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Bike-sharing pioneer Mobike is retreating to China

In a telling sign of the state of bike sharing, Mobike, a once red-hot startup that attracted billions in investment capital, is closing down all international operations and putting its sole focus on China. On Friday, Mobike laid off its operations teams in APAC, which entailed more than 15 full-time employees

What So Not Calls On Fans To Help Him Throw An Entirely Free Show

What So Not might have some larger than life productions, but he seems really down to earth. For his next show, he plans on making it entirely free and he’s willing to hit up anyone’s party if it looks legit enough to play. “AUSTRALIA, i have a proposition for you…” he

Loot boxes recommended for ‘comprehensive review’ in Australia

The question over whether loot boxes constitute as gambling keeps popping up. Australia's government could be the latest set to investigate the gaming feature, after a Senate committee recommended a "comprehensive review" of loot boxes in a report released Tuesday. SEE ALSO: Labeling loot boxes as 'gambling' isn't just dangerous for EA.

McDonald’s is ditching plastic straws in Australia too

Australians, you'll be sipping your thickshake through a paper straw at McDonald's pretty soon — plastic straws are out. One week after Starbucks announced it would phase out plastic straws by 2020, McDonald's has unveiled similar plans to phase them out in Australia by the same year. SEE ALSO: 4 things we

Tesla Sees Your Super Bowl Ad and Raises You a Rocket Launch

Kia may have scored some kudos and Lexus Elon Musk’s very own cherry red Tesla Roadster floated through space to the cheers of a crowd and David Bowie’s “Life on Mars?” at the end of a 43-minute webcast that drew millions of viewers Tuesday afternoon. The sports car was the

The Party Is Over for Australia’s $5.6 Trillion Housing Frenzy

The party is finally winding down for Australia’s housing market. How severe the hangover is will determine the economy’s fate for years to come.After five years of surging prices, the market value of the nation’s homes has ballooned to A$7.3 trillion ($5.6 trillion) -- or more than four times gross

‘Beer yoga’ is a real thing, now, because of course it is

Hmm, beer.Image: bieryoga/facebookNothing like putting down an icy cold beer. Except, of course, achieving a higher state of being and eventual transcendence of the Self through the practice of yoga. But what if you could do both, at the same time? SEE ALSO: Australia's oldest living prime minister really