Twitter has announced it’s taking sweeping action to limit the reach of content associated with QAnon. Believers of this fringe far-right conspiracy theory claim there is a “deep state” plot against US President Donald Trump led by Satan-worshipping elites from within government, business and media. Twitter has banned more than 7,000 accounts tweeting about QAnon,… Read more »
US President Donald Trump, who tweeted more than 11,000 times in the first two years of his presidency, is very upset with Twitter. Last week Trump tweeted complaints about mail-in ballots, alleging voter fraud – a familiar Trump falsehood. Twitter attached a label to two of his tweets with links to sources that fact–checked the… Read more »
Welcome to winter and Monday. It’s a massive day! 1. The Startup Daily Show launches Forgive us for blowing our own trumpet for a second, but we were pretty excited to launch the Start Daily Show on Ausbiz TV. We’re talking startups, tech and innovation for 60 minutes daily show on the business streaming… Read more »
Welcome to Wednesday, team. Here are some things we’ve noticed to share with you 1. Google reboots offices Some Googlers will be getting out their best t-shirts to return to the office on July 6. CEO Sundar Pichai said returning to work will remain optional for the rest of 2020 in a blog post to… Read more »
Welcome to Wednesday and the latest tech news 1. Home tweet home Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has emailed staff to tell them that when the lockdown finally ends and everyone can return to work – he doesn’t think it will be before September – staff will be able to continue to work from home. In… Read more »
Welcome to world series raise Tuesday. Here’s what’s happening 1. Twitter tackles coronavirals In a major setback for sellers of $15,000 light machines, Twitter says it will start tagging tweets with questionable claims about coronavirus with a warning label that tells readers “some or all of the content shared in this tweet conflict with guidance from… Read more »
Morning and happy Thursday. There’s plenty of big news from the tech world, so let’s go. 1. Ousted WeWork founder sues investor WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann is suing the company biggest backer, SoftBank, for failing to buy US$3 billion worth of WeWork stock from the former CEO and other shareholders, claiming the Japanese investor… Read more »
Hello hump day Here’s what we’ve spotted. 1. Apple settles US class action for US$500m Apple will pay up to US$500 million to settle a California class action over the software that slowed down older iPhone models. Under the deal, Apple will offer US$25 to affected iPhone owners, although that figure remains fluid depending… Read more »
Happy Monday team. Here are some water cooler moments for you. 1. Uber faces US$1bn claim that it stole the idea A California jury has given the go ahead to an inventor’s plan to lodge a US$1 billion damages claim against Uber for allegedly stealing the idea from him. Kevin Halpern… 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 »
Well hello, you big Belmont boy. Photo: CSIRO. Hello Thursday. How’s your world? 1. Prospa boss says sorry Prospa chair Gail Pemberton has apologised to shareholders at the fintech’s first AGM as an ASX-listed company this week. Last week, the SME business lender, which listed on June 11 at $3.78 a share, announced… Read more »
Twitter will ban political advertising globally from next month, with founder and CEO Jack Dorsey arguing that the current regime has “significant ramifications that today’s democratic infrastructure may not be prepared to handle”. We’ve made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally. We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought.… Read more »
While conventional business thinking is to develop a product and launch it when its development is as close to perfect as it can be, Jack just launches a new product as early as he can.
Just a few weeks after leaving her post as VP of Twitter’s APAC business, Aliza Knox has been appointed chief operating officer of adtech startup Unlockd.
Myer creates ‘Catwalk to Cart’ live shopping platform for parade attendees at Melbourne Fashion Festival
RMyer has announced ‘Catwalk to Cart’, a new online platform offering a Tinder-like approach for guests attending the Myer runways to buy clothes.