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Darwin business faces court for allegedly paying overseas workers less than $5 an hour

Darwin business faces court for allegedly paying overseas workers less than $5 an hour

A small business operator in Darwin will face court in December for allegedly paying his young, overseas workers less than $5 an hour. By Broede Carmody
How an Australian entrepreneur is using beacon technologies to connect people to spaces

How an Australian entrepreneur is using beacon technologies to connect people to spaces

One Aussie entrepreneur is changing how businesses talk to customers with his New York-based startup. By Paul Wallbank
Gen tech takes over: Wealth secrets of the Young Rich Listers

Gen tech takes over: Wealth secrets of the Young Rich Listers

They're young, they’re wealthy and they know how to code. By Kirsten Robb
Manners crackdown: NSW café gives discount to people who say please

Manners crackdown: NSW café gives discount to people who say please

A café on the NSW coast is using a simple but innovative marketing technique, and it is paying dividends for both the business and customers alike. By Broede Carmody
Toys R Us fined more than $10,000 for selling dangerous cots

Toys R Us fined more than $10,000 for selling dangerous cots

Popular retail chain Toys R Us has been fined $10,200 after it was found to have sold cots that were at risk of causing serious injury or even death to infants. By Broede Carmody
Hot air can’t bust a housing bubble that doesn’t exist

Hot air can’t bust a housing bubble that doesn’t exist

If I’ve read one story about a possible housing bust in Australia, I’ve read a hundred. By Michael Yardney
Serial offending lingerie store faces more ad standards complaints and sex toy troubles

Serial offending lingerie store faces more ad standards complaints and sex toy troubles

A Sydney-based lingerie chain twice slammed by the Advertisings Standards Board over its sexual ads has copped a fresh round of criticism over its window displays in a busy shopping mall. By Kirsten Robb
Aussie SMEs “cautiously confident” on exporting future: Report

Aussie SMEs “cautiously confident” on exporting future: Report

The Australian Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (EFIC) has released a report detailing the exporting intentions of Australian SMEs over the next 12 months. By Adam Anticaglia
Apple’s iPhone 6 launch was not enough to prevent its market share slipping in the October quarter: IDC

Apple’s iPhone 6 launch was not enough to prevent its market share slipping in the October quarter: IDC

Apple’s share of the global smartphone market slipped slightly during the October quarter despite the release of the iPhone 6, while Chinese vendor Xiaomi is now the world’s third largest smartphone vendor. By Andrew Sadauskas
Google completes $US2.91 billion sale of Motorola to Lenovo

Google completes $US2.91 billion sale of Motorola to Lenovo

Google has officially closed its $US2.91 billion ($A3.29 billion) sale of its Motorola smartphone business to Chinese electronics giant Lenovo, completing a deal first announced in January. By Andrew Sadauskas
Mozilla Firefox OS Matchstick HDMI stick smashes crowdfunding target

Mozilla Firefox OS Matchstick HDMI stick smashes crowdfunding target

Matchstick, a Chromecast-style HDMI stick based on Mozilla’s Firefox OS, has smashed its target on crowdfunding website Kickstarter, and is set to ship the $US25 devices to 17,090 backers. By Andrew Sadauskas
Diary of an entrepreneur: How Danny Gorog’s road map to success is taking the $9.2 million Outware app empire into new territory

Diary of an entrepreneur: How Danny Gorog’s road map to success is taking the $9.2 million Outware app empire into new territory

Don’t be fooled by the modern office in the trendy Melbourne suburb of Richmond – Outware Mobile is not your typical tech company. By Kirsten Robb
12 ways to make the most of the silly season

12 ways to make the most of the silly season

It’s that time again. The Christmas catalogues start jamming up your letterbox, there’s countdown messages hitting your inbox and you’ve already received your first Christmas party invite. By Michelle Gamble
The 100-member rule may be gone, but shareholder activism is here to stay

The 100-member rule may be gone, but shareholder activism is here to stay

Is the repeal of the 100-member rule an attack on shareholder democracy or will it, as some claim, actually enhance participation? By Julie Walker
Turnbull says metadata won’t be used to prosecute pirates; ANZ announces record $7.1 billion profit: Midday Roundup

Turnbull says metadata won’t be used to prosecute pirates; ANZ announces record $7.1 billion profit: Midday Roundup

Federal Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has dismissed concerns police and spy agencies will use metadata to catch people who download TV shows and films illegally, according to Business Spectator. By Broede Carmody and Adam Anticaglia
The case for more empathy in tech

The case for more empathy in tech

With a little more empathy, the technology industry might actually fulfill its promise to make the world a better place, according to Dan Hon. By Kye White
More home owners taking out risky interest-only loans: Moodys

More home owners taking out risky interest-only loans: Moodys

The latest Structured Thinking Asia Pacific report from Moodys has pointed to the increased number of Australian owner occupier home buyers taking out interest only mortgages and the risks inherent in this decision. By Jennifer Duke
Best of the Web: This app can’t make you smarter; How Yelp’s CEO created a revolutionary product

Best of the Web: This app can’t make you smarter; How Yelp’s CEO created a revolutionary product

Neuroscientists are fed up with the brain training industry, Michael Byrne reports in Motherboard. By Cara Waters
The Lighter Side: Psychologist Shawn Achor thinks we might have it backwards about happiness

The Lighter Side: Psychologist Shawn Achor thinks we might have it backwards about happiness

We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? By Cara Waters
I’m struggling to sell my business – any tips on how I can make it happen?

I’m struggling to sell my business – any tips on how I can make it happen?

It’s no doubt cold comfort to hear, but you are definitely not the only SME owner in Australia struggling to find a buyer or a good price for your business. By Aunty B
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