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Customer loyalty schemes attracting nearly three-quarters of Australian shoppers

The figures, from Roy Morgan Research, revealed membership rates in Australian loyalty programs; including Woolworths Rewards, FlyBuys, MyerOne, …

The lesson Woolies needs to learn

AUSTRALIANS are getting sick of supermarket giants Coles and Woolies. To fix that, they need to learn from Bunnings’ example.

China Australia Millennial Project aims to create the next Facebook, Alibaba

There's a $440 billion pool of capital for start-ups in China, and Andrea Myles wants young Australians to plunge in.

Microsoft Takes On Slack, Facebook Has Overseas Leads, and Other Tech News For Small Biz This Week

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?<p><b>1 – Facebook is giving small businesses new tools to help them acquire more overseas customers.</b><p>From Fortune: The social media giant has launched an expanded version of its free …

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Google’s international app boss argues 'Pokémon Go' proves the app boom isn’t over yet

But to Google it's something else: Proof that the app ecosystem is still brimming with opportunity, at a time when observers are arguing that the boom years of the new digital economy are now firmly behind it.<p>"If you can find that … niche, that experience, that's new — that goes wildfire," Mark …

This Bill Gates-backed tech startup is on a mission to fundamentally change the way scientists work

The computer science graduate and qualified doctor set up a company called ResearchGate in 2008 when he realised that scientists were making the same mistakes over and over again as a result of not sharing their work publicly.<p>"It's one of the biggest problems we have in the world, especially if we …

Infographic: 6 Easy Things Scientists Can do to End Pseudoscience

It’s a dirty little secret in the science community that most published scientific studies aren’t 100% true. As Nobel Prize-winning biologist Thomas …

Restaurant tech startup Salido raises $2M

Salido, a startup that describes itself as “the restaurant operating system,” is announcing that it has raised $2 million in additional funding.<p>This round from strategic investors doubles the $2 million in seed funding that Salido announced last year. Phil Suarez, who partnered with French chef …

The Fed just admitted that a startup can predict its upcoming interest rate forecasts

This is one of the stranger things we’ve seen recently.<p>The research team at the San Francisco Fed earlier this week published a letter analysing one …

European parliamentarians urge Australia to put planned free trade talks with Britain on ice

Scottish Labour MEP David Martin said he didn't "think it's a very satisfactory situation".<p>"I have to say I have been a little bit concerned about …