News: Money

Gaming mogul Packer retreats from Japan plans

Tuesday  00:25,   24 october 2017
AFP

Tycoon James Packer Monday said plans for gaming empire Crown to expand into the lucrative Japanese market were "off the table" as the company focuses on developing a flagship Sydney casino. The Australian billionaire outlined his interest [...]

NBN needs protection if it is to make a profit: CEO Bill Morrow

Monday  23:29,   23 october 2017
The Age

The national broadband network is losing money on each suburb it connects.The company's concerns have been detailed by chief executive Bill Morrow in an exclusive interview ahead of a Four Corners report on Monday that it fears will suggest "the[...]

30 Ultimate Tech Gifts for Every Person on Your Holiday Shopping List

Monday  18:26,   23 october 2017
Time

Here comes the 2017 holiday season, and that means it’s time to round up our favorite tech gifts and gadget stocking stuffers. These are some of the coolest ideas TIME’s come across, from coveted game consoles like Nintendo’s retro Super NES[...]

Tech Firms Seek Washington's Prized Asset: Top-Secret Clearances

Monday  15:01,   23 october 2017
Bloomberg

Silicon Valley companies are learning what many businesses with interests in Washington have long known: It pays to have staff with government security clearances. Major players in technology are bolstering their workforces with former government[...]

'Pay With Google' makes shopping on Android less of a hassle

Monday  12:20,   23 october 2017
Engadget

As promised, Google is streamlining online purchases made through Android devices by rolling out Pay with Google . The feature lets you use any of the credit or debit cards you've previously logged on the web titan's products (like Chrome, Android[...]

Google ‘actively investigating’ reports of Pixel 2 XL screen burn-in

Monday  07:45,   23 october 2017
The Verge

Over the weekend, people with review units of the Pixel 2 XL began noticing a problem. You can see it below, and I can confirm I’m seeing something similar on my own review[...]

The rise of Sydney’s city fringe suburbs

Monday  07:16,   23 october 2017
Sydney Morning Herald

It is no secret that metropolitan/suburban fringe areas of Capital cities are undergoing a significant level of infrastructure spend not witnessed for many decades. In Sydney, one of the busiest areas has been the redevelopment of Redfern, which is[...]

NBN Co activates new connection technology

Monday  07:16,   23 october 2017
MSN

NBN Co has activated a fibre-to-the-curb connection in Melbourne as part of ongoing trials of alternative connection methods.Fibre-to-the-curb (FTTC) takes cable to telecom pits outside premises, which is closer than fiber-to-the-node (FTTN) and[...]

Woolworths faces wave of warehouse strikes over pay and job security

Monday  05:06,   23 october 2017
The Age

Supermarket giant Woolworths faces widespread industrial strife with as many as 2000 workers to potentially go on strike in the coming weeks over pay and job security. Industrial action at four giant warehouses in Victoria and NSW would likely cause [...]

Atlassian is on the brink of joining the $US10 billion club

Monday  03:42,   23 october 2017
Sydney Morning Herald

The most prominent global technology company to have emerged from Australian shores is on the brink of another significant valuation milestone. Shares in Sydney-headquartered software giant Atlassian soared to a new peak on Friday morning local[...]

Tasmanian nurses fear wage rise caps will deliver lowest national pay and skills exit

Monday  01:55,   23 october 2017
ABC News

A union warns the Tasmanian Government's continuing wage rise cap will make state nurses the lowest paid in Australia, causing them to seek employment elsewhere.Pay negotiations for the state's public sector are due to begin early next year,[...]

Here's how RBA rate hikes would crush the budgets of Australian mortgage holders

Monday  00:05,   23 october 2017
Business Insider Australia

For the first time in many years, rate hikes from the Reserve Bank are now seen as a very real prospect by financial markets, potentially arriving as early as the first half of 2018. Should that eventuate, it would be the first time since late 2010[...]

Prince Leonard of Hutt River loses multi-million-dollar tax appeal

Sunday  17:30,   22 october 2017
ABC News

Prince Leonard of Hutt River loses multi-million-dollar tax appealLeonard Casley, who is also known as Prince Leonard, and his son Arthur lost a Supreme Court battle against the Australian Tax Office earlier this year, which had demanded they pay[...]

Save your money and your data by preparing your phone for travel

Sunday  14:30,   22 october 2017
Popular Science

Make sure you're secure before leaving the house.You want your cell phone to last the duration of the trip. That means protecting the physical device—and the personal information you keep inside[...]

5 weird and wonderful products powered by AI

Sunday  11:11,   22 october 2017
FOX News

AI is hot right now. Amazon Alexa is a powerful AI assistant, and our cars are becoming more and more adaptable to traffic (and other cars). Yet, some of the most interesting innovations in AI might not capture as much[...]