Andrew Birmingham

Andrew Birmingham

Andrew Birmingham is the editor-in-chief and publisher of Which-50. He is the former associate publisher of The Australian Financial Review and remains a contributing editor, and during his career he has reported on the Australian media, technology, finance, life science and related sectors over a period spanning 20 years. His work has been published by The AFR, The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, MIS, Computerworld, CIO, ARN, Network World, CRN Australia, and My Business.

Four years ago there were no Chrome users in the world. Today there are 750 million. There are over 900 million Android phones in the world today. Five years ago there were none. That’s what awesome looks like. How does that play out in the real economy? Here is one

We are — and will be — what we tweet. A new study by researchers at the University of California and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York has drawn inspiration from the world of genetics to establish what the authors describe as a social media “genotype” — a set

Almost unnoticed, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayers’s decision to buy Tumblr has given the micro-blogging social network beloved by teenagers (and Which-50 publishers) a massive boost. Which-50 has tested the numbers, and in just eight weeks since the deal was sealed Tumblr has added 14 million new blogs — up 13

A looming wave of  knowledge work automation will generate or displace the equivalent of 140 million full times jobs by 2025 as it crashes and breaks upon the managerial class with same impact already felt by workers in the manufacturing and transactional sectors over the last half a century. Machines

Remember that whole GFC thing? – As if all those Zegna suited squillionaires in the finance sector didn’t have enough to worry about. Google’s recent decision (along with existing investor Foundation Capital) to invest $125 million into peer-to-peer lending outfit LendingClub  is further evidence that the ambitions of scivvy wearing