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Data retention — what it is and why it’s bad

Data retention — what it is and why it’s bad

With the Australian government “actively considering” data retention, it’s time to clarify what data retention is and the nature of the threat it poses to citizens. By Bernard Keane
Abbott: “Not a bad thing” for small business to have unemployed knocking at their door

Abbott: “Not a bad thing” for small business to have unemployed knocking at their door

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has defended his plans to force job seekers to apply for 40 jobs each per month to access the dole. By Cara Waters
Facebook stops selling ‘gifts’, to push ‘buy’ button for businesses

Facebook stops selling ‘gifts’, to push ‘buy’ button for businesses

Facebook will stop selling gift cards and instead focus on new initiatives to help businesses sell their wares. By Kirsten Robb
The smell of success: How Gavin Gam is taking Aroma Coffee to the masses

The smell of success: How Gavin Gam is taking Aroma Coffee to the masses

Gavin Gam believes all businesses have a responsibility to give back to the community - a philosophy holding the 48-year-old Sydneysider in good stead as he ramps up the expansion of Aroma Coffee. By Eloise Keating
Twitter grows user base and doubles revenue as share price soars

Twitter grows user base and doubles revenue as share price soars

Twitter has posted a 24% increase in active users and more than doubled its revenue from last year. By Kirsten Robb
What good retailers do right and bad ones do wrong

What good retailers do right and bad ones do wrong

Pining for the 'good old days' is not something successful retailers spend a lot of time doing. By Brian Walker
Are you a PRE-crastinator and does it make you more productive?

Are you a PRE-crastinator and does it make you more productive?

While procrastinators put things off to the last minute, pre-crastinators complete tasks immediately and often much sooner than necessary. By Catherine Rodie
Why your managers need to run personal Facebook pages

Why your managers need to run personal Facebook pages

Why get your licence if you aren’t going to drive the car? By Craig Reardon
Video-on-demand search engine has sights set on underserved market

Video-on-demand search engine has sights set on underserved market

With the proliferation of online video streaming services (everywhere, but here in Australia that is) Australian startup Gyde is offering users a new way to find video on the internet. By Kye White
Government’s paid parental leave scheme misses the mark for women, employers and productivity

Government’s paid parental leave scheme misses the mark for women, employers and productivity

The Productivity Commission has made it clear that the new paid parental leave scheme will not meet the stated goals. By Tracy Angwin
Small businesses face biggest insolvency risk: Study

Small businesses face biggest insolvency risk: Study

Around 81% of Australian companies that collapsed in 2012-13 had fewer than 20 employees, according to a study released today. By Kirsten Robb
Melbourne recruitment firm pays $11,000 in damages for using unlicensed Microsoft Office

Melbourne recruitment firm pays $11,000 in damages for using unlicensed Microsoft Office

An unnamed recruitment firm in Melbourne has paid $11,190 to settle a copyright breach claim with industry advocacy group the Software Alliance (BSA), for the use of unlicensed Microsoft Office software. By Kirsten Robb
Family-owned diamond wholesaler with $5 million turnover collapses

Family-owned diamond wholesaler with $5 million turnover collapses

A family-owned diamond wholesaler with a turnover of $5 million has collapsed. By Eloise Keating
Orica fined more than $750,000 for pollution; ACCC points finger at Qantas and Virgin over carbon tax claims: Midday Roundup

Orica fined more than $750,000 for pollution; ACCC points finger at Qantas and Virgin over carbon tax claims: Midday Roundup

Chemical company Orica has been hit with a fine of more than $750,000 by the Land and Environment Court for pollution leaks from its Kooragang Island and Botany plants. By Kirsten Robb and Eloise Keating
Warning “red tape nightmare” for small business with 40 job applications a month

Warning “red tape nightmare” for small business with 40 job applications a month

The federal government’s plans to force job seekers to apply for 40 jobs each per month to access the dole will result in a red tape nightmare, according to the opposition. By Cara Waters
Gloria Jean’s franchise compensates worker sacked for querying pay

Gloria Jean’s franchise compensates worker sacked for querying pay

The operator of a former Gloria Jean’s coffee shop in Sydney’s Kings Cross has paid $2000 in compensation to a worker who was sacked after she queried her pay rate. By Kirsten Robb
Serial venture capitalists Daniel Petre and Craig Blair announce $60 million fund for tech businesses

Serial venture capitalists Daniel Petre and Craig Blair announce $60 million fund for tech businesses

Former tech executives Daniel Petre and Craig Blair are planning to use the $60 million they’ve raised for their AirTree Ventures Fund to support the growth of 15 local technology startups. By Eloise Keating
BPS Technology CEO: Why I decided to list the company I’ve been with for 20 years

BPS Technology CEO: Why I decided to list the company I’ve been with for 20 years

Trading and payment platform provider BPS Technology is looking to raise $28 million in capital, when it launches its initial public offering on Thursday. By Kirsten Robb
Mozilla names Chris Beard its new CEO after Brendan Eich disaster

Mozilla names Chris Beard its new CEO after Brendan Eich disaster

Mozilla has finally named a new chief executive nearly four months after a firestorm of controversy engulfed the leadership of Brendan Eich within days of him taking the position. By Andrew Sadauskas
Telstra launches cloud-based business video call service incorporating TIPT

Telstra launches cloud-based business video call service incorporating TIPT

Telstra has announced it is rolling out a cloud-based video conferencing system it calls “business to business video”. By Andrew Sadauskas
Xiaomi overtakes Apple as China’s second-largest smartphone maker as it prepares to go global

Xiaomi overtakes Apple as China’s second-largest smartphone maker as it prepares to go global

Emerging Chinese consumer electronics giant Xiaomi has overtaken Apple as the second most popular smartphone brand in China and is on the verge of overtaking Samsung. By Andrew Sadauskas
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