Archive for the ‘children’ Category

The Baby Emporium has it all for your wee one

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Started by Melissa Lichocik in 2012 in Perth, Western Australia, The Baby Emporium sells modern and innovative baby products online.

Having her own children inspired Lichocik to stay home and start her own online business. An avid online shopper, Lichocik appreciated the variety of the baby products she was able to find online and decided to bring them all into one convenient online space.

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Hipkin brings hip clothes to Australian kids, profits for founder

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

After taking note of the dearth of functional unisex clothing for kids being sold in Australia, Katie Brannaghan of Melbourne, Victoria started Hipkin in 2012.

Going back and forth to Europe with her husband, Brannaghan noticed that a lot of the cool, functional brands of children’s clothing weren’t filtering through to her home country and she decided to do something about it. A year later and Hipkin is going strong.

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Online discount party supply store brings in big bucks for stay at home mum

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

When stay at home mum Kristy decided to have friends purchase children’s party supplies and ship them to Australia so she could re-sell them in the country, she was only expecting to take in maybe an extra $50 per week.

Well, she’s getting a lot more than that, bringing in a tidy six-figure profit every year.

Starting out with an eBay story, she eventually switched to selling from her own website and started pulling in a quarter of a million dollars, all from her spare bedroom and all without borrowing a single cent.

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Teachers urged to give students an Apple

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Apple is offering an ‘unforgettable learning experience’ to teachers wanting to take students on a class trip, a chance to take their students to an Apple store.

According to the Apple website, ”Your class will experience the Mac, iPad and other Apple products as learning tools – and have fun to boot,”.

There are two trains of thought here, one would argue it’s a good way to get kids into IT and learning about computers. Others would argue it’s a chance for Apple to push their brand.

What do you think?

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Top 10 business/technology trends for 2010

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

So the year is not yet over, but Sydney Morning Herald would like to update us on the top 10 biztech trends for 2010.

Some of the best trends noted in the article include:

  • The ‘big four’ Microsoft upgrades, including Office 2010 and Sharepoint 2010.  And Windows 7 (as XP starts to wane).
  • Virtualisation, which will soon become a standard industry recovery and available technique.  Desktop virtualisation in particular is something for businesses to give more thought to as the technology develops.
  • Biometric Authentication - NAB now uses voiceprints to authenticate its customers for phone banking.  This technology will be available for wider deployment soon.

View all 10 trends in the article here.

Are arcade games teaching children to be gamblers?

Monday, July 5th, 2010

A complaint from anti-gaming establishments is that clubs which install arcade games are encouraging children to be gamblers at an early stage, thereby ‘grooming’ them to be problem gamblers as adults.

Independent senator Nick Xenaphon is encouraging the federal government to take action on this point, as there is no legislation handling it in the meantime.  Mr Xenaphon believes that while parents play the pokies inside a club, the kids are getting the same ‘training’ on arcade games not far away.

The Productivity Commission appears to be in agreement with Mr Xenaphon, in its report on gambling which states that “minors should not…be exposed to gambling areas within venues”.  Unfortunately, the report did not continue on to make further recommendations about fixing this problem.

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