News: Money

Flight Centre accused of 'ripping off' customers, underpaying staff in alcohol fuelled 'cult' workplace

Wednesday  05:05,   22 august 2018
abc.net.au

Current and former workers at Flight Centre accuse the travel giant of "ripping off" customers, underpaying staff and promoting an alcohol-fuelled "cult-like" workplace.ABC Investigations has spoken to dozens of current and[...]
News / Money

Say “Aloha”: A closer look at Facebook’s voice ambitions

Wednesday  05:05,   22 august 2018
techcrunch

Facebook has been a bit slow to adopt the voice computing revolution. Developing voice functionality could give people more ways to use Facebook in their home or on the go. Its forthcoming Portal smart speaker is reportedly designed for[...]

Live export company Emanuel Exports loses its licence after deaths of 2,500 sheep

Wednesday  04:30,   22 august 2018
abc.net.au

Australia's largest live sheep exporter and the company at the heart of the live export scandal, Emanuel Exports, loses its licence, the Department of Agriculture and Water confirms.Until now the company's licence to export had been suspended[...]

Microsoft takes down six phishing domains linked to Russian election hackers

Wednesday  04:30,   22 august 2018
theverge

The domains mimicked Senate staff and two conservative think tanks.Load[...]

'I've saved $40k': Why Aussies need to learn money management

Wednesday  04:05,   22 august 2018
msn

Like many young Australians, Bianca Camilleri is trying to get on top of her finances and save for her first home. But as she’s learnt the hard way, navigating the financial world can be difficult, especially when trying to make sense of all the[...]

Comment: Can Australian streaming survive a fresh onslaught from overseas?

Wednesday  04:05,   22 august 2018
smartcompany.com.au

But is the Australian media industry willing to come together to fight against global streaming media companies, or will they continue to battle each other? Failure here could result in a further decline in Australian[...]

Facebook deletes more than 600 accounts linked to new influence campaigns led by Iran and Russia

Wednesday  04:05,   22 august 2018
theverge

Facebook is cooperating with law enforcement as it investigates the campaign.In July, FireEye tipped Facebook off to the existence of a network of pages known as Liberty Front Press. The network included 70 accounts, three Facebook groups, and 76[...]

Super Cheap Retail Group admits to underpaying staff

Wednesday  03:55,   22 august 2018
abc.net.au

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Google’s ‘Tell me something good’ might just restore your faith in humanity

Wednesday  03:55,   22 august 2018
msn

Being perpetually tuned into the news is not fun.&nbsp;Google Assistant is testing a new feature that will only feed you positive stories. Just ask the Assistant “tell me something good” and you’ll be greeted with a curated sumary of positive[...]

Leadership stoush damaging fragile consumer confidence

Wednesday  03:31,   22 august 2018
brisbanetimes.com.au

One of the nation's biggest retail businesses has warned that the chaos in Canberra could make people worried about spending.As Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Tuesday staved off a leadership challenge from Peter Dutton, business leaders have [...]

Victorians earn dramatically less than needed to afford inner-Melbourne home without stress, report finds

Wednesday  03:31,   22 august 2018
msn

For the legions of Victorians who are averse to servicing a million-dollar bank loan, renting is the only financially responsible decision. It may be part of a greater move to preserve bank accounts and save while waiting, perhaps in vain, for the[...]

Could this be the end of Bunnings? How Chinese-owned Alibaba could 'overthrow the hardware giant and other major stores' - as it becomes Australia's fastest growing retailer

Wednesday  02:55,   22 august 2018
dailymail.co.uk

Chinese retailer Alibaba could wipe out Australia's Bunnings as it becomes the fastest-growing retailer in the country, according to millionaire businessman Dick Smith.The founder of Dick Smith Electronics predicts the Chinese giant to be hugely [...]

Motorists hit by 10 per cent rise in petrol prices

Wednesday  00:06,   22 august 2018
smh.com.au

Petrol prices have spiked nearly 10 per cent as they rise to a four-year high a new consumer watchdog report found.Petrol prices have risen almost 10 per cent to a four-year high across Australia's five major cities, with the average price at the[...]

Facebook is rating the trustworthiness of its users on a scale from zero to 1

Tuesday  20:32,   21 august 2018
washingtonpost

The previously unreported ratings system, which Facebook has developed over the last year, shows that the fight against the gaming of tech systems has evolved to include measuring the credibility of users to help identify malicious actors. Facebook [...]

Why Samantha Wills is “going out on a high” and closing down her $10 million jewellery brand

Tuesday  19:31,   21 august 2018
smartcompany.com.au

For Samantha Wills, the decision to close her eponymous jewellery brand was in part inspired by the “Seinfeld model” of "go[ing] out on a high".Wills started the business off the back of $80,000 in credit card debt and first sold her[...]