THE NEWS WRAP: Automated copy startup Persado raises $US21 million

1:12AM | Friday, 23 January 2015 | Kye White

Persado, a startup developing software that replaces copywriters with computers, has raised $US21 million ($A26m), the Wall Street Journal reports.


THE NEWS WRAP: Microsoft gives sneak peek of Windows 10

1:31AM | Thursday, 22 January 2015 | Kye White

Microsoft has given the world a glimpse of what Windows 10 will look like for phones and tablets smaller than eight inches.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Amazon to make films for the big screen

1:31AM | Tuesday, 20 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

Amazon Studios has announced it is going to produce full-length feature films for the big screen before making them available for streaming online.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Uber plans to expand European operations

1:27AM | Monday, 19 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick has revealed plans to expand the company’s operations in Europe.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Google Glass goes back to the drawing board

1:38AM | Friday, 16 January 2015 | Kye White

Google is ending sales of its Google Glass eyewear, according to the BBC.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Founder of ShipYourEnemiesGlitter says site made five-figures in sales within 24 hours

1:28AM | Thursday, 15 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

The founder of ShipYourEnemiesGlitter, an Australian startup that took the internet by storm yesterday, says his website is for sale after turning over six figures in less than a day.

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How’s this for fundamental tax reform? Target the rentseekers and cut corporate tax

1:49PM | Wednesday, 14 January 2015 | Warwick Smith

Tax is back in the spotlight and there has been a lot of talk about whether or not corporate Australia is paying their fair share of tax.

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THE NEWS WRAP: US Central Command’s social media accounts hacked

1:32AM | Tuesday, 13 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

US Central Command’s social media pages have been hacked by a person or group claiming to be affiliated with ISIS.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Australia’s internet speeds… loading… loading…

1:25AM | Monday, 12 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

Australia’s internet speeds are lagging behind other countries in the Asia-Pacific region, despite the rollout of the NBN.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Google’s share of search drops as Yahoo creeps back in

1:38AM | Friday, 9 January 2015 | Kye White

In the past year Google’s share of the US internet search market has slipped to its lowest number since 2008.

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THE NEWS WRAP: FBI reveals Sony hackers failed to hide their IP addresses

1:35AM | Thursday, 8 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

Those responsible for hacking Sony Pictures Entertainment late last year failed to use proxy servers that hid the origin of the attack, according to the Obama administration.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Nvidia hopes to drive auto market with new platforms

1:29AM | Tuesday, 6 January 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Chipmaker Nvidia has unveiled new platforms for in-car infotainment and self-driving cars at a press conference ahead of the International CES trade show in Las Vegas.

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THE NEWS WRAP: New Walkman and Tizen TVs set to be displayed at the CES

1:38AM | Monday, 5 January 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

The International CES is set to kick off in Las Vegas this week, with celebrity attendees including rapper 50 Cent, rock legend Neil Young and US talk show host Dr Phil McGraw.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Social network Secret relaunching after swift dip in popularity

12:24AM | Friday, 19 December 2014 | Kye White

Anonymous social network Secret is relaunching as a faster, more text-based service that puts new emphasis on chat, according to The Verge.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Netflix rules out offline viewing

12:30AM | Thursday, 18 December 2014 | Broede Carmody

A Netflix executive has ruled out offering customers the ability to view popular television shows and films offline.

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Narcissistic CEOs more likely to behave badly: Study

12:42PM | Wednesday, 17 December 2014 | Eloise Keating

The more narcissistic a chief executive is, the more likely they are to manipulate their company’s profit figures, according to research by the Macquarie Graduate School of Management.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Video journalism startup raises $6 million

12:29AM | Wednesday, 17 December 2014 | Broede Carmody

New York-based video journalism startup NowThisMedia has raised $6 million in Series C funding lead by previous backer Oak Investment Partners, TechCrunch reports.

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THE NEWS WRAP: SurveyMonkey raises $250 million

12:24AM | Tuesday, 16 December 2014 | Broede Carmody

Online survey platform SurveyMonkey has raised $250 million in equity financing, meaning the company is now worth around $2 billion.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Uber ramps up efforts against regulators

12:25AM | Monday, 15 December 2014 | Broede Carmody

Uber is ramping up its efforts to lobby regulators in the US by mobilising its users as well as a team of powerful lobbyists.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Amazon app store pulled from Google Play

12:34AM | Friday, 12 December 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Google has pulled Amazon’s app store from its Google Play marketplace, citing an update to its Developer Distribution Agreement.

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