Opinion

If Microsoft lands its TikTok takeover bid, it would be a win for the social media app and tech giants – not users

- August 5, 2020 4 MIN READ

In what seems to be a common occurrence, Chinese video-sharing app TikTok is once again in the headlines. After months of speculation about national security risks and users’ data being harvested by the Chinese Communist Party, US President Donald Trump has announced plans to ban TikTok in the United States any day now. In response,… Read more »

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THE LIST: What Victorian businesses must close or can stay open under new stage 4 covid-19 restrictions

- August 3, 2020 3 MIN READ

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced another 250,000 workers will be sent home from their workplace – to either work from home or without a job for the next six weeks – under tough new lockdowns in a bid to slow the state’s growing covid-19 numbers. “If we’re serious about driving this thing down – and… Read more »

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Australia is forcing Facebook and Google to pay the media for news – here’s how it will work

- August 3, 2020 4 MIN READ

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released its draft news media bargaining code, announced on Friday by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg. The draft code allows commercial news businesses to bargain – individually or collectively – with Google and Facebook, in order to be paid for news the tech giants publish on their services. According to… Read more »

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Aurelius is building an app to become ‘the digital companion for addiction’

- August 3, 2020 2 MIN READ

One million people in Australia need support from drug and alcohol use, but only 20% get it. Enter Aurelius: an app that delivers clinically validated software to provide better outcomes for people tackling addiction. Unlike other addiction care initiatives in the market, Aurelius provides support before and after rehabilitation, helping users take positive steps every… Read more »

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Victoria declares state of disaster as Melbourne goes into stage 4 lockdown with an 8pm curfew

- August 2, 2020 5 MIN READ

  Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced that metropolitan Melbourne will move to “stage 4” restrictions from 6pm Sunday, as new cases of COVID-19 continue to rise. The state recorded another 671 cases and 7 deaths on Sunday. Andrews has declared a state of disaster from 6pm on Sunday, imposing a nightly curfew on Melbourne… Read more »

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Atlassian just had another massive year with $2.2 billion in sales – but it’s still running at a loss

- July 31, 2020 3 MIN READ

Atlassian Corporation saw revenue in the June quarter jump by 29% on 12 months ago, while total revenue for FY2020 hit US$1.6 billion (A$2.2 bn), up 33% from 2019. The US-listed (Nasdaq: TEAM) Australian software giant posted total revenue was US$430.5 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2020 alongside an operating loss of… Read more »

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Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest’s made two more tech investments

- July 29, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

Western Australian mining billionaire Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest has made two more startup investments through his private family investment fund Tattarang. Earlier this month, Forrest took an undisclosed majority stake in fintech Azupay, the first company on the New Payments Platform. Over the last fortnight Tattarang has backed GLX Digital, a WA startup that developed the… Read more »