Historically, tech stocks have dominated global stock markets. Despite the pandemic, many continue to grow at remarkable rate.
It may have seemed the platforms were taking a confident stance by appealing to Australian users directly. But really, it was a delayed and panic-based reaction.
Airbnb is gearing up for its long-awaited IPO.
Like the entire tourism industry, the coronavirus pandemic has had an enormous effect on Airbnb's finances.
If the ACCC takes one of the tech giants to court for breach of the code, the penalty could be more than $10 million.
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Apple Arcade and Google Stadia may threaten a sector that spawned the likes of Farmville and Angry Birds. Developers can build better communities in response.
While leaks and whistleblowers continue to be valuable tools in the fight for data privacy, we can’t rely on them solely to keep big tech companies in check.
Most of us are probably having our data tracked in some form. And while there are regulatory safeguards in place to protect user privacy, it's hard to say whether these are enough.
Manipulating our own personal data can allow us to manipulate capitalism.
Personal data is valued primarily because data can be turned into a private asset. That has significant implications for political and societal choices.
SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son.
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SoftBank is pouring another US$8 billion into WeWork, even though the office rental company is now valued at just US$8 billion.
Centre stage: Google CEO Sundar Pichai.
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Tech companies use product launches to position themselves as the heroes of the digital revolution.
Our understanding of where new and exciting ideas come from in the business world is backwards.
Social biases in digital tech create racist face recognition software and sexist hiring tools, but more data collection isn't the answer.
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Astronomic valuations for non-profitable companies are popular in Silicon Valley but how are they calculated and what do they reflect?
Facebook allows advertisers to target low-income Americans.
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The drumbeat of data breaches and the growing problem of identity theft disproportionately harm low-income Americans.
Tech companies have an economic imperative to avoid grappling too seriously with the ethical issues surrounding data usage.
Tech companies have vowed to do better when it comes to using data ethically, but most ethics initiatives are neither enforced nor enforceable.
Google employees protest outside the Google Corporate Campus Headquarters in Mountain View, California on November 1, 2018.
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Industrial action by Google workers shows collective representation is needed even in what is meant to be the best company in the world.
Google employees protest outside the Googleplex HQ in Mountain View, California.
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At a time when discussions about tech companies revolve around algorithms making automated decisions, the walkout gives Google a thousand human faces.
After a long industrial campaign, Amazon workers in Italy have persuaded their employer to reach an agreement with them.
Tech companies overseas are signing collective agreements with their employees. Might Australia be next?
Cities will be driving globalisation and innovation in the emerging world order.
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Welcome to the era of TechPlomacy where a new world order is emerging around cities and their economies, rather than nations and their borders.
There’s a global war going on, and a global arms race to go with it. It’s not a race for physical weapons, it’s a race to develop cyber weapons of psychological, emotional, financial and infrastructure attack.
Hostile foreign powers and even tech companies are not attacking us with bullets and bombs; they're doing it with bits and bytes. It's Cyber Security Awareness Month, so what to do about the third world war being waged in cyberspace?
Who’s missing from this picture?
Here's what research actually says about differences between males and females – and the question of what's innate and what's acquired.