The News Wrap


THE NEWS WRAP: Adobe Flash under attack again

8:28AM | Wednesday, 5 August 2015 |  Adobe Flash has been compromised again, this time being exploited by hackers to send malicious bits of code to users through Yahoo’s large advertising network.

THE NEWS WRAP: Uber now the world’s most highly valued private startup

8:28AM | Monday, 3 August 2015 |  Popular ride-sharing platform Uber is now valued at over US$50 billion after closing a funding round of $1 billion.

THE NEWS WRAP: Taxi commissioner investigating Uber admits to using Uber

7:46AM | Wednesday, 29 July 2015 |  A Taxi Services Commission employee who is part of the push in Melbourne to regulate Uber has admitted to indulging in the ride-sharing startup in his private time.

THE NEWS WRAP: Facebook now lets you control your newsfeed

7:14AM | Friday, 10 July 2015 |  Facebook has added a new feature allowing users to specifically select what content they want to see first on their newsfeed.

THE NEWS WRAP: Microsoft slashes jobs as it restructures phone business

7:20AM | Thursday, 9 July 2015 |  Microsoft has announced it will cut 7800 jobs and write off $US7.6 billion from its deal to purchase the majority of Nokia’s hardware business.

THE NEWS WRAP: Tinder rolls out verified profiles

7:16AM | Wednesday, 8 July 2015 |  Tinder has introduced verified profiles so when celebrities and athletes appear in your recommendations, you’ll know they’re real.

THE NEWS WRAP: Google’s photo algorithm sorts people of colour into a folder called “gorillas”

7:34AM | Thursday, 2 July 2015 |  Google has once again fucked up.

THE NEWS WRAP: Twitter targets live events with Project Lightning

6:23AM | Friday, 19 June 2015 |  Twitter is looking to become a bigger player in live events through a major new feature called Project Lightning.

THE NEWS WRAP: Google executive among those killed in Nepal earthquake

4:30AM | Monday, 27 April 2015 |  A Google executive is among more than 2000 people who have been killed by an earthquake in Nepal over the weekend.

THE NEWS WRAP: Former Facebook engineering chief becomes White House tech director

3:29AM | Friday, 20 March 2015 |  The White House has hired former Facebook engineering director David Recordon to be its director of technology, Yahoo! reports.