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  • Sinead Carew & Jim Finkle – Reuters | Business Spectator
    set of financial numbers is needed to restore confidence Politics Australian Election Federal Budget International News Asia Europe USA National Affairs Latest stories Gagging visas are an attack on democracy The skyrocketing price of a journalist visa for Nauru will limit coverage of Australian prisoners on a vassal state It is an insult to the democratic principles this country stands for Britain will be poorer for Scotland the brave The economic case for Scottish independence is far from settled with doubts hanging over volatile oil prices and uncertainty over future revenues One thing is certain it would be a disaster for Britain Technology NBN Buzz Mobility BYOD Smart Devices Emerging Tech Applications Big Data Cloud Computing Data Management Reviews Social Media Start ups Security Data Security Identity Management Wireless Security Telecommunication Latest stories Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Sinead Carew Jim Finkle Reuters Huawei Cisco slugfest hits a roadblock US China diplomacy may be about to interfere the quiet but intense competition between Cisco and Huawei with each struggling to break into each the others home markets by Jeremy Wagstaff by Sinead Carew Jim Finkle Reuters 10 20am November 25 Search Markets Global Indices Index Last Chg Chg DOW JONES 16437 05 7 7 S P 500 1842 37 4 2 0 2 NASDAQ 4174 66 18 5 0 4 FTSE 100 6739 94 48 6 0 7 NIKKEI 15912 06 31 7 0 2 Hang Seng 22846 25 58 9 0 3 The Spectators

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  • Spotify raises $US250m | Business Spectator
    of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Spotify raises US250m Reuters 22 Nov 2013 9 53 AM Technology Start ups Industries Media and Digital New funding round led by Technology Crossover Ventures a Silicon Valley based venture capital firm You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Online music streaming service Spotify has raised US250 million in a new funding round making it one of the world s most richly capitalised start ups The new funding round was led by Technology Crossover Ventures a Silicon Valley based venture capital firm a person familiar with the matter said on condition of anonymity because the deal is private The cash can help the Swedish music service bolster its US business which trails services such as Pandora and launch in other countries such as Japan The newest financing brings the value of Spotify to more than 4 billion according to the Wall Street Journal which first reported the funding round on Thursday Spotify raised 100 million last year from investors including Goldman Sachs In 2012 it raised 100 million from investors including Kleiner Perkins and Digital Sky Technologies Just a handful of start ups including daily deals site Living Social online bulletin board Pinterest and online survey tool SurveyMonkey have raised more than US400 million In July corporate filings in Luxembourg where Spotify is registered showed the company more than doubled revenue in 2012 to 435 million euros US571 million while its net loss increased to 58 7 million euros from 45 4 million a year earlier The business launched in October 2008 strikes royalty

    Original URL path: http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2013/11/22/technology/spotify-raises-us250m-0 (2014-01-12)
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  • ANZ expands start-up program to Sydney | Business Spectator
    knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu ANZ expands start up program to Sydney Harrison Polites 19 Nov 2013 9 51 AM Technology Start ups Bank to take on up to four Sydney based tech start ups You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password ANZ bank is set to open a new tech start up incubator in Sydney expanding its efforts as part of a global 10 billion initiative to help fuel new local tech companies According to The Australian the program which current sponsors start ups with global reach working on a web 2 0 mobile or software is currently solely based in Adelaide But as of next year it will accept around four Sydney based start ups for its new Darling Harbour site Prior to the expansion ANZ s Innovyz START base program took start ups across Australia to Adelaide for a 13 week intensive mentorship and product building program Start ups that make it into the program receive a 20 000 grant a 20 000 loan and around 500 000 worth of mentorship from Global Accelerator Network and other sponsors Start ups that enter into the Sydney

    Original URL path: http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2013/11/19/technology/anz-expands-start-program-sydney (2014-01-12)
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  • DesignCrowd secures an extra $3m in funding for overseas push | Business Spectator
    Computing Data Management Reviews Social Media Start ups Security Data Security Identity Management Wireless Security Telecommunication Latest stories Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu DesignCrowd secures an extra 3m in funding for overseas push Harrison Polites 12 Nov 2013 11 00 AM Technology Social Media Start ups Aims to establish a US office and eyes opportunities in Europe Asia and South America You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Sydney based design company DesignCrowd has secured an additional 3 million in funding bolstering its ambitions to expand overseas This latest injection of cash from venture capital firm Starfish Ventures brings the company s total funding pool to 6 3 million and will allow establishing a US office and eye future opportunities in Europe Asia and South America We re very pleased to have secured additional funding which will allow us to pursue an exciting and expanded international growth strategy founder and CEO of DesignCrowd Alec Lynch said in a statement The funding marks a significant milestone for the DesignCrowd a service that allows companies to crowdsource designs The firm recently appointed former Vistaprint director Dan

    Original URL path: http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2013/11/12/technology/designcrowd-secures-extra-3m-funding-overseas-push (2014-01-12)
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  • Internet firms overvalued: Morgan Stanley | Business Spectator
    Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Internet firms overvalued Morgan Stanley Reuters 12 Nov 2013 10 28 AM Technology Emerging Tech Social Media Start ups Sector needs to accelerate to justify current valuations firm says You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Morgan Stanley lowered its industry view on internet stocks to in line from attractive saying growth in the sector needs to accelerate to justify current valuations Shares of Facebook Inc and LinkedIn Corp have more than doubled in the last one year and trade 44 and 97 times forward earnings according to Thomson Reuters data Google Inc s shares have risen 56 per cent in the same period and trade almost 20 times earnings data showed Morgan Stanley analysts said the rise in the valuation of internet stocks has been due to investors looking at the total addressable market TAM opportunity with minimal focus on risks There may not be enough TAM for all of our companies to achieve long term estimates the analysts wrote in a client note on Monday Morgan Stanley removed Google from its Best Idea List saying that catalysts have played out The brokerage however maintained its

    Original URL path: http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2013/11/12/technology/internet-firms-overvalued-morgan-stanley (2014-01-12)
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  • Facebook director Andreessen's firm sells a third of its shares | Business Spectator
    Telecommunication Latest stories Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Facebook director Andreessen s firm sells a third of its shares Reuters 11 Nov 2013 2 56 PM Technology Start ups Andreessen Horowitz sold 2 28 million shares in November at about US49 to US50 a share according to latest SEC filing You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Facebook Inc director Marc Andreessen s venture capital firm sold a third of its stake in the world s No 1 online social network according to a recent regulatory filing Andreessen Horowitz sold 2 28 million shares on November 6 at about US49 to US50 a share according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday It still holds 4 57 million shares in Facebook Andreessen Horowitz spokeswoman Margit Wennmachers said on Sunday that the firm s investment thesis was successful Still she said they are big believers in Facebook which is why they are holding on to big portion of their shares Facebook shares closed at US47 53 down 3 cents last Friday Marc Andreessen helped start browser company Netscape which was

    Original URL path: http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2013/11/11/technology/facebook-director-andreessens-firm-sells-third-its-shares (2014-01-12)
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  • Who's next on the tech IPO merry-go-round? | Business Spectator
    a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password For technology executives weighing market flotations for Silicon Valley startups last week s gangbusters Twitter Inc initial public offering sent a powerful signal full speed ahead About a dozen private companies are valued at more than US1 billion and many of them have already been holding informal talks with bankers Now many including Box Square and Airbnb are likely to accelerate their IPO plans according to venture capitalists File sharing company Box picked Morgan Stanley Credit Suisse and JP Morgan to lead its IPO Reuters reported Friday The company has been valued at more than US1 2 billion by private venture capital investors but it remains unclear whether it is profitable Twitter s lack of profits proved to be no obstacle to the micro blogging site raising as much as US2 1 billion in its IPO Its current share price of around US41 gives it a market value north of US22 billion That opens the door for other big name private companies including Square the payments company founded by Twitter co founder Jack Dorsey which has begun exploring the possibility of an IPO next year according to the Wall Street Journal Profits are not expected until 2015 Square declined to comment Airbnb an accommodation service is also often cited as a potential IPO candidate They don t have inventory and have pretty low overhead said analyst Michael Pachter who believes the company is profitable The company declined to comment Some guy on Madison Avenue At Dropbox a file sharing service chief executive Drew Houston said in September that his company valued at US4 billion has cash left from a recent fundraising round and is in no hurry to hold an IPO I m sure we ll go public at some point but fortunately it s not something we have to think about right now Houston said at a Techcrunch conference Social media service Pinterest meanwhile raised US225 million at a US3 8 billion valuation in October even though it had only begun to make money in September by showing ads Chief executive Ben Silbermann has consistently denied that the company is considering an IPO Jeremy Liew a partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners which invested in photo messaging application Snapchat said Twitter was the latest company to prove to investors that social media services can eventually turn their mass audiences into reliable revenue sources even if they have yet to turn a profit Once you touch that many people you will always figure out ways to make money Liew said After you enter the popular consciousness there ll be some guy on Madison Avenue asking What s our Twitter strategy What s our Tumblr strategy What s our Facebook strategy What s our Snapchat Strategy Snapchat is perhaps one of the furthest down the line It raised US60 million earlier this year at a

    Original URL path: http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2013/11/11/technology/whos-next-tech-ipo-merry-go-round (2014-01-12)
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  • Sarah McBride | Business Spectator
    wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Sarah McBride Who s next on the tech IPO merry go round Twitter s gangbusters IPO has got the ball rolling at Silicon Valley with Box Square and Airbnb all likely to accelerate their IPO plans by Sarah McBride by Alexei Oreskovic and Gerry Shih Reuters 9 28am November 11 Green vs green The push in the US to provide solar power as an alternative to carbon based fuel has hit an unlikely snag environmentalists by Sarah McBride 7 40am January 25 America s mixed message on renewables In the wake of Tuesday s mid term elections Republican victories in Congress appear likely to curb US alternative energy policy while California results look set to help the sector by Sarah McBride 9 20am November 04 America s energy Silver streak Jonathan Silver the former venture capitalist who heads up the Obama Administration s clean energy loans program says it is reaching ramming speed But is that fast enough by Sarah McBride 8 33am October 06 Who s next on the tech IPO merry go round Twitter s gangbusters IPO has got the ball rolling at Silicon Valley with Box Square and Airbnb all likely to accelerate their IPO plans by Sarah McBride by Alexei Oreskovic and Gerry Shih Reuters 9 28am November 11 Green vs green The push in the US to provide solar power as an alternative to carbon based fuel has hit an unlikely snag environmentalists by Sarah McBride 7 40am January 25

    Original URL path: http://www.businessspectator.com.au/contributor/sarah-mcbride (2014-01-12)
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