Facebook

Forget Facebook: big retailers beat a retreat

Michael Baker So-called F-commerce has gone into the too-hard basket, with a number of high-profile retailers terminating their Facebook storefronts.

We're addicted to Facebook

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Adrian Lowe Facebook continues to reign supreme as Australia's most popular social media website.

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Why Facebook is still the best online tool to market your business

Why Facebook is still the one to market your business.

David Wilson Facebook is a powerhouse that leaves behind rivals such as Twitter, MySpace and LinkedIn, writes David Wilson.

START-UP

Why didn't he call? New app tackles dating dilemma

Audrey Melnik.

David Wilson Business guru's app helps shed light on a classic dating dilemma.

Google social network opens doors to businesses

Google+.

Google Inc's new social networking service has opened its doors to businesses to create special web pages.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Social media marketing: how to get your message heard

It's important to get your social media strategy right from the start.

Tony Kaye There's an ever-increasing number of online channels to grow your business - but where do you start?

Google is social climbing

Larissa Ham Critics say a new function on Google favours businesses who use Google's own social network.

Google changes coming

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Larissa Ham Critics say a new function on Google favours businesses who use Google's own social network.

LinkedIn gains 14 million new members

LinkedIn.

LinkedIn is reporting a strong fourth quarter as the online professional networking service added 14 million members. Its net income and revenue beat Wall Street's expectations.

ENTREPRENEUR SECRETS

Jobs giant: how Matt Barrie built a global empire

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Entrepreneur Secrets Matt Barrie's giant outsourcing marketplace, Freelancer.com, racked up $US35 million last year.

TECH

Midlife crisis for email, 40

Has email passed its prime?

As social networking services peak, Adam Turner asks if electronic mail has passed its prime.

Angry Birds tops 500 million downloads

Angry Birds has been downloaded 500 million times.

Mobile gaming firm Rovio says its hit game Angry Birds had reached a record 500 million downloads in less than two years.

Anneli Knight

Balloon artist puts a new twist on inflation

Cody Freeman

Anneli Knight Young and dynamic entrepreneur and artist, Cody Freeman, is pushing the boundaries of what is possible in balloon art and has his sights set on the global stage.

The firm that's making a motser out of old tech

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Asher Moses A regional NSW company that was on track to becoming extinct has emerged as a global digital photo printing powerhouse.

Media darling reveals her battle with the black dog

Entrepreneur Secrets As entrepreneurial success stories go, Leanne Faulkner's was a beauty. From a kitchen table, she developed Billie Goat Soap, a venture that at its peak turned over $2.4 million annually.

Digital disruptor: the Sydney web wizard vying with Microsoft

Ninja.

David Wilson A little while back, the Economist [Dec 9, 2010] mocked the so-called "internet of things" as "the internet of hype".

Draw Something developer bought out for $US200m

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Zynga Inc is buying OMGPOP, maker of the popular video game "Draw Something" for about $200 million.

Get ahead: how to build your own website

QWhat are the key steps to setting up a website?

From fart to fab: start-up app development secrets

Angry Birds

David Wilson The apps market can be hugely lucrative. Consider the happy fate of the New York-based social game developer OMGPOP, maker of the smart phone art game Draw Something.

Crafty cafes help creative types unwind

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Jo-Anne Hui As more Australians swap their smartphone for a sewing machine and rediscover the joy of arts and crafts, creative entrepreneurs are launching craft cafes across the country.