Category: Business

It was the election they couldn’t lose, so what went so wrong for Labor?

The weekend’s remarkable election result left Labor stalwarts and strategists reeling.Labor started the night upbeat and optimistic based on months of polling showing Labor ahead of the Coalition, seemingly confirmed by exit polls released shortly before the count.Bill Shorten (right)...

/ May 19, 2019

‘Israel left us with no choice’: Folau sacked by Rugby Australia following social media post

Rugby union star Israel Folau's $4-million contract has been torn up, after an independent three-person panel found on Friday his controversial social media posts warranted his sacking. Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle and NSW Waratahs CEO Andrew Hore made the announcement at Rugby...

/ May 17, 2019

Documents Suggest Google Did Not Investigate Major Leaks

Over the past couple of years, Google employees have helped expose a steady stream of information about the company’s operations. Less well known is how Google tries to staunch this flow with confidentiality agreements and programs like Stop Leaks, a...

/ May 16, 2019

How Tech Companies Are Shaping the Rules Governing AI

In early April, the European Commission published guidelines intended to keep any artificial intelligence technology used on the EU’s 500 million citizens trustworthy. The bloc’s commissioner for digital economy and society, Bulgaria’s Mariya Gabriel, called them “a solid foundation based...

/ May 16, 2019

What Does Future Hold For Bitcoin?

What can we expect from this Cryptocurrency Photo by André François McKenzie on Unsplash As a highly prominent Cryptocurrency, the rally of Bitcoin caught so many users, enthusiasts and digital currency analysts by surprise. For almost the whole of the previous...

/ May 16, 2019

Leaders question each other about superannuation, cancer treatment during third debate

Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten have directly questioned each other about superannuation and cancer treatment during the third and final debate of the federal election campaign.The prime minister and opposition leader are fronting the National Press Club in Canberra in...

/ May 8, 2019

Google’s Latest Message: We’re Just Here to Help

Google’s mission for the past 21 years has been to organize the world’s information. On stage at the company’s annual developer conference Tuesday, CEO Sundar Pichai had a more low-key message: We just wanna help.As corporate messaging goes, it was...

/ May 7, 2019

Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Might Work Like Loyalty Points

If Facebook’s pivot from town square to private living room wasn’t laden with enough irony, here’s a new twist: Big business, it appears, has been invited to join us by the fireplace.Gregory Barber covers cryptocurrency, blockchain, and artificial intelligence for...

/ May 3, 2019

Facebook Bans Alex Jones, Other Extremists—but Not as Planned

On Thursday at around 2 pm ET, multiple news outlets simultaneously “broke” a story that six particularly toxic extremists and one conspiracy theorist organization had been banned from Facebook and Instagram. Only, they hadn’t.Paris Martineau covers platforms, online influence, and...

/ May 2, 2019

At F8, Zuckerberg Explains Facebook’s Shift Toward Privacy

Mark Zuckerberg once promised Facebook would move fast and break things. Now, Zuckerberg says Facebook is trying to fix the things it broke.Standing on stage before an audience of developers at the annual F8 Conference on Tuesday, Zuckerberg—the same guy...

/ April 30, 2019

The Dispute Over Google’s Alleged Retaliation Intensifies

A dispute between Google and two employees who helped organize a walkout last fall is intensifying, after Google executives reportedly sent emails to coworkers of one of the women, disputing her claim that she was demoted.The two employees, Claire Stapleton...

/ April 27, 2019

Open Source Software: The Complete Wired Guide

When someone buys a new smartphone, often they're preoccupied with the camera specs or the size of the screen or its storage capabilities. It's easy to overlook one of the most foundational aspects of these sleek consumer gadgets: their operating...

/ April 24, 2019

Googlers Claim Retaliation, Samsung Delays Fold, and More News

Remember last week when Samsung unveiled its "foldable" phone? Well, it appears there are still a few wrinkles to iron out. Meanwhile, Google walkout organizers say they're facing retaliation from the company, a new Game of Thrones episode has come,...

/ April 22, 2019

TED 2019: Jack Dorsey Is Captain of the Twittanic

On Tuesday, Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, came to TED 2019 to answer for the sins of his platform. In his signature black hoodie and jeans, unkempt facial hair, and black beanie, he sat with TED head Chris Anderson...

/ April 16, 2019

Use These 10 Behavioral Finance Tips to Super Charge Your Finances

I think many of you know that I was a marketing executive during my career. One thing you need to be successful at marketing is to understand psychology. If you know what the consumer is thinking, you can tailor your...

/ April 13, 2019

Dutton apologises for accusing Labor candidate of using her disability as an ‘excuse’

After a barrage of criticism from Labor politicians, Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton has apologised on Saturday for accusing Labor candidate Ali France of using her disability as "an excuse" not to live in her electorate. "I apologise to Ms...

/ April 13, 2019

Trump Vows Speedy Path to 5G, but Offers Few New Ideas

President Trump Friday confidently declared that the US will lead the world in deploying the next generation of wireless services known as 5G. “The race to 5G is a race that the United States must win,” Trump said at a...

/ April 12, 2019

DHL launches Africa eShop app for global retailers to sell into Africa

DHL is launching an e-commerce app called DHL Africa eShop for global retailers to sell goods to Africa’s consumers markets. The platform goes live today and brings more than 200 U.S. and UK retailers—from Nieman Marcus to Carters—online in 11...

/ April 11, 2019