Thursday, October 8, 2015

From making scarves to building a $165m tech start-up

9 October 2015
The Sydney Morning Herald
From making scarves to building a $165m tech start-up

To say it has been a wild ride for Canva founder and CEO Melanie Perkins would be an understatement.

Google's AMP will give access to optimised, cached versions of news articles. This is how it will appear in Google search.
Google announces service to speed loading of news articles

Google shows off initiative to ensure news articles load more quickly on the web, but one name was conspicuously absent from the presentation.

Could the Xperia z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact, launching this month, be some of Sony's last flagship phones?
Sony may rethink smartphone business if no profit next year

Sony's chief executive flags next year as make-or-break for its smart but struggling phones.

St George Bank, Bank of Melbourne and BankSA have suffered an outage following scheduled maintenance.
The real reason St George Bank, Bank of Melbourne and BankSA are suffering a long outage

It was meant to be a simple task: turn the computer off and on again while performing scheduled maintenance.

Shoes of Prey's Jodie Fox with some her company's shoes last year.
Shoes of Prey envisions future of print-your-own footwear

The co-founder of Australian online retailer Shoes of Prey, which allows customers to design their own footwear, hopes to one day allow customers to print out pairs at home as technology improves and consumer demand grows for personalised products.

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has been named the company's CEO.
Jack Dorsey named Twitter's new chief executive

Twitter has announced that Jack Dorsey, one of the company's co-founders and the first person to run the social media company, has been named its fourth chief executive.

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