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Google’s parent company Alphabet’s stock is up 4 per cent after it beat Wall Street’s expectations for the quarter ended March 31, 2017. Alphabet reported revenue of $24.75 billion, up 22 per cent versus the first quarter of 2016 and 24 per cent on a constant currency basis. During the

Amazon Alexa

Amazon Web Services has announced that Amazon Lex, an artificial intelligence (AI) service for building applications that can have conversations using voice and text, is now available to all customers. The company said Lex brings the sophisticated and proven deep learning algorithms that power Amazon Alexa to all developers as

ERP today announced a host of enhancements to its core ERP suite. The new functionality spans global financials, revenue recognition, billing, Services Resource Planning (SRP), Supply Chain Management (SCM), and Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC). The changes are designed to help its customers the ability to continue to scale and innovate

Cloud has achieved nearly total market penetration in Australia but maturity levels still have a way to go, according to researchers and executives at a media roundtable hosted by Oracle in Sydney this week. “Most organisations of more than 20 employees, you’ll struggle to find any who didn’t have any

Lawyers in the US are claiming that headphone and speaker company Bose, is secretly collecting information about what users listen to when they use its bluetooth wireless headphones. Take our Which-50 reader survey and go into the draw for a chance to win a pair of Sony H.ear Bluetooth headphones

The uptake of car sharing, ride-hailing services and autonomous vehicles is poised to further disrupt the automotive industry. A recent report from McKinsey & Company, ‘How shared mobility will change the automotive industry’, examined the potential effects and how players can position themselves for the change. Take our Which-50 reader

Airbnb

The NSW government is moving closer to finally clarifying the status of home sharing services like Airbnb (from one of which, coincidentally, this story is being written – albeit on the other side of the Earth.) A parliamentary report into short term rentals recommended support for the sector, which in

VPN, security, data

As of last week, Australian internet service providers (ISPs) and telecommunications companies are officially required to collect “metadata” about their customers’ communications. According to the legislation, this data includes: name, address, date of birth, email addresses and other identifying information of the person that holds an account details of any

The Commonwealth Bank has developed a quantum computer simulator that it says will give Australian developers a head start on the massive step change in computing power promised by quantum processing. The simulator is based on research by UNSW Australia and gives developers and academics a platform to create quantum

data scientist

Software company Qualtrics has closed a $180 million funding round at a $2.5 billion valuation. The round was led by Insight Venture Partners and Accel, with participation from Sequoia Capital. Take our Which-50 reader survey and go into the draw for a chance to win a pair of Sony H.ear