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Some Australians are making careers out of broadcasting themselves playing online pokies, calling themselves ‘casino streamers’

Online creators are building large audiences streaming themselves playing casino games like slots, blackjack and roulette. The creators say they’re gambling with real money, and can earn money from paid subscriptions or endorsements and sponsorships. While some people fear that they’re catering to people with addictions, streamers claim their online […]
Some Australians are making careers out of broadcasting themselves playing online pokies, calling themselves ‘casino streamers’
Tech

For years, an American has been writing articles in a stereotypical Scottish accent on the official Scots Wikipedia, and some people online are not happy

An American has been writing and editing thousands of articles on the official Wikipedia page for the Scots language, according to Motherboard. AmaryllisGardener, an administrator of Scots Wikipedia, has been misspelling English words on the site to imitate a stereotypical Scottish accent since 2013. The incident has angered some people […]
For years, an American has been writing articles in a stereotypical Scottish accent on the official Scots Wikipedia, and some people online are not happy
Markets

Vroom plunges 23% after releasing a weaker-than-expected forecast

Vroom on Wednesday reported quarterly earnings and gave an outlook that fell short of Wall Street’s expectations. Shares of Vroom fell as much as 23% on Thursday. The company lowered inventory when the coronavirus pandemic hit. “These lower inventory levels prevented us from fulfilling all of the demand that materialised […]
Vroom plunges 23% after releasing a weaker-than-expected forecast
Tech

Zoom-based escape rooms are here for you and your friends or coworkers

Escape-room company Puzzle Break has created an online version of their traditionally in-person escape room, The Grimm Escape. Participants join a Zoom video call for a 90-minute game filled with team-building, problem-solving, and puzzles. The games are aimed at both small groups and companies. Online bookings cost $US25 a person […]
Zoom-based escape rooms are here for you and your friends or coworkers
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Woolworths has been named Australia’s top online retailer, beating out Coles, Bunnings, and The Iconic

Power Retail revealed the top 100 online retailers in Australia, with Woolies taking pole position. Woolworths ranked highly on the four main components of acquisition, conversion, fulfilment and retention. It was also boosted by the introduction of a subscription-based delivery service and ‘Delivery Now’ option. Following Woolworths was Coles, Bunnings, […]
Woolworths has been named Australia’s top online retailer, beating out Coles, Bunnings, and The Iconic
Strategy

GLOBAL RANKING: The top 25 online MBA programs

Each year, education specialists QS Quacquarelli Symonds rank the best business schools in the world. QS recently released rankings for the top online MBA programs. Top programs include Marshall Business School at the University of Southern California and Imperial College Business School in London. Here are the top 25 online […]
GLOBAL RANKING: The top 25 online MBA programs
Tech

Nintendo’s biggest game of 2018 is getting much better as we move into 2019

Nintendo’s biggest game of 2018 is available now: “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” is the latest entry in the long-running fighting-game series and the first instalment on Nintendo’s Switch. The new game is already being heralded as the best in the series, and it’s deserved; the game is excellent. “Super Smash […]
Nintendo’s biggest game of 2018 is getting much better as we move into 2019
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Walmart just hit a major milestone in its quest to take on Amazon

Walmart will become the third-biggest online retailer in America in 2018, according to eMarketer’s latest forecast. The ranking was done in terms of revenue, and Walmart had to overtake Apple to do it. There is still a large gulf between Walmart and Amazon in eMarketer’s data, however, and it is […]
Walmart just hit a major milestone in its quest to take on Amazon
Markets

Kogan.com is getting into whitegoods

Kogan.com has again expanded its portfolio offering, this time to the kitchen. The pure-play online retailer has signed supply and logistics agreements which allow it to enter the Australian Whitegoods and Built-In Kitchen Appliance Market with its own range of exclusive brand price-competitive products. “The Australian Whitegoods and Built-In Kitchen […]
Kogan.com is getting into whitegoods
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Gaming while black: How racist trolls are still dominating video games

In 2002, Microsoft announced Xbox Live, an online gaming service that allows people to play video games with each other without being in the same room. Since then, it’s amassed 60 million active users, and during that time, it’s become a racist and toxic environment for players of colour.Following Terrence […]
Gaming while black: How racist trolls are still dominating video games
Markets

The top 6 Australian brands selling into China via Tmall

Vitamins dominate the league table of Australian brands selling online to China, according to a study of Tmall Global, Alibaba’s cross-border e-commerce platform. The top six Australian brands over 2016 were Chemist Warehouse, Swisse, Blackmores, NaturesWay, the dairy farmer cooperative Devondale and the supermarket Woolworths. Blackmores has been leading the […]
The top 6 Australian brands selling into China via Tmall
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Temple and Webster and Milan Direct are merging

ASX-listed online retailer Temple & Webster will merge with furniture e-tailer Milan Direct in an effort to cut costs and reach profitability by 2018. The integration will see Milan Direct’s furniture become a permanent private label collection on the Temple & Webster site, according to the Australian Financial Review. It […]
Temple and Webster and Milan Direct are merging
Markets

Grays online expects to pay dividends soon

Grays eCommerce Group expects to start paying dividends later this financial year after restructuring as a pure online auction site. The company told the AGM today to expect to fully franked dividends, at a payout ratio of around 40% of net profit after tax, following the first half results. A […]
Grays online expects to pay dividends soon
Markets

Kogan.com ups its earnings forecast

Pure play online retailer kogan.com has increased its earnings forecasts after reporting better than expected sales. At the company’s AGM today, founder and CEO Ruslan Kogan says sales are strong with the revenue run rate exceeding expectations compared to the prospectus forecasts. A short time ago, the company shares were […]
Kogan.com ups its earnings forecast
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The biggest security mistakes people make when buying things online

VIDEO: Living in a technically advanced world leaves us vulnerable any time we go online. That's especially true when you buy things online. Adam Levin, author of "Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers, and Identity Thieves" explains how you can stay secure.
The biggest security mistakes people make when buying things online
Markets

SurfStitch is in play

SurfStitch, the troubled online surf wear retailer, is getting takeover nibbles. A short time ago, its shares were up more than 14% to 20 cents. SurfStitch, following a strategic review, has also decided to sell Surf Hardware International and has appointed Deloitte Financial Advisory to assess opportunities for what it […]
SurfStitch is in play
Tech

Showpo is killing it

Sydney-based online fashion retailer Showpo is killing it. And not just in Australia. The business has just hit a $25 million run rate with 35% of sales occurring internationally. Founder Jane Lu, who quit her corporate career – and spent six months hiding it from her family, says through more […]
Showpo is killing it
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How to use WhatsApp on your computer

VIDEO: WhatsApp has become one of the most popular messaging apps in the world. If you're one of the nearly one billion people who use it, find out how you can access WhatsApp on your computer for easier messaging.
How to use WhatsApp on your computer
Tech

CHART: Here’s what consumers think of Australia’s digital platforms

Most successful business now incorporate a digital offering into their business model in order to stay relevant with the increasingly tech-driven consumer. But it’s not simply good enough to just create a website or app and hope for the best. Australians place a high value on the experience provided by […]
CHART: Here’s what consumers think of Australia’s digital platforms
Tech

The e-commerce trends every online retailer should know

With emerging technologies and the growing popularity of mobile devices, the opportunity to tap into new markets and boost sales has increased exponentially for online retailers. In the past year, eWAY signed up a variety of merchants — from fashion retailers, to plumbers and gardeners — indicating the significant growth […]
The e-commerce trends every online retailer should know
US

The biggest security mistakes people make when buying things online

VIDEO: Living in a technically advanced world leaves us vulnerable any time we go online. That's especially true when you buy things online. Adam Levin, author of "Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers, and Identity Thieves" explains how you can stay secure.
The biggest security mistakes people make when buying things online
Markets

SurfStitch has appointed two CEOs as the former chief works on a takeover

SurfStitch has appointed co-founder Lex Pedersen and Europe head Justin Stone as joint CEOs after the sudden departure of another co-founder, Justin Cameron. Cameron is working with a private equity group on a potential acquisition of the online retailer of surf clothing. His friend Pedersen is currently managing director and […]
SurfStitch has appointed two CEOs as the former chief works on a takeover
Markets

CEO quits, shares soar: SurfStitch is in play

SurfStitch CEO Justin Cameron has resigned in an apparent move to take the online retailer he co-founded private. The surf and skateboard clothing company says it understands Cameron is pursuing a potential acquisition of the business in conjunction with private equity. “The company stresses that it has not, to date, […]
CEO quits, shares soar: SurfStitch is in play
Markets

Shoply is merging with online tech retailer Anyware Harris Technology

Pure play online retailer Shoply is merging with the IT accessories and business tech group Anyware Corporation and Harris Technology. Shoply, whose sites include eStore, Your Home Depot, Eljo, Ezy Direct, OHKI, Wow Baby and Toy Store, this week posted a loss of $1.69 million for the six months to […]
Shoply is merging with online tech retailer Anyware Harris Technology
Markets

Shoply posts another big loss and goes into a trading halt

Pure play online retailer Shoply has gone into a trading halt after it posted another loss, this time $1.69 million for the six months to December. The company, with its suite of online stores, says it will be making an announcement about a “material transaction”. Shoply says the half year […]
Shoply posts another big loss and goes into a trading halt
Markets

3 strategies for taking your online business overseas

There is a silver lining to the lower Australian dollar for online retailers. In the past two quarterly eWAY Online Retail Reports, the value of sales delivered to international postcodes was up a whopping 60 per cent compared to the same quarters in 2014. The opportunity to tap into the […]
3 strategies for taking your online business overseas
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The biggest security mistakes people make with online banking

VIDEO: Living in a technically advanced world leaves us vulnerable any time we go online. That's especially true with online banking. Adam Levin, author of "Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers, and Identity Thieves" explains how to stay secure.
The biggest security mistakes people make with online banking
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The biggest security mistakes people make when buying things online

VIDEO: Living in a technically advanced world leaves us vulnerable any time we go online. That's especially true when you buy things online. Adam Levin, author of "Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers, and Identity Thieves" explains how you can stay secure.
The biggest security mistakes people make when buying things online