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Westfield goes for a spin with Facebook Places

It’s been nearly a year since the world’s most popular social networking site launched Facebook Places, a mobile location-based feature that allows users to tell their friends where in the big wide world they are at any point in time. Now, Westfield is running an experimental program offering exclusive discounts to users who sign into Facebook Places at its outlets nationwide. The retailer is partnering with specialty firms including Angus & Coote and Cotton On for these “check-in” deals.
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Five essential things to get right if you want to raise...

So you’ve got a brilliant idea, or maybe you’ve even started building your nascent business, but you think it might help to bring on some extra money. You try to raise the money, but wherever you go it seems there are roadblocks and challenges, and it’s difficult to know where to start. To help tackle this tricky tropic, we interviewed Bryan Vadas. He’s the founder of iPledg (Australia’s leading crowdfunding platform for creative, commercial, charitable and community projects) and Capital Exchange Australia (an education and funding platform for startups).


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...