Global tech

BILLIONAIRES BICKER: Elon Musk’s now having a war of words with Atlassian’s Scott Farquhar over working from home

- June 3, 2022 2 MIN READ

Twitter pugilist Elon Musk has a new war to fight on the micro-blogging site he’s buying. After ordering his executives back into the office for a “minimum” of 40 hours a week via email, Musk followed up with an all staff email saying “If you don’t show up, we’ll assume you’ve resigned”. Taking a dig… Read more »

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Other tech

‘We let our customers down’: Atlassian stops short of saying sorry for April outage

- May 2, 2022 2 MIN READ

Atlassian co-founders and co-CEOs Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar have told shareholders that the company “let our customers down” when an outage disrupted service for 775 subscribers earlier this month. The acknowledgement, which stopped short of an apology, kicked off the Q3 FY22 shareholders letter coinciding with the company’s quarterly results. The workplace software venture… Read more »

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Tech storms into top 10 rich list as Canva and Atlassian founders reshape Australian wealth

- March 24, 2022 2 MIN READ

The dramatic shift from mining and property to technology to generate wealth in Australia has made Atlassian co-founders Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar, and Canva’s Melanie Perkins and Cliff Obrecht among the country’s top 10 richest people. The Australian’s 2022 edition of The List – Australia’s Richest 250, to be released on Friday, names Hancock… Read more »

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Global tech

Atlassian ponders US move

- February 15, 2022 2 MIN READ

NASDAQ-listed Australian software venture Atlassian is looking at moving its parent company from the United Kingdom to the US. Atlassian (NASDAQ: TEAM) announced last week that it had undertaken an exploration of redomiciling the parent holding company across the Atlantic. The workplace collaboration software business originally set up in the UK in 2014 ahead of… Read more »

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Atlassian wants to hire 5,000 more Aussie staff

- January 24, 2022 2 MIN READ

Australian tech darling Atlassian is looking to hire an additional 5,000 local employees in the next few years as it prepares to open its new offices in Sydney’s Tech Central. Atlassian’s Chief of Staff Amy Glancey went on the record with Business Insider Australia last week to admit it will “be challenging” to add 5,000… Read more »

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Global tech

Nearly 20 years on, Atlassian’s revenue is continuing to skyrocket – and the losses too

- October 29, 2021 2 MIN READ

Atlassian continues to grow rapidly, with quarterly revenue up 34% on 12 months ago. Releasing its first quarter FY22 results today, Nasdaq-listed Australian tech company posted revenue of US$614 million, with quarterly subscription revenue up 57% year-on-year to US$435 million. But the company’s losses remain equally impressive, with a net loss of US$400.1 million for… Read more »


Atlassian’s new 40-storey HQ has been approved a part of Sydney’s Tech Central

- October 20, 2021 2 MIN READ

The NSW government has approved tech giant Atlassian’s plan for a 40-storey timber skyscraper next to Sydney’s Central Railway The 180-metre tower will be the tallest commercial hybrid timber building in the world with construction to get underway next year. The tower concept is by New York-based architects SHoP, with Australian practice BVN as the… Read more »

Ben Quilty

Atlassian’s Mike Cannon-Brookes & Scott Farquhar have donated $2 million to artist Ben Quilty’s campaign to help Afghan refugees

- August 30, 2021 2 MIN READ

A campaign by artist Ben Quilty to raise $30,000 to help people in Afghanistan has turned into a $4.5 million donation for the UNHCR thanks to support from Atlassian co-founders Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar. Early last week, when Quilty’s fundraising campaign for the UNHCR, to help people in Taliban-controlled Kabul following the withdrawal of… Read more »

Cyber security

Researchers found a cybersecurity flaw in Atlassian software that left it vulnerable to account takeovers

- June 29, 2021 2 MIN READ

Atlassian products were vulnerable to a hack that could have seen attackers gain access to user accounts, cybersecurity analysts found. Researchers from security firm Check Point discovered a set of flaws which, if exploited, would have enabled bad actors to take over the accounts of Atlassian products like Jira and Bitbucket. The researchers found the subdomain… Read more »

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Atlassian acquires ThinkTilt, the Brisbane startup behind Jira form builder Proforma

- April 20, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

Australian tech giant Atlassian has opened its wallet to acquire ThinkTilt, the Brisbane startup behind the ProForma, a no-code/low-code form builder for Jira, for an undisclosed sum. The six-year-old venture has more than 700 companies as customers and helps them build the forms to manage workflows In a post announcing the acquisition, Atlassian’s head of… Read more »

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Global tech

Culture Amp and Atlassian are in the top 10 on Fast Company’s list of the world’s most innovative companies

- March 10, 2021 2 MIN READ

Australian workplace tech powerhouses Atlassian and Culture Amp have been included in the top 10 for Fast Company’s annual list of the world’s most innovative companies. Unsurprising, project management tool Asana, Zoom and Slack take out the top three spots following a year where remote work and communication came to the fore, with Atlassian recognised… Read more »