Monthly Archives: November 2018 Back

The sentient machine : the coming age of artificial intelligence (book)

Author: Amir Husain Whether it is self-driving cars, advancements in search engine technology, or the latest in voice-recognition software, AI, or artificial “machine” intelligence, is playing an ever-greater role in our daily lives. Yet the discussion around these recent advancements is largely polarised; some experts think that machines will solve most of humanity’s problems, while … Read more

Medicinal cannabis access to get a whole lot easier in Queensland

After the Federal Government made it legal to consume cannabis for medicinal purposes two years ago, significant strides have been made to make access easier. Serious developments in the research and cultivation of cannabis for medicinal purposes have been made by private and public companies in the years since. However, the issue of access remains … Read more

‘The system is broken’: government poised on small business fund

The Morrison government is flagging imminent action to ensure lending to small business continues as bank funding tightens further in the wake of the financial services royal commission. Small business minister Michaelia Cash told Fairfax Media the banks appear to have tightened their lending to smaller companies. “What is consistently raised with me is access to finance,” … Read more

Reengineering Retail : The Future of Selling in a Post-Digital World (ebook)

Author: Doug Stephens Since the release of Doug Stephens’ first book, The Retail Revival, change in the global retail sector has accelerated beyond even the boldest forecasts. As predicted, online giants like Amazon and Alibaba.com are growing at a dizzying pace. Hundreds of well-known brick and mortar retailers have closed their doors, and brands and … Read more

Fourth time’s a charm: Will Lime be the bike sharing startup that works in Australia?

American electric bike company Lime has become the latest business to try its hand at making bike sharing work in Australia, launching a new scheme in Sydney last week. It comes after the spectacular failure of similar schemes in Melbourne and Sydney earlier this year, with three international businesses already having tried and failed to … Read more

Sendle takes on Australia Post this Christmas with flat-rate $13.45 global delivery

Sendle is taking on Australia Post this Christmas, with a new “parcel anywhere” offering that lets customers from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide send 250g parcels anywhere in the world for $13.45. Launched earlier this week, the flat-rate offering is designed to empower Australian small businesses to ramp up their e-commerce efforts and make … Read more