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Snapchat leads augmented reality gains: researchers

Monday  18:26,   22 may 2017
AFP

Augmented reality is seeing strong gains among Americans thanks to social networks like Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook, a market research firm said Monday. A new report by eMarketer said some 40 million Americans will engage with[...]

Exclusive: Hackers hit Russian bank customers, planned international cyber raids

Monday  14:55,   22 may 2017
Reuters

Russian cyber criminals used malware planted on Android mobile devices to steal from domestic bank customers and were planning to target European lenders before their arrest , investigators and sources with knowledge of the case told Reuters.Their[...]

The Australian dollar continues to grind higher

Monday  10:56,   22 may 2017
Business Insider Australia

The Australian dollar continued to push higher on Friday, benefiting from broad-based US dollar weakness, strength in commodity prices and a noticeable improvement in investor sentiment. The AUD/USD hit a high of .7469 at one point during the[...]

Average Australian Transport Costs Went Up By $700 In The Last Year

Monday  09:27,   22 may 2017
Gizmodo Australia

The Australian Automobile Association's (AAA) latest Transport Affordability Index report shows the average Australian family is paying almost $700 more for road and rail transport than this time last year - an average of $17,464. The "average"[...]

Billionaire Bill Gates says these 3 fields have the most potential to change the world

Monday  08:50,   22 may 2017
CNBC

If the co-founder of Microsoft were graduating from college now, here's what he would do.He and Paul Allen went on to co-found Microsoft (MSFT) and the technology they created was fundamentally transformative. "The chance to be part of the[...]

Westpac says bank levy will cost it $260m

Monday  08:45,   22 may 2017
MSN

Westpac has blasted the Federal Government's new bank levy as "bad public policy" in an open letter to shareholders. The Government forecast that the levy will raise $6.2 billion in revenue over four years by imposing a 0.06[...]

Iron ore hits a 2-week high, and it looks like there are further gains to come

Monday  08:43,   22 may 2017
Business Insider Australia

Iron ore spot markets hit a two-week high on Friday, boosted by gains in Chinese steel prices earlier in the session. Iron ore spot markets hit a two-week high on Friday, boosted by gains in Chinese steel prices earlier in the[...]

NASA plans emergency space walk on International Space Station

Monday  06:30,   22 may 2017
Reuters

<p>A pair of astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station as early as Tuesday for an emergency space walk to replace a failed computer, one of two that control major U.S. systems aboard the orbiting outpost, NASA said on[...]

War on waste: Do millions of pages of paper really need to be printed for budget 2017?

Monday  05:55,   22 may 2017
ABC News

<p>Glossy booklets, bills and budget papers are being printed en masse ahead of Tuesday's federal budget.</p>Glossy booklets, bills and budget papers are being printed en masse ahead of Tuesday's federal[...]

Uber's New Pricing Model Tests How Much Riders Will Stomach

Monday  05:05,   22 may 2017
Bloomberg

Uber drivers have been complaining that the gap between the fare a rider pays and what the driver receives is getting wider. After months of unsatisfying answers, Uber Technologies Inc. is providing an explanation: It’s charging some passengers[...]

The top 25 places Australians want to work revealed: How to make your business more attractive to staff

Monday  04:50,   22 may 2017
Smart Company

<p>LinkedIn believes the focus on employee wellbeing and flexible work at the two consulting firms <g class="gr_ gr_6 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Grammar multiReplace" id="6"[...]

A parking space in Sydney's CBD is for sale for $400,000

Monday  04:40,   22 may 2017
Business Insider Australia

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How Google's band of hardware pirates has re-invented itself after its legendary leader jumped ship

Monday  02:45,   22 may 2017
Business Insider Australia

<p>Today Regina Dugan, the Google executive, is gone, and the remaining members of the crew she had assembled have made limited progress turning the bold vision into reality.</p>"You're going to get a glimpse of a small band of pirates trying[...]

New Zealand beekeepers fight for rights to manuka honey name

Monday  02:45,   22 may 2017
The Financial Times

<p>Australian beekeepers, who claim to produce similar honey that is as potent as that of their New Zealand rivals, oppose the New Zealand plan.</p>This week the local industry began a fightback with the release of the first government-backed[...]

Health sector needs $1.1b boost just 'to stand still'

Monday  02:45,   22 may 2017
MSN

The Health Minister's dismissed it as "traditional pre-Budget positioning".It calculates $1.1 billion is the minimum needed by the sector when the Government unveils its budget on[...]