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Jonathan Cotton

The future of blockchain

The real future of blockchain, no BS

November 18, 2019 | Jonathan Cotton
Juniper looks to have the final word (for today at least) on the future of blockchain tech… read more...
AU govt facial recognition_against human rights

Is it time for human rights to be digitised?

November 7, 2019 | Jonathan Cotton
Privacy, transparency, ethics: What protects the population from scary government tech?… read more...
Airtree tech startup funds

Airtree brings superfunds, cash to downunder tech startups

October 31, 2019 | Jonathan Cotton
AirTree Ventures has secured $275m to ‘double down’ on early stage Kiwi and Australian technology startups… read more...
algorithm charter_Govt Chief Data Steward

Chief Data Steward releases govt algorithm charter

October 24, 2019 | Jonathan Cotton
Consultation on algorithms in the public sector is now underway… read more...

Councils under pump to deliver self service. Now.

October 17, 2019 | Jonathan Cotton
New studies track a rapidly-changing local government tech landscape… read more...
Everything is a computer_Hypponen’s Law

Is IoT the ‘asbestos of the future’?

October 17, 2019 | Jonathan Cotton
Just what is the cost of unfettered connected-device growth?… read more...
Chrome password checker

New Chrome extension reveals all your compromised passwords

October 9, 2019 | Jonathan Cotton
Google aims to plug password leaks with browser-based hacked credential checker… read more...
Hnry co-founders Richard Freestone, Claire Fuller and James Fuller

Kiwi gig-economy fintech raises $2.15m

October 4, 2019 | Jonathan Cotton
Hnry finds investor interest in accounting admin platform for gig workers… read more...
The eye of hurricane

CIOs uneasy about hybrid cloud complexity

October 2, 2019 | Jonathan Cotton
Smarter diagnostics needed to unravel root causes across multiple platforms… read more...
Digital lawyer_Immediation

You’ll be hearing from my IT guy

September 25, 2019 | Jonathan Cotton
Forget the courtroom, I’ll see you in the cloud… read more...
Visa_COF_token credit card fraud ANZ

Credit card data loss gets new protector

September 19, 2019 | Jonathan Cotton
New Zealand becomes one of the first countries to move to COF tokenisation for digital payments… read more...
IoT_LED_streetlights

Smart cities and agribusiness driving IoT uptake downunder

September 12, 2019 | Jonathan Cotton
Big IoT spend is on track for farming and ultra-connected cities… read more...
uber driver stress_algorithms

Gig economy study: People hate being managed by algorithms

September 4, 2019 | Jonathan Cotton
A study of Uber drivers in New York and London finds worker resentment and frustration with the company’s management-by-app approach to HR… read more...
Digital imagery_Soar blockchain

Just like Google Earth…only better?

September 4, 2019 | Jonathan Cotton
Using satellites, crowdsourced drone imagery and the blockchain, a new startup is looking to offer a high-res Google Earth alternative… read more...
Email engagement surges_IBM Acoustic

Email engagement surges…thanks to the GDPR?

August 28, 2019 | Jonathan Cotton
IBM spinoff Acoustic says email engagement is on the rise, with email opens and CTRs increasing everywhere… read more...
LinkedIn scandals

LinkedIn avoids social media scandal

August 28, 2019 | Jonathan Cotton
With well over half a billion users and nine billion content impressions every month, LinkedIn has certainly got the footprint. So where’s the drama?… read more...
IBM Watson predicts employee departure

How to predict who’s going to quit

August 21, 2019 | Jonathan Cotton
It’s the next step in digital HR management – AI-powered employee flight-risk prediction. And yes, it’s available to regular schmoes too… read more...
Digital banking_fintech

Digital banking set to transform market downunder

August 15, 2019 | Jonathan Cotton
Fintech alternatives are set to leave a mark locally – whether traditional banks transform or not… read more...
Phishing_email scams

The great email scam renaissance

August 14, 2019 | Jonathan Cotton
Email scams, ransomware and extortion – and enterprise is a prime target. What’s behind the resurgence of the internet’s most dangerous annoyance?… read more...

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