Rod Sims, ACCC

Australia’s competition boss is rallying global regulators to take on Apple and Google over their app store dominance

- August 19, 2021 2 MIN READ

Rod Sims, chair of competition watchdog the ACCC, has told his colleagues around the world that the dominance of Apple and Google in app marketplaces may need to be tackled globally with new rules and regulations. In a speech to the Global Competition Review webinar outlining how Australia has been tackling the issue through the… Read more »

Gabriele Famous
News & Analysis

Social media marketing startup Vamp names Gabriele Famous as its new CEO

- August 12, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

Global influencer and content platform Vamp has put leading marketing exec Gabriele Famous into the CEO role. Former CEO Gill Findlay has moved to the startup’s boardroom alongside co-founders Ben McGrath and Aaron Brooks. The duo said they were thrilled with their new chief exec. “Her experience in high-growth companies is exactly what’s needed to… Read more »


Cybersecurity pioneer John McAfee is dead

- June 24, 2021 3 MIN READ

Controversial antivirus software pioneer John McAfee has died. He was 75. McAfee was found dead in his prison cell in Spain earlier today just hours after the nation’s high court approved his extradition to the US to face criminal tax evasion charges. Spanish police say there were attempts to revive the prisoner and they are… Read more »


THE GIG’S UP: Fair Work Commission’s finds Deliveroo driver was unfairly dismissed because he was an employee, not a contractor

- May 19, 2021 4 MIN READ

The ruling by Australia’s Fair Work Commission that online food delivery platform Deliveroo unfairly dismissed driver Diego Franco marks a major shift in the Australian “gig” economy. What’s most significant is the commission has ruled Franco was, in fact, an employee of Deliveroo, not an independent contractor – the legal strategy platform companies use to… Read more »

Donald Trump
News & Analysis

Your 90-second guide to the day in tech

- May 6, 2021 2 MIN READ

It’s Thursday and who knew buying an Xbox was a bargain? Here’s the news from around the world.   Trump’s Facebook comeback? While Facebook’s independent oversight board may have decided to back the company’s January suspension of former President Donald Trump from both Facebook and Instagram, they added that an indefinite suspension “was not appropriate”… Read more »

News & Analysis

Your 90-second guide to the day in tech

- March 5, 2021 3 MIN READ

Hello all. How nice to make it to Friday. It feels like it’s been a tough week on many fronts, especially on the eve of International Women’s Day on Monday Don’t forget to tune in for the Startup Daily show on  every weekday, 2-2.45pm. Watch online, download the ausbiz app or via 7Plus.   Google gives up tracking Google… Read more »

Donald Trump
Global tech

Social media v free speech: A note to Australian politicians – no, you don’t have a right to incite

- January 13, 2021 4 MIN READ

The recent storming of the US Capitol has led a number of social media platforms to remove President Donald Trump’s accounts. In the case of Twitter, the ban is permanent. Others, like Facebook, have taken him offline until after President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week. This has led to a flurry of commentary in the… Read more »


Ignition Lane’s Weekly Wrap: From tech to table, the Paypal mafia, and Who Gives a Crap for millionaires

- November 23, 2020 8 MIN READ

Welcome to Ignition Lane’s Weekly Wrap, where they cut through the noise to bring you their favourite insights from the technology and startup world. Ignition Lane works with ambitious business leaders to apply the Startup Mindset to their technology, product and commercialisation problems.  This wrap goes out free to subscribers every Saturday morning. Don’t forget that every Monday at… Read more »


An Adelaide startup has found a way to mimic tropical timbers using wood waste

- May 22, 2020 4 MIN READ

An Australian company that has developed technology to turn wood waste into timber that looks and performs like 100-year-old tropical hardwood has entered an agreement with Bosch to globalise the product. Based in Adelaide and Melbourne, 3RT has spent six years developing its world-first technology in collaboration with Flinders University in South Australia, launching its… Read more »