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Drink to start-up success: This 5 month old Aussie beverage disruptor is already on...

The company envisions a new class of wellness beverage, called focus drinks, made with natural functional ingredients that are shown to support levels of focus, concentration and mental performance.

Top Brisbane businesswoman Sonia McDonald has been named among the top 250 female leaders...

Prominent Brisbane businesswoman Sonia McDonald has been named in digital business magazine Richtopia’s 250 Most Influential Women Leaders of the world

Need startup capital? Australian Innovation Challenge Awards deadline extended to October 12

The deadline for The Australian’s innovation awards – presented by the daily in partnership with Shell and the Commonwealth Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research – has been extended, apparently on growing popular demand. The awards recognise innovation for the public good as well as breakthroughs that have potential for commercial use. The winners of each category will receive a cash prize of $5,000. The overall winner will receive an additional $25,000. The Backyard Innovation award open to the general public has a $10,000 prize.

Does the iPad have what it takes to save the newspaper industry? Not yet.

Does the iPad have what it takes to save the newspaper industry? That’s what Matthew da Silva asked a number of leading experts in the fields of digital media and mobile technology. As he reports, expert opinion is so far mixed – but one thing is certain: it’s up to news companies to capitalise on innovation by understanding their readers’ rapidly evolving lifestyles.

Should Fairfax give away 100,000 iPads and axe their print editions? [ANALYST RECOMMENDATION]

According to an article in The Australian: Fairfax Media should axe its Melbourne and Sydney daily print editions and focus on e-readers and online to boost earnings. Macquarie analyst Alex Pollak suggests Fairfax could get the ball rolling by spending about $50m to give away 100,000 e-readers to seed the migration of readers away from print.

Myer float a positive bellwether but will private equity investors be the only to...

The upcoming Myer float is largely being viewed as a positive sign for the Australian sharemarket. It is clearly a win for the Texas Pacific Group-led investors, who put up the money, and Bernie Brookes for delivering the rebirth. It could even be considered a win for the Myer family who could pocket $200 million. But despite the almost blanket glossy coverage, the effervescent smile of Jennifer Hawkins and the broader appeal of owning a small parcel of an Australian retail institution, I have my concerns.

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