Archive for December, 2021

Haventec raises $11m, launches US expansion

What you need to know Tech unicorn Rokt smashes funding record ahead of US IPOAfterpay ‘welcomes regulatory review’ as shares tumbleHaventec raises $11m, launches US expansionForrest-backed Swoop lifts guidance, flags purchases86 400 and Citibank… Read More

Innovation ‘not a zero sum game’, new Wade Institute director says

What you need to know XPON up 20pc on debutReddit files confidentially for IPOTennis Australia, Infosys extend partnershipThe Arcade 1Up lets you enjoy the Simpsons afreshLG’s affordable high quality TV‘Hey mum, don’t post that’Innovation ‘not a zero… Read More

LG’s affordable high quality TV

LG TVs with organic LED screens offer the best quality in the market but are expensive. A 77-inch 4K OLED TV costs about $7500 from Australian retailers. That’s why LG is keen to promote its Mini LED range, which like OLED, delivers striking colours… Read More

Dogecoin soars on Musk promise

We said the other day that when Elon Musk says “woof”, the price of Dogecoin can soar or plunge. That was when Musk tweeted he might resign his jobs to become an influencer. He obviously already is one. His latest escapade is to tweet that Tesla will… Read More

Yubico YubiKey Bio offer a new element of security

The move away from relying on passwords and using biometric authentication instead is gathering steam. We already rely heavily on face and fingerprint recognition to unlock phones and access apps on them, but this movement isn’t restricted to mobile… Read More

Afterpay shareholders to vote on $39bn Square merger

Afterpay shareholders are set to vote shortly to approve the BNPL company’s $39bn merger with Jack Dorsey’s US payments giant Square – now named Block, following a weeks-long delay. The virtual meeting, which will kick off at 9am, was pushed back due… Read More

special ‘wallets’ to keep hackers at bay

Cryptocurrency is a risky business to start with, with a volatility that lets you gain or lose lots of money quickly. Further, you run the gauntlet of at least three more ways your investments can evaporate. Firstly, you could fall prey to scammers… Read More

Creative tension: Adobe Creative Cloud Express challenges Australia’s Canva

US giant Adobe has released a creative software platform that targets the market of successful Australian start-up Canva. Canva is one of the world’s most valuable start-ups with a $55bn valuation, thanks to its creative graphic design platform which… Read More

Elon Musk considers quitting his jobs

Elon Musk is never one to keep out of the media for long and this time the Tesla and SpaceX founder says he is thinking of quitting his jobs. It’s not an original thought with Blue Origin box Jeff Bezos quitting Amazon to concentrate on space and his… Read More

Amazon fined $1.82bn in antitrust case

What you need to know Apple Maps upgrade includes red-light camerasCrime stoppers Auror raise $30mMeta’s WhatsApp will allow crypto payments through Novi wallet in U.S.ACCC warns on mobile, broadband pricingBitcoin losses accelerate after breaching… Read More

Investible raises $51m in banner year for start-ups

Hello and welcome to The Download, The Australian’s live blog for the latest tech news. What you need to know RBA governor Philip Lowe says compelling case for bank-backed digital currency could be soonApple goes open source with new websiteGoogle… Read More

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