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WEEK STARTING MAY 13


AUSTRALIAN FINTECH & STARTUPS

2019 Election - a startup policy guide. Interesting, unbiased analysis on each parties’ policies & how it will affect the startup sector

Coinbase now manages over $1bn of institutional money

CBA and the World Bank are looking to launch their second bond on their blockchain-based platform 'Bond-i'. The name's Bond, blockchain Bond

INTERNATIONAL TECH

Uber launched a ‘quiet driver’ mode, so your driver doesn’t start talking at you. What if the driver wants a quiet passenger?

China is blocking Wikipedia in every language

Indian digital wallet company, Paytm, launched a credit card. Another case of digital -> physical, like Apple Pay earlier this year

POTPOURRI

Great read: The Empty Promise of Data Moats - an analysis on why having a heap of data isn't necessarily a good thing

Analysis: How Snapchat's gender filter works

AI Whiskey is now a thing

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK

Democracy Sausage - a crowdsourced website of sausage sandwich and cake availability at Australian voting booths. Voting in Australia goes hand in hand with the sausage sambo, so much so Twitter even updated the #AusPol hashtag to include a sausage sandwich emoji. Gotta love Australia...

TRIVIA 
Answers at the end of the email

(a) A 1913 piece by which Russian Composer was conceived of as the symphonic equivalent of a pagan ritual, to be titled "Great Sacrifice"?

(b) What mammal, aside from humans, has the longest life span?

(c) In a registered website domain name, what is the only mark allowed that isn't a letter, number or the dot?

 

JIMMY'S NOTES

Enjoy voting this weekend and digging into those sausage sambos!

All the best
Jimmy
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Trivia Answers 

(a) Igor Stravinsky

(b) Elephants

(c) A dash






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