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The founders of this workplace goal-tracking tool met on Atlassian’s basketball court — now they count Atlassian and Woolworths as their customers

Australian Sten Pittet and his American business partner Bryan Schuldt quietly launched workplace goal-tracking tool Tability in January with a goal of becoming a world-renowned “accountability platform for teams”. Pittet and Schuldt are both former Atlassian employees and met on a basketball court next door to the Australian-born software company’s […]
The founders of this workplace goal-tracking tool met on Atlassian’s basketball court — now they count Atlassian and Woolworths as their customers
Strategy

Uber’s plan to ferry passengers across Melbourne skies in electric drones isn’t just a pipe dream – the company has named a full-time boss for Uber Air in Australia

Uber has announced Natalie Malligan as the first head of its Uber Air business in Australia Malligan was formerly Uber’s head of cities for Australia and New Zealand before going on maternity leave. She was a management consultant for Bain & Co in San Francisco before that. She will lead […]
Uber’s plan to ferry passengers across Melbourne skies in electric drones isn’t just a pipe dream – the company has named a full-time boss for Uber Air in Australia
News

Sydney’s disastrous lockout laws are reportedly being scrapped for CBD venues — in case you needed an excuse to go on a bender

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has reportedly announced a monumental about-turn on Sydney’s controversial 1:30am curfew introduced in 2014. As many as 176 venues and hospitality businesses have shut as a result of the laws. However, while the regulations will be loosened in the city’s CBD, formerly infamous nightlife hotspot King’s […]
Sydney’s disastrous lockout laws are reportedly being scrapped for CBD venues — in case you needed an excuse to go on a bender
News

10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning! 1. Backdown in Hong Kong. The city’s chief executive Carrie Lam officially announced her government would withdraw the controversial bill that sparked months of protests. If passed, the law would have seen some Hong Kong citzens on trial extradited to mainland China. Hong Kong’s stock exchange surged as […]
10 things you need to know this morning in Australia
Tech

Culture Amp just officially became the latest Australian tech unicorn – by tapping into the obsession with workplace culture

Australian-born HR tech company Culture Amp has raised $120 million in a funding round led by major venture capital player Sequoia’s China division. The raise takes Culture Amp’s valuation to US$700 million (A$1.04 billion) making it a “unicorn” company in Australian dollars. Investor Don Stalter of Silicon Valley-based Global Founders […]
Culture Amp just officially became the latest Australian tech unicorn – by tapping into the obsession with workplace culture
News

10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Happy hump day! 1. A retail protest. Spanish fashion retailer Zara has been accused of quietly showing support for Hong Kong protesters by closing its stores in the city during one of the more well-attended recent protests. Chinese state media The Global Times slammed the outlet, saying “One cannot help […]
10 things you need to know this morning in Australia
Tech

Here’s why Uber Eats and Deliveroo rival DoorDash chose Melbourne over Sydney for its Australian launch

US-headquartered food delivery app DoorDash will officially launch in Australia on Wednesday in its first international expansion outside North America. DoorDash Australia general manager Thomas Stephens told Business Insider Australia that Melbourne’s “vibrant, diverse food scene” attracted the company to the Victorian capital over other Australian cities. DoorDash claims to […]
Here’s why Uber Eats and Deliveroo rival DoorDash chose Melbourne over Sydney for its Australian launch
Lifestyle

10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning! 1. Welcome to rate day. The Reserve Bank of Australia will today announce its decision about what to do with interest rates in September. 27 of the 31 economists surveyed by Bloomberg expect the RBA to keep current rates on hold, but say it’s only a matter of […]
10 things you need to know this morning in Australia
Markets

Aussies in these 32 super funds could be $200,000 worse off by retirement

Online investment adviser StockSpot has released its 2019 Fat Cat Funds Report, naming and shaming the most overpriced and underperforming superannuation funds in Australia. Super funds managed by ANZ Bank, wealth managers AMP, MLC and Perpetual and life insurer Zurich were found to be the worst, with ’32 fat cat […]
Aussies in these 32 super funds could be $200,000 worse off by retirement
News

7 out of 10 smokers say they might switch to vaping if they had more information — but Australia’s strict rules even dictate what you can say about e-cigarettes

68% of smokers say they would be open to switching to so-called “better alternatives” like e-cigarettes if they had more information about them, according to new research from tobacco company Philip Morris. Just 43% of Australian smokers surveyed by Philip Morris feel they had all the information they need to […]
7 out of 10 smokers say they might switch to vaping if they had more information — but Australia’s strict rules even dictate what you can say about e-cigarettes