News: Money

One mistake people make using public Wi-Fi

Sunday  11:51,   20 august 2017

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times: Avoid doing anything you would not want anyone in the world to know on public Wi-Fi. You may think you're safe in that busy café or big-name hotel, but public Wi-Fi is a major[...]

Poppy King on the fear of failure in Australian business: “They can’t get past it”

Sunday  08:11,   20 august 2017
Smart Company

Cosmetics entrepreneur and former teenage business icon Poppy King says the Australian business landscape could learn a thing or two from the rest of the world.In an interview with 60 Minutes, King says she’s been able to build her second cosmetics[...]

Netflix set to dominate the world: International subs to nearly double to 100 million, analyst says

Sunday  07:41,   20 august 2017

Piper Jaffray predicts Netflix will increases its international subscriber base to 100 million in three years.Olson raised his price target for Netflix shares to $215 from $198, representing 19 percent upside from Monday's close. Netflix is one of [...]

Comment: The knowns and unknowns in CBA's money laundering scandal

Sunday  07:35,   20 august 2017
The Age

It's clear Austrac and CBA see a key element of this case differently.After batting off a series of questions from senators relating to its landmark legal action against the Commonwealth Bank, the acting boss of Austrac Peter Clark made it clear [...]

Jamie Oliver 'mixed business with pleasure' and it's lost him $150 million.

Sunday  07:35,   20 august 2017

If there’s one thing all successful business-y type people agree on – it’s that you should never, ever mix business with pleasure. Jamie Oliver, everyone’s favourite celebrity chef, has just learnt that lesson the hard way.Oliver revealed that he’s[...]

To Sell an $80 Million House, Its Owners Raise the Price

Sunday  06:35,   20 august 2017

In early 2008, Albert Elkouby bought a 1.54-acre piece of land on the corner of a main thoroughfare in Beverly Hills for $18 million and set about erecting a 28,000 square-foot “French chateau-inspired” house. Four years later, in 2012, Elkouby,[...]

What Would the Solar Eclipse Look Like From the Moon?

Sunday  06:26,   20 august 2017
The Atlantic

<p>A space artist dreamed up the experience in a painting in 1989, nearly three decades before the actual[...]

AI revolution will be all about humans, says Siri trailblazer

Sunday  05:56,   20 august 2017

For many the idea of mass AI-caused redundancy is terrifying, but Blondeau is pragmatic: humans simply need to rethink careers and education. "The era where you exit the education system at 16, 21, or 24 and that is it, is broadly gone," he[...]

End of the line: Telstra's day of reckoning has arrived

Sunday  04:56,   20 august 2017
Brisbane Times

This week Telstra attempted to clean houseBut while it is on that journey Telstra simply can't keep paying out the generous dividends for which it's known to its[...]

Google, Like Facebook, Unfurls Subscription Tool for Publishers

Saturday  20:26,   19 august 2017

(Bloomberg) -- Alphabet Inc.’s Google is developing new tools designed to boost subscriptions for news publishers. It follows a similar olive branch from Facebook Inc. to an industry that has seen the digital behemoths take over the online[...]

Japan launches satellite for advanced GPS operation

Saturday  15:11,   19 august 2017

Japan on Saturday launched an H-2A rocket carrying a geo-positioning satellite into orbit after a week-long delay, the government said. The launch of Japan's third geo-positioning satellite is part of its plan to build a version of the U.S. global[...]

A hacker leaked the decryption key for Apple's Secure Enclave, severely affecting iOS security

Saturday  10:36,   19 august 2017
International Business Times

A hacker going by the pseudonym xerub has claimed to have leaked the decryption key for Apple's Secure Enclave Processor (SEP) firmware, which could be a massive blow to iOS security. &nbsp;According to Apple, SEP was incorporated into iOS[...]

Netflix co-founder's crazy plan: Pay $US10 a month, go to all the movies you want

Saturday  09:41,   19 august 2017
The Age

As movie theatres struggle with tepid sales, Mitch Lowe has an extreme proposal for how to get more people into seats: Let them come to all the sessions they want - for about the price of a single ticket each month. Lowe, an early[...]

The surprisingly frugal habits of 8 billionaires

Saturday  09:40,   19 august 2017
Business Insider Australia

Frugality is a subjective term. To the average <g class="gr_ gr_5 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Punctuation only-ins replaceWithoutSep" data-gr-id="5" id="5">Joe</g> it could mean eating meals at[...]

Would you swap your morning brew for a $4 million beach house?

Saturday  09:40,   19 august 2017

A $4 million beachfront home on a pristine piece of Queensland's coast could be yours for the price of a cup of coffee. The RSL Art Union Home Prize Lottery is back with its biggest prize ever and past winners are urging people to put their hat[...]