Technology

Merger could be a huge boost to US in 5G race

T-Mobile US Inc expects its $26 billion (all stock) acquisition of Sprint Corp to be approved by no later than the first half of 2019, despite the merger being rejected by antitrust officials in Washington four years ago.

Amazon commits to NFL, as Prime price surges

Amazon.com Inc has reportedly agreed to fork out $65 million a year to renew its streaming deal with the NFL for Thursday night fixtures, while at the same time announcing a price hike to its subscription service.

Weibo backflips on gay content purge

After banning gay content on Friday, Chinese social media giant Sina Weibo has reversed its decision amid swift and overwhelming opposition from the public.

Real-time technology for terror response

The public will soon have an app with an emergency button that will enable their videos and photos of public incidents to be turned into real-time intelligence for first responders.

New visa to attract tech talent to Australia

The likes of Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes and leading entrepreneur Steve Baxter have been warning the Australian government about the tech skills shortage for years, and now at last it is taking steps to correct the situation.

Unlockd CEO steps aside as he battles mental illness

Unbeknown to Matt Berriman, he was battling bipolar disorder while leading his tech start-up to dizzying heights. Now he's made the brave decision to open up about the mental illness as he relieves himself of the day-to-day responsibilities as CEO.

Top 5 cryptocurrencies for 2018

Another exciting year of cryptocurrency climbs and crashes awaits, so here are The CEO Magazine's top investment tips for 2018.

GoPro cuts CEO salary to just US$1

Woodman’s 2018 salary was slashed on the back of GoPro announcing lower than expected preliminary results from the 2017 Fourth Quarter.

Oliver Curtis put in charge of E-Nome

Less than six months after being released from prison, Curtis has been handed the keys to a start-up aiming to raise $60 million for the roll-out of a controversial healthcare app.

Assange offers cash reward to get killers

The WikiLeaks founder is chasing justice for fellow whistleblower Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was killed in a car bomb this week after uncovering corruption within the Maltese government.

No need for clean energy target

The Minister will detail today, in his keynote address at the National Energy Summit, that the falling costs of wind and solar energy, including battery storage capacity, are likely to enable emissions reduction without compromising affordability and reliability.

Drivers’ licence photos added to The Capability

The facial recognition software known as The Capability, previously matched CCTV footage to passport photos, but the addition of drivers’ licence headshots will expand the catalogue significantly.