New NBN customers are finally flocking to higher-speed plans

According to NBN Co's monthly progress report for May 2018, 44 percent of the near 4 million customers connected to the national network are on 50Mbps speed tiers or higher, compared with 56 percent with speeds of 25Mbps or lower. The report also rev... More..

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Virgin Money bought by CYBG for £1.7bn
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Virgin Money bought by CYBG for £1.7bn

Shareholders would benefit through "efficiencies", including a 16 per cent reduction in staff numbers across the group, the offering of a broader suite of products, and a mass re-branding exercise, Clydesdale s...More..

Differences Over Migration Policy Throw German Government Into Crisis
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Differences Over Migration Policy Throw German Government Into Crisis

Continuing on his anti-migrant tirade, Trump also said that crime in Germany was "way up" and called EU's immigration policy a "big mistake". Merkel later on Monday met Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe C...More..

Trump Told Apple CEO iPhones Will Be Spared From China Tariffs
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Trump Told Apple CEO iPhones Will Be Spared From China Tariffs

And now the president is warning the US may impose tariffs on a total of $450 billion of Chinese goods. "Risking a trade war with more tariffs will only invite more retaliation that will cause significa...More..

Dunkin' Donuts Sign Asks Customers To Snitch On Workers Not Speaking English
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Dunkin' Donuts Sign Asks Customers To Snitch On Workers Not Speaking English

The phone number belongs to a former general manager at the store, who told WBAL that it was an old sign. WBAL producer Gillian Morley posted a picture of the sign on Twitter, adding it was put up in a Balt...More..

by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Disney Expected to Add Cash for Fox Assets, Counter Comcast Bid

In April, Fox separately said it would fund Sky News for at least 15 years, even if Disney takes control of the business. Image: Disney wants to buy the entertainment assets of Fox, which is Sky's largest...More..

Orange, execs charged over staff deaths
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Orange, execs charged over staff deaths

If found guilty the defendants could face two years in prison and 30,000 euros ($35,000) in fines. At the time, the company had roughly 100,000 employees in France, and reports said the figures were not o...More..

Elon Musk says Tesla factory was sabotaged by disgruntled employee
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Elon Musk says Tesla factory was sabotaged by disgruntled employee

The leaked email, sent to Tesla's roughly 40,000 staff, said the matter was being was being investigated. Tesla is now ramping up production on the new Model 3, aiming to hit a manufacturing rate of 5,000...More..

Elizabeth Holmes Steps Down at Theranos After Indictment
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Elizabeth Holmes Steps Down at Theranos After Indictment

If convicted, they could face prison sentences that would keep them behind bars for the rest of their lives, and total fines of $2.75 million each. Minutes before the charges were made public, Theranos annou...More..

Woman asks Airtel’s customer service for ‘Hindu representative’, Twitterati seethe
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Woman asks Airtel’s customer service for ‘Hindu representative’, Twitterati seethe

Bharti Airtelon Monday said it did not differentiate between its customers and employees on the basis of their religious beliefs, when a customer asked that her complaint be resolved by a person of a partic...More..

Trump threatens to slap China with $200 billion in new tariffs
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Trump threatens to slap China with $200 billion in new tariffs

Latest headlines crossed the wires via Reuters from China's Commerce Ministry, as they react to the latest development around the US-Sino trade spat . The planned new wave of tariffs would have to go through t...More..

by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Amazon launches Prime in Australia

Prime members in Australia also gain access to Amazon's award-winning Prime Original television shows, as well as other popular movies and shows with Prime Video, over 1000 e-books with Prime Reading, benefits ...More..

by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

President Trump threatens additional tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods

The 25 percent tariff will be applied to $50 billion of goods from China that "contain industrially significant technologies", he said. "This latest action by China clearly indicates its determination to ke...More..

by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Mobile outages hit major Australian cities

Furious Telstra users have been hit once again by another outage with users taking to social media to once vent their frustrations at the Telco. Millions of Australians were left without access to voice and...More..

Unilever toughens stance on influencers in transparency push
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Unilever toughens stance on influencers in transparency push

Brand-selling behemoth Unilever, which makes what you're eating and what you smell of, has had it with influencers and their fake followers. Lastly, "We will prioritize partners who increase transparency and ...More..

‘Destiny Day’ for Merkel as Allies Set to Issue Migration Ultimatum
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

‘Destiny Day’ for Merkel as Allies Set to Issue Migration Ultimatum

Seehofer has vowed to refuse entry to undocumented migrants and those who have already registered in another European Union member country, part of what the Bavarian conservatives are calling an "asylum reversa...More..

by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Amazon Prime launches locally at a third of USA cost

These will benefit from Prime free worldwide delivery on orders over $49. Prime members in Australia will get free delivery on millions of local and global items, access to exclusive and award-winning Prime...More..

President Trump Urges New Tariffs On $200 Billion In China Trade
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

President Trump Urges New Tariffs On $200 Billion In China Trade

The president ordered his administration to prepare a new package of tariffs affecting as much as $200 billion worth of China trade. U.S. crude futures took additional hit also as China's retaliatory tariff...More..

ICICI Bank Board to decide its CEO Chanda Kochhar's fate today
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

ICICI Bank Board to decide its CEO Chanda Kochhar's fate today

Bakhshi is now managing director and CEO of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company . The decision on appointment of the retired Supreme Court judge and the scope of his work will be taken by the board's sub...More..

by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Wendy's Employee Blasts Restaurant After Finding Mice In Hamburger Bags

The Oklahoma restaurant workers made a decision to film the rodent to prove to their supervisors that the restaurant wasn't as sanitary as it should be, reports the Daily Mail . "[A manager] told me, 'just tak...More..

Tesla hit with 'extensive' sabotage by rogue employee: Musk
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tesla hit with 'extensive' sabotage by rogue employee: Musk

In the memo, Musk wrote that the employee fabricated user names to change the software code for the company's Tesla Manufacturing Operating System, a term that Tesla hasn't used in public, but appears to descri...More..

Millennials Are America's Worst Tippers
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Millennials Are America's Worst Tippers

And almost one in three millennials say they leave less than a 15 percent tip at restaurants. Millennials may have more in common with other populations that tip less, like lower incomes or less education. As...More..

President Trump announces new tariffs on Chinese goods
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

President Trump announces new tariffs on Chinese goods

The president announced on Friday that the US would impose 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods. China has a list of USA imports earmarked for tariffs. The Chinese response clearly angered Trump...More..

Trump to nominate Kathy Kraninger to lead consumer watchdog agency
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Trump to nominate Kathy Kraninger to lead consumer watchdog agency

She previously worked for the Department of Homeland Security and in various roles on Capital Hill including on the staff of Republican Senator Susan Collins of ME and the Senate Appropriations Committee, which...More..

Actress Says Husband's Tesla Car Shot Flames in Traffic
by | Monday, June 18, 2018

Actress Says Husband's Tesla Car Shot Flames in Traffic

She added, "And thank god my three little girls weren't in the vehicle with him". Her husband, Michael Morris, has worked as a producer for the ABC show "Brothers and Sisters", and directed episodes of "Smash",...More..

Google To Invest $550 Million In Chinese E-Commerce Site JD.com
by | Monday, June 18, 2018

Google To Invest $550 Million In Chinese E-Commerce Site JD.com

This could help JD.com expand beyond its base in China and Southeast Asia and establish a meaningful presence in USA and European markets. Google said that through the partnership, the company will explore ...More..

Technical issue causes flight cancellations at Charlotte Douglas
by | Monday, June 18, 2018

Technical issue causes flight cancellations at Charlotte Douglas

American Airlines confirmed it was experiencing another technical issue with PSA, but had yet to elaborate on what that means. More technical issues are affecting flights at Charlotte Douglas airport Sund...More..

by | Monday, June 18, 2018

Virgin Money bought by Clydesdale bank owner CYBG for £1.7bn

The deal adds to a number of transactions among a handful of smaller banks in the United Kingdom as they seek to raise funds and steal business from Britain's top-four lenders. CYBG's David Duffy will stay on a...More..

by | Monday, June 18, 2018

Audi CEO arrested over cheating probe

The prosecutors' office last week widened its emissions cheating probe into Volkswagen's luxury brand Audi to include Stadler among the suspects accused of fraud and false advertising. Autocar is due to recei...More..

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler detained in diesel emissions case
by | Monday, June 18, 2018

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler detained in diesel emissions case

German news agency dpa reported that prosecutors made a decision to seek Stadler's arrest due to fears he might try to evade justice. "We confirm that Mr Stadler was arrested this morning". The probe of Stadl...More..