News & Analysis

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 »

News & Analysis

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 »

Opinion

Twitter is banning QAnon users, but they’re bound to make a comeback

- July 27, 2020 4 MIN READ

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 »

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5 things you should know about tech today

- June 1, 2020 3 MIN READ

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 »

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5 things you should know about tech today

- May 12, 2020 3 MIN READ

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 »

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5 things you should know about tech today

- May 7, 2020 4 MIN READ

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 »

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5 things you should know about tech today

- March 4, 2020 3 MIN READ

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 »

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5 things you should know about tech today

- December 10, 2019 3 MIN READ

“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 »

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5 things you should know about tech today

- November 28, 2019 5 MIN READ

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 »

News & Analysis

Twitter is banning political advertising

- October 31, 2019 3 MIN READ

  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 »