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Your 90-second guide to the day in tech

- February 4, 2021 4 MIN READ

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 »

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A small business startup building relationships with corporates has won the $300,000 prize from CBA’s new accelerator program

- July 24, 2020 3 MIN READ

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 »

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BRIGHT SPOT: How Simul tackles the Microsoft finalV79546.doc problem of teams working remotely

- May 27, 2020 3 MIN READ

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 »

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5 things you should know about tech today

- 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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Australian business leaders positive on AI, but 46% yet to act

- April 24, 2019 3 MIN READ

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.