Happy Thursday all. A big shout out to our Victorian readers, who suddenly find themselves masking up again indoors. 40-15. Today’s column might take 120 seconds, but there’s lots of juicy stuff to talk about. 1. BrexNPL? There could be a day of reckoning coming for the wild west of BNPLs, in the UK… Read more »
US software giant Microsoft is pushing ahead with plans to buy the US arm of social media site TikTok despite threats from US President Donald Trump to ban the Chinese-owned site. If the deal proceeds, the Australian, New Zealand and Canadian operations would be included in the sale to Microsoft, the company said in a… Read more »
A small business startup building relationships with corporates has won the $300,000 prize from CBA’s new accelerator program
Two sisters connecting small companies with corporate buyers have won the inaugural Xccelerate2020 venture program hosted by the Commonwealth Bank’s X15 Ventures, landing a prize worth more than $300,000 from CBA and Microsoft. Frances Atkins and Naomi Vowel co-founded givvable, a platform that helps companies find and source sustainable suppliers. On top of $150,000 in… Read more »
As companies were suddenly forced into remote working, there was a massive surge in demand for collaboration software to help employees collaborate when not physically together. There was plenty of emphasis on video conferencing tools like Zoom, which recently revealed it now has 300 million daily meeting participants, but what about when you actually need… Read more »
Hello! How did it get to Friday already? If you’re in NSW, enjoy being able to visit the important people in your life, but still take care, ok? Here’s a few interesting things happening in the tech world. 1. Go Teams Microsoft Teams has nearly doubled the number of daily users in the past… Read more »
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 »
Research into Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a growth driver for Australian businesses reveals that just over half of Australian organisations (54%) have started to adopt Artificial Intelligence (AI) as part of their business strategy, despite 80% of Australian business leaders believing AI is important to remain competitive.
Microsoft has provided a boost to the Australian startup ecosystem, today announcing the launch of its ScaleUp program in Sydney.
Founders have used landing pads to springboard their startups into the US, including KoalaSafe, Event Workforce Group, Indee Labs, Gym Sales & Open Cities.
The NSW Government has announced a new $26 million fund to support research organisations working to develop the first commercialised quantum computer.
Dropbox has announced that Tony Ward, managing director of SurveyMonkey, will be taking over the mantle of the company’s ANZ Country Manager.
Speaking at Myriad, Allom shed light on how lack of government support and funding opportunities are restricting the emergence of new startups in the space.
Adelaide startup Makers Empire has developed an app and teaching kit that allows kids to create 3D designs which can later be printed.
The MDEC has announced the development of new digital startup hubs and incentives that it hopes will attract Australian startups to Malaysia.