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Small businesses screwed over by “short-sighted” approval of Expedia takeover of Wotif

Small businesses screwed over by “short-sighted” approval of Expedia takeover of Wotif

Associations representing Australian accommodation providers have slammed a decision by the ACCC to not oppose the takeover of Wotif by travel giant Expedia. By Eloise Keating
Is Ello a game changer?

Is Ello a game changer?

Social platform Ello still has a few bugs to fix if it wants to play in the same space as Facebook. By Fi Bendall
Founder of ASX listed real estate company resigns from own business after legal brawl

Founder of ASX listed real estate company resigns from own business after legal brawl

Michael Fredericks has resigned as chief executive of Onthehouse after a legal dispute with one of the original investors in the real estate business. By Cara Waters
Eau de compo? Employee loses case claiming her colleagues’ perfume caused impairment

Eau de compo? Employee loses case claiming her colleagues’ perfume caused impairment

An employee who claims she was rendered incapable of working by her colleagues’ perfumes and aftershaves has lost her compensation claim. By Cara Waters
Family-owned SMEs fuel local IPO growth

Family-owned SMEs fuel local IPO growth

Family-owned businesses are among the companies driving growth in the number of local initial public offerings, according to data from Ernst & Young. By Eloise Keating
Social media's troubled adolescence

Social media's troubled adolescence

Like teenagers, social media platforms are struggling to understand their position in the world, which is why businesses need to treat them carefully. By Paul Wallbank
The one word that will encourage your team to work harder

The one word that will encourage your team to work harder

The benefits of working in teams are well documented, but research has revealed one particular word can have a powerful effect even when the employee is working on their own task. By Eloise Keating
David Covey: Moving on from the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People to self-navigation

David Covey: Moving on from the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People to self-navigation

The son of Stephen Covey, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, advocates self-navigation to power your career. By Cara Waters
How many hackers does it take to change a light bulb?

How many hackers does it take to change a light bulb?

Recent stats from the Internet World Stats website show that 39% of the global population is now connected to the web. By David Markus
Apple’s PR department blacklists tech publication for bending an iPhone

Apple’s PR department blacklists tech publication for bending an iPhone

Apple’s public relations team has reportedly blacklisted Germany’s largest selling tech publication after it posted a YouTube video in which a journalist bends an iPhone 6 Plus. By Andrew Sadauskas
Microsoft rolls out new Azure-based MSN portal to 50 countries including Australia, updates to Bing apps for Windows Phone

Microsoft rolls out new Azure-based MSN portal to 50 countries including Australia, updates to Bing apps for Windows Phone

Microsoft has rolled out its new MSN web portal to 50 countries including Australia, with the site providing content curated from a range of sources across 11 categories. By Andrew Sadauskas
Matchstick on Firefox: Mozilla’s Chromecast clone makes debut via crowdfunding site Kickstarter

Matchstick on Firefox: Mozilla’s Chromecast clone makes debut via crowdfunding site Kickstarter

Mozilla’s Chromecast-style HDMI stick, which is known as Matchstick and powered by the Firefox OS operating system, has made its debut on crowdfunding site Kickstarter. By Andrew Sadauskas
The start menu is back: Microsoft unveils Windows 10, with a technical preview available tomorrow

The start menu is back: Microsoft unveils Windows 10, with a technical preview available tomorrow

Microsoft has unveiled the next major version of its Windows operating system, titled Windows 10, with key new features aimed at the business market and an early technical preview for PCs set to be released tomorrow. By Andrew Sadauskas
Don't get caught by income thresholds for health insurance rebate

Don't get caught by income thresholds for health insurance rebate

Federal Parliament is currently looking at legislation affecting the Medicare levy surcharge and the Australian Government Rebate. Here’s a look at the changes you can expect if these laws are passed. By Terry Hayes
It's too simple to argue lack of supply pushes up house prices

It's too simple to argue lack of supply pushes up house prices

There is no simple solution to the range of issues causing the housing affordability crisis. By Danika Wright
Harper says “effects test” not about creating a new test for competition; Horse sale nets Tinkler $34.5 million: Midday Roundup

Harper says “effects test” not about creating a new test for competition; Horse sale nets Tinkler $34.5 million: Midday Roundup

Professor Ian Harper, the man charged with the leading the government’s “root and branch” competition review, has told a forum in Canberra today the introduction of an “effects test” into Australian competition law is not about creating a new form of competition test. By Eloise Keating
Rupert in the poorhouse? Murdoch’s salary falls at Fox

Rupert in the poorhouse? Murdoch’s salary falls at Fox

Like millions of workers around the world, Rupert Murdoch’s salary is not keeping up with inflation. Poor dear. By Glenn Dyer
Recent funding success signals a shift in the availability of VC for Australian startups

Recent funding success signals a shift in the availability of VC for Australian startups

A number of Australian startups raising between $6 million and $35 million worth of funding in recent months is a result of the globalisation of venture capital and Australia’s increasing reputation as a startup creator, according to Australian investors. By Kye White
Should I make my absent minded employee pay for the stuff they lose?

Should I make my absent minded employee pay for the stuff they lose?

You probably wasted more money in the time you spent thinking about this email and then sending it to me. By Aunty B
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