News: Money

Google, Like Facebook, Unfurls Subscription Tool for Publishers

Saturday  20:26,   19 august 2017

(Bloomberg) -- Alphabet Inc.’s Google is developing new tools designed to boost subscriptions for news publishers. It follows a similar olive branch from Facebook Inc. to an industry that has seen the digital behemoths take over the online[...]

Japan launches satellite for advanced GPS operation

Saturday  15:11,   19 august 2017

Japan on Saturday launched an H-2A rocket carrying a geo-positioning satellite into orbit after a week-long delay, the government said. The launch of Japan's third geo-positioning satellite is part of its plan to build a version of the U.S. global[...]

A hacker leaked the decryption key for Apple's Secure Enclave, severely affecting iOS security

Saturday  10:36,   19 august 2017
International Business Times

A hacker going by the pseudonym xerub has claimed to have leaked the decryption key for Apple's Secure Enclave Processor (SEP) firmware, which could be a massive blow to iOS security.  According to Apple, SEP was incorporated into iOS[...]

Netflix co-founder's crazy plan: Pay $US10 a month, go to all the movies you want

Saturday  09:41,   19 august 2017
The Age

As movie theatres struggle with tepid sales, Mitch Lowe has an extreme proposal for how to get more people into seats: Let them come to all the sessions they want - for about the price of a single ticket each month. Lowe, an early[...]

The surprisingly frugal habits of 8 billionaires

Saturday  09:40,   19 august 2017
Business Insider Australia

Frugality is a subjective term. To the average <g class="gr_ gr_5 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Punctuation only-ins replaceWithoutSep" data-gr-id="5" id="5">Joe</g> it could mean eating meals at[...]

Would you swap your morning brew for a $4 million beach house?

Saturday  09:40,   19 august 2017

A $4 million beachfront home on a pristine piece of Queensland's coast could be yours for the price of a cup of coffee. The RSL Art Union Home Prize Lottery is back with its biggest prize ever and past winners are urging people to put their hat[...]

Google adds autoplaying videos to search results on Android

Saturday  05:41,   19 august 2017
The Verge

The next time a video shows up at the top of your Google search results, it might start playing automatically.Google is beginning to add what it calls “video previews” to search results. They’ll start out on Android, where they’ll appear for[...]

Blasts From the Past: Stepping Inside Japan's Retro Gaming Shops

Saturday  05:15,   19 august 2017

(Bloomberg) -- Nothing sells like nostalgia. Renewed interest in vintage Japanese video games is drawing buyers to the country’s online markets and retro gaming shops. While enthusiasts have collected old titles for years, even casual gamers[...] smashes full year profit and dividends flow

Saturday  05:11,   19 august 2017
Business Insider Australia

Ruslan Kogan's pure play online sales machine posted full year after tax profit of $3.74 million, a 362.3% rise on last year, outperforming its prospectus forecast. The result is an indication that Kogan’s portfolio strategy is[...]

Comment: Telstra is trying to escape from a dividend straightjacket

Saturday  04:45,   19 august 2017
Sydney Morning Herald

For the 1 million or so Australians who own Telstra shares, as well as its many customers, its new focus on financial engineering should be a wake-up call.That's why the company has dominated Australia's mobile market in the era of the iPhone.[...]

Bunnings hits a snag in British expansion plan

Saturday  03:45,   19 august 2017

Bunnings' foray into the United Kingdom and Ireland has emerging as an unwanted headache for Wesfarmers, as the retail conglomerate tries to return earnings at Coles to growth.Bunnings' foray into the United Kingdom and Ireland is emerging[...]

Iron ore's latest surge looks like it may have been one-off

Friday  17:31,   18 august 2017
Business Insider Australia

Iron ore spot markets soared on Thursday, mirroring an even larger move in Chinese futures earlier in the session. However, futures lost a bit of ground in overnight trade, suggesting that this latest surge may just have been a one-off.According to[...]

Essential Phone hands-on: Bold, beautiful, very first-gen

Friday  17:15,   18 august 2017

<p>Runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat at launch with guaranteed Android updates for two years and monthly security updates for three years.&nbsp;</p>Let's start by saying that, based on the couple days I've spent with it so far, it's a beautiful[...]

Apple's iOS 11 update comes with a secret 'cop button' to disable Touch ID in a hurry

Friday  16:46,   18 august 2017
International Business Times

A so-called 'cop button' has been added to the iPhone's latest iOS operating system – iOS 11 – which lets users discreetly turn off the Touch ID fingerprint reader in a few simple taps, a move that some believe could thwart devices from[...]

Cardboard box and recycling giant Visy launches lawsuit against its workers

Friday  16:00,   18 august 2017
The Age

Australia's richest man Anthony Pratt's company is suing almost 70 workers in his packaging empire over claims of unlawful industrial action. Australia's richest man Anthony Pratt's company is suing almost 70 workers in his packaging[...]