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ACCC probes HealthEngine over allegations of anti-competitive behaviour

ACCC probes HealthEngine over allegations of anti-competitive behaviour

An online health appointment booking service backed by Telstra and Seven West Media has been questioned by the ACCC, after the watchdog received a complaint alleging the business was engaging in anti-competitive conduct. By Eloise Keating
SmartCompany Survey: Budget 2015

SmartCompany Survey: Budget 2015

Take our quick three minute survey to let us know what you are hoping for in next week’s federal budget and what you don’t want to see. By Cara Waters
The brutal truth of starting a business

The brutal truth of starting a business

Startupland is a magical, mythical place where the unicorns roam free and much of the advice dished out to nascent entrepreneurs has more in common with a romantic fantasy novel than the hard work of building a business. By Paul Wallbank
Collapsed training provider fined $160,000 for luring students with fake job ads

Collapsed training provider fined $160,000 for luring students with fake job ads

A Melbourne training provider that advertised jobs that did not exist in order to lure potential employees into paying for training or internships with the company has been fined $166,000 in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court. By Kirsten Robb
Budget 2015: Netflix tax and accelerated depreciation allowance gets the go ahead; Cash for ABS to save census

Budget 2015: Netflix tax and accelerated depreciation allowance gets the go ahead; Cash for ABS to save census

The federal government will seek to amend the Tax Act to make global technology companies that sell digital music, movies, books and other forms of media to Australian consumers pay goods and services tax in next week’s budget. By Eloise Keating
How we got one person to do the work of three

How we got one person to do the work of three

Three years ago our business was sick. Our customer satisfaction was declining, our productivity was poor, our revenue was shrinking, and we knew we had some serious problems to overcome. By David Markus
Atlassian acquires messaging app Hall: “Mobile is not a fad, it is here to stay”

Atlassian acquires messaging app Hall: “Mobile is not a fad, it is here to stay”

Australian software success story and former Smart 50 finalist Atlassian has acquired San Francisco-based Hall, a team chat messaging app for businesses, for an undisclosed amount. By Kirsten Robb
Nathan Tinkler is back: Former high-flyer engineers reverse takeover of Orca Energy

Nathan Tinkler is back: Former high-flyer engineers reverse takeover of Orca Energy

Former billionaire Nathan Tinkler will control a joint 75% share of listed entity Orca Energy and will serve as the company’s executive chairman, if a proposed reverse takeover of the company is approved by shareholders. By Eloise Keating
Billabong signs omni-channel deal to protect it from the “little companies”

Billabong signs omni-channel deal to protect it from the “little companies”

Beleaguered surfwear retailer Billabong is turning to omni-channel retail in a bid to revive its fortune. By Cara Waters
Strip club hits back at Ad Standards ruling on mobile billboards: “We have the right to advertise our business like anyone else”

Strip club hits back at Ad Standards ruling on mobile billboards: “We have the right to advertise our business like anyone else”

A Melbourne table-top dancing club has hit back at a complaint made about its mobile billboard advertising of women in lingerie, arguing it is being “judged” and “discriminated” against because of the nature of its business. By Kirsten Robb
Seven tips to digitally transform your business

Seven tips to digitally transform your business

We are in the era of digital transformation, according to Brian Solis, business strategist and futurist at Altimeter. By Cara Waters
MailChimp getting a major upgrade

MailChimp getting a major upgrade

MailChimp is rolling out a complete rewrite of its API (application program interface) that could have major implications for any website, reporting system or content management system that integrates with the email newsletter provider. By Andrew Sadauskas
Whoops! Google accidentally revealed it’s unveiling a new version of Android at Google I/O this year

Whoops! Google accidentally revealed it’s unveiling a new version of Android at Google I/O this year

Google has accidentally revealed plans to unveil the next major version of Android – dubbed “Android M” – at its Google I/O developer conference this year. By Andrew Sadauskas
Four technologies that could revolutionise retail in the coming years – and two of them are Australian: Control Shift

Four technologies that could revolutionise retail in the coming years – and two of them are Australian: Control Shift

The mobile revolution is not just about ordering online – it’s also revolutionising how people shop in-store. Here are four technologies that could accelerate that shift in the years ahead. By Andrew Sadauskas
Why social graphs won't save us from dishonest online reviews

Why social graphs won't save us from dishonest online reviews

In a 2014 survey, 90% of respondents said that checking online reviews was an important part of shopping, but an equal percentage believed that such reviews are manipulated. By Joseph Reagle
How to know when it’s time to sell your business (and how to do it)

How to know when it’s time to sell your business (and how to do it)

Here are some of the signs that it’s time to sell and how to manage the process. By Fergus Watts
Joe Hockey’s job is safe says PM; ACCC calls for mobile call and text price cut: Midday Roundup

Joe Hockey’s job is safe says PM; ACCC calls for mobile call and text price cut: Midday Roundup

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has housed down speculation that Joe Hockey’s position as Treasurer could be in danger, saying the government’s Expenditure Review Committee has “collective responsibility” for next week’s budget. By Eloise Keating and Kirsten Robb
Sheryl Sandberg’s beautiful tribute to her husband David Goldberg

Sheryl Sandberg’s beautiful tribute to her husband David Goldberg

Over the weekend Sheryl Sandberg's husband David Goldberg died unexpectedly. Apart from being a husband and a father to two children, he was an extraordinarily successful entrepreneur who founded Survey Monkey. By Georgina Dent
Lack of contacts and knowledge major hurdles for refugee entrepreneurs in Australia

Lack of contacts and knowledge major hurdles for refugee entrepreneurs in Australia

The Australian startup ecosystem should embrace refugees if it is to achieve greater cultural diversity, according to the coordinator of an entrepreneurs program at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. By Broede Carmody
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