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Are e-wallets a threat to society? The threats presented by the rise of mobile...

And our love affair with apps and all things mobile show no signs of abating. With a few taps we could own the latest high-end fashion accessory or purchase a car. We walk around with virtual banks in our palms, making seamlessly transactions across borders.

Move over Michael Clarke. Aussies rather fancy hairy Hugh Jackman!

It’s Movember alright. But, guess what, Movember – the month to celebrate moustaches and facial hair – came a lot early to a lot many Aussies!

How what we do offline is keeping traditional media alive [Infographic]

It may sound surprising, but there is this black box thingy in everyone’s home that displays moving images. It’s sort of like a computer but it’s a one-way street – output only. You can’t like stuff with it, and there’s nowhere to put a comment. It’s still cool, though, because lots of the latest episodic programmes come through it. It’s called a TV.

Huzzah! The early (online) bird catches the worm!

Roy Morgan Research has found that companies that went online earlier benefited the most – not just in online growth, but also offline, reflecting the synergies with traditional brick-and-mortar business. Over the past year, businesses that already had online sales grew 5% but those that didn’t – or didn’t for at least 12 months – saw revenues decline 4%. Also, nearly one out of two (49%) businesses that sold online for at least a year saw higher revenues whereas that was true for only one out of three (36%) businesses that didn’t engage in e-commerce.

Everyone hates a slow queue. Most hate a slow server even more. Online retailers...

To paraphrase an old sporting phrase about winning, speed is not everything when it comes to online shopping. It’s the only thing. The results of a survey suggest the online shopper is one in a hurry – tearing hurry, perhaps.

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Five ways to manage your time by managing yourself, with Helen...

Finding the time to tackle everything is one of the greatest challenges faced by business owners. To help time-starved business owners work smarter and not harder, we spoke with Helen Ebdon. The director of Affirming Business and Executive Coaching, she’s a serial entrepreneur who started her first business at age 25. She’s built and run direct marketing and communications businesses and she’s also the creator of the Take 15 Program for business effectiveness.

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Strategic Alliances with Simone Novello [FREE INFOGRAPHIC]

Have you heard the often touted claim that the average lifespan of a business is two years? Have you ever wondered why that is? Often, it’s because, in the rush and intensity of starting up, business owners get caught up in day-to-day op-erations and overlook fast growth opportunities, like strategic partnerships. In this FREE INFOGRAPHIC, Simone Novello helps to answer your three most common questions about how to harness the power of... FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS.

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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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