Uber, the worldwide ride-sharing platform, has announced that Melbourne has been chosen as a pilot program for their flying taxi services. Called "Uber Elevate", this test pilot program will also be operating in Los Angeles and Dallas and is slated to start up next year with a service launch aimed for 2023. The company stated would shave off several minutes off of trips with an overall aim to make flights cheaper and more efficient than car rides.
Employees who resist new technology and office tools can slow down an entire team, says The Wall Street Journal. To bring Luddites up to date, one needs to understand their psychological objections to the new tech and help them see the benefits first-hand, it adds. If changes aren't handled well, technological struggles can trigger worries about looking incompetent or losing status, posing a threat to the user’s sense of identity, according to a March study.
Afterpay executives are set to sell nearly $100 million in shares as the buy now, pay later provider prepares to raise at least $300 million. The move is designed to help the company hit its “mid-term targets” of $20 billion in gross merchandise volume, as well as fuelling expansion in the US, where it launched 13 months ago, and launching in the UK. Last week, Afterpay confirmed it was being probed by regulators Austrac for possible breaches of anti-money laundering and terrorism financing laws.
Businesses are not ready for what is being dubbed the biggest change since GST, warns small business accounting firm Xero. From July 1, all Australian employers will be required to report pay and superannuation details to the ATO through digital payroll reporting system Single Touch Payroll. Despite it being mandatory, Xero found one in five employers don’t believe the digital system applies to them, while one in 10 are not yet compliant.
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