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Friday, 27 March 2015

Business social network Slack now worth $2.76 billion

In October workplace collaboration tool Slack raised $US120 million ($A153 million) at a valuation of $US1.12 billion. Five months later it’s worth double that. by Kye White

Friday, 27 March 2015

Twitter live video app Periscope comes to iOS

Periscope, Twitter’s answer to popular live video streaming app Meerkat, is now available on iOS. by Kye White

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Jack Ma wants you to verify payments by taking a selfie

Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma has demonstrated using facial recognition technology, rather than a PIN or password, to authenticate mobile and online payments. by Andrew Sadauskas

Friday, 20 March 2015

Amazon gets go ahead to test drone delivery in the US

The US aviation authority has given Amazon permission to start testing its delivery drones in the United States. by Kye White

Friday, 20 March 2015

TAG Heuer, Intel and Google team up to create “beautiful” smartwatch for premium market

Watchmaker TAG Heuer will partner with tech giants Intel and Google to launch a luxury smartwatch. by Kye White

Friday, 13 March 2015

TPG proposes to buy iiNet for $1.4 billion

TPG Telecom Limited has announced plans to acquire iiNet in a transaction worth $1.4 billion. by Kye White

Uber rival Lyft now valued at $US2.5 billion

Ride-sharing startup Lyft has raised $US530 million ($A688 million) in Series E funding. by Kye White

Thursday, 12 March 2015

CommBank rolls out contactless payments for Android phones

Commonwealth Bank has rolled out software to allow all Android users to use their phones to make contactless mobile payments, becoming the first big Australian bank to do so. by Kirsten Robb

ACCC tells Telstra to drop copper network prices for other telcos

The consumer watchdog has rejected Telstra’s case for increasing the prices rival telcos pay to use its copper network for their fixed-line services, instead telling the company it should drop its prices by 0.7%. by Kirsten Robb
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