Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tax Wars

http://www.smh.com.au/business/comment-and-analysis/the-next-phase-of-australia-diminishing-tax-base-losing-billions-in-revenue-to-china-and-india-20160823-gqytyv.html


"Instead of digging up resources and shipping them off overseas, we can value-add. We can start to develop our own industries, our own IP, our own skilled workforces. 
Malcolm Turnbull has started the process with his $1.1 billion national innovation plan. Now he just needs to sell it, so all of us can all believe in it."


http://www.smh.com.au/business/comment-and-analysis/the-next-phase-of-australia-diminishing-tax-base-losing-billions-in-revenue-to-china-and-india-20160823-gqytyv.html




You know a high speed high quality NBN would have helped build these IP companies.

.....but hey ....what do I know.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Australia regulated bitcoin under the guise of terrorism

Pure governmental PR Bullshit yet again showing Australia is unwilling or unable to move forward into the future.

Cant monitor it....then lets call it terrorism.......and hope that the sheep believe us.

What governments are failing to understand is that citizens have woken up to the fact that "they" can chose what country they locate themselves in by choosing a country that offers them the best benefits and its governments that are partially irrelevant today - not the people.

If the government really believes Bitcoin is being used for terrorism.....prove it, show me one single case of "funding terrorism"....voters arent as stupid as they think anymore.

http://www.smh.com.au/world/australia-to-regulate-bitcoin-under-counterterrorism-finance-laws-20160808-gqnne2.html

Friday, July 29, 2016

Malicious android apps

With the money/profits involved with Android you'd think that Google should be throwing resources at this problem.....

-  http://www.securityweek.com/android-app-stole-user-photos-over-year

Don't get me wrong, Apples walled garden approach is "wrong" in so many other ways but you'd think some kind of "verified by google" blue tick or similar with a fee make sense.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Facebook bots from a desktop?

Anyone know why you cant “invoke” facebook bots from a desktop browser?


Its weird after reading this article http://brandequity.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/digital/yahoo-unveils-four-bots-for-facebook-messenger/53126105  i fired up my desktop browser (on left) but you cant initiate a chat with the @YahooWeather at all….fire up mobile messenger app….yep works straight away.

Any thoughts? has anyone built a POC to see whats involved? What sort of takeup are you seeing?

Are users coming back?

Can you generate enough website traffic to justify the costs/effort involved?