Gilmour Space Tech counts down to momentous rocket launch

Gilmour Space Tech counts down to momentous rocket launch

The final frontier is just the beginning for the stargazers at Gilmour Space Technologies. During the week which coincidentally marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, Gilmour Space Technologies (GST) celebrates its own history-making moment. The Gold Coast-based rocket engineering company yesterday completed the final ...

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"Insufficient certainty" surrounds Superloop profit forecast

"Insufficient certainty" surrounds Superloop profit forecast

Telecommunications connectivity company Superloop (ASX: SLC) has fallen on hard times since a takeover bid from the Queensland Investment Company (QIC) failed to produce a firm deal. Prior to this impasse with its suitor the company's shares were trading at $1.93 each, but at the time of publication this morning they were sitting at $...

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Challenger bank Archa avoids dirty word for Gens Y & Z

Challenger bank Archa avoids dirty word for Gens Y & Z

The founder of Australian challenger bank Archa has his sights set on launching the company's first products to customers next quarter, but the plan is to "avoid the word bank wherever possible". Speaking on a blockchain, AI and robotics panel at Gold Coast Business Week, Archa founder and CEO Oliver Kidd discussed a busines...

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Myriota the first locals to sign with the Australian Space Agency

Myriota the first locals to sign with the Australian Space Agency

Space and technology startup Myriota is the first Australian company to sign with the Australian Space Agency (ASA) as a strategic partner. The Adelaide-based company, residing in the new Lot Fourteen startup precinct, is the first Australian startup to partner with ASA, joining international giants like Boeing who signed an agreement wit...

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Whispir teams up with Amazon Web Services

Whispir teams up with Amazon Web Services

ASX newcomer Whispir (ASX:WSP) has boosted its cloud communications toolkit thanks to a partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS). The tie-up is expected to help customers of both companies respond more effectively to crises, email responses, website clicks and form submissions without the need to write code. The Melbourne-founded so...

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Tritium puts electric vehicle charging expansion into gear with $200m pipeline

Tritium puts electric vehicle charging expansion into gear with $200m pipeline

Australia may not be one of the 14 countries that plan to ban sales of gasoline-fuelled cars by 2040, but it is home to one company in the driver's seat of the electric vehicle (EV) revolution. Tritium has the potential to become a Brisbane and national icon following the opening of its EV R&D centre in May, while its offices in A...

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Removify was Nick Bell's startup itch that needed to be scratched

Removify was Nick Bell's startup itch that needed to be scratched

Removify is helping businesses remove unwanted and fake online reviews and content with a 'no win, no fee' business model. Nick Bell (pictured) could easily have been forgiven for taking a break from the business world following his $39 million sale of WME Group to Melbourne IT (ASX:MLB) in 2017. But Bell couldn't kee...

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Dimmi founder launches new 'smart menu' app me&u

Dimmi founder launches new 'smart menu' app me&u

After a 12-month sabbatical following the sale of restaurant booking app Dimmi, Stevan Premutico (pictured) is back with another piece of hospitality-tech sure to make waves in the industry. Called 'me&u', the app allows restaurant-goers to order and pay for food seamlessly at the restaurant. Customers simply need to ...

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Hacker given three-year jail term for insider trading

Hacker given three-year jail term for insider trading

A Melbourne man has been sentenced to three years imprisonment after hacking a financial publisher's system and engaging in insider trading. IT consultant Steven Oakes today pleaded guilty to 11 charges of insider trading, unauthorised access to data with the intention to commit a serious offence, and the alteration of electronic devi...

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SaaS scale-up Whispir makes ASX debut

SaaS scale-up Whispir makes ASX debut

With "on fire" growth in Southeast Asia and major customers like Disney and Virgin Australia, Melbourne-founded global cloud communications scale-up Whispir (ASX: WSP) has opened a new chapter as a public company today. Co-founder Jeromy Wells (pictured) tells Business News Australia the initial public offering (IPO) has be...

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Facebook launches crypto project but obstacles abound

Facebook launches crypto project but obstacles abound

Facebook Inc announced ambitious plans on Tuesday to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into digital payments that immediately raised privacy concerns. The social networking giant has linked with 28 partners including Mastercard, PayPal and Uber to form Libra Association, a Geneva-based entity gov...

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Can EMVision's portable brain scanner disrupt stroke treatment as we know it?

Can EMVision's portable brain scanner disrupt stroke treatment as we know it?

Studies show the brain ages by about 3.6 years for every hour that passes without appropriate treatment after a stroke. The disease is the world's second-leading killer after cancer worldwide, but to make a diagnoss for treatment the current solution comes in the form of stationary, complex and expensive imaging technologies like...

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The programmatic ad platform to give Silicon Valley a run for its money

The programmatic ad platform to give Silicon Valley a run for its money

Programmatic advertising forms the bedrock of most publishers in 2019. Major rags, websites and blogs have all dived into it in the past and still use it today for a very good reason - it is an automated, easy way to boost revenue from websites. But it also comes with a number of problems, which Business News Australia has dived into ...

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Afterpay faces AUSTRAC audit into anti-money laundering compliance

Afterpay faces AUSTRAC audit into anti-money laundering compliance

The Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) has ordered an audit of fintech Afterpay's (ASX: APT) after identifying concerns over compliance with financial crime legislation. The announcement prompted a 12.6 per cent drop in APT shares this morning down to $22.41. The financial intelligence agency ha...

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Emerge Gaming partners with Viacom for Nickelodeon eSports platform

Emerge Gaming partners with Viacom for Nickelodeon eSports platform

Listed gaming and eSports company Emerge Gaming (ASX: EM1) has been tasked with the development of a Nickelodeon eSports platform in partnership with Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN). Called NickX, the platform is a kid-focused eSports interactive tournament platform showcasing content from Viacom's Nickelodeon brands...

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Are businesses taking the threat of cybercrime seriously?

Are businesses taking the threat of cybercrime seriously?

The news that Australian National University suffered from a massive hack, seeing 19 years of data stolen made headlines earlier this week. According to the ABC names, addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers, personal email addresses and emergency contact details, tax file numbers, payroll information, bank account details, and passport ...

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Afterpay buy-now pay-later formula proves a success in the US

Afterpay buy-now pay-later formula proves a success in the US

Buy-now pay-later fintech Afterpay Touch Group's (ASX: APT) latest business update shows the company's US expansion is performing well on track. As it stands Afterpay's US business is generating approximately $1.7 billion in annualised underlying sales. This figure was achieved just 13 months after the group first landed in th...

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LiveTiles launches AI-driven data security solution with Microsoft

LiveTiles launches AI-driven data security solution with Microsoft

Within weeks of becoming a launch partner for Microsoft's SharePoint home sites, Australian-founded LiveTiles (ASX: LVT) has announced the launch of a new security platform for Office 365. The company's new AI-driven, data-centric security solution has been launched in conjunction with Nucleus Cyber, following a strategic par...

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The INDIGO subsea cable is ready to be deployed

The INDIGO subsea cable is ready to be deployed

The nearly 10,000km long subsea INDIGO subsea cable connecting Australia and South East Asia is now complete and ready for use. Consortium members can now use the Internet connectivity cable that stretches 4,600km from Singapore to Perth and another 4,600km from Perth to Sydney. AARNet, Google, Indosat Ooredoo, Singtel, SubPartners an...

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Vocus receives $3.3 billion takeover offer

Vocus receives $3.3 billion takeover offer

Internet service provider Vocus (ASX: VOC) has received a non-binding $3.3 billion takeover bid from private equity firm EQT Infrastructure. The proposal would see EQT acquire all shares in Vocus for $5.25 per share, representing a significant premium to last Friday's closing price of $3.89. The Vocus board has granted the bidder ...

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