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Monday, 21 July 2014

Australia ranks on innovation – but indolence could cost us

In terms of innovation, Australia lags a long way behind leaders such as the US, Switzerland, the UK, Sweden, Finland, Netherlands, Singapore and Denmark. Federal government budget cuts risk making the situation far worse. by Roy Green
 

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

DesignCrowd acquires design and photo site Worth1000

Australian DesignCrowd, a global crowdsourcing marketplace for design work, has acquired Worth1000, home to over 600,000 graphic designers and enthusiasts. by Bronwen Clune
 

Friday, 13 June 2014

Melbourne startup aims to take on eBay for local sales

Most startups don’t often admit to going after the big guns, but not Melbourne-based online marketplace startup Locl, which is looking to offer an alternative to eBay and Gumtree for local sales. by Kye White
 

Thursday, 12 June 2014

The self-lubricating skin-like condom that has piqued the interest of Bill Gates

A team of researchers from the University of Wollongong are developing a next generation condom that “looks, feels and acts” like real tissue, and they have the support of Bill and Melinda Gates to do it. by Kye White
 

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Five key workplace trends of the future: Report

Business meetings via hologram and suburban ‘co-working hubs’ are just some of the predictions outlined in the Intel Security Safeguarding the Future of Digital Australia in 2025 report. by Michael Walsh
 

Friday, 9 May 2014

Stitch looks to make a date with the over 50s market

A new Australian startup is offering a clean Tinder-like service for adults over 50. by Kye White
 

Friday, 2 May 2014

Online retailer offers a courier that waits at your door – fashion advice not included

A Dutch online retailer has offered a service where the courier waits while you try on the clothes you bought. by Broede Carmody
 

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

SMEs could trump startups in boosting innovation

Microsoft has released a report calling for an urgent review of how the Australian innovation ecosystem works. by Rose Powell
 

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Australia at risk of falling irrevocably behind on tech startup economic boom

The Australian tech startup scene is ready to take off, but Australia might become globally irrelevant if our political leaders fail to grasp urgency of the opportunity and scale of required change, according to a report released today by peak not-for-profit group StartupAus. by Rose Powell
 
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