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  • Kogan rolls out marketplace to boost CX

    Two years after going public on the ASX, online retailer Kogan.com has ramped up expansion plans and launched Kogan Marketplace, where businesses and consumers have access to more than 100,000 products.

    Written by Jennifer O'Brien14 March 19 13:01
  • Paul Keen moves to Qantas

    Former Airtasker CTO Paul Keen is the new head of software engineering at Qantas. Keen, who left the gig economy player last month, is reporting to Qantas chief technology, Rob James who joined the airline last May.

    Written by Byron Connolly26 June 18 13:50
  • At home with Airtasker: The start-up's CTO Paul Keen on building for hypergrowth

    Airtasker is a company in hypergrowth. Last year the job outsourcing marketplace hit half a million members, secured $22 million in a funding round led by Seven West Media, recorded its fifth year of consecutive revenue growth and ran ads during the AFL grand final half-time break.

    Written by George Nott27 March 17 16:46
  • Dick Smith enters liquidation

    ​In a bid to recoup some of the $260 million owed, creditors have voted in favour of putting Dick Smith into liquidation.

    Written by Julia Talevski26 July 16 09:21
  • Dick Smith shareholders left out in the cold

    Dick Smith has confirmed what many of its shareholders already expected. The company does not have the money to pay its creditors and therefore, will not return any money to them.

    Written by Chris Player23 June 16 17:24
  • Odd job marketplace gets $22 million boost

    ​Get ready to hear a lot more about Airtasker. The start-up has raised $22 million in a second round of funding led by Seven West Media.

    Written by George Nott07 June 16 10:11
  • 50% of companies to invest in DevOps

    More than half of Australian enterprises are expected to make multiple investments over the next year to implement a DevOps strategy, according to new research.

    Written by Byron Connolly20 March 15 12:34
  • DevOps to become mainstream by 2016

    DevOps will evolve from being a niche strategy to a mainstream practice implemented by a quarter of Global 2000 firms, Gartner believes.

    Written by Bonnie Gardiner09 March 15 14:39
  • DevOps an uphill battle: Dick Smith IT boss

    “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

    Dick Smith’s IT chief Paul Keen quotes from Charles Dickens’ literary masterpiece A Tale of Two Cities to describe how he feels about deploying DevOps, a concept aimed at improving interaction between app developers and IT operations staff.

    Written by Byron Connolly14 Nov. 14 16:52
  • Retail chain sees value in Google Plus

    Retail chain Dick Smith will use Google Hangouts to share best practices among its stores and bring employees closer together, according to the retailer’s IT director, Linda Venables.

    Written by Adam Bender05 April 13 14:05
  • Dick Smith now selling unlocked iPhones

    Australian electronics retailer, Dick Smith, will become one of the world's first retailers to sell unlocked Apple iPhone devices, but it will not stock the latest iPhone 5 model.

    Written by Ross Catanzariti08 Nov. 12 10:11