Good morning. Here’s what you need to know in Australian tech today.
1. The incoming ANZ CEO believes we are only at the very early stages of a technology revolution. Shayne Elliott, the current chief financial officer who will become CEO in January, sees technology as hugely important but its potential is still not fully developed. Read more about his thoughts here.
2. Australian food delivery service Suppertime has been acquired by Delivery Hero. Aussie food delivery service, Suppertime, has been bought by German takeaway platform Delivery Hero. The new company plans to leverage its economies of scale to push into more markets within Australia. Josh Nicholas has more.
3. Is the Uber tide starting to turn? Two data points aren’t enough to declare something a trend, but the last couple of days have been good for Uber. In a stunning turn the ACT announced that Uber and other ride-sharing services will be legalised by the end of the month. Yesterday, Toronto city council in Canada announced they will look into doing the same. But even with these wins Uber has a long way to go. See why here.
4. For those who get to enjoy the October long weekend it might be the perfect time to sink your teeth into a great eBook. Business Insider’s Chris Pash has compiled a list of the 10 best sellers in Australia. See them here.
5. The StartupBus is back! And it leaves from both Sydney and Melbourne on October 25. Magical things can come from corralling a bunch of “hackers, hipsters and hustlers” together for 72 hours. That’s the theory behind StartupBus anyway. The idea is to work together create a startup worthy of investment as the bus winds its way to the Sydstart conference and a pitching competition, where the winners will get a three month residency at an incubator in San Francisco. Read more about it here.
BONUS ITEM: Because summer is just around the corner, and the weekend even closer, here’s a video filmed on a GoPro Hero 3 this will have you wanting to hit the beach ASAP.