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Apple boss exposed by 5am email

Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Brian X Chen   He was trying to calm nerves over 'China fears'. Instead Tim Cook opened a can of worms.

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Myki scam costs Victoria $4.2 million

The enforcement of myki fines has been thrown into doubt.

Fraudsters have used stolen credit card details to top up myki travel passes before selling them on the black market in a scam that has cost Public Transport Victoria (PTV) $4.2 million.

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Warning over push to make web traffic 'neutral'

Timothy J. Brennan.

Andrew Colley   Australian consumers could suffer if regulators introduce rules to force carriers to provide access to internet content on an unbiased basis, a prominent US economist has warned.


Aussie start-up Employme wants to kill the resume as we know it

Employme managing director Joseph Buccheri .

Beverley Head   Australian start-up Employme is offering the selfie generation a chance to spruik themselves to potential employers in the way they know best

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Facebook dodged a bullet in not aquiring Snapchat

Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel.

Brian Fung   Evan Spiegel could have walked away with $3 billion for his start-up in 2013, instead he turned Facebook down and is now managing a struggling business hemorrhaging money.

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Leaked presentation reveal Uber's plans for stellar growth

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick.

Shu Zhang and Gerry Shih   Uber Technologies Inc's global bookings are projected to rise nearly threefold to $US10.84 billion this year and reach $US26.12 billion the next.


In Google limelight, XYZ domain owner rules out sale

Daniel Negari, founder and CEO of XYZ.

Noor Zainab Hussain   ICANN's youngest registry operator, who owns the rights to the .xyz top level domain, has seen a huge uptick in business following Google's Alphabet announcement.

Halton smashed AFP's Israeli dreams

Jane Halton.

Noel Towell   Police walk away from deal with contractor, conceding numerous issues have put project beyond rescue.


Memo to Australia Post: Sendle has arrived

James Chin Moody, founder of Sendle, a delivery company that owns no vans.

Hannah Francis   From aspiring spaceship builder to CSIRO bigwig, James Chin Moody has taken an unlikely route to creating a parcel delivery start-up.

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Bezos denies Amazon is a soulless, dystopian workplace

Responded to critical article ... Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

Jodi Kantor, David Streitfeld   Amazon boss responds to criticism of the online retailer's workplace culture.

Big flaw kept secret for two years

A Maserati Quattroporte GTS. The 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine has 523 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque.

Olivia Solon   Thousands of cars have spent years at risk of car-hacking, according to research that Volkswagen has spent two years trying to suppress in the courts.


Kaspersky faked malware to harm rivals, ex-employees claim

Eugene Kaspersky, chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Lab.

Joseph Menn   Beginning more than a decade ago, one of the largest security companies in the world tried to damage rivals in the marketplace by tricking their antivirus software programs into classifying benign files as malicious, according to two former employees.

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Inside Amazon's brutal corporate culture

Chris Clare and his dog, Crosby, greet receptionist Andrea Kraus on Amazon's pet-friendly campus in Seattle.

JODI KANTOR and DAVID STREITFELD   The ever-expanding online retailer practises a uncompromising form of corporate Darwinism where only the tough survive.

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Jacob's Airbnb horror story

Jacob Lopez, who says he was sexually assaulted by his Airbnb host while staying in Madrid.

RON LIEBER   Just how much responsibility is Airbnb willing to assume for the safety of its customers?

'Public servants should get off social media' after Islamic State hack

Chinese black hat hacking group Threat Group 3390 have infiltrated over 100 organisations worldwide in the past two years.

Markus Mannheim   Terrorists and criminals are looking for people to blackmail or seduce into stealing data.

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SEQ poised to be digital leader: Cisco

PromisePay's clients include Flippa, which trades website names, and My Jobstream, an IT freelancer jobs site.

Cameron Atfield   30,000 new jobs, $10 billion economy boost could be heading for SEQ.

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Backlash over Oracle exec's 'nutty' rant

Oracle's chief information security officer Mary Ann Davidson.

Liam Tung   She criticised customers in an online rant for finding flaws in her company's vulnerable software. Now she's facing a backlash.

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Top questions facing Google's Alphabet

Alphabet Inc will replace Google Inc as the publicly-traded entity and all shares of Google will automatically convert into the same number of shares of Alphabet, with all of the same rights.

Brian Womack   (Bloomberg Business) -- As Google Inc. reorganizes into Alphabet Inc., the conglomerate has promised a new era of transparency. Now, investors and analysts are working on wish lists of the??kind of information they want to see from the Web company.


Mysterious US money manager orchestrated cyber insider trading

Korchevsky is implicated in a ring of hackers and stock traders which is accused of making more than $US100 million in illegal profits.

Keri Geiger   Vitaly Korchevsky went from Russia to Wall Street to managing his own hedge fund, but now he's accused of innovating a new kind of financial cyber-crime.


Press release breach made hackers, traders millions

United States Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and SEC Commissioner Mary Jo White at a news conference on the hacking ring.

Noeleen Walder, Jonathan Stempel   US-based traders gave Russian hackers 'shopping lists' of statements to steal before their official release, sharing the profits made from the resulting trades.

Hidden joke in Google's Alphabet letter

Number one: Larry Page, co-founder and chief executive officer at Google.

Stephen Pulvirent   He's just restructured his entire company, but Google founder Larry Page hasn't lost his sense of humour.