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5 things you should know about tech today

- 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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5 things you should know about tech today

- 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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5 things you should know about tech today

- 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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4% of Australian housing has been on Airbnb – and it looks like short-term rentals have been professionalised

- February 13, 2020 3 MIN READ

Short-term rental platforms such as Airbnb are increasingly displacing hotels and holiday letting agencies as the go-to form of accommodation. The ease of booking it all in seconds on your smartphone adds to the appeal of renting a well-appointed flat in Noosaville, or having basil or turmeric on hand in the kitchen of your Katoomba… Read more »

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5 things you should know about tech today

- 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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5 things you should know about tech today

- November 8, 2019 3 MIN READ

  It’s Friday and major stuff’s happening. Like. 1. Airbnb will audit houses after Vice exposed a massive scam After 11 years in business, a US$35 valuation and hopes for an IPO, the normally aloof house sharing platform Airbnb is actually going to take more than a casual glance at what’s going on with the… Read more »