Welcome to Tuesday and some big news globally. 1. SoftBank posts record loss Japan’s SoftBank has posted a shocker in its annual results for the fiscal year to March 31, revealing its first annual loss in 15 years in a A$49 billion turnaround. Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma resigned from the board, just ahead… Read more »
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 »
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 »
“Babe, do you think they had Pelotons in Gilead?” Source: Peloton Hello Tuesday. At least we think it’s you. Hard to tell through the smoke haze. 1. Hit the road, Jack Twitter boss Jack Dorsey is off to live in Africa for six months next year, impressed by the region’s burgeoning startup community.… Read more »
ANU has announced a 10 year plan to expand upon its existing engineering and computer science program, as a response to the rising trend of AI.
Over 100 founders of global robotics and AI companies have urged the UN to ban the development and use of autonomous weapons, or so-called ‘killer robots’.
Jumping strides ahead of Australia’s eventual electric car boom is Sydney startup Everty, a peer-to-peer charging network for electric cars.
South Australian government signs agreement with Tesla and Neoen to build world’s largest lithium ion battery
The SA government has announced an agreement between Neoen and Tesla that will see the world’s largest lithium ion battery installed a local wind farm.
Reposit Power is offering a device where homeowners store energy from their solar panels and sell it back to their electricity provider for “GridCredits”.
The Sydney Opera House has announced a partnership with Energy Australia that will see the creation of a new industry think tank alongside CSIRO.
Elon Musk has succeeded at many things in his life, but his latest venture may well be his most ambitious: Musk wants to save the human race.
A global competition called Pitch will bring together major founders like Jack Dorsey (Twitter), Reed Hastings (Netflix), Elon Musk (PayPal, Tesla, Space X), Arianna Huffington (Huffington Post) and Niklas Zennström (Skype) to judge 200 of the world’s best startups.
Electric performance car maker Tesla recently made its technology patents free to the public. What does this all mean for the Australian automotive landscape? The beginning of the electric evolution.