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TechCrunch gets hacked. How the hunter became the hunted.

It’s not often that today’s technology media inspires thoughts of William Shakespeare. However, it’s likely that The Bard, had he lived in the 21st Century, would draw great inspiration from the brief and turbulent history of one of the world’s premier tech blogs, TechCrunch, and its founder Michael Arrington.

Angry Nerds: Atlassian’s Mike Cannon-Brookes built his software empire selling t-shirts? It’s called bait-and-switch.

Any parent who has ever driven past McDonalds with kids in the car will know the pulling power of a good bait-and-switch campaign. Those blasted McHappy Meals usually go half-eaten, so it's not the few moments of fat, salt and sugar that make them irresistible. It's the movie tie-in, limited-time collectible nature of the bloody near-worthless-will-break-before-your-car-leaves-the-car-park toy included with the meal. Believe it or not, what works for selling fast food also works for selling other things... like enterprise software products.

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Australia 2010

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards is one of the most prestigious awards for business in Australia. The purpose of the Entrepreneur of the Year award is to recognize excellence in entrepreneurial achievement and business leadership. Established internationally twenty-four years ago, The Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year contest is currently held in over 50 different countries.

Website of the Week: The Mobiler

This week, Gizmag launched The Mobiler, a sister site covering all things mobile. With the release of Apple's iPhone, Research In Motion's Blackberry Storm, Google's Android project and other cutting edge products, it's safe to say that mobile is hot right now.

Anthill’s SMART 100: Winners Revealed (2011)

In true Anthillian style, the SMART 100 is an ever-evolving, ever-improving experiment. Designed to encourage, promote and support innovation in Australia, it identifies and ranks new Australian innovations by applying a combination of crowdsourcing, collaboration and common-sense. Yes, it's time to reveal the SMART 100, 2011.

Why do your employees steal from you?

Every business employing staff and selling either a product or service can be a victim of employee theft. For a business to be successful trust needs to be placed in the hands of employees; unfortunately from time to time this trust is abused. So much so the cost of employee theft goes into the billions.

Students paint up a storm at close of eWeek

It would be impossible to watch these videos and not feel a slight warm and fuzzy feeling about the future of entrepreneurship in Australia. On Friday night, the bright young things at Entrepreneurs Week (eWeek) concluded seven days of entrepreneurial activities with the program's flagship event, the Innovators’ Challenge.

A tribute to The New Dork: Entrepreneur State of Mind (Jay-Z ft Alicia Keys...

This spoof of "Empire State of Mind" by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys has been climbing up the viral charts. Produced by Pantless Knights, it's a tribute to The New Dork ruling the roost in today's tech world. It's catchy, and you can even download the free MP3.

The top 10 tips small business owners should consider when choosing an accounting software...

Choosing the right accounting software package is a hard task for anyone, especially small business owners. What’s right for other business owners may not be compatible with your small business. That’s why I have come up with the top ten tips you should consider when choosing an accounting software package. These are sure to make your job simpler and less time consuming, so you can get on with running your business.

10 lessons I learnt from founding 3 businesses and selling 2 of them, all...

Starting your own business is a huge sacrifice and investment. Here, Ronan Bray, shares his insights and advice to start you on the front foot.

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.

How to export like an expert

To maximise your export opportunity and increase your chances of success, it's important to focus your mind on what you want to achieve. That way, you'll have a clear vision to plan for and work towards. So, where to begin? Here are three steps to help you export like an expert.

Can a company really outsource something as important as R&D?

Long before the term ‘GFC’ became common parlance, cost cutting was part of the fabric of business. The question is: are all departments of an organisation eligible for outsourcing or should some be kept close to the company’s chest? Peter Lewis looks at what can be done with Research and Development.
GreaseBoss' Peter Condoleon, Steve Barnett, Tim Hall

Aussie startup GreaseBoss selected by leading US seed accelerator Y Combinator

We put together an effective solution within just a few months and today are launching GreaseBoss technology into the hands of equipment maintenance teams around the world to enable safer, smarter and more productive industrial operations

How I generated 50,000 visitors a month without spending a dollar on ads –...

Growth hackers are people who accelerate growth within a company. They have decisive ideas about growth, virality and the success of a product or company that are needed to bring the company to the front and center of the public.

Here are four quick and effective ways to build trust in your organisation

Consider for a moment someone you trust deeply. Think about why you trust them. What is it that they say or do that makes you believe you can trust them? Conversely, think about someone you do not trust. What is it that they say or do that causes you not to trust them? The answers to these questions are more powerful than you think.

Here’s how this guy has built one of the world’s billion dollar cannabis companies

Namaste has always sought to become Canada’s premier of medicinal cannabis. They have established themselves as a global market leader, creating the world’s largest online marketplace for cannabis, cannabis accessories, and other related products with more than 30 websites in 20 countries.

How game design made Ikea successful [VIDEO]

Without a doubt, Ikea has changed the way the world furnishes homes. If you live anywhere within driving distance from an Ikea you probably have...

These ten inspiring work spaces are perfect for freelancers who have trouble concentrating on...

Freelancing has its perks and downsides. You get to decide when and where you work, and many freelancers decide to work from home. But...

Making a killing

Are you ready to rumble? These six young entrepreneurs have a net worth exceeding $100 million... and their average age is only 32! There is...



Need cash for your startup or innovation? Here’s the Ultimate Grant...

Have a new business? Are you developing something AWESOME! Well, you're going to need some funding. Here are 12 resources available to people like you, right now.


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...