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'Sad face' emoji signs off mass job loss message at fallen tech darling
Investigation
Investigation

'Sad face' emoji signs off mass job loss message at fallen tech darling

Former clients, employees and sub-contractors claim Appster had trouble long before it went under.

  • by Charlotte Grieve

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'Baby Shark' driving you crazy? The startup behind it warns penguins are next

'Baby Shark' driving you crazy? The startup behind it warns penguins are next

The startup behind YouTube sensation Baby Shark Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo is seeking to capitalise on the song's success.

  • by Jihye Lee & Sohee Kim
Safe as houses: The West Australians disrupting the real estate game
Startups

Safe as houses: The West Australians disrupting the real estate game

Real estate is ripe for disruption and these Perth entrepreneurs are doing their bit.

  • by Hamish Hastie
'We will be faster than that': The coffee startup trying to topple Starbucks
China

'We will be faster than that': The coffee startup trying to topple Starbucks

Launched just a year ago, Chinese coffee startup Luckin Coffee is making an aggressive push to topple Starbucks.

  • by Rachel Chang
Open-plan on steroids: Bankwest borrows tech sector culture change
Bankwest

Open-plan on steroids: Bankwest borrows tech sector culture change

There aren’t many major Australian businesses where the managing director has no actual office and little more than a metal stool to sit on.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Credit crunch: Small businesses wary of bank loans
Startups

Credit crunch: Small businesses wary of bank loans

As uncertainty reigns on access to finance, bootstrapping is making a comeback.

  • by Emma Koehn
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California dreaming: Why Aussie fintechs are looking abroad
Managing

California dreaming: Why Aussie fintechs are looking abroad

Peter's company was born in Sydney, but he says he has no choice to shift his attention overseas, as he faces the prospect of dying by "1,000 knives".

  • by Emma Koehn
Shaken or stirred? From cocktails to clothes, on-demand takes hold
Startups

Shaken or stirred? From cocktails to clothes, on-demand takes hold

Cam Northway saw a need for a cocktail delivery service.

  • by Christine D'Mello
Smoking Christmas: Juul workers get $1.8m bonus each after Altria deal
Tobacco

Smoking Christmas: Juul workers get $1.8m bonus each after Altria deal

The e-cigarette maker's employees get a collective $US2 billion payout and their bosses become billionaires after the tobacco giant buys a third of the company.

  • by Sophie Alexander & Olivia Zaleski
Perfect fit: Local manufacturers are personalising everyday products
Startups

Perfect fit: Local manufacturers are personalising everyday products

James Tinsley found a niche for creating "socks and jocks" for cars.

  • by Emma Koehn
'We're less than 1% done': $1b startup Canva has designs on China
Entrepreneur

'We're less than 1% done': $1b startup Canva has designs on China

Canva will tick over 1 billion designs produced on its platform next week as the Australian tech unicorn targets China.

  • by Cara Waters