Microsoft Corp has beaten Wall Street sales and profit expectations, powered by sharp demand for its Teams chat and online meeting app and Xbox gaming services as the world shifted to working and playing from home because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The company’s shares, up over 12 percent this
(L-R) Kelsey Hightower (Google) and Chris Venter (ANZ). ANZ Banking Group is set to “heavily” embrace site reliability engineering in the way it operates its forthcoming connected banking platform, now being built under the ANZx transformation. The transformation’s general manager of technology Chris Venter revealed that he – and other
Property Exchange Australia (PEXA) has set up an internal ‘academy’ to train and certify staff in cloud skills and ultimately unlock potential from its cloud-based environment. The company, which offers an electronic alternative to paper conveyancing, wasn’t “born in the cloud” but has “spent significant time uplifting our core platform
Lord Sugar has been criticised for sharing a coronavirus conspiracy theory on social media. The Apprentice star tweeted a claim purported to be from a Japanese scientist saying that Covid-19 was man-made. Independent fact-checking charity Full Fact later debunked the claims. A statement on its website said: “Various posts on
Daughters of the Evolution, Beats By Dre, Terra Chips, Samsung and Old Navy are among the brands who have won at Tempemail Marketing Awards USA 2020. Designed to honour the agencies, publishers, brands and platforms showing excellence and innovation, these awards bring together some of the biggest names in modern
The pandemic has undoubtedly shifted consumer and marketer behavior, but does advertising still have an obligation to change the world for the better? Speaking to Tempemail during the Digital Transformation Festival, creatives from Adobe, VML Y&R and Publicis•Poke looked at how brands have responded to the crisis, and the role
Bloody sci-fi shooter series Gears of War and the term “tactics” may not seem like natural bedfellows, given that these games are best known for their macho space soldiers and chainsaw machine guns. Yet strategy has always played a far bigger role in the games than may be initially apparent.
MPs have berated leading tech firms for failing to answer questions about taking responsibility for disinformation in the coronavirus pandemic, accusing the companies of giving vague, preprepared answers. Representatives from Facebook, Google and Twitter appeared in front of a Commons select committee but struggled to give satisfactory responses to politicians,