News & Analysis

5 things you should know about tech today

- January 29, 2020 4 MIN READ

Welcome to Wednesday. Let’s do this.   1. UK lets China’s Huawei in on 5G UK PM Boris Johnson has ignored US concerns about Chinese multinational telecommunications company Huawei and will let it build part of the country’s 5G network. Australia banned Huawei from being part of the local 5G roll out. Johnson has apparently broken… Read more »

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Environmental tech founders are uniting to tackle climate change

- January 28, 2020 2 MIN READ

A group of leading Sydney tech organisations have vowed to ramp up efforts to tackle climate change and environmental issue with a new group, The Envirotech Alliance. Advocacy group TechSydney, startup hub Fishburners, energytech org Spark Club, Girl Geek Academy and PR Launch Group are leading the alliance, which hopes to bring together hundreds of professionals… Read more »

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5 things you should know about tech today

- January 28, 2020 4 MIN READ

Happy post Australia Day. It’s Tuesday and we hope you enjoyed the long weekend. Here’s what’s been happening.   1.  Kobe Bryant’s death hits tech hard Retired LA Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, 41, and his daughter, Gianna, 13, were killed in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday. Among the millions shocked and saddened by the… Read more »

Opinion

Australia now has a National Digital ID – and big changes are afoot

- January 28, 2020 4 MIN READ

The Australian government’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has spent more than A$200 million over the past five years developing a National Digital ID platform. If successful, the project could streamline commerce, resolve bureaucratic quagmires, and improve national security. The emerging results of the project may give the Australian public cause for concern. Two mobile apps… Read more »

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Data startup Lumin Sports raises $650,000 for international expansion

- January 28, 2020 2 MIN READ

Performance data startup Lumin Sports has raised $650,000 through private investment to drive commercial expansion in 2020. The South Australian company’s software platform was launched in 2018 through a collaboration with global tech giant Dimension Data and World Tour cycling team NTT Pro Cycling (formerly Team Dimension Data). The technology, which interprets complex technical and… Read more »

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Here’s what to do if your business has been hit by the bushfires

- January 24, 2020 2 MIN READ

Chartered Accountants ANZ (CA ANZ) has released a checklist to help small business facing financial difficulties in the wake of the devastating fires raging across Australia. “However other potential losses, like financial losses, can be managed and potentially prevented during bushfire season by remembering a few key steps. “Chartered Accountants are well placed to help… Read more »

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5 things you should know about tech today

- January 23, 2020 3 MIN READ

  Hello, it’s Thursday. Here’s what’s happening.   1. No ads on Netflix Netflix CEO Reed Hastings once again ruled out ads on the streaming service, despite the temptation of adding an extra US$1bn to the revenue stream, during the company’s earnings call for 2019. Netflix posted US$20 billion in revenue for 2019, with the year’s… Read more »

Opinion

Is a 4-day working week possible in a tech-driven world?

- January 22, 2020 3 MIN READ

  It’s easy to get excited about the prospect of a four-day work week, but the reality is most Australians are not likely to experience this anytime soon.  It’s been nearly 40 years since the 38-hour working week was first legislated in Australia, however it is estimated that only 36% of Australians work a traditional… Read more »

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5 things you should know about tech today

- January 22, 2020 4 MIN READ

Happy hump day. Let’s do this.   1. Bezos had his phone ‘hacked’ by the Saudi crown prince A WhatsApp file sent to the world’s richest man in 2018 from Mohammed bin Salman personal account was reportedly used to steal data from the phone of the Amazon boss, according to an astonishing account in The… Read more »