WEEK STARTING 17 AUGUST
AUSTRALIAN FINTECH & STARTUPS
Roughly 5% of Spaceship's funds were withdrawn under the Government's early-access Super scheme. This has led the company to undergo a ~$10m capital raise. Link
Logistics company 'WiseTech' released their 2020 results and the share price took off. Link
Crypto exchange 'Crypto.com' is increasing its Australian expansion, now accepting NPP and Bpay transfers. Link
Airbnb has 'confidentially' filed to go public. So, they are listing a company that provides listings. Link
Apple now has a $2t market cap. They hit a $1t market cap in August 2018. iNsane. Link
Analysis: Why would Oracle or Microsoft partner with TikTok? Link
Why 536 was the worst year to be alive. Link
Answers at the end of the email.
(a) What is an autological word? Is it a (a) a word that describes a car, (b) a word that describes itself (c) a word describing organisms?
(b) Name the science terms starting with the letter P. A nervous system disorder suffered by Michael J Fox & Muhammad Ali, a radioactive element named for Marie Curie’s homeland, the geologic era running from 540 million to 250 million years ago, and a gland at the base of the brain that controls growth?
(c) What country is an anagram of SENTIENT CHILE?
(d) What three letter word can you put before all of the following words to create new words: Baked, burnt, dial, dries, flower, roof, and set?
(e) I want you to put one word inside of an other word to create a third word. The outside word is something plants use to reproduce. The inside word is a curved structure. The combined word is an eight letter past tense of a verb meaning “to look carefully”. What is the combined word?
(f) How many stars are on the American flag now and how many were on the American flag during WWII?