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This Singapore misfit is now kickstarting Australia’s space industry

Reclaiming his childhood Lim put his dream aside because he found it impossible to achieve in Singapore. “And like most Singaporeans who didn’t do well, I came to Australia to study,” he says, since Australian universities are easier to get into compared to Singapore’s top institutions.

Printing the future for Keech

Keech Australia has launched a new subsidiary company, with unparallelled 3D advanced manufacturing technology in the region. Keech 3D Advanced Manufacturing is leading the pack in regional Victoria, with the region’s largest 3D format printer.

Ten big mistakes e-tailers make

It's no secret online sales have exploded over the last few years. According to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 75 per cent of the nation's 15.4 million internet users made a purchase or order over the internet in 2012 to 2013.

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (June 11, 2014) In Australia

Australia is the World Cup’s Unluckiest Country. It’s official – boffs at the New York Times crunched the numbers and came up with the real stats on who got the best draw. Mexico was the winner, scoring a 99% luck factor for being lobbed in with Croatia, Cameroon and Brazil. Australia faces the 2010 finalists Spain and the Netherlands, and Chile, which now ranks above the Netherlands in the world tables.

Facebook to Pay $19 Billion for WhatsApp

Even by the get-big-fast standards of Silicon Valley, WhatsApp's story is remarkable. The company, founded in 2009 by Ukrainian Jan Koum and American Brian Acton, reached 450 million users faster than any company in history.


Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) is an American multinational Internet corporation which runs the social networking website Facebook. After having been privately owned by Mark Zuckerberg and other founders, and the shared ownership having been contested in the meanwhile, Facebook eventually filed for an initial public offering on February 1, 2012, and was headquartered in Menlo Park, California.