5 things you need to know in Australian tech today

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It’s Friday! Here is the tech news you need to know before getting out of the office.

1. Apple will not reveal how many iPhone 7s it sells in the first weekend. The company has released the sales figures in the past, but is breaking with tradition just at a time when people are asking if the smartphone market has hit a peak. Check out Apple’s reason for the decision here.

2. Aussie scientists have created ‘memory ink’ that could be used for future wearables. ASX-listed company Strategic Elements and UNSW have successfully coated memory cells onto plastic that was then bent and rotated 2000 times. Read more on the amazing technology here.

3. Facebook-loving business owners can now do their books on Messenger. Accounting software firm Xero launched its new Hey Xero feature today that means you don’t have to leave Facebook Messenger to find out who owes you money. Check out the screenshots here.

4. Sydney startup GetFoodi scored $500,000 of funding without even trying. StartupSmart reported that ESZ Holdings offered the investment just weeks into testing its app that matches boutique dessert chefs to customers. Read how that happened here.

5. Google has acquired software firm Apigee for US$625 million. The buyout of the API management specialist instantly gives the search giant capability to assist customers migating to the cloud, reported Reuters.

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