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Issue 92

Neobanks, SolarWinds and the US Army

Is this the beginning of the end for the so-called neobanks? Australian neobank Xinja last week closed all of its bank accounts, issued refunds and handed back its banking licence. It was burning cash trying to acquire customers but didn't… Read on →

Delivered on 21 December 2020. About a 3 min read.

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Issue 91

No lessons were learned

The Australian government unveiled its 55-page News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code last week, designed to force Facebook and Google to pay local news outlets for content excerpts displayed on their platforms: Australia finalised plans on Tuesday to… Read on →

Delivered on 14 December 2020. About a 5 min read.

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Issue 90

It has been a long five months

How the world has changed. I'm not going to attempt to cover everything that has happened since the last issue, but there are a few items that stand out. First, the good. US President Donald Trump failed to eliminate Section… Read on →

Delivered on 07 December 2020. About a 3 min read.

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Taking a break

With the Western Australian Budget and Mid-year update back-to-back this year due to COVID-19, my time is going to become increasingly limited over the next few months. Unfortunately, that means I've decided to take a break from the weekly newsletter… Read on →

Posted on 10 August 2020. About a 1 min read.

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Issue 89

Congress' Big Tech Bluster

Last week the heads of every Big Tech company - Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google - appeared before Congress to defend themselves against possible antitrust action. Long story short, despite ample evidence being tabled (1.3 million documents!) and 217… Read on →

Delivered on 04 August 2020. About a 6 min read.