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Delivering the keynote at the Microsoft Future Now event in Sydney today Brad Smith, president and chief legal officer of Microsoft said the Christchurch terrorist attack is a learning moment for everyone working in technology. Smith is referring to the Christchurch terrorist attack where 50 people were murdered in shootings

Computing is more distributed than ever before. There is a lot more of it, for a lot less cost and, importantly, it is now being applied at the experience layer, providing businesses with the opportunity to work very differently with consumers and clients. This was one of the key points

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Technology overlords Google, Amazon and Apple have been named as the most innovative companies for 2019 by Boston Consulting Group. Following the top three came Microsoft, Samsung, Netflix, IBM, Facebook, Tesla and Adidas. Apple has topped the annual list since 2005 but Google and Amazon have finally dethroned the Cupertino

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Mobile workforce management company Skedulo has raised a US$28 million Series B funding round led by M12, Microsoft’s venture arm. Past investors Blackbird and Costanoa Ventures also participated in the round. The company, which was founded in Brisbane in 2013, has secured over $40 million in funding to date. As

Artificial intelligence (AI) continues to be a lucrative technology space with the majority of startups either managing to secure venture capital (VC) backing or being involved in the thick of merger and acquisition (M&A) deal activity during 2014-2018. As a result, the race to fund or acquire AI-startups reflects the

Rather than picking a single problem and solving it, Australian technology company Lakeba Group is hedging its bets, using AI to unearth a range of business opportunities, commercialising the underlying technology components as well as applying it to industry-specific use cases. So far the Manly-based company has identified seven commercial

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Only 28 per cent of Australian enterprises have a company-wide strategy for sharing data which is hindering their ability to successfully orchestrate customer experience (CX) projects, according a a new study. Furthermore, 37 per cent of Australian organisations said that between 20-40 per cent or more of their CX projects

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was not even born in early 1982 when the mandated breakup of Bell System began, a move that ultimately slashed the value of the giant and previously unassailable AT&T by 70 percent. He was 15 when Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson found that Microsoft was

Microsoft opened its newest Technology Centre in Sydney today, offering the company’s local customers and partners a hub to develop digital technology and strategies. During the launch the technology giant also announced a new partnership with the NSW Government’s Department of Finance, Services and Innovation. The government signed a memorandum

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Google (Alphabet) Google’s parent company Alphabet beat revenue and earnings per share expectations however increased costs pushed shares down. Full year revenue up 23 per cent year-on-year to $136.8 billion, while Q4 revenue jumped 22 per cent to $39.3 billion. Advertising revenue for the three months ended December 31 were