Wednesday, February 1, 2023

LawTech Hub hails 2022 graduates, opens applications for 2023 program

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Launched in 2019, the LawTech Hub by Lander & Rogers is the first program of its kind in Australia that brings together lawyers and entrepreneurs to design and build transformative legal tech. Over the course of the annual program, startups refine their problem statements and proofs of concept, pilot their technology, meet VCs and other funding avenues, and fast-track their business skills through masterclasses, culminating in a competitive pitch night.

Australia’s hospitality industry struggling with cost of living

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Australia’s largest wholesale online order management platform for food and beverage, Ordermentum, has made research and outsourced data to reveal how the current cost of living crisis is affecting the hospitality industry, and the Australian economy as a whole.

Cloudflare giving email security to all to curb phishing and malware attacks

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Cloudflare, Inc. (NYSE: NET), the security, performance, and reliability company helping to build a better Internet, announced that it plans to make enterprise-grade email security tools available to Cloudflare customers, once Cloudflare’s acquisition of Area 1 Security closes. Email continues to be one of the biggest security threats that organisations of all sizes face, yet legacy email security solutions are often expensive, overly complex, and hard for businesses to implement.

5G garbage trucks are driving the future of Australian smart cities

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An interconnected network of garbage trucks could be the new frontline in repairing local roads, thanks to a research collaboration between Swinburne University of Technology and Brimbank City Council that utilises the 5G network and the Internet of Things (IoT). They will attach high-resolution cameras and GPS sensors to Brimbank’s waste trucks.

90% of firms lack agility required according to a study by Questionmark

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Firms are facing an “agility gap” as they struggle to quickly adapt to changing circumstances. Questionmark, the online assessment provider, is encouraging employers to check that their people have the skills and attitudes they need to create an agile culture. Some 90% of business leaders believe that agility, the ability to move and respond quickly, is critical to their future success. However, just 10% are confident that their organisation is as agile as it needs to be.

FWX shows drop in gender equality but improvement in superannuation

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Progress to gender financial equality reversed in the March quarter despite a significant win in superannuation savings for women which saw the gender gap narrowing by the most in over a decade, according to the latest Financy Women’s Index (FWX). The FWX is a quarterly index of the economic progress of women and timeframes to gender equality in Australia.

Whispir appoints Graham Link to the role of Chief Technology Officer

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Whispir Limited, one of the fastest growing software-as-aservice (SaaS) communications workflow platforms has appointed Graham Link as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

Economic downturn: Keeping your brand on shelf during tough times

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Black Friday has become one of the most anticipated dates on Australia’s shopping calendar, with the event at the end of November heralding the...

Koinly launches in Australia to solve Australians’ crypto tax headaches

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Koinly, a free tax software for crypto, has entered the Australian market. Initially in the UK in 2019, Koinly imports crypto transactions, finds past and current market prices, matches transfers between wallets, calculates gains/losses, and generates yearly tax reports. Koinly’s tax calculator can identify your taxable transactions from your non-taxable transactions, calculate capital gains and losses, and the fair market value of income from crypto in AUD.

HEX raises $1.25m, partners with City of Melbourne to accelerate growth

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Multi-award-winning education technology (edtech) company HEX (startwithhex.com) has completed a seed funding raise of $1.25 million as it continues to build out its new digital ‘innovation gap year’ program, HEX Ed, created in partnership with Atlassian and affiliated with more than 36 Australian and international universities.