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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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How safe is COVIDSafe? What you should know about the app’s issues, and risks

- May 8, 2020 4 MIN READ

The Australian government’s COVIDSafe app has been up and running for almost a fortnight, with more than five million downloads. Unfortunately, since its release many users – particularly those with iPhones – have been in the dark about how well the app works. Digital Transformation Agency head Randall Brugeaud has now admitted the app’s effectiveness… Read more »

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Quantum computing chip maker Archer Materials signs a deal with IBM

- May 5, 2020 2 MIN READ

ASX-listed tech company Archer Materials has signed an agreement with IBM to advance the widescale development of its quantum computing technology. Based in Adelaide and Sydney, Archer uses a unique carbon-based material in its 12CQ qubit processor chip technology that has the potential to enable chip operation at room-temperature and integration with modern electronic devices.… Read more »

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5 things you should know about tech today

- October 22, 2019 2 MIN READ

  Hello Tuesday. It’s like the Matrix, but slower.   1. The great NBN speed wars Whose side were you on during the great NBN speed wars, Daddy? Well son, it all began when the government-owned $50 billion broadband project commissioned AlphaBeta to tell the world how good it was, and they declared Australia’s speed was… Read more »

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Fintech Fair Go Finances changes hands in $20 million deal

- September 24, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

Paul Walshe, CEO of Fair Go Finance Perth-based fintech startup Fair Go Finance, has a new owner with Skybound Capital Australia buying a 60% in the business from European parent company MyBucks SA as part of a $20 million investment. Skybound Capital is a global wealth management business, with around AU$1.5 billion in funds under… Read more »