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Australia’s first digital only bank Volt today announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft to develop “Volt 2.0”, a white labelled Banking as a Service platform for non-banks.  In 2019 Volt was the first Australian challenger bank to receive a banking licence and had been focused on the consumer market. But

Facebook has announced the latest version of its successful standalone virtual reality (VR) headset, the Oculus Quest 2. The new device packs more computing power and a sharper screen than its predecessor, and is also US$100 cheaper. Facebook’s Oculus Quest 2 (from AUD$479) is a powerful wireless VR headset for

TikTok has told Australian lawmakers it accepts the increased scrutiny it receives because of its Chinese origins but it does not want to become a “political football”. In a submission to the Select Committee on Foreign Interference through Social Media, TikTok defended its data policies and security, insisting the Chinese

Local startup Dystech is using artificial intelligence and cloud computing to lower the barriers to assessing dyslexia.  Without early detection, dyslexia can create extreme learning difficulties and often requires alternative or additional support from teachers. But it can be hard to detect at a young age and the current testing

Most Australian consumers have little idea about how many organisations have access to their personal information and few trust businesses’ ability to protect it, according to a global survey. But a significant amount report a willingness to pay more for better data protection. OpenText, an enterprise software company surveyed 12,000

Consumers are taking more control of their personal data, and it is beholden on businesses to give them the tools they need to do that. That’s the view of Blaine Carter, Chief Information Security Officer of Franklin Covey, who has watched both the change in consumer attitudes and the emergence

Medtech company MedAdvisor has been approved by the Federal Government via the Australian Digital Health Agency and will be launching its ePrescribing functionality to help connect GPs, pharmacists and patients as they navigate the rollout of eScripts across Australia. The Federal Government accelerated the rollout of ePrescribing after the COVID-19

Australia’s first sustainability-linked loan tied to achieving better social outcomes is capturing international interest, according to the Commonwealth Bank. In March 2020, Commbank and Wesfarmers inked a$A400 million three-year bilateral sustainability-linked loan, the largest to be offered by a single lender. The bank says the loan incentivised Wesfarmers, linking the

A short while into the pandemic, one of the largest financial institutions in the U.S. had a temporary website outage. This happened to fall on the same day that government stimulus checks were released. And no doubt, the additional traffic of customers attempting to login and see if they received

Chinese tech behemoth Alibaba Group today announced the addition of Temenos banking software and the Vertica analytics platform to its public cloud offering, Alibaba Cloud. Both new partners say their customers are increasingly demanding the flexible and scalable qualities of pubic cloud. The partnership with the European software giant means