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The Breakdown


The boring AI that’s saving a moribund Facebook

Facebook has been written off as a network for the elderly and out of touch, but it is learning from its arch-rival TikTok.

  • Nick Bonyhady


Why Microsoft jumped and Google slumped when both beat expectations

A modest gap in cloud computing performance pushed the tech giants’ share prices billions in different directions, showing investors care about one thing: AI.

  • Nick Bonyhady

This Month

Elon Musk is fighting an uphill battle against the scourge of bots on X.

What Musk’s high-stakes plan to charge for tweeting really means

X, formerly known as Twitter, is charging $US1 a month for New Zealand and Philippines users to post in an experiment that could go global. So what’s Elon thinking now?

  • Nick Bonyhady
Mike Cannon-Brookes’ Atlassian splashed out big money to buy Loom last week.

When Atlassian buying your start-up for $1.5b is a mixed bag

The Aussie software giant paid a fortune for a video-messaging tech firm on Friday. But what was behind the deal, and was it a good idea?

  • Nick Bonyhady