People

Here’s what it would be like if Elon Musk bought a burrito like his Twitter acquisition

- June 25, 2022 2 MIN READ

• Elon Musk spies a burrito cart -> Elon Musk wants a burrito. • He doesn’t want to pay for it. • Suggests via tweet that the burrito cart guy, sixty-eight-year-old Miguel Chumacero, should just let him have the burrito. Specifically, the ‘Giga-Chad’ Trinidad Scorpion Chilli Breakfast Burrito. • Burrito cart guy unimpressed with early… Read more »

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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Business

Elon Musk’s wrong about free speech on social media – the problem lies in the algorithms

- May 19, 2022 4 MIN READ

Imagine there is a public speaking square in your city, much like the ancient Greek agora. Here you can freely share your ideas without censorship. But there’s one key difference. Someone decides, for their own economic benefit, who gets to listen to what speech or which speaker. And this isn’t disclosed when you enter, either.… Read more »

Cryptocurrency

The most anyone now wants to pay for the $4 million NFT of Jack Dorsey’s 1st tweet is $42,000

- April 19, 2022 2 MIN READ

The man who bought an NFT of Twitter co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey’s first ever tweet for nearly $4 million tried to auction it for $65 million – but the highest bid came in at less than $400. Sina Estavi, CEO of Malaysian blockchain company Bridge Oracle, famously jumped at the opportunity to buy a copy… Read more »

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People

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey quits CEO role

- November 30, 2021 2 MIN READ

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has resigned as chief executive of the microblogging site after 16 years. The resignation was effective immediately. He was replaced by the company’s chief technology officer Parag Agrawal, who has been with the company for a decade and CTO since 2017. Dorsey will also leave the board when his term expires… Read more »

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Twitter is designed for hostility and controversy – and women cop it the most. Here’s why, and how it might change

- September 1, 2021 4 MIN READ

Twitter has come under increasing public scrutiny for facilitating hostile communication online. While the micro-blogging site promotes itself as providing a “free” and “safe” space to talk, critics have highlighted the company’s inept response to repeated instances of trolling, harassment and abuse. Our research into how people present themselves and manage their interactions with other… Read more »

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How Twitter’s misinformation reporting trial in Australia could end up misleading people

- August 20, 2021 4 MIN READ

Over the past year, we’ve seen how dramatically misinformation can impact the lives of people, communities and entire countries. In a bid to better understand how misinformation spreads online, Twitter has started an experimental trial in Australia, the United States and South Korea, allowing users to flag content they deem misleading. Users in these countries… Read more »

Cryptocurrency

Dogecoin’s Australian co-founder let rip on cryptocurrency as an ‘inherently right-wing… get rich quick’ scam for billionaires

- July 15, 2021 3 MIN READ

Dogecoin’s Australian co-inventor, Jackson Palmer, has made a rare foray into public debate about the worth of cryptocurrencies, condemning them a cult-like get rich quick scheme for billionaires taking advantage of “the financially desperate and naive”. In a 10-tweet thread, Palmer, whose Twitter account is normally silent, lambasted cryptocurrencies as  “almost purpose built to make… Read more »

Topics

Your 90-second guide to the day in tech

- March 1, 2021 2 MIN READ

Happy Monday everyone and welcome to the first day of Autumn. Here’s your local and global tech news.  Don’t forget to tune in for the Startup Daily show on Ausbiz.com.au  every weekday, 2-2.45pm. Watch online, download the ausbiz app or via 7Plus. The end of HQs Coinbase filed for its IPO last week. You can read more about the plan,… Read more »

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Your 90-second guide to the day in tech

- February 11, 2021 2 MIN READ

Happy Thursday. Here’s today’s global tech news And don’t forget to tune in for the Startup Daily show on Ausbiz.com.au  every weekday, 2-3pm. Watch online, download the ausbiz app or via 7Plus   Twitter results Twitter released its fourth quarter and 2020 fiscal year results overnight. Q4 revenue was US$1.29 billion, up 28% year-on-year (YoY). Q4 advertising revenue was US$1.15… Read more »

Global tech

Twitter suspended The Chaser’s satire account after it pretended to be Trump saying ‘Don’t vote for me’

- November 4, 2020 2 MIN READ

Australian comedy and satire group The Chaser have had their verified account suspended by Twitter overnight after @chaser changed its name to Donald J Trump, including a photo of the US President and wrote “Don’t vote for me, I’m a massive idiot”. Twitter’s response was surprisingly quick given it occurred while most of the US… Read more »