Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Australia winners’ report 2016

Congratulations to the winner of our 2016 Technology Fast 50 Australia award, Cashrewards who achieved an overall 12,469.3% growth rate over the last three years! We’re also excited to announce our category winners: Rising Star: Tow.com.au achieving 21,599.5% growth Leadership: Vocus Communications now their seventh year ranking in the awards. We’d also like to make special … Read more

CROSSROADS 2016 Report: An action plan to develop a vibrant tech startup ecosystem in Australia

“The landscape for Australian startups has changed substantially since Crossroads 2015 was released 18 months ago. These changes have come about as a result of accelerated growth in the national startup ecosystem and a notable bipartisan nationwide political shift towards innovation and entrepreneurship. This report includes a comprehensive analysis of the environment in which Australian … Read more

Mount Coolum Beach Estate: 2nd section, 1923 (Map of the Week)

Mt. Coolum Beach Estate : 2nd section, 1923. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

State Library of Queensland has an extensive collection of historical maps of Queensland, some of which have been digitised and can be viewed online. This real estate map from 1923 advertises 100 allotments of land for sale at the Mt Coolum Beach Estate (2nd section) on the Sunshine Coast. The allotments were situated along Coolum Terrace, Scrub … Read more

Got Social Mediology? Using psychology to master social media for your business without spending a dime (ebook)

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Author: Jay Izso Ready to maximize your efforts on social media and expand your brand? This book teaches Fortune 500 companies and first-time users alike how to use social media to build loyalty, not just numbers! Tweet, Like, Follow, Favorite, Swipe, Tag, Toggle, Wink … if social media jargon sounds like a foreign language to … Read more

Good is the new cool : market like you give a damn (book)

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Authors: Afdhel Aziz and Bobby Jones Marketing has an image problem. Media-savvy millennials, and their younger Gen Z counterparts, no longer trust advertising, and they demand increased social responsibility from their brands—while still insisting on cutting-edge products with on-trend design. As always, brands need to be cool—but now they need to be good, too. It’s … Read more

Brisbane From The Air: Illustrated (1919)

Brisbane From The Air, 1919. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

In September 1919, The Queenslander newspaper published a series of aerial photographs of Brisbane and its surrounding suburbs under the title, Brisbane By Air. The photographs were taken by the newspaper’s photographer, Frederick William Thiel and were promoted as the first photographs taken of Brisbane from an aeroplane. The Queenslander had approached the chief organiser of the … Read more

QUT Design Lab Social Lightscapes panel discussion

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The role of lighting and community engagement in the development of liveable, social and safe cities will be on the agenda at QUT Design Lab Social Lightscapes panel discussion. The free event will be moderated by architect, urbanist and Director of Archipelago, Peter Edwards. Panellists will include Dr Elettra Bordonaro, founder of Light Follows Behaviour, Dr Joanne … Read more

Australia is discriminating against investors and we’re the poorer for it

“Many Australians dream of starting their own businesses. But they face restrictions on where they can access startup capital. In Australia you must be certified as a “sophisticated investor” to invest in risky, early stage ventures that cannot yet comply with costly disclosure requirements. A “sophisticated investor” is someone with an income of at least A$250,000 … Read more