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Tony was the technology editor at Business Insider Australia.

He was a technology professional at an investment bank for 11 years in Sydney before receiving a scholarship from Google to study journalism in Hong Kong. Upon returning to Australia, Tony reported for tech industry publication CRN—where he eventually became deputy editor—and also wrote for The Guardian before joining Business Insider in September 2016.

Tony holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and master’s in journalism, and has run for public office at federal and NSW state elections. Outside of tech, he spends an inordinate amount of time keeping up with rugby league, basketball, cricket and North Korea.

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5 things you need to know in Australian tech today

Welcome to Wednesday: 1. Day One in Australia was the best, says Amazon. The ecommerce giant says yesterday’s launch was the most successful of all its international expansion efforts, although it didn’t give specific numbers – other than saying “tens of thousands” visited the site in the first 24 hours. […]
5 things you need to know in Australian tech today
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How Australia’s move to a cashless society is damaging millennials

An Australian fintech founder claims that the move towards a cashless society is harming consumers, especially millennials who lose track of how much they’re spending. Co-founder of Sydney startup Carrots Money, Jacqueline Park, says not physically handling money makes it too easy to spend excessively. “Things like contactless pay and […]
How Australia’s move to a cashless society is damaging millennials
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5 things you need to know in Australian tech today

It’s Amazon fever today: 1. So Amazon Australia is finally here. After years of being a bookshop, the site opened as a general store this morning with products in 23 different categories, ranging from electronics to clothes to homewares. Australia is now the 14th country that Amazon is running full-service […]
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We won’t protect you from Amazon, consumer watchdog tells Australian retailers

This article was originally published on November 30, five days before Amazon Australia launched as a full-service store. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chair Rod Sims has warned local retailers that it won’t protect them from Amazon’s entry into Australia. Amazon is due to open its full-scale retail operations […]
We won’t protect you from Amazon, consumer watchdog tells Australian retailers
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Here are Amazon Australia’s delivery rates

Amazon Australia opened as a general online store this morning with the news that shipping would be free for orders over $49. For a long time, Australians have purchased goods from Amazon US and the retail giant is so used to this practice that it has a page specifically devoted […]
Here are Amazon Australia’s delivery rates
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5 things you need to know in Australian tech today

Welcome to a new week: 1. Amazon is getting ready to go. The webpage title for Amazon.com.au used to say it just sold books and Kindle products, but sometime in the last few days, it changed to “Amazon.com.au: Shop online for Electronics, Apparel, Toys, Books, DVDs & more”, which is […]
5 things you need to know in Australian tech today
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5 things you need to know in Australian tech today

Here’s what you need to know in tech today. 1. Australian businesses will have to fend for themselves against Amazon. The head of the ACCC has said Amazon coming to Australia is good for consumers and he has no intent on stopping them — even if it means local rivals […]
5 things you need to know in Australian tech today
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5 things you need to know in Australian tech today

Here’s the top tech news for Wednesday: 1. Amazon has entered the Sydney real estate market. The web giant, due to open up a online retail store in Australia any day now, reportedly paid $7 million for an empty block in the south-western suburbs of Sydney. The speculation is that […]
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Amazon just bought land in Sydney for $7 million

Amazon’s march into the Australian retail market has continued with the company reportedly paying $7 million for land in an industrial area south-west of Sydney. The Amazon Australia website was for many years a bookstore for the US parent, but last week opened as a general store to a limited […]
Amazon just bought land in Sydney for $7 million
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5 things you need to know in Australian tech today

Here’s the news for Tuesday: 1. Apple or Samsung? We reviewed the two tech giants’ smartwatches — the Apple Watch 3 and the Samsung Gear S3 — putting them through their paces as “tap and go” payment devices. Read what we thought here. 2. A Sydney fintech just wrapped up […]
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Sydney fintech Waddle just secured a $50 million debt funding round

Online cash flow lender Waddle has secured a $50 million debt funding facility, as it revealed it almost doubled its lending volume in the last financial year. The software is integrated into popular small business accounting packages like Xero, Intuit and MYOB to be able to look at which invoices […]
Sydney fintech Waddle just secured a $50 million debt funding round
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5 things you need to know in Australian tech today

Here’s the tech news making headlines Monday: 1. This is how Australia will be in a few years’ time. I landed in the US on the evening of Black Friday and Americans were shocked when I told them Amazon had only just arrived in Australia. They told me shopping habits […]
5 things you need to know in Australian tech today