Canva user data exposed in large scale hack

Canva user data exposed in large scale hack

Australian design tool Canva has been hacked, exposing sensitive user data. Yesterday the startup confirmed a number of usernames and email addresses were accessed as part of the hack which occurred on Friday, May 24. According to Canva, passwords were obtained in their encrypted form, meaning they remain unreadable for external parti...

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Australians prefer human connection over emerging technologies

Australians prefer human connection over emerging technologies

No matter how helpful technology is becoming Australians are choosing to stick with their fellow humans over emerging technologies. Unlike our regional neighbours Hong Kong and Singapore, Australia has been characterised as 'losing momentum' in the digital economy, thanks to our reluctance to have technology transform every single...

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iVvy partners with fast growing UK hotel group Village Hotel Club

iVvy partners with fast growing UK hotel group Village Hotel Club

Tech scale-up iVvy has partnered with Village Hotel Club to implement its white label solution across the UK group's website. Village Hotel Club is a fast-moving hotel group with 30 properties as of the time of writing. The group intends to open additional five hotels in the next two years, with a further 15 planned by 2026. iVvy&...

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TRAVLR partners with 8common on business and leisure travel platform

TRAVLR partners with 8common on business and leisure travel platform

Listed fintech group 8common (ASX: 8CO) has tapped travel disruptors TRAVLR to assist in the development of a new business leisure platform. Called Benefits8 the employee benefits platform has been created to serve the growing business and leisure travel opportunity sector and will leverage 8common's Expense8 business unit. The Ex...

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Brauz launches reserve in store feature with Forever New and Nike

Brauz launches reserve in store feature with Forever New and Nike

The team behind eCommerce tech startup Brauz have launched a new feature designed to drive sales in stores. The 'Reserve in Store' feature allows customers to book a time slot to try on the items they have found online in a physical retail location. Launching initially in partnership with Forever New and Retail Prodigy Group, ...

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Tritium scores large scale electric vehicle charger deal in Europe

Tritium scores large scale electric vehicle charger deal in Europe

Tritium's disruptive electric vehicle (EV) charging technology will be distributed to 120 sites across Europe in what is a breakthrough deal for the Brisbane-based company. Tritium will supply IONITY with its Veefil-PK 350kW DC high power EV chargers for 120 new IONITY charging sites across Europe. This is the largest deal Tritium...

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TechnologyOne profit up 130 per cent

TechnologyOne profit up 130 per cent

Brisbane-based TechnologyOne (ASX: TNE) has reported 1H19 profits before tax up 130 per cent on the back of higher value annual software as a service (SaaS) contracts. Net profit before tax at the end of the first half was up 130 per cent to $24.5 million, with profit attributable to members up 119 per cent to $17.9 million. Revenue w...

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Superloop and QIC fail to come to agreement

Superloop and QIC fail to come to agreement

QIC's proposed $494 million takeover of Superloop (ASX: SLC) is dead in the water after the two parties could not come to a suitable transaction offer. Superloop says that after opening up the books to QIC Private Capital for a three-week period of exclusive due diligence neither party could come to an agreement. "The announc...

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Find out how AI, tech and innovation will be the future for Aussie tourism

Find out how AI, tech and innovation will be the future for Aussie tourism

The Gold Coast is undeniably Australia's top tourist destination but capitalising on the business brought by millions of visitors each year is no simple task. That's why tourism is perpetually in need of innovators, particularly in the tech space, who will take the industry to the next level. Enter the Tourism Innovators Conference,...

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Consumer megatrends that will shape the future

Consumer megatrends that will shape the future

With the world economy changing as rapidly as it has of late it can be difficult to understand what's coming next. Becoming bogged down on the micro-level of your own business can often leave you unprepared or unaware of the bigger picture. According to Euromonitor International, who just released a study into the main 'megatr...

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Meet the young CEO of a leading international cyber security firm

Meet the young CEO of a leading international cyber security firm

For most people, the age of 19 usually indicates the first year of University, and the beginning of a career, perhaps an unpaid internship. For Sam Crowther (pictured), CEO of cyber security firm Kasada, 19 is the year he founded a company that would go on to become a major international player. I know, I gasped too. With cybersec...

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Checkbox: the AI business solution that won't steal your job

Checkbox: the AI business solution that won't steal your job

If you're a follower of Elon Musk on Twitter you might be starting to develop a certain paranoia: artificial intelligence is coming for my job, my government, and even my planet. Once the realm of science fiction, artificial intelligence and automation is in fact very real, and very advanced in 2019. Though Musk's paranoid lat...

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ACCC opposes Vodafone and TPG merger

ACCC opposes Vodafone and TPG merger

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ('ACCC') has announced that it will block the merger between telecommunications giants TPG Telecom (ASX: TPM) and Vodafone (ASX: HTA), saying the merger would lessen competition.  The consumer watchdog inadvertently published a statement online this afternoon stating that the...

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InStyle Solar goes national with Costco partnership

InStyle Solar goes national with Costco partnership

One of Queensland's largest solar retailers and installers is about to broaden its horizons following an Australian-first solar deal. Big-box US retailer Costco has signed a deal with InStyle Solar that will see InStyle's products available to purchase via a kiosk in-store. While the initial plan is to have the kiosks installe...

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Financial impact of LandMark White cyber attack revealed

Financial impact of LandMark White cyber attack revealed

The data beach of listed property valuation group LandMark White has hurt the company's revenue by up to $7 million. The company has revealed today the full extent of the breach on the group's bottom line, plus the significant cost of making sure this type of cyber-attack does not happen again. The company says the breach, whi...

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Jordan Grives' Fone Dynamics scooped up by Uniti Wireless

Jordan Grives' Fone Dynamics scooped up by Uniti Wireless

Emerging telco player Uniti Wireless (ASX: UWL) has picked up Brisbane-based tech startup Fone Dynamics. Founded by serial entrepreneur and Young Entrepreneur of the Year (2016) Jordan Grives, Fone Dynamics is a specialist communications platform-as-a-service ('CPaaS') company. The group focuses on modern inbound voice and bus...

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Tritium launches electric vehicle R&D centre in Brisbane

Tritium launches electric vehicle R&D centre in Brisbane

There's no denying it. Car manufacturers around the world are gearing up for an electric vehicles (EV) future, and without an automotive industry of our own, Australia will need to take heed sooner or later.  Queensland based Tritium knows this for a fact, and the company is growing at a remarkable rate< so fast that it's ...

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Former Megaport exec to lead Cloudscene

Former Megaport exec to lead Cloudscene

A telecommunications industry marketplace and cloud directory founded by Bevan Slattery in 2016 has gone on to become the largest of its kind globally, and is about to embark on a new phase of growth. Cloudscene, a comprehensive directory of data centres and cloud service providers, was created by the entrepreneur responsible for such suc...

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One in three Aussies would trust a robot for financial advice

One in three Aussies would trust a robot for financial advice

With financial advice professionals licking their wounds following the Banking Royal Commission, it appears that now is the perfect time for a robot uprising. That is if you look to recent research which shows that 30 per cent of Australians would trust a robot to offer them financial advice. According to think tank Thinque this stati...

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Space tourism has potential Australia cannot ignore, experts say

Space tourism has potential Australia cannot ignore, experts say

Heading to the moon for your summer holiday might sound far-fetched, but Australian researchers and entrepreneurs want to make it happen. Our space industry here in Australia has a bright future. The Federal Government's newly created Space Agency is due to launch in Adelaide any moment now, and entrepreneurs from around the country a...

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