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some currency companies are threatened by facebook s crypto plans but most fintechs seem to sniff an opportuni
Some currency companies are threatened by Facebook's crypto plans, but most fintechs seem to sniff an opportunity.
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facebook s libra will be a regulator s picnic and a 2020 start seems unrealistic
Facebook's Libra will be a regulator's picnic ... And a 2020 start seems unrealistic.
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pivot is probably not a strong enough word for the transformation facebook is attempting as it tries to distan
""Pivot" is probably not a strong enough word for the transformation Facebook is attempting, as it tries to distance itself from the scandals and social opprobrium that have engulfed its social media platform." Writes the ever readable @DLLabs
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for years we ve wondered when big tech was going to come after banks and financial services in a big way this
For years we've wondered when big tech was going to come after banks and financial services in a big way ... This is it ... Big story.
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automation cuts into profit at accounting firms writes edmundtadros
Automation cuts into profit at accounting firms writes @edmundtadros
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a couple of years ago hashching seemed to be flying it was certainly one of the higher profile australian star
A couple of years ago HashChing seemed to be flying ... it was certainly one of the higher profile Australian #fintech startups. But things have not been going well lately. @YolandaRedrup dug into it to find out what has been going on:
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hostplus backs us tech as vc funding grows to 13b
Hostplus backs US tech as VC funding grows to $1.3b
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airbnb property management startup raises 6m with combination of debt and equity from by
Airbnb property management startup raises $6m, with combination of debt and equity from @OneVenturesVC by @YolandaRedrup #startupaus
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aconex founders lead investment in food tech start up fresho
Aconex founders lead investment in food tech start-up Fresho
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new fund raises 50m to offer early stage venture loans startupaus
New fund raises $50m to offer early-stage venture loans #startupaus

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now there s an afr angle
Now there's an AFR angle!
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the government hack proves it can t keep encryption backdoors safe and should forget its new laws
The government hack proves it can't keep encryption backdoors safe and should forget its new laws.
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if you re going to have a meeting to discuss a top secret merger in which you discuss the need to avoid leaks
If you're going to have a meeting to discuss a top secret merger, in which you discuss the need to avoid leaks ... it is probably best not to do it in a public cafe where a nosey AFR journo could be sat at the next table thanking his lucky stars.
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nbn ceo bill morrow says it is an honest assessment to admit that regional australia can never have broadband
NBN CEO Bill Morrow says it is an "honest assessment" to admit that regional Australia can never have broadband as good as cities ... or at least not for the foreseeable future #Estimates
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in just a couple of terms of govt australia s tech scene has gone from being lauded and courted by the prime m
In just a couple of terms of govt, Australia's tech scene has gone from being lauded and courted by the Prime Minister in the "Ideas Boom" to being swatted aside like it's an over-opinionated teenager who should shut up while the grown-ups are talking
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we re not getting a gold plated nbn but nbn is getting gold plated new offices ok maybe i m just trouble makin
We're not getting a "gold-plated" NBN, but NBN is getting gold-plated new offices (ok maybe I'm just trouble-making)
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meanwhile my kids public school has to resort to begging parents for voluntary donations to pay for such luxur
Meanwhile my kids' public school has to resort to begging parents for voluntary donations to pay for such luxuries as classroom supplies and toilet paper.
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sbs will broadcast all matches for the remainder of the world cup group stages alongside optus sport big conce
SBS will broadcast all matches for the remainder of the World Cup group stages alongside Optus Sport. Big concession by Optus, but clearly the right move in the circumstances.
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uber says 12 million australian accounts were breached in its belatedly revealed worldwide hack
Uber says 1.2 million Australian accounts were breached in its belatedly revealed worldwide hack
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as australia has learnt from the cane toad introducing something into a complex ecosystem can have consequence
"As Australia has learnt from the cane toad, introducing something into a complex ecosystem can have consequences that are hard to predict, and even harder to reverse." looks at the futile Encryption bill that was rushed through last night #aabil
Total(1) => 0.3009979724884 f_f_QM(2) => 0.056235074996948 indS(2) => 0.018965005874634 indM(2) => 0.03528094291687 indM_1(2) => 0.0025179386138916 indM_2(2) => 0.00076723098754883 indM_4(2) => 0.0025818347930908 indM_5(2) => 0.0067360401153564 indM_6(2) => 0.0015900135040283 indM_7(2) => 0.0022320747375488 indM_8(2) => 0.001147985458374 indM_9(2) => 0.0091521739959717 indM_10(2) => 0.0081791877746582 f_f_pTL(2) => 0.24275183677673 f_f_dT(20) => 0.24247622489929