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How to watch basketball at the Tokyo Olympics, including the new 3-on-3 tournament

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Kevin Durant is one of the many NBA stars playing in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. AP Photo/John Locher The Tokyo 2020 Olympics will feature men's and women's tournaments for 5-on-5 and 3-on-3 basketball. Olympic basketball games will be spread across NBC, NBC Sports, USA, and CNBC. The NBC sports app will stream every game, and US men's games will also stream live on Peacock ($5/month). Table o...
Tags: Reviews, Japan, Usa, Nbc, Entertainment, Australia, France, Germany, Nigeria, US, Sports, Trends, Tech, United States, Olympics, Italy

Tesla, BHP ink supply deal for nickel ahead of demand surge

Tesla will secure nickel from the commodity production giant BHP, the automaker’s latest move to secure direct sources of raw materials that are projected to surge in demand before the decade is out. BHP’s Nickel West division will supply an undisclosed amount of the mineral from its mines in Western Australia. The two companies also agreed to work together to increase battery supply chain sustainability and to identify ways to decrease carbon emissions from their respective operations using ene...
Tags: Transportation, Indonesia, Australia, Tech, Tesla, Supply Chains, Automotive, Pacific, Western Australia, Lithium Ion Batteries, Musk, BHP, International Energy Agency, Electric Vehicle Batteries, Tesla BHP, Robyn Denhlm

Australia's Giant Carbon Capture Project Fails To Meet Key Targets

The world's largest carbon capture and storage project has failed to meet a crucial target of capturing and burying an average of 80% of the carbon dioxide produced from gas wells in Western Australia over five years. From a report: The energy giant Chevron agreed to the target with the West Australian government when developing its $54 billion Gorgon project to extract and export gas from fields off the WA coast. The five year milestone passed on Sunday. In a statement the energy giant Chevron ...
Tags: Australia, Tech, Scott Morrison, Western Australia, Chevron, WA, Peter Milne

Dwolla raises $21M to bring more customizable payment and money transfer options to fintechs and brands

Stripe, with its $95 billion valuation, has been taking on the payment landscape with a whole platform approach, bringing in dozens of adjacent services to snag a wider and deeper set of customers that use these services by way of APIs. But in the world of so-called “embedded finance” there still remains a lot of room for smaller players to bring a more sophisticated approach to the business of building complicated financial processes that can be integrated by third parties to carry out their ow...
Tags: Australia, Finance, Funding, Tech, Canada, Transfers, Payments, Fintech, Foundry Group, HARRIS, U K, DES MOINES Iowa, Traeger, NDA, Ach, Ludlow Ventures

Percent raises $5M, aiming to become the ‘Stripe for donations’ to good causes

What with the planet collapsing and democracy under constant attack from all quarters – you know, just the usual – one or two members of the global population have, idly or not, wondered if the private sector might want to step up? I mean, as well as shooting billionaires into space. At the same time, even! Luckily, many businesses want to do better. But there are one or two hurdles. Incorporating “purpose” into their digital offering, such as donating to a non-profit at the end of a moving docu...
Tags: TC, Europe, UK, Australia, US, Articles, Tech, Ceo, United States, Magazines, United Kingdom, Api, David Attenborough, Streaming Services, Nationwide Building Society, Managing Partner

Twitter tests a TweetDeck revamp it hopes to make a subscription product

Twitter announced today it will begin testing a new set of features for TweetDeck, the company’s often-ignored social media dashboard aimed at Twitter’s power users, which Twitter may soon turn into a new subscription service. According to a post from Twitter Product Lead Kayvon Beykpour, the revamped version of the Twitter client will include a full tweet composer, new advanced search features, new column types, and a new ways to group columns into clean workspaces. We’re testing new feature...
Tags: Social, Apps, Twitter, Australia, Tweet, Social Media, Tech, Canada, Kayvon Beykpour, Tweetdeck, Jane Manchun Wong, Eric Zuckerman, Angelo Tomasco

Employment Hero gets $140M AUD Series E led by Insight Partners, grows valuation to $800M AUD

Employment Hero co-founders Ben Thompson and Dave Tong Four months after announcing its last round, Employment Hero has closed another $140 million AUD (about $103 million USD) in funding. The Series E was led by Insight Partners, the venture capital firm known for its ScaleUp program to help tech companies accelerate their growth. Employment Hero is an automated human resources, payroll and benefits platform for SMEs. Founded in Sydney in 2014, the company is now expanding into Southeast Asi...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Australia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Tech, Ben Thompson, Dave, Malaysia, United Kingdom, Sydney, New Zealand, Vietnam, Thompson

Apple's Back to School Deals Now Live in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East

Apple today launched the third part of its annual Back to School promotion, with back to school deals now available in most countries in Europe, some countries in Asia, and the Middle East. Higher education students and educators can get a set of free AirPods with the purchase of select Macs and iPads, which is the same deal that went live in the United States and Canada in June and Australia and New Zealand in January. Qualifying devices include the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, 24-inch iMac, M...
Tags: Apple, Asia, Europe, Featured, Australia, Thailand, Canada, United States, Middle East, New Zealand, Europe Asia, iMac Mac Pro Mac, Macbook Air Macbook Pro, UK Ireland France, Back to School promotion, Middle East Higher

Australia: Time to topple the digital Goliaths - Travis Schultz & Partners

Google and other digital giants have power, but cannot be trusted to demonstrate a reasonable level of social conscience.
Tags: Google, News, Australia, Partners, Goliaths Travis Schultz

How engineers fought the CAP theorem in the global war on latency

CockroachDB was intended to be a global database from the beginning. The founders of Cockroach Labs wanted to ensure that data written in one location would be viewable immediately in another location 10,000 miles away. The use case was simple, but the work needed to make it happen was herculean. The company is betting the farm that it can solve one of the largest challenges for web-scale applications. The approach it’s taking is clever, but it’s a bit complicated, particularly for the non-techn...
Tags: Startups, Hong Kong, Enterprise, Australia, Tech, Eu, SaaS, Sydney, EC, Databases, Data Management, Database, Spencer Kimball, Cockroach Labs, Relational Database, CockroachDB

Google has been hit with another fine in Europe, this time for $593 million in France after failing to strike a deal with news publishers

Google has been ordered to enter fresh negotiations or face fines of more than $1 million a day. Getty Images French antitrust authorities have hit Google with a €500 million ($593 million) fine. The tech firm must negotiate a new deal with news outlets or face fines of nearly $1 million a day. A Google spokesperson told Bloomberg the company was "very disappointed" with the decision. See more stories on Insider's business page. Google has been hit with a €500 million ($593 million) ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Europe, Technology, Australia, France, US, Trends, Eu, Bloomberg, Regulation, Canada, Antitrust, Silva, Tech Insider

NewView Capital leads $22.3M Series B in Australian telehealth platform Eucalyptus

Telehealth platform Eucalyptus raised a $22.3 million Series B round of funding to build a digital health portfolio for primary care in Australia. NewView Capital led the round with participation from existing investors Blackbird Ventures and W23, and new investor AirTree Ventures. As part of the investment, Ravi Viswanathan, NewView founder and managing partner, will be joining the Eucalyptus board. The new round gives the Sydney-based company a total of $32.8 million raised since it was founde...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Australia, Tech, Sydney, Telemedicine, Digital Healthcare, Eucalyptus, Doyle, Blackbird Ventures, Viswanathan, Tim Doyle, Telehealth, Teledoc, AirTree Ventures

Google told to pay for news with ultimatum and $593 million fine

Australia earlier this year required digital firms including Facebook and Google to pay local publishers for news.
Tags: Google, Facebook, Australia, Advertising

Google fined $592M in France for breaching antitrust order to negotiate copyright fees for news snippets

France has hit Google with a fine of half a billion euros after finding major breaches in how it negotiated with publishers to remunerate them for reuse of their content — as is required under a pan-EU reform of digital copyright law which extended neighbouring rights to news snippets. The size of the fine is notable as it’s over half of the entire $1BN news licensing pot that Google announced last October — when it said it would be paying news publishers “to create and curate high-quality conte...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, UK, Media, Australia, France, Tech, Eu, European Union, Antitrust, Competition And Markets Authority, Copyright Law, Le Monde, Authority, Reuters

Critical RCE Flaw in ForgeRock Access Manager Under Active Attack

Cybersecurity agencies in Australia and the U.S. are warning of an actively exploited vulnerability impacting ForgeRock's OpenAM access management solution that could be leveraged to execute arbitrary code on an affected system remotely. "The [Australian Cyber Security Centre] has observed actors exploiting this vulnerability to compromise multiple hosts and deploy additional malware and tools," [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
Tags: Australia, Tech, Ravie Lakshmanan

Carsome Group will acquire iCar Asia in a deal worth $200M

Southeast Asia’s car marketplace wars are going into high drive. Today Carsome Group, one of the region’s largest online used car marketplaces, said it plans to acquire listings platform iCar Asia in a transaction worth more than $200 million. Carsome has agreed to acquire 19.9% of iCar Asia from Malaysia internet conglomerate Catcha Group. In exchange, Catcha Group will become a shareholder in Carsome Group. Carsome and Catcha Group have also made a joint proposal to iCar Asia’s directors to bu...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Indonesia, Australia, China, Southeast Asia, Tech, Malaysia, Australian Financial Review, Carro, Carsome, Eric Cheng, SoftBank Vision Fund, Catcha Group

US Pacific Northwest Heat Wave Bakes Wheat, Fruit Crops

An unprecedented heat wave and ongoing drought in the U.S. Pacific Northwest is damaging white wheat coveted by Asian buyers and forcing fruit farm workers to harvest in the middle of the night to salvage crops and avoid deadly heat. From a report: The extreme weather is another blow to farmers who have struggled with labor shortages and higher transportation costs during the pandemic and may further fuel global food inflation. Cordell Kress, who farms in southeastern Idaho, expects his winter w...
Tags: Australia, Tech, Canada, United States, Idaho, Pacific Northwest, Kress, Cordell Kress

Paramount Plus starts at just $5 a month, but you'll need the more expensive plan to get live CBS

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Paramount Plus has ad-supported and ad-free plans. Paramount Plus CBS All Access became Paramount Plus on March 4. The rebranded streaming service features original shows and movies from popular franchises. Paramount Plus starts at $5/month, and new members can get a seven-day free trial. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Essential Monthly Plan (ad-supported) (small) Premium Monthly Plan (ad-free) (...
Tags: Reviews, TV, Entertainment, Australia, Comedy Central, Halo, US, NFL, Trends, Tech, Star Trek, Mtv, New Zealand, Streaming, Cbs, SEC

Elevate Brands banks $250M to roll up third-party merchants selling on Amazon’s marketplace

The Amazon roll-up play — where one company creates economies of scale by buying up and consolidating multiple smaller third-party merchants that sell their goods via Amazon’s marketplace — continues to be a strong e-commerce trend, and in the latest development, one of the hopefuls in this space is announcing a major injection of capital to fuel its own place in the field. Elevate Brands, a New York- and Austin-based startup that acquires and runs third-party Amazon merchants, has picked up $25...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Asia, New York, Australia, Berlin, Funding, Tech, Austin, Latin America, EBITDA, Adam Jacobs, Perch, Elevated, Thrasio, Berlin Brands Group

We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #545

Instagram declares it’s no longer a photo-sharing app In a recent post, Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri declared that the platform is “no longer a photo-sharing app”; instead, it will be focusing its efforts on improving the user experience around entertainment and video. Mosseri also detailed some of the new features and experiments that Instagram has been working on – including outlining its four key areas of focus going forwards: Creators, Video, Shopping and Messaging. ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Australia, US, Seo, Canada, Reddit, Donald Trump, Mashup, Sony Music Entertainment, Trump, Twitter Facebook, Facebook YouTube, Zara Larsson

A guide to personal finance for immigrants to the UK

This guide to personal finance for immigrants is by The Learner from Team Monevator. Come back every Monday for another fresh perspective. A new adventure? Relocating for work? I recently moved to the UK, too, from Australia. That meant rebooting my financial life. Moving country is a huge job and so I’ve prepared the following guide on personal finance for immigrants from my own experience of coming to the UK. I hope it can help to make your transition that bit easier! Before y...
Tags: Apple, UK, London, Australia, Savings, Immigration, Miscellaneous, Marketing, Post Office, Britain, Barclays, Wise, Equifax, BRP, TransUnion, Monevation

Dovetail, the venture studio that has worked with startups like Afterpay, is raising a new fund

Dovetail co-founders Ash Fogelberg and Nick Frandsen Based in Sydney and Auckland, Dovetail is a full-service venture studio that works closely with founders who have a great idea, but may lack technical backgrounds. Dovetail helps them build companies from the ground up, preparing them for growth and more funding. Founded in 2014, Dovetail’s success stories include Afterpay, the Melbourne-headquartered unicorn that is one of the highest-profile players in the buy now, play later space, along...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Australia, Tech, Sydney, New Zealand, Venture Capital, Fund, Melbourne, North America, Auckland, Klarna, Frandsen, National disability insurance scheme, Nick Molnar

'We Got the Phone the FBI Secretly Sold to Criminals' (slashdot)

Motherboard bought an FBI "Anom" phone that the agency secretly sells to criminals to monitor their communications. Joseph Cox reports: The sleek, black phone seems perfectly normal. Unlocking the Google Pixel 4a with a PIN code reveals some common apps: Tinder, Instagram, Facebook, Netflix, and even Candy Crush. But none of those apps work, and tapping their icons doesn't do anything. Resetting the phone and typing in another PIN opens up an entirely different section of the device, with a new ...
Tags: Google, News, Australia, Fbi, BeauHD, Joseph Cox, Anom, FBI Anom, Tinder Instagram Facebook Netflix

Fortnite Maker Wins Appeal in Australia

Epic's legal spat with Apple over App Store practices will spill over to Australia. From a report: After a series of hearings and trials that stretched nearly nine months, Apple and Epic made their final pitches to a US District Court in California on May 24. Both companies now await Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers' decision, but that doesn't mean the litigation is over. After a successful appeal Thursday by Epic, the case will soon be brought to an Australian court. At the center of the legal acti...
Tags: Apple, Australia, California, Tech, Epic, App Store, US District Court, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, US District Court Epic

Apple's All-in-One Gift Card Now Available in Canada and Australia

In July 2020, Apple introduced a new all-in-one gift card in the United States that combines its previously separate Apple Store and iTunes gift cards into one, and the combined gift card is now available in Canada and Australia as well. The new Apple Gift Card can be applied towards "everything Apple," including purchases of Apple products and accessories, App Store apps, iTunes Store content like TV shows and movies, services like Apple Music and Apple Arcade, iCloud+ plans, and more. The g...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Australia, Canada, United States, Rumors, Apple Store, Apple Music

Epic Wins Appeal to Continue Antitrust Case Against Apple in Australia

Australia's Federal Court has permitted Epic Games to sue Apple, reversing a previous ruling that said the two companies had to battle it out in the United States first before any legal action could take place Down Under. Epic and Apple are involved in a highly public lawsuit in the United States, but Epic has also sued Apple in other countries, including Australia last November, in an attempt to boost its chances of getting a favorable ruling. Epic's case in Australia follows much of the ...
Tags: Apple, Lawsuit, Australia, California, United States, Epic, States, Epic Games, Federal Court, Epic Games vs. Apple

Epic vs. Apple Australian side quest allowed to resume

Federal Court finds Apple is neither “ornamental” nor “parasitic” and thinks local action is appropriate despite US case Epic Games has had a win in Australia, with the nation’s Federal Court permitting it to sue Apple over its insistence that it alone can process in-app purchases.…
Tags: Apple, Australia, US, Software, Federal Court

'We Got the Phone the FBI Secretly Sold to Criminals'

Motherboard bought an FBI "Anom" phone that the agency secretly sells to criminals to monitor their communications. Joseph Cox reports: The sleek, black phone seems perfectly normal. Unlocking the Google Pixel 4a with a PIN code reveals some common apps: Tinder, Instagram, Facebook, Netflix, and even Candy Crush. But none of those apps work, and tapping their icons doesn't do anything. Resetting the phone and typing in another PIN opens up an entirely different section of the device, with a new ...
Tags: Google, Australia, Tech, Fbi, Joseph Cox, Anom, FBI Anom, Tinder Instagram Facebook Netflix

Swiss Post acquires e2e encrypted cloud services provider, Tresorit

Swiss Post, the former state-owned mail delivery firm which became a private limited company in 2013, diversifying into logistics, finance, transport and more (including dabbling in drone delivery) while retaining its role as Switzerland’s national postal service, has acquired a majority stake in Swiss-Hungarian startup Tresorit, an early European pioneer in end-to-end-encrypted cloud services. Terms of the acquisition are not being disclosed. But Swiss Post’s income has been falling in recent y...
Tags: Security, Fundings & Exits, TC, Cloud, Europe, Post, UK, Privacy, Australia, Cloud Storage, Germany, US, Tech, Eu, European Union, Encryption

Kick like a pro with Footy Skills Lab

When I was growing up in Brisbane, Aussie Rules football wasn’t offered as a school sport – and there weren’t any professional female role models to look up to and learn from. Despite these limitations, we got resourceful. We organized football games in our lunch breaks with friends, using soccer or rugby goal posts and adding sticks or cones to serve as point posts. We practised accuracy using rubbish bins as targets.A decade later, women have truly made their mark in the AFL. There are, howeve...
Tags: Google, Australia, Ai, Melbourne, AFL, Richmond, Carlton, AFLW, Tayla Harris, Footy Skills Lab, Brisbane Aussie Rules, Madison Prespakis, Manchester Miami

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