BEST OF THE WEB: Computers are broken, why the GDP is useless, the economics of Transformers 4, and the ‘nice internet’7:48PM | Friday, 18 July 2014 | At the annual KV CEO Summit, both Larry Page and Sergey Brin sat down to discuss a wide range of topics including the acquisition that never was, why computers today are still pretty bad, their partnership over the last 16 years, and much more.
7:16AM | Friday, 18 July 2014 | Microsoft chief executive officer Satya Nadella has confirmed the company will shed up to 18,000 jobs in the next year.
7:39PM | Thursday, 17 July 2014 | Silicon Beach Melbourne took its first step towards creating its TV project, hosting a launch event at the Library at the Dock on Wednesday night.
7:25AM | Thursday, 17 July 2014 | Amazon is testing a new e-book and audiobook service called Kindle Unlimited that would cost $10 a month and offer access to over 600,000 titles.
7:38PM | Wednesday, 16 July 2014 | Capitalism has certainly changed a lot since those days when portly guys in buckled shoes and silk stockings sat around in tea houses and reinvented human interaction.
7:10PM | Wednesday, 16 July 2014 | He might be the world’s richest person, but did you know Bill Gates is an avid reader?
7:03PM | Wednesday, 16 July 2014 | Fame & Partners is a hybrid technology and fashion business, which uses a proprietary algorithm to track the latest trends in event wear. They then leverage a real-time supply chain set-up to offer customisations to these on-trend garments.
7:51PM | Wednesday, 16 July 2014 | Startups are openly admitting to implementing growth hacking strategies to get some points on the board. It’s an approach that’s working for many startups, which often don’t have the money or traditional understanding of marketing to grow their business.
7:35PM | Wednesday, 16 July 2014 | In today’s global marketplace, taking your startup international is imperative to maximise impact and success. In fact, most startups by their very nature are born global, but establish themselves first by building a local base.
7:33AM | Wednesday, 16 July 2014 | Microsoft is planning its biggest round of job cuts in five years, as the company looks to slim down and integrate Nokia Oyj’s handset unit, sources have told Bloomberg.