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Is The Tablet-Laptop Hybrid The Way Of The Future?

Just a few years ago, tablet-laptop hybrids seemed unnecessary.  Apple CEO, Tom Cook, had even compared it to “mashing up a refrigerator with a toaster. The resulting Frankenstein device would do an equally lousy job of chilling your food and warming it up.” However, that was three years ago. Today, as tablet sales are steadily…

Cutting Down On Tall Poppy Syndrome

Tech startups in Australia are considered amongst the best, but why do we keep selling ourselves short? This is a question brought up by Alan Jones in his article for StartupSmart. Jones is the chief growth hacker at BlueChilli and knows more than a little something about tech in Australia. “In fact we get a better reception from US…

Let The Battle Of The Big Phones Begin!

Phablets are taking over. Not only are big screened phones increasing in size but in popularity and choice too and some of the world’s leading tech companies are now going head to head over the technology. Last week Samsung launched two new phablet devices in New York. They have included a metal and glass addition…

Navigating the Workplace Amazon – How Far is Too Far?

Amazon has recently received a little unwanted criticism, which you can only expect America’s largest retailer to receive. The problem? A culture of excellence. The New York Times recently published a damning article on the tech giant and it did not take long before it sparked some debate in the Twittersphere. The Sydney Morning Herald covered the issue…

7 Sins of Corporate Restructuring

As Google’s new parent company, Alphabet Inc. makes waves in the tech industry, keeping track of the corporate restructure can be a bit of a head scratcher. And if you’re a startup that thinks it’s time for your own shuffle round, there are wrong and right ways to go about it. For many tech startups,…

TV Bite Night is Back

Last week, StartupSmart asked Mobilyser’s Robbie Adams on his thoughts on the new season of Shark Tank Australia. Here’s what he told them: “Now that we know the profile of the judges and what businesses were taken up from last season that gives a really good insight into if they’re going to fit that profile. Do…

It Happens to Everyone – Who Passed on Investing in Airbnb?

SmartCompany recently published the rejection emails of investors who were approached by Airbnb in its early years. Back in 2008, Airbnb was trying to raise $150,000 investments, and was introduced to seven prominent Silicon Valley investors. From these seven, 2 flat out ignored them, and 5 passed on the opportunity to invest in the company that is…