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Sephora hit with class action and racism allegations after blocking shoppers from online sale

Sephora hit with class action and racism allegations after blocking shoppers from online sale

The US arm of cosmetics giant Sephora is facing a class action lawsuit over claims it deliberately blocked the online accounts of women with Asian names from a massive online sale because it suspected them of buying discount products to resell in Asia. By Kirsten Robb
Rhetoric, rhetoric, rhetoric: Forget free trade deals and look to the grassroots

Rhetoric, rhetoric, rhetoric: Forget free trade deals and look to the grassroots

There has been plenty of high-level talk about trade deals, but does it affect what's going on at a grassroots level? By Fi Bendall
FoFA changes scrapped by Senators as financial planners plead for certainty

FoFA changes scrapped by Senators as financial planners plead for certainty

The financial planning industry has been thrown into turmoil and the Abbott government has been dealt another blow, after a group of rebel senators last night banded together to disallow the government’s changes to the Freedom of Financial Advice regime. By Kirsten Robb
PAS Group chief: Why we picked up Pacific Brands’ sports labels and are looking for more acquisition targets

PAS Group chief: Why we picked up Pacific Brands’ sports labels and are looking for more acquisition targets

PAS Group chief executive Eric Morris says the labels it picked up from troubled retailer Pacific Brands will be profitable under his company’s more simplistic infrastructure. By Kirsten Robb
Live events beat social media for content marketing: Survey

Live events beat social media for content marketing: Survey

Australian marketing experts say in-person events are a more effective form of content marketing than social media and LinkedIn delivers better results than Facebook, according to a survey released today. By Andrew Sadauskas
Developing digital leadership

Developing digital leadership

Managers of big and small organisations face massive changes, according to a leading consulting firm. By Paul Wallbank
Finnish smartphone maker Jolla unveils Sailfish OS tablet

Finnish smartphone maker Jolla unveils Sailfish OS tablet

Competition in the tablet market continues to heat up, with Finnish smartphone maker Jolla unveiling its Sailfish OS device yesterday. By Eloise Keating
Doing business in a multi-device world: Control Shift

Doing business in a multi-device world: Control Shift

Right now, you’re in the middle of a profound transformation in how your employees and consumers use their digital devices – and another big change is on the horizon. By Andrew Sadauskas
Three radical ideas from TEDGlobal 2014 in Rio

Three radical ideas from TEDGlobal 2014 in Rio

It is never a waste of time spending at a TED conference – and these speakers exemplify why. By Jonathan Rubinsztein
Crowdfunding can have tax consequences

Crowdfunding can have tax consequences

Crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter are a great way for growing businesses to raise some much-needed capital. However, there are tax issues you need to be aware of. By Terry Hayes
How Chinese scammers hacked over a million webpages for SEO: Video

How Chinese scammers hacked over a million webpages for SEO: Video

Last week I brought you a story about a Melbourne Ugg boot retailer whose SEO got clobbered. It turns out the story is much bigger than I first thought, with millions of webpages hacked – here’s how it happened. By Jim Stewart
Quickflix seeks to raise $6 million as it takes aim at Netflix; Wesfarmers cleared to buy Pacific Brands’ Workwear Group: Midday roundup

Quickflix seeks to raise $6 million as it takes aim at Netflix; Wesfarmers cleared to buy Pacific Brands’ Workwear Group: Midday roundup

Quickflix has moved quickly to secure its Australian dominance after Netflix confirmed it Australian launch yesterday, announcing it will seek to raise almost $6 million to secure new TV and movie content. By Andrew Sadauskas
Bigcommerce raises $50 million in Series D funding led by SoftBank Capital

Bigcommerce raises $50 million in Series D funding led by SoftBank Capital

Australian startup Bigcommerce, the ecommerce platform of choice for fast-growing brands, has announced it has raised $50 million in Series D funding. By StartupSmart
Nicole Kersh: The female entrepreneur who sold up big – and is starting all over again

Nicole Kersh: The female entrepreneur who sold up big – and is starting all over again

Nicole Kersh was just 21 when she established what would become one of the country's most successful eCommerce sites, 4Cabling. By Angela Priestley
My worker keeps whinging about his job on Facebook – how do I get him to stop?

My worker keeps whinging about his job on Facebook – how do I get him to stop?

Whether your employee likes it or not, what we do online is no longer off limits. By Aunty B
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