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This startup risked all of its $1.67m revenue on a thought bubble, and it’s...

PoweredLocal is a Wi-Fi and social media marketing startup that helps connect small businesses to their customers. At it’s most basic level it gives customers access to free Wi-Fi in return for a check-in on Facebook or other social media platform.

How will real-time data and analytics change how we organise and attend events?

The events industry has always adapted to new technology early. Holograms, laser light technology, beacon and geo-location based activity, live polling and several other...

Payoff from Wi-Fi patent swells to $829 million but, time is running out for...

It might be the last big cheque CSIRO will collect before its storied patent — used in an estimated three billion Wi-Fi devices worldwide — expires at the end of next year. The CSIRO has pocketed about $829 million, a lot of it grudgingly from American companies who infringed on the patent. The story of this single patent is something every entrepreneur should understand.

Can a TiVo-like service on the Web save the radio industry?

Contrary to the Buggles' dire prediction, video did not kill the radio star. But the Internet has certainly made radio question its mortality. Into the breach steps a website that allows users to record hundreds of radio programs, just like TiVo. Is this legal? DAR.fm says its on the right side of legal precedent, at least in the U.S. Will it catch on? Heh. Stay tuned.

How to prevent ‘neighbours’ tapping into your wireless network

Cyber criminals and hackers can easily infiltrate an unsecured wireless network. Clearly, it’s important to take the proper measures to protect your internet. Even if a neighbour has a similar internet package, they can accidentally use your Wi-Fi or your broadband internet service for free instead of using their own. If you are living in close proximity to many other people – for example, in an apartment building – the risk increases dramatically with each tenant in close proximity.

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The Top 5 Most Insanely Dumb Mistakes made by Rookie and...

LinkedIn is a professional and commercial platform. What you do on LinkedIn matters: it really matters, and if you’re not careful, your actions can backfire and tarnish your brand and your integrity. We're going to throw out a wild guess and say that you don’t want to get burned by your mistakes. Fair enough. This FREE REPORT from David Hobson has the five most common LinkedIn mistakes and what you can do to avoid them.

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Five things to get right before you quit your day job,...

Are you wondering if you are ready to quit your day job to pursue your entrepreneurial dreams? You, like many other aspiring entrepreneurs, may feel stuck and unable to take the plunge into the startup lifestyle. Dan Mumby is here to make sure you know the five key things to get right before you quit your day job in this FREE CHEAT SHEET.

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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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