Archive for: 2013

‘The Office’ on internet start-ups

A recent episode of the NBC sitcom ‘The Office’ featured the perils of investing in an internet start-up. Especially when the offer of a lucrative ‘buy-out’ is put to the reluctant investors.

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American interest in MySchool, tech bubbles, VC says no, & TSA airport security

Some of the stories covered in the latest issue of DatelineUSA is out now. You can receive it by email, or check the online archive.

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Peter Beattie on new tourism opportunities in the US

An encounter with a deer in Wyoming gave Peter Beattie time to think about how Australia could develop new tourism opportunities in the US by going after the growing baby boomer market My wife, Heather, and I recently drove across the US from west to east, but the real action started in Wyoming. A huge…

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Cleantech investment: Vinod Khosla says: “Environmentalists Get In The Way”

“Environmentalists get in the way…and do more damage than they know,” said Vinod Khosla, one of the world’s leading clean tech investors, today at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco. Why? Self-described environmentalists demand or adopt technology that sounds promising without a sense of its true cost or impact to the environment. “Painting your…

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The ultimate elevator pitch from TechCrunch

Forget what you have been told about VC and angel funding. TechCrunch shows you how it is really done.

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Labor Day 2010

Thanks to ‘The Explainer’ at Slate, the history of the Labor Day holiday in the US. It’s more than just the end of summer and the start of the football season.

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Australia no. 4 in Newsweek's 'World's Best Countries'

Newsweek has ranked the ‘world’s best countries’, and Australia comes in at fourth, after Finland, Switzerland and Sweden. The survey is based on five key  measures. Australia scored highest for health, followed by quality of life, economic dynamism, political environment and education (for which we ranked 13th in the world). The results are available online.…

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Who's who for Australia in the US – part two

We previously listed official Australian representation in the US. Now, Australian business, professional and social organisations active in the US. (Please offer additions and amendments, including places where Australians might gather for business or social networking.) Advance chapters in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC) American Australian Association  (New York, with branches in…

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DMG signs with Meltwater for client news tracking

DMG has signed up with Meltwater News the premium international online news research and tracking service. DMG has been comparing the service for a while now and as more and more media move online has decided now is the time to start with the service. DMG can now offer the service to its regular clients…

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Throw another Aussie stereotype on the barbie

Australia’s ‘boofhead’ tourism marketing campaigns are hurting our reputation as an exporter of technology and innovation according to a new study. RMIT Adjunct Professor  and B2B marketing communications consultant, Kimon Lycos, interviewed 50 CEOs of Australian SMEs  and found that ‘being positioned internationally as a nation of boofheads, serial BBQ’ers and boozers makes it difficult…

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