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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 »

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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 »

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1 in 4 Australians have been discriminated against at work on the basis of gender

- November 5, 2015 2 MIN READ

The level of discrimination in Australian workplaces is higher than the global average, according to a new report from HR firm Randstad. The latest Randstad Workmonitor report found that while 79 percent of Australian workers believe their business has an open and inclusive culture and 89 percent of workers value diversity in the workplace, one in four or 25 percent of Australian workers said they had been discriminated against on the basis of their gender,

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Help wanted: Twitter CEO. Requirements: Denial, fatalism.

- June 15, 2015 < 1 MIN READ

Marlon Brando once complained that working on the set of a troubled film was like trying to do a crossword puzzle while falling down an elevator shaft. That description came to mind today because it fits perfectly a job in Silicon Valley that recently opened up: CEO of Twitter. [Source: Pando.com]

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GetUp! has actually turned the “I’ll ride with you” hashtag into something tangible

- December 19, 2014 3 MIN READ

After that the “I’ll ride with you” hashtag took on a life of its own, and has been used for a variety of agendas, and the core purpose had somewhat diminished, until yesterday when social enterprise Getup! decided to use Kum’s original tweet as the inspiration to create a technology that connects people catching public transport fearful of doing so alone.