Facebook’s quarterly net income nearly triples

Facebook has released its first quarter results, announcing its net income has nearly tripled year-on-year to $US642 million, up from $US219 million a year earlier. by Andrew Sadauskas

Apple reports jump in net profit, seven-for-one stock split and share buyback

Apple has announced a 7% jump in net profit along with a seven-for-one stock split, despite an alarming 16% year-on-year drop in iPad unit shipments. by Andrew Sadauskas

The real reasons the Google Bus protests happened: Best of the Web

Recently, you might have heard about protests in the Bay Area against buses carrying Google employees. However, the protests aren’t really about the tech giant at all. by Andrew Sadauskas

One Clique founder David Sherwell: My Best Tech

One Clique founder David Sherwell is a two-time graduate from the South Australian Young Entrepreneur Scheme (SAYES), and he has already built and sold one successful business in Australia. by Andrew Sadauskas

Kubuntu 14.04 LTS review – is Linux ready for the desktop? Gadget Watch

For years, proponents proclaimed Linux would someday be a viable competitor on desktop PCs to its rivals, Windows and Mac OSX. With the release of Kubuntu 14.04 LTS, has that day arrived? by Andrew Sadauskas
A storm of competition is brewing in the cloud: Control Shift

A storm of competition is brewing in the cloud: Control Shift

From time to time, there’s a buzzword from the tech industry that everyone wants to get behind. Right now, that buzzword is “the cloud” – and it’s leading to intense competitive forces. By Andrew Sadauskas
Small SEO changes, big impacts, and the importance of setting up Google Authorship correctly: Video

Small SEO changes, big impacts, and the importance of setting up Google Authorship correctly: Video

You probably have a general idea of what authorship is. It’s official credit for having written something – and it can have a big impact on your search rankings. By Jim Stewart
Watching your children leave home

Watching your children leave home

Letting go of your business can be a wrenching task for a business founder. By Paul Wallbank
Why is finding good IT staff so hard?

Why is finding good IT staff so hard?

The solution to growing the right internal IT resources is to understand the difference between operational, tactical and strategic IT work. By David Markus
Business apps 101 – Your need-to-know guide (part two)

Business apps 101 – Your need-to-know guide (part two)

Here’s your simple guide to understanding the benefits of mobile apps, what you should be paying, who you should be paying, and how to find a good developer. By Dennis Benjamin

Palmer puts government on alert over carbon tax repeal; Inflation defies economists’ predictions: Midday Roundup

Clive Palmer has indicated his Palmer United Party might not support the repeal of the carbon and mining taxes. by Broede Carmody

Easter boosts retail sales by 8.4% according to new sales index

Australian retailers will now be able to compare their store’s sales to their competitors on a weekly basis, thanks to a new retail sales index launched today. by Eloise Keating

Too many Australian companies unwilling to employ older workers, says Age Discrimination Commissioner

Too many Australian companies are “unwilling to hire people over 50”, according to Age Discrimination Commissioner Susan Ryan. by Eloise Keating

NSW drilling company with 75 employees collapses

A New South Wales-based mining services company that employs 75 people has been placed in administration. by Eloise Keating

Fight over USB stick leads to failed unfair dismissal claim

The Fair Work Commission has rejected an employee's claim she was pushed down stairs after a fight over a USB stick and unfairly dismissed. by Cara Waters
The high-flying adventures of Lisa McGuigan Wines

The high-flying adventures of Lisa McGuigan Wines

Lisa McGuigan Wines launched in 2011. The range is now carried by JetStar, with a turnover between $1 million and $2 million last year. By Cara Waters

SMEs expect new financial year to drive growth

Small to medium-sized businesses are optimistic about better business conditions in the lead-up to the new financial year, according to the Commonwealth Bank’s SME Confidence Report. by Broede Carmody
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