others fail? [VIDEO]

American financial manager aBill Gross has founded a lot of start-ups, and incubated many others — and found out why some succeeded where many failed

How to become a persuasive presenter [ACADEMY]

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Five ventures, all winners. Yvette Adams wins more awards

Adams got a trophy, memorial plaque and cash prize for the Entrepreneurial Award. In addition, she will receive 12 months of mentoring from 10 of the top executives including those from Google, GBST and the Queensland government.

Small banks and newcomers top People’s Choice banking poll

In the first annual People's Choice awards for Australia's Best Bank, 23,000 banking customers cast their votes online for their most preferred financial institution. The voting was conducted by Mozo, an online finance comparison and reviews service.

CSIRO scientists break ground with mapping of Alzheimer’s protein [INNOVATOR]

A team of scientists, led by Dr Jose Varghese at CSIRO, has focused its research on a destructive protein known as amyloid beta, which assembles itself in the brain and builds up plaque that is associated with Alzheimer's disease.

A guide to internet security for seniors in Australia: 5 tips for common threats...

As more and more people adopt digital devices and go online, many criminals have moved away from in-person scams and petty crime and toward online scams and cybersecurity attacks. Seniors, unfortunately, have become a key target for many of these scammers.

Australian SEO startup releases new game-changing tool to forecast ROI on SEO

Longtail UX, an Australian SaaS startup and creator of patented technology that boosts websites’ ad performance and website rankings on Google, has today announced a new Search Marketing Scorecard to help companies that do business online.

Crayola crayons turned into high fashion [VIDEO]

Bloomingdales, the New York fashion store, and crayon make Crayola have done something really remarkable. Crayons can be excellent to sketching ideas and for keeping...

Website of the Week: Asking machines to nag you, so humans don’t have to

HassleMe.co.uk is a simple internet service that allows you to enter a recurring message to yourself and set the time intervals between reminders. For example, you may choose to receive a reminder email every day to "Do some exercise" or to be asked every six months: "How many people want to buy your business?"

Ant Bytes — AA16

Reminiscent of the Simpsons episode where Homer has a $1 billion note until it is stolen by Fidel Castro, US Federal authorities have seized 250 bogus $1 billion notes in a Los Angeles raid. The notes, which bore the portrait of President Grover Cleveland, were believed to be modelled on actual $1,000 notes from the 1930s. Rumour has it that the notes will be used to relaunch the hunt for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

On-demand is in demand: How Uber has helped this hot start-up hit 30,000 hours

On-demand cleaning, gardening and handyman provider, UrbanOutsource has hit 30,000 booked hours as the on-demand service sector takes flight in Australia

Cardboard boxes – the best possible way to stimulate your imagination [VIDEO]

It's been a big year for vending machines. And, it's also been a big year for cardboard boxes. You've seen what one boy, Caine Monroy,...
Shane Kerr, Hear Me Talk

These two startups are bringing accessibility to email via an app that reads emails...

Hear Mail reads text aloud, enabling users to check their inboxes hands-free. The app also allows users to skip from a current email to the next, or delete spam at any point along the way.

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The Alchemy of Negotiation with Matt Lohmeyer [FREE REPORT]

Negotiation is part and parcel of everyday life. Despite this, the idea of honing our negotiating skills doesn’t go down well with most of us. We fear that we’ll end up being manipulative, exploitative, scheming. To help us break the chains of this retrogressive mentality, we have Matt Lohmeyer. He has worked as a professional negotiator in various fields for over eight years and before that, negotiated deals with biotech pharmaceutical and chemical companies. In short, he’s an Alchemist in the Art of Negotiation.

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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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