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Creative Enterprise backs visual search engine

Visual search technology company See-Out Pty Ltd is the first start-up to receive funding from the Creative Enterprise Fund. The fund, operated by QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA), along with angel investors, has backed See-Out so the company can recruit developers to work on ...

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On Unicorns and the “Four Pillar Economy”

Sweetly the Air Flew Overhead: Battle With Unicorns, by Cathy de Monchaux

Amongst the more interesting parts of Minister Ian Walker’s otherwise unremarkable Startup Summit — the less said about “Big Hairy Audacious Goals” in relation to startup communities, the better — were the presentations given by Bill Bartee, Managing Director of Blackbird VC, founding partner of Southern ...

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Knocked into shape: insights from iLab bootcamp

 A great idea is not enough to launch a startup, as a group of university students discovered at iLab’s summer Bootcamp recently. Georgia Gifford, Tom Volling, Andrea Epifani, Jonny Lu and Christian Mein took their News Cloud concept to bootcamp ...

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Mobile Devenomics

Brendt and Tom

This month’s Mobile Monday Brisbane guest panel featured Brendt Sheen, Technical Director at Code Heroes and Tom Adams, Co-Founder and CTO of Oomph. The panel discussed everything from development tools to project timelines and exciting new mobile app developments. Here are ...

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Meet the philosopher kings of Silicon Valley

Le Penseur

In startup land, getting out of the building and moving fast are prerequisites for finding a repeatable and scalable business model before the money runs out. Philosophy — oft maligned as self-indulgent and impractical — has no place in the world ...

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Editor’s take on the reversion to Rudd

So it’s back to Kevin Rudd as PM. Here’s what TSJ‘s editor tweeted in the minutes after last night’s Labor caucus ballot: Once, another arrogant, emotional guy was disliked by some colleagues, kicked out, then brought back in. Went by ...

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What’s in a name?

A silicon rod. By Warut Roonguthai (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons from Wikimedia Commons

Terman couldn’t help but cringe, just a little, when this invitation turned up in his inbox the other day: WE ARE BACK, this time to celebrate 4th of July and all things that inspire us about Silicon Valley! (Perhaps some ...

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