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Minister says ‘Spring Repeal Day’ will axe 7200 pages of red tape for SMEs; ACCC cracks down on cosmetics: Midday Roundup

Minister says ‘Spring Repeal Day’ will axe 7200 pages of red tape for SMEs; ACCC cracks down on cosmetics: Midday Roundup

Small Business Minister Bruce Billson claims the federal government’s ‘Spring Repeal Day’ will remove nearly 1000 pieces and over 7200 pages of legislation and regulation to cut red tape for small business. By Kirsten Robb
iiNet embroiled in new wave of litigation, this time with Oscar-winning film Dallas Buyers Club

iiNet embroiled in new wave of litigation, this time with Oscar-winning film Dallas Buyers Club

iiNet, Amnet, Dodo and Wideband have been hit by another round of litigation. By Cara Waters
Help! I can’t think of a name for my business

Help! I can’t think of a name for my business

Why be common when you can be uncommon? That’s a philosophy I’ve adopted for everything from my business strategy to my cocktail of choice. By Aunty B
Pie Face quietly closes up New York shops

Pie Face quietly closes up New York shops

Australian fast food franchise Pie Face has quietly closed six of its seven stores in New York City. By Kirsten Robb
Is this the new Gmail? Google trials next-generation Gmail service called Inbox

Is this the new Gmail? Google trials next-generation Gmail service called Inbox

Google is trialling a new email service called Inbox that integrates additional information from the web into a message inbox and has a range of features to help keep users organised. By Andrew Sadauskas
Twitter launches mobile app development platform

Twitter launches mobile app development platform

Twitter has launched an app development framework called Fabric, allowing developers to easily integrate the social media giant’s sign-in systems and ad network into their apps. By Andrew Sadauskas
Microsoft reveals its latest Azure developer: IBM

Microsoft reveals its latest Azure developer: IBM

Microsoft has signed a major deal with IBM that will see key IBM enterprise software become available for Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform, while some of Microsoft’s software will become available for IBM Cloud. By Andrew Sadauskas
“No, we are not child friendly”: Aussie café owner’s comments go viral internationally

“No, we are not child friendly”: Aussie café owner’s comments go viral internationally

A New South Wales café owner has been forced to defend her business after a Facebook comment she made about the “child friendly” nature of her cafe went viral, attracting worldwide attention. By Kirsten Robb
Five essentials for taking your business online

Five essentials for taking your business online

In this day and age every business needs a website. Here are some things to keep in mind so that your journey into the online sphere isn’t a flop. By Broede Carmody
No ifs or toned butts about it: Reebok Australia cops fine for false claims about EasyTone shoes

No ifs or toned butts about it: Reebok Australia cops fine for false claims about EasyTone shoes

The Federal Court today ordered Reebok Australia to pay $350,000 for making false and misleading representations about its Reebok EasyTone shoes. By Cara Waters
The online, instant loan market heats up with another player

The online, instant loan market heats up with another player

Melbourne startup Moula has developed an online loan platform that helps small businesses get loans approved quickly. By Kye White
What's next for the smartphone in a rapidly changing market?

What's next for the smartphone in a rapidly changing market?

From augmented reality to 3D screens, we will see a lot of new capabilities in the smartphones coming onto the market in the next few years. By David Tuffley
Austrade chief warns SMEs missing out on “once in a millennium opportunity” in China

Austrade chief warns SMEs missing out on “once in a millennium opportunity” in China

The general manager of growth and emerging markets at Austrade says SMEs need to wake up to the opportunities in China. By Cara Waters
New investors facing risk as painful housing market correction likelihood increases: RBA

New investors facing risk as painful housing market correction likelihood increases: RBA

New property investors are taking on higher risks as prices are already high and growth in rents has slowed, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has warned. By Jonathan Chancellor
Making it personal: Tips for tweeting like Gates and Branson from Twitter’s Aussie boss

Making it personal: Tips for tweeting like Gates and Branson from Twitter’s Aussie boss

There are only 140 characters to work with, but Twitter Australia managing director Karen Stocks says business leaders must add some personality to their tweets. By Kirsten Robb
Google Android 5.0 Lollipop first look review: Gadget Watch

Google Android 5.0 Lollipop first look review: Gadget Watch

A week ago, Google launched the latest major update to its Android operating system, officially revealing the L version will be known as 5.0 Lollipop. By Andrew Sadauskas
Why Mozilla’s developer evangelist just praised Microsoft: Best of the Web

Why Mozilla’s developer evangelist just praised Microsoft: Best of the Web

Mozilla’s developer evangelist, Christian Heilmann, is perhaps the last person you would expect to be an advocate for Microsoft, especially given the long rivalry between Internet Explorer and Firefox. By Andrew Sadauskas
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