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Roger Montgomery is chief investment officer at Montgomery Investment Management.

Tech stock meltdown spills into private markets

The gap between public and private company valuations has narrowed, as listed tech stocks nosedive and undermine the lofty valuations booked by private companies last year.

  • Jessica Sier
Jonathan Rubinsztein, new CEO of Nuix, has been in the top job for six months.

Nuix fails to score new customers, shares fall 10pc

Nuix shares hit a record low on Monday, after the embattled software company warned lacklustre new customer sales is likely to hit revenue.

  • Jessica Sier

Aussie AI whizz left to study at Cambridge, but founded a unicorn

Dave Excell just wanted to do a PhD, but serendipity led him to switch from study to start-ups. Now his artificial intelligence business is heading for unicorn status.

  • Hans van Leeuwen

Start-up lets property investors access rental income early

Futurerent has banked a $9 million funding boost of its own, welcoming a handful of new investors as it plans for growth despite a correcting property market.

  • Yolanda Redrup

Bombora spears into NZ with Javln deal

Australian pre-IPO investor Bombora Investment Management has crossed the Tasman for its first deal in New Zealand.

  • Anthony Macdonald, Sarah Thompson and Kanika Sood

Refundid shakes off BNPL doubts to raise $12m

The instant refunds start-up has closed a $12 million funding round, despite increasing concerns that the Afterpay-led short-term finance sector’s time in the sun has passed.

  • Tess Bennett

Opinion & Analysis

Which new MacBook should you buy?

For most computer users, there is absolutely no reason to get the new MacBook Pro, now that the new MacBook Air is here.

John Davidson

Columnist

John Davidson

Why ANZ’s $4.5b MYOB acquisition plan always looked a non-starter

ANZ’s pursuit of Suncorp gave it a nice reason to pull the pin on a planned $4.5 billion deal for MYOB.

Adir Shiffman

Columnist

Adir Shiffman

Uber files, Netflix ads highlight short window of disruption delight

The early promise of tech disruptors to revolutionise the customer experience seems to fade as incumbents fight back and economic reality sets in.

Paul Smith

Technology editor

Paul Smith

Satellite start-up SpaceLink fights for survival

Weapons manufacturer and space laser company Electro Optic Systems is seeking buyers for its data transfer firm.

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Columnist

Chanticleer

Technology reviews

2022 MacBook Air M2

Which new MacBook should you buy?

For most computer users, there is absolutely no reason to get the new MacBook Pro, now that the new MacBook Air is here.

  • John Davidson
Dell XPS 13 Plus

The one big difference between this laptop and the MacBook

Fear not, Windows users! We put Dell’s radical XPS 13 Plus head-to-head with the M2 MacBook Pro, and got some surprising results.

  • John Davidson
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2022 MacBook Air M2

Which new MacBook should you buy?

For most computer users, there is absolutely no reason to get the new MacBook Pro, now that the new MacBook Air is here.

  • John Davidson
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Why ANZ’s $4.5b MYOB acquisition plan always looked a non-starter

ANZ’s pursuit of Suncorp gave it a nice reason to pull the pin on a planned $4.5 billion deal for MYOB.

  • Adir Shiffman
Uber initially threatened to revolutionise the taxi industry, but the traditional players have improved and the disruptor’s services have declined.

Uber files, Netflix ads highlight short window of disruption delight

The early promise of tech disruptors to revolutionise the customer experience seems to fade as incumbents fight back and economic reality sets in.

  • Paul Smith

Yesterday

KPMG partner Amanda Price head High Growth Ventures at the firm.

Finder, Eucalyptus among future ‘growth giants’: KPMG

While start-ups across the Asia-Pacific region are bracing for a continued wave of economic and geopolitical uncertainty, KPMG and HSBC say the Aussie sector will keep growing.

  • Jessica Sier
Battle of the brands: former indie rock musician William Savitt will take Twitter’s fight to Elon Musk

Meet the guitar-slinging lawyer out to get Elon Musk

Colleagues say Bill Savitt has one of the most brilliant legal minds in America, but don’t expect showboating when the former indie rock band member leads Twitter’s case against Elon Musk.

  • Sujeet Indap
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An image captured by the James Webb Space Telescope shows galaxy cluster SMACS 0723.

What you need to know about NASA’s new images of the universe

This week NASA released spectacular first images from the James Webb Space Telescope. We take a deeper look.

  • Jeff Allan
Lorraine Finlay Human Rights Commissioner

Retailers would be breaking new laws governing facial recognition

Human Rights Commissioners past and present are troubled by Wesfarmers’ use of AI to weed out problem customers.

  • John Davidson
WiseTech CEO Richard White.

WiseTech shares jump after raising earnings forecast

The logistics software provider has lifted its annual earnings forecast, pointing to stronger top-line growth and improved cost savings.

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  • Jessica Sier
Pinterest recently launched shoppable pins for its visual search and scrapbooking platform.

Pinterest rallies on report Elliott has acquired a stake

Elliott has built a stake of more than 9 per cent, making it the company’s biggest investor, and has engaged in discussions with Pinterest management.

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  • Kurt Wagner
Twitter has gone down.

Twitter down for tens of thousands of users globally

Twitter has suffered one of its longest outages in months, if not years, with users around the world unable to access the site.

  • Reuters
NASA’s tracking map of all the objects in low Earth orbit, both functional satellites and space junk.

Satellite start-up SpaceLink fights for survival

Weapons manufacturer and space laser company Electro Optic Systems is seeking buyers for its data transfer firm.

  • Tony Boyd
Butn co-CEOs Rael Ross (glasses) and Walter Rapopor see opportunity for Butn if ANZ buys MYOB.

Struggling fintech sees opportunity in ANZ’s MYOB deal

There may be more than meets the eye in the bank’s potential acquisition of the accounting software company, as tech companies hope the boost goes both ways.

  • Jessica Sier and Ayesha de Kretser
A scene from Netflix hit Stranger Things.

Netflix teams up with Microsoft for ad-supported streaming tier

The push into advertising is part of the company’s aim to reorient itself for leaner times.

  • Anna Nicolaou and Richard Waters
Huawei Watch D

Stressed at work? This watch wants to keep track for you

Huawei’s Watch D has a small airbag built into its watchband, which inflates just like a conventional blood-pressure cuff. Only, it won’t be for everyone.

  • John Davidson
Has Elon Musk bitten off more than even he can chew with his Twitter takeover?

The poop emoji in Twitter’s Musk lawsuit says it all

Twitter legal complaint against Elon Musk is a classic of the genre. But it’s hard to see how either side wins from a protracted legal battle. 

  • James Thomson
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Three of the four founders of sports technology company Cipher – Adam Fiske, Nick Slade and Katie Prowd – pictured in Times Square, New York.

Melbourne sports-tech company raises $5m for US expansion

The owner of a Melbourne Cup-winning horse is taking a punt on Cipher Sports Technology Group, which hopes to crack the newly legal US online sports betting market.

  • Tess Bennett
Twitter dismissed the fake accounts claim and described Elon Musk’s reasons for reneging on the deal “a model of hypocrisy”.

Twitter sues to force Elon Musk to complete $65b deal

The Silicon Valley company filed the lawsuit in Delaware chancery court, just days after Mr Musk announced he planned to terminate the deal.

  • Hannah Murphy and Ortenca Aliaj

How Elon Musk damaged Twitter and left it worse off

Of all the wreckage Musk is leaving at Twitter, the most prominent may be how brutally he exposed the company’s waning financial and business prospects.

  • Kate Conger and Mike Isaac
CEFC CEO Ian Learmonth

Qantas employees give climate tech a $100m shot in the arm

Qantas Super has joined the government’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation in an investment fund aimed at companies helping to reduce carbon emissions.

  • John Davidson
Dell XPS 13 Plus

The one big difference between this laptop and the MacBook

Fear not, Windows users! We put Dell’s radical XPS 13 Plus head-to-head with the M2 MacBook Pro, and got some surprising results.

  • John Davidson