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  • Freelancer reports record revenue and leap in user numbers

    ​Freelancer Limited – the Australian company behind online services marketplace Freelancer.com and payments business Escrow.com – has announced a record net revenue of $26.2m for the first half of 2016, up 56 per cent on the same period in 2015.

    28 July 16 09:41 Written by George Nott
  • Citrix & LogMeIn complete complicated, tax-free sort-of merger

    LogMeIn, the makers of the popular remote desktop software as well as IT security and other offerings, will become part of a Citrix subsidiary in the wake of a complicated, $1.8 billion transaction announced Tuesday by the two companies.

    28 July 16 07:18 Written by Jon Gold
  • Microsoft just launched an iPhone camera app

    There's a new iPhone camera application on the block that's supposed to be better at taking pictures than the one Apple ships with its phones...and it's built by Microsoft.

    28 July 16 04:59 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Dropbox aims for enterprise with new team and IT admin features

    Continuing its effort to better appeal to enterprise users, Dropbox today announced a series of new features aimed at making its cloud-based storage and collaboration platform easier for teams of workers to use and IT administrators to centrally control.

    28 July 16 04:53 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Banks band together for negotiations over Apple Pay, Android Pay

    Some of Australia’s biggest banks are seeking Australian Competition and Consumer Commission authorisation to engage in joint negotiations with third-party digital wallet providers, including Apple, Google and Samsung — and potentially engage in a collective boycott of the services.

    27 July 16 14:01 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Google taps AI to help you bid for digital ads

    Real-time bidding is an aspect of digital marketing that can seem overly complex for the average bear, so it was only a matter of time before AI entered the picture.

    27 July 16 07:10 Written by Katherine Noyes
  • GE waves developers onto its huge IoT stage

    General Electric has more than a century of industrial experience, but it hopes to leverage outside expertise in its IoT mission. This week the company is hosting a developer conference for its GE Predix software platform and announcing developer kits.

    27 July 16 02:30 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Taxi hailing apps Mytaxi and Hailo will merge to counter Uber in Europe

    Daimler’s Mytaxi and British firm Hailo, both ride-sharing companies, have merged to form what is being described as Europe's largest taxi hailing company with 70 million passengers and 100,000 registered taxi drivers in over 50 cities across nine countries.

    26 July 16 21:52 Written by John Ribeiro
  • How businesses can use Pokemon Go to succeed

    Pokemon Go has been a phenomenon since its launch and its location-based, augmented reality nature could make it a boon for small businesses.

    26 July 16 20:01 Written by Ryan Faas
  • Yahoo abandons fight, sells internet business to Verizon for US$4.8B

    Ailing Yahoo is selling of its operating business for US$4.8 billion to Verizon Communications, in a cash deal that will reduce the storied tech firm to mainly holding its cash, stakes in Alibaba and Yahoo Japan and non-core patents.

    25 July 16 21:19 Written by John Ribeiro

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