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- May 12, 2020 3 MIN READ

Welcome to world series raise Tuesday. Here’s what’s happening 1. Twitter tackles coronavirals In a major setback for sellers of $15,000 light machines, Twitter says it will start tagging tweets with questionable claims about coronavirus with a warning label that tells readers “some or all of the content shared in this tweet conflict with guidance from… Read more »

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- May 11, 2020 4 MIN READ

    Happy Monday all. Let’s kick off the week   1.  Zoom goes security shopping Video communication site du jour, Zoom, is working on beefing up its security, with CEO Eric Yuan implementing a 90-day plan focusing on privacy and security, after a string of incidents with strangers – hello Hamish Blake – dropping uninvited… Read more »

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- May 7, 2020 4 MIN READ

Morning and happy Thursday. There’s plenty of big news from the tech world, so let’s go.   1.  Ousted WeWork founder sues investor WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann is suing the company biggest backer, SoftBank, for failing to buy US$3 billion worth of WeWork stock from the former CEO and other shareholders, claiming the Japanese investor… Read more »

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- May 5, 2020 5 MIN READ

  Welcome to Tuesday. Here’s what we’ve spotted 1.  Amazon VP resigns over company’s treatment of workers As exit interviews go, engineer Tim Bray’s observations on company culture and he resigned from Amazon last week are a doozy. The Canadian vice-president of Amazon Web Services and respected engineer resigned his US$1m+ job after five years and… Read more »

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- May 4, 2020 4 MIN READ

Happy Monday! Here’s what’s happening in tech.   1. Branson’s glide hustle Just a few weeks after finding the time to send a nice note to everyone at Virgin Australia as the business slid into administration owing creditors Au$7 billion-plus, the show has gone on for Richard Branson, with NSYE-listed Virgin Galactic Holdings announcing its… Read more »

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- April 24, 2020 3 MIN READ

  Hello. Yes, it’s been a while as we focused on coronavirus, but we figure it’s time to resume normal service. It’s Friday, tomorrow is Anzac Day and we’ll be innovating the commemoration. Let’s do this.   1. Apple’s email malware Apple users, smug for decades when it came to malware, must be getting increasingly… Read more »

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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 »