Australia

Australian software giant won’t say if customers affected by hack

Australian enterprise software company TechnologyOne has halted trading after confirming it was hit by a cyberattack. In a stock exchange filing on Wednesday, the Brisbane-based software maker said it

Go1 snaps up speed reading app Blinkist to expand in enterprise learning

After raising $100 million at a valuation of over $2 billion last year, the Australian edtech startup Go1 is making an acquisition and getting some investment to expand its reach and technology to ser

Cultured meat firm resurrects woolly mammoth in lab-grown meatball

Truth, as the saying goes, is often stranger than fiction. The very notion of resurrecting the long-extinct woolly mammoth was the stuff of fantasy not that long ago, but scientists are already workin

Monday.com opens its APAC headquarters in Sydney

Enterprise project management and team collaboration platform monday.com is digging deeper into the Asia-Pacific with the opening of its new regional headquarters in Sydney. Founded in Israel, monday.

Thoughtworks lays off around 500 employees amid ongoing slowdown

Thoughtworks has emerged as the latest tech company to join the ongoing trend of laying off employees amid the global economic slowdown. The software consultancy firm laid off about 4% of its global w

Apply now to speak at TechCrunch Disrupt in September

Do you have the desire, the expertise and the followers it takes to be a speaker at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023 on September 19–21 in San Francisco? Then heed this call for content, because we want to h

Accel, Square Peg back Chronicle’s tool for presentations that won’t put you to sleep

You would expect the co-founder of a startup that improves on traditional slide presentations to hate tools like PowerPoint. But that’s not the case with Mayuresh Patole, the CEO of Chronicle. He sa

Quantum sensing startup Q-CTRL raises another $27.4M

Two quantum-adjacent technologies — quantum sensing (QS) and quantum communication (Qcomm) — are as important as quantum computing hardware itself since they help make quantum computers fu

Twitter goes down for many in Australia, users say

Twitter users in Australia and New Zealand have been facing issues accessing the service for over 12 hours, they say, as the Elon Musk-owned social network continues to grapple with reliability challe

Sydney-based Pathzero helps investors track their portfolios’ carbon emissions

Financial institutions are waiting for the SEC and other regulators to pass rules about how to disclose emissions from their portfolio companies. Until then, many are following the standard set by the

Avarni is building a comprehensive dataset to analyze supply chain emissions 

For companies aiming toward net zero, tracking scope 3 carbon emissions is a key challenge. Scope 3 are emissions along a supply and value chain, which means they have to account for a large number of

Operative Intelligence helps contact centers figure out what customers really need

A company may have a good contact center, but ideally they are able to help customers before they need to make a call. Operative Intelligence helps contact centers figure out what customers want more

ULUU wants to solve the plastic crisis with seaweed

ULUU believes the solution to the plastic crisis lies in the world’s oceans. The Australian startup uses seaweed to create a plastic alternative and is planning to launch its first products in the n

Blackbird’s latest $1B AUD fund signals maturation of Australian, New Zealand venture scene

The Australian and New Zealand startup community will see a boost in funding this year. Blackbird, a VC fund based in the two south Pacific countries, on Wednesday closed a fund at over AUD $1 billion

Greener wants to help consumers and businesses be more sustainable

Many consumers and companies want to reduce their impact on the environment but may not know where to start or how to sustain the necessary changes. Tom Ferrier, the founder of Greener, an Australian

Turo is expanding car-sharing to Australia

Turo, the peer-to-peer car-sharing platform that’s been described as the Airbnb for cars, will expand to Australia before the end of the year, the company said Tuesday. Local car owners in all m

AgriWebb’s software seeks to boost yields, lower environmental impacts for farmers and ranchers

AgriWebb is on a mission to help livestock producers feed the world efficiently, profitably and sustainably by providing its comprehensive, ground-truth database for beef production worldwide. The Aus

Optus, Australia’s second largest telco, says customer data exposed in data breach

Australia telecoms giant Optus said current and former customer data was accessed following a cyberattack on its systems. Optus said in a press release on Thursday that an unspecified number of custom

Canva moves beyond graphic design to launch a visual worksuite

Canva is further establishing itself as more than just a user-friendly graphic design tool. The Australian company announced at its Canva Create event that it will unveil a suite of new products to ro

Sony raises PlayStation 5 prices outside the US citing economic challenges

Sony has raised the price of PlayStation 5 in most major markets, citing “challenging economic conditions” such as high global inflation rates and adverse currency trends, the latest in a
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