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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. […]
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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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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 […]
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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 […]
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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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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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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 […]
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5 things you need to know in Australian tech today

It felt like a bit of an anti-climax yesterday, but Amazon still dominates the tech news today: 1. Amazon Australia will be taking losses to play the long game. Industry analyst IBISWorld estimates the US giant will undercut local retailers by 30% initially to gain quick market share, which means […]
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5 things you need to know in Australian tech today

As we tick down to 2pm, it’s wall-to-wall Amazon coverage today: 1. Many Australian businesses are already selling on Amazon. One of those, GetBackToBasix, told us the secrets to its success on the US and Canadian websites and why local businesses should be jumping on Amazon Australia. UBS research reports […]
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5 things you need to know in Australian tech today

There’s a lot going on today: 1. Amazon Australia is starting at 2pm tomorrow. That’s the news broken by Lifehacker last night after emails were sent to Australian third party sellers allowing them to prepare for purchases from Thursday afternoon. It’s a soft launch, so will only be open to […]
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5 things you need to know in Australian tech today

Here’s what’s happening in tech right now. 1. Everyday appliances you can buy at Harvey Norman or JB Hi-Fi are now appearing on Amazon Australia. The homepage is still only showing books, but occasionally other products pop up into public view. Today, Business Insider spotted items from Dyson, Sunbeam and […]
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5 things you need to know in Australian tech today

Kick start your week with these tech stories: 1. Amazon seems to be bringing its in-house label to Australia. The AmazonBasic brand showed up on the Amazon.com.au site with product pages showing for items such as linen, batteries and dumbbells. The web giant’s Australian arm is expected to launch any […]
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5 things you need to know in Australian tech today

Here are the tech stories to take you into the weekend: 1. These are the 10 biggest deals in Australian tech last quarter. Computer server hosting provider Digital Pacific topped the table with its massive $52 million sale in July and artificial intelligence Hyper Anna, which made the Fintech100 just […]
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5 things you need to know in Australian tech today

Here’s the top tech news for Thursday: 1. Amazon Australia is now showing up all sorts of HP gadgets. The front page still shows just books, as it has done for many years, but a search yesterday brought back 80 computer products like notebooks, keyboards, dongles and printers. They can’t […]
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5 things you need to know in Australian tech today

Welcome to a joy-filled Wednesday in Australia. Here’s what’s happening today. 1. iiNet has the wooden spoon for the first time in Netflix’s broadband rankings. When Netflix first landed in early 2015, iiNet was consistently fastest or second fastest in the league table – but now two years after a […]
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5 things you need to know in Australian tech today

Here’s your top tech news today: 1. It’s all happening at Spaceship. Business Insider can reveal the fintech startup has been in secret talks with APRA and is on the verge of getting a rare superannuation licence. Watching the licensing development, investors, including a US VC firm with Julia Gillard […]
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5 things you need to know in Australian tech today

Welcome to a brand-new week: 1. Snapchat just signed a Sydney software firm to help it figure out what referees really think about their job candidates. ASX-listed Xref told Business Insider that it created its Sentiment Engine machine learning capability over two years, and it’s now accurate enough that it’s […]
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5 things you need to know in Australian tech today

Is this the last Friday in Australia without Amazon? 1. Amazon is ready, Australia. Are you? The US giant now has local staff beavering away in the Melbourne warehouse, a briefing event for Australian businesses is scheduled on Monday, and the Australia website is ready to deploy. Read why Amazon […]
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 tech news to get you through Thursday: 1. Ever wondered which NBN retailer provides the fastest broadband? Internet speed testing company Ookla’s latest statistics show which provider rules the roost in each of the major Australian cities – you can check out the list here. Although maybe it […]
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5 things you need to know in Australian tech today

Here’s your top tech news for Wednesday: 1. Telstra will offer compensation to 42,000 customers for charging for NBN speeds they couldn’t deliver. An ACCC investigation found some customers were sold “speed boosts” that could not be achieved, and Telstra admitted that this could violate Australian consumer law. The 42,000 […]
5 things you need to know in Australian tech today