5 things you need to know in Australian tech today

The new Tesla X. Photo: supplied.

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know.

1. Bigcommerce is helping you buy things from Twitter. The Australian e-commerce startup has cemented its position as a powerful player on the global tech stage, now supporting Twitter’s new “Buy Now” feature, which lets merchants promote and sell products natively across the social network. Read more about it here.

2. Sydney is getting a flagship Microsoft store and it opens on Thursday November 12. Yippee! It will be the tech giant’s first flagship store outside of North America. Business Insider tested out the store’s “Answer Desk” – similar to Apple’s “Genius Bar” – read about it here.

3. Like sci-fi? Like drones? This epic new online series combines them both. US drone manufacturer 3D Robotics has created a short science fiction film series, Life After Gravity, shot entirely using its Solo drone, equipped with a GoPro camera — and it’s awesome! Check out the trailer here.

4. Engineers are more valuable to Aussie startups than just their tech skills. Chief scientist at Nitro, Alexy Khrabrov explains why the work culture ingrained in engineers is also the foundation of any successful technology company. Read more here.

5. And last but certainly not least — The Tesla Model X is here! Not only did Business Insider get to test drive it, but we also know all the places you can charge your new model in Australia.

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