News: Money

A movement to boycott the NRA is growing -- here are the companies that haven't cut ties with the gun-rights group

Sunday  21:46,   25 february 2018
Business Insider Australia

A mass shooting that killed 17 people at a Florida high school has spurred a growing number of calls for companies to cut ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA).The backlash has centered on the National Rifle Association (NRA), an[...]

Elon Musk Just Revealed the Surprising Amount of Bitcoin He Owns

Sunday  21:46,   25 february 2018

<p>Elon Musk — man whose name is synonymous with boundary-pushing companies like Tesla and SpaceX — just revealed how much Bitcoin he owns</p>“I literally own zero cryptocurrency, apart from .25 BTC that a friend sent me many years ago,” Musk[...]

Huawei’s new MateBook X Pro laptop has incredibly tiny bezels

Sunday  21:46,   25 february 2018
The Verge

Huawei isn’t bringing a new flagship phone to Mobile World Congress this year, but it does have a trio of larger-screened devices to show off. First up is Huawei’s new laptop, the MateBook X Pro. Like last year’s MateBook X, it has an attractive[...]

Comment: The biggest challenge for anyone claiming corporate tax cuts will boost wages is finding evidence to back it up

Sunday  06:54,   25 february 2018
Business Insider Australia

The argument that cutting the Australian company tax rate will lead to higher investment and wages does not have solid empirical or theoretical backing. A close look at the economic research in this area shows a lack of consensus. Different studies, [...]

Cybercrime 'pandemic' may have cost the world $600 billion last year

Sunday  06:53,   25 february 2018

The global cost of cybercrime has now reached as much as $600 billion — about 0.8 percent of global GDP — according to a new report. More worrying than that figure may be the massive growth from 2014, when the same analysis showed the cost was only[...]

There’s now a new model for forecasting Australian housing prices, and it appears to work

Sunday  06:53,   25 february 2018
Smart Company

Wouldn’t it be great to know what’s ahead for our property markets? Sure lots of ‘commentators’ have given their market forecastsSure lots of ‘commentators’ have given their market forecasts for 2018, but what do they base them[...]

MIT's Veil service will make private browsing more private

Sunday  06:52,   25 february 2018

Because incognito doesn't always mean you're 100 percent secure.Wang said in a[...]

How Hobart became a mainlander’s dream

Sunday  00:10,   25 february 2018

In Tasmania's capital, outsiders are buying boltholes, developers are circling and tourism is soaring. But not everyone's benefiting from the city's boom."This won't be as exciting as meeting David Walsh,” real estate agent Kim Morgan[...]

New Huawei P20 photos show a dual-camera system

Saturday  19:56,   24 february 2018
The Verge

Huawei recently debuted the Mate 10 Pro at CES, and it’s already gearing up to launch another phone called the P20.&nbsp;Previous rumors about the device said it could feature a three-lens system as well as a notch (like the iPhone X), but these [...]

9 Google Home tips for music lovers

Saturday  11:26,   24 february 2018

If you love your Google Home speaker about as much as you love music, here are nine tips you should know.Here are nine tips for listening to music with your Google Home[...]

Google publicly launches ARCore 1.0 on 13 phones, will begin expanding Lens availability

Saturday  08:05,   24 february 2018

After playing around in the experimental phase, Google is bringing its ARCore augmented reality platform to its 1.0 release with availability on over 100 million Android devices.If you have a new Pixel phone, you may have been able to play with[...]

Snapchat value falls $1.3B as Kylie Jenner says she’s over it

Saturday  05:45,   24 february 2018
New York Daily News

Kylie Jenner has all but X-ed out of Snapchat — and her app absence may be affecting business. Snap Inc. — the parent company of the blink-and-you'll-miss-it photo platform — lost $1.3 billion in market value, with shares sinking as much as 7.2% in[...]

Coca-Cola and Santa don't mix - advertising watchdog

Saturday  05:45,   24 february 2018
Radio New Zealand

Coca-Cola has been rapped over the knuckles by the Advertising Standards Authority for a sponsorship ad featuring Santa Claus holding two bottles of coke. The ASA ruled that the ad, which ran on bilboards in the build-up to Christmas last year,[...]

Woolworths profit surges as supermarket sales growth outpaces Coles

Saturday  05:43,   24 february 2018
Business Insider Australia

Woolworths has posted a 37.6% rise in net profit after tax to $969 million for the half-year ended December 2017.&nbsp;Woolworths has posted a 37.6% rise in net profit after tax to $969 million for the half-year ended December[...]

CBA denies most of Austrac's latest claims, rejects shareholder action

Saturday  05:42,   24 february 2018

CBA has denied 89 of the 100 additional allegations made against it late last year in Austrac's case alleging mass breaches of anti-money laundering laws.Also on Friday, the bank revealed new details of high-level meetings between the financial[...]