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One of Australia’s leading online retailers, Kogan.com, has bought one of New Zealand’s biggest, Mighty Ape. Kogan is paying $AU122.4 million (NZ$128m) for the New Zealand company. Mighty Ape sells electronic games, board games, toys, homewares, collectibles and consumer electronics, and is forecast to earn $NZ15m in operatings earnings from revenues of $145m in the […]

A recent study has shown that a UV light technology already used to prevent the spread of other airborne diseases in buildings has the potential to be effective against COVID-19. The research, published in the journal PeerJ, found that upper room UV germicidal irradiation (UVGI) can kill SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, which can be transmitted by aerosolised […]

Clean hydrogen is one of five priority technologies outlined today in the Morrison Government’s first Low Emissions Technology Statement – the first milestone in Australia’s Technology Investment Roadmap. Released by Energy and Emissions Reduction Minister Angus Taylor, hydrogen production under $2 per kilogram is named as a priority technology and economic stretch goal to make […]

Some 20 activist groups called on Facebook to stop the spread of “hate speech” targeting sexual minorities in the Middle East and North Africa through its platform. “We the signers below are concerned about the increase of hate speech against the LGBTQI+ community on Facebook,” the groups from several countries in the region said in […]

Online payments start-up Checkout.com has raised $150 million in funding at a $5.5 billion valuation — nearly three times what it was worth when it last raised cash. Founded in 2012, the London-based company sells a software platform that makes it easier for businesses to process and take payments over the web. It competes with […]

Technology giant Amazon has banned the police from using its controversial facial recognition software for a year. It comes after civil rights advocates raised concerns about potential racial bias in surveillance technology. This week IBM also said it would stop offering its facial recognition software for “mass surveillance or racial profiling”. The decisions follow growing […]

On my first day at the Hilton Hotels Corporation in March 1999, I was handed my employee manual and a copy of “Be My Guest,” the autobiography of the company’s founder, Conrad Hilton. Hilton Hotels enjoyed its most significant expansion during The Great Depression by leveraging his small collection of hotels in Texas to buy […]

The FAA is moving forward on remote ID for drones.  Today, the FAA announced 8 companies that will work with the FAA in setting up a framework of technology requirements for future suppliers of remote ID technology.  The 8 companies chosen are: Airbus, AirMap, Amazon, Intel, One Sky, Skyward, T-Mobile, and Wing. The FAA has taken […]

The Chinese tech giant has expressed its support for Meng. Photo: AP The Canadian extradition proceedings of Huawei Technologies former chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou hinge on allegations she made a fraudulent presentation to HSBC in 2013 over the technology giant’s business ties in Iran, but recently revealed documents show the bank had been aware […]

The United States reportedly presented Britain with new evidence showing that the use of Huawei equipment in its 5G networks would put intelligence sharing at risk. Allowing Huawei access to the U.K.’s rollout of fifth-generation mobile internet would be “nothing short of madness,” U.S. officials told their U.K. counterparts, according to a report from The […]