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Kogan relaunched its mobile business in late 2015 after shutting it down in 2013. This time around, the company used Vodafone as its wholesale telco provider. After just over a year, Kogan Mobile has grown so much that it exceeded its six-month revenue forecast by 83.3%, according the company's financial results for June to December 2016.
As you've doubtlessly heard by now, the Federal Government has agreed to slash Sunday penalty rates for hundreds of thousands of Aussie workers. If you work in hospitality, entertainment or retail you're probably feeling a bit miffed right now. But how will the changes affect your take-home pay? Here are the answers to all your questions.
Today is International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day. Did you know this? Were you aware of this? It’s also Banana Bread Day. And Curling Is Cool Day.
Last Thursday it was Almond Day. The day before that was Wear Red Day. And the day before that was – I shit you not - Hippo Day.
I wish I was making this up. I am not making this up.
Qantas announced its half-yearly earnings today, and it's doing quite well. What matters for you and I, though, is the fact that it's announced new premium economy seats for its 787 Dreamliner - the plane that'll be flying some of the longest routes in the world, including a nonstop Perth to London leg. Here are the details.
Your Wi-Fi is bad. Not the internet itself. Your internet is fine. It's your Wi-Fi that leaves you weeping as it cuts off the minute you try to browse from the toilet, or walk down the stairs, or lean just one particular way on your bed. Some part of you has known, for a while, that you need to upgrade your router so that you can watch Netflix and porn in peace. But a lot has changed since the last time anyone in your home considered forking over cash for a wireless router.
You've checked in online and printed out your boarding pass. You arrive at the airport to find that your flight has been cancelled or severely delayed. Don't panic. Rather than lining up at your airline's check-in counter for answers, going through the security screening process may be your best option.
It's the start of the work year (January doesn't really count) and you promised yourself that you'd be more productive. But you quickly find yourself getting distracted by Facebook and cat videos on YouTube.
It's okay, we've all fallen into this trap. But it IS possible to change the way you tackle work, and it takes less than 30 minutes. It's time to introduce your brain to the Pomodoro Technique.