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- March 13, 2020 2 MIN READ

  It’s Friday. And cancel culture is in full swing.   1. Microsoft moves Build online Microsoft has canned May’s Build developer conference in Seattle, which normally brings around 6000 people together. The software giant is planning to hold something online instead. It joins a long list of tech companies that have pulled the pin on… Read more »

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- March 12, 2020 3 MIN READ

Hi Thursday. Stay healthy and don’t touch anything.   1.  Google and Twitter out Google has recommended all North American employees work from home for the next month as the region comes to grips with coronavirus. VP of global security Chris Rackow send an email to staff in the 11 offices in the US and Canada… Read more »

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- March 10, 2020 5 MIN READ

  It’s tech Tuesday. We hope you’re COVID-19 free. Here’s what’s happening. 1. He has a point, but… On the weekend, Elon Musk offered his thoughts on COVID-19. The coronavirus panic is dumb — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 6, 2020 The Tesla boss has a point. Re-staging the highlights from Choc Mundine’s boxing career in the… Read more »

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- March 6, 2020 4 MIN READ

Welcome to Friday Here’s to the Australian women’s T20 cricket team being part of this weekend’s International Women’s Day celebrations.   1. DeepMind takes on COVID-19 Google’s UK artificial intelligence team at DeepMind have turned their attention to COVID-19. In a blog post the DeepMind team flagged its efforts in a way that left us slightly… Read more »

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- March 5, 2020 3 MIN READ

1. Airbnb’s IPO may call in sick 007 is not the only one (see below) laid low by coronavirus. Airbnb’s much-anticipated IPO, previously announced for 2020, may be delayed until 2021, Bloomberg reports. Like many in the travel and tourism sector, Airbnb’s been hit hard by the sudden contraction brought on by travel bans and… Read more »

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- March 4, 2020 3 MIN READ

Hello hump day Here’s what we’ve spotted.   1. Apple settles US class action for US$500m Apple will pay up to US$500 million to settle a California class action over the software that slowed down older iPhone models. Under the deal, Apple will offer US$25 to affected iPhone owners, although that figure remains fluid depending… Read more »

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- March 3, 2020 3 MIN READ

Welcome to Tuesday and so-called Autumn. Here’s what else is hotting up.   1.   Musk calls time on F-35s Elon Musk doesn’t mind expressing unpopular views. On Friday, the Tesla founder was talking to a room full of US fighter pilots at Orlando’s Air Warfare Symposium when he told a USAF Lt Gen that “the fighter jet… Read more »

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- February 28, 2020 4 MIN READ

It’s Friday. Here’s out the week ends.   1. In for the long haul It’s been a tough week for investors as global markets were smashed by coronavirus fears. The ASX All Ordinaries Index, after recently soaring through the 7000 barrier, is down nearly 10% for the week going into Friday’s trade, sitting at around… Read more »

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- February 27, 2020 4 MIN READ

G’day and welcome to Thursday. We’re hoping markets start to recover today. Or would the last CEO to leave please turn out the lights. 1. CEOs head for the exits It’s a big week for US corporate hi-flyers keen to spend more time with their families. First up, Uber Eats boss Jason Droege, who launched the… Read more »

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- February 25, 2020 3 MIN READ

  1. Ozdaq dacked The ASX’s new technology sector index, the S&P/ASX All Tech Index (ATI), an Australian version of the US Nasdaq composite index – which is why we’ve dubbed it the Ozdaq – had a less than auspicious start yesterday amid as concerns about coronavirus rattle markets globally. Around $51 billion in value was… Read more »

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- February 19, 2020 3 MIN READ

  Happy humpday. We hope you’re being paid the right wage.   1. WiseTech shares smashed (again) as it blames coronavirus for revenue downgrade Shares in Sydney-based logistics company WiseTech (ASX: WTC) are being smashed today after the company downgraded its revenue and earnings forecasts for the second half of FY2020, blaming coronavirus. The company… Read more »

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- February 13, 2020 5 MIN READ

  Hello Thursday! Let’s see how the rest of the day pans out.   1.  Vodafone and TPG win merger decision The $15 billion merger between Vodafone and TPG will go ahead following a Federal Court case that today ruled in favour of the country’s third and fourth biggest telcos and against competition regulator, the… Read more »

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- February 11, 2020 6 MIN READ

  It’s Tuesday team. Here’s what’s going on in the world.   1.  US politician who invested in an ASX-listed medtech jailed for insider trading Australia’s corporate cop, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has been accused, yet again, of being asleep at the wheel, after the ABC’s Four Corners revealed the story of… Read more »

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- February 10, 2020 3 MIN READ

Welcome to Monday team. Here’s what we’ve seen.   1.  iFined for slowdown The French version of the ACCC, the DGCCRF, has fined Apple €25 million (AU$41m) for the 2017 iOS update that slowed down older iPhone models. Apple’s sin was not slowing down the phones, which the company claimed was to prolong the life of… Read more »