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Staff Writers

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Cloud Computing

Koch Equity Development (KED) and Golden Gate Capital have invested  $1.5 billion in cloud ERP provider Infor, ahead of a potential IPO later this year. The capital builds on KED’s investment of more than $2 billion in early 2017, and represents an important milestone as Infor considers a potential IPO

Virtual reality

A new study from Juniper Research has found that revenues from VR-specific games will reach $8.2 billion by 2023, rising from an expected $1.2 billion in 2019. It argued that development of smartphone VR content is essential to increase consumer confidence in VR across all platforms, following a disappointing year

Startup hub HaymarketHQ is launching a new program in partnership with Australia Post, Alibaba Cloud and Australia-China Council to help businesses enter China. The China Canvas Challenge is an online program valued at almost $5,000, but the inaugural course will be free for all participants, thanks to the corporate sponsors.

Salesforce Tower San Francisco Downtown

RMIT is launching a new online course to train workers in customer relationship management (CRM) software. Open to IT, marketing and sales professionals, CRM Professional with Salesforce is a six week course which costs $2,200. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Built in collaboration with Salesforce, the course aims

Mary Meeker

Former Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker is raising more than $US1 billion for her new venture capital fund. First reported by Axios last week, the new firm will be called Bond and is seeking to raise $US1.25 billion with a $US1.5 billion hard cap for its first fund. Sign up

Australia Post is taking full ownership of ecommerce delivery platform Aramex Global Solutions (AGS) to boost its international ecommerce capabilities.   AGS provides end-to-end cross-border logistics solutions to a portfolio of global ecommerce merchants. It was established as a joint venture between the AusPost and Dubai-based logistics company Aramex two

transfer, money, payments, financial services

Retailers are set to lose some $130 billion in digital CNP (Card-not-Present) fraud between 2018 and 2023, according to a study by Juniper Research. the study highlighted that increasingly complex approaches by fraudsters, alongside retailers’ intertia in adapting to new fraud prevention requirements, would be key factors behind the increases

Global accelerator program Startupbootcamp is launching a new fintech accelerator backed by NAB, Bupa, YBF, Deloitte, AWS, Cisco and Capgemini. Based in Melbourne, the new accelerator will focus on financial health and wellbeing. Along with industry partners, selected startups will be looking at the intersection between open banking, consumer data

Blockchain technology could create a paradigm shift in the power industry, helping companies move away from traditional business models with complex operating structures. That’s the opinion from GlobalData, whose analysts argue blockchain has the potential to address the key challenges facing electric utilities: high operating costs, aging grids, security, regulatory

apple airpods

A new report from Juniper Research has found that there will be an estimated 417 million hearables in use by 2022. This includes fitness-focused devices, hearing augmentation and purely audio-focused devices. The new report, Future Hearables: Strategies, Opportunities & Forecasts 2018-2023, found that more than 271 million audio-focused multimedia hearables from