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Election accelerates mobile ‘news’ adoption, says Nielsen

Australians' use of handhelds to track the election and its aftermath led to record usage levels. Nielsen's Mobile Market Intelligence service saw overall volume leap by 19 percent in August, compared to July, with the major news organisations the key beneficiaries of the traffic increase.

Aussie serial tech entrepreneur brings trusted crypto exchange Zipmex to Australia

Zipmex was co-founded by serial entrepreneur Marcus Lim, who previously co-founded online marketplace Oneflare. In 2016 Fairfax Media purchased a 35 per cent stake in Oneflare for AU$15 million.

Waiting for the great leap forward? I think it's already here [VIDEO]

Throw away your keyboard. Discard your mouse. All you need to do to control your computer is wave your hands about. No instruction manual needed, just a teeny, tiny device that reads your hand motions. Really. The revolution in human-computer interaction just took a massive leap forward.

Pepper Money and Pollenizer back fintech start-up that wants to help us teach our...

The selected group, SmallStash, takes aim at financial education for kids, assisting parents to better educate their children on money and savings.

I see public people: If you want online privacy, there is a simple solution....

We've all heard the horror stories. Someone we know who has taken a photo of their privates, uploaded it to a web site to show their friends, only to be surprised when they become the darling of the Friday afternoon email set. A friend of a friend tweets about an evening's indiscretion and wonders just how the hell their partners, friends and partners of friends found out.

Innovative bike helmet prototype folds like a hand fan for easy storage

We're conditioned to expect sturdiness from our protective head gear, but this prototypical helmet being developed by DoYouVélo? turns the concept on its... well... head. The honeycomb...

Another example of why good design really matters [VIDEO]

Design isn't just about images and graphics. Some people still think that design is visual. When design is, well, everything. We design solutions to problems. Here's...

Naked Wines brings allure, and innovation, to Australian market

Jecks is launching Naked Wines with $1.5 million to cut sweet deals with winemakers, and choice words for the supermarkets that he alleges have undermined both consumers and winemakers.

Awesome Japanese shop window installation

Those Japanese know how to do shop windows with class. Check out this breath of fresh air -- a Maison Hermès installation by Tokujin Yoshioka.

One in five Facebook accounts hacked. Are we too lazy to protect ourselves? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Nearly one in five of us have had our Facebook accounts hacked, according to a new Australian survey. And it's not just our mates playing...

Who walked away with $40k from BlueChilli and Westpac’s 2016 Innovation Challenge?

Westpac’s annual Innovation Challenge is one way that we support Australian businesses with the drive and imagination to shape the future of Australia. I’d like to congratulate all of this year’s finalists and the winner, Surgical Partners, for the outstanding quality of their ideas

This start-up doesn’t want international students crashing on their friends’ couches for weeks anymore

Australia’s first online student housing marketplace Bedssi is coming to the rescue of foreign students, helping them find suitable, reliable accommodation

Deskarma: Gamification as social currency for workplace change

Apparently work isn't fun enough. Now, work has to become a game to foster innovation and staff engagement. And, it's not just the social networks and startups taking this path. The World Bank and the U.S. Army have begun to gamify their workplaces.

The future of business isn’t 'Free' – it’s 'Re'

Green is über cool. If you want to get the key influencers and mavens of society into your product, then it better do the world some good. Being shiny isn’t enough these days. It’s got to be circular, real and authentic.

Meet Who Gives a Crap, Anthill 2013 Cool Company Award WINNER [Social Capitalist Category]

Show your support for this outstanding company. Tweet this article. “Like” this post. Leave a comment. Share the love! Anthill Cool Company Awards The Cool Company Awards...

This new tech startup is here to help local retailers tackle the Amazon threat...

Stampp allows users to keep all their business-related stuff in Stampp and all their personal related stuff in Facebook, making life simple, organized and easy. Stampp works by allowing friends to find, organize, and share all the businesses they like and use

Read this in Morgan Freeman’s voice: When big data came, riding a cab was...

goCatch will soon start using big data technology to improve the taxi booking experience of its users across the country.

Google's Lars Rasmussen on the Google Maps story

It's a source of great satisfaction that one of Google's most beloved products, Google Maps, was developed right here in Australia (Sydney).

Making plants "happy" lands Geomite Biomineral second place in Anthill's SMART 100

As the new century dawned, this inventor/innovator focused on sustainable agriculture -- farming techniques that strive to work with the environment, not against it. His latest venture in that discipline -- Geomite Biomineral Development -- has landed him the runner-up spot on the SMART 100.
The innovative technology prompts on-duty drivers to regularly take and upload a selfie to their Ola driver app in between rides.

Ola launches ‘Selfie Authentication’ technology to provide safer rides

Ola’s proprietary technology verifies a driver’s image in the selfie against the file photo the driver submitted during registration.
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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.



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...