The Dive | Business News

11/30/2022

Will farming be fully autonomous by 2030?

In the next few years, we’re going to see huge changes in the world of farming. At least according to the world’s biggest farm supply company - Deere and Co, or John Deere, as you're probably more familiar. Earlier this year, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the company unveiled a self-driving tractor. In their most recent earnings announcement, the company said we would see fully autonomous farming for certain crops by 2030. Today Sascha and Darcy started wondering about a world of automated farming - self-driving tractors and drones, fields covered in sensors, robots picking fruit. They ask - what does the farm of the future look like? And how far away are we from seeing it? We’re asking our UK audience to help share our business news podcast – The Dive – with friends and family. You can join the referral program for free here: https://refer.fm/thedive and get rewarded for your sharing! Tell us what you think of The Dive - email us at thedive@equitymates.com. Follow our Instagram here, or find out more here.  Stay engaged with the Equity Mates community by joining our forum.  Looking for a gift for a loved one this christmas? Order ‘Get Started Investing’, written by Equity Mates Alec and Bryce. Available on Booktopia and Amazon now! In the spirit of reconciliation, Equity Mates Media and the hosts of The Dive acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people today. *****This podcast is intended for education and entertainment purposes. Any advice is general advice only, and has not taken into account your personal financial circumstances, needs or objectives. Before acting on general advice, you should consider if it is relevant to your needs and read the relevant Product Disclosure Statement. And if you are unsure, please speak to a financial professional. Equity Mates Media operates under Australian Financial Services Licence 540697. The Dive is part of the Acast Creator Network.
11/28/2022

Just 1 in 7 Black Friday deals are genuine discounts

Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Once just American retail traditions, they've now become truly global. But before you log on and take advantage of the discounts, here’s a stat for you to keep in mind: only 1 in 7 Black Friday deals offer a genuine discount! Crazy! That finding came out of the UK from product review website Which.co.uk. It certainly got us talking and looking deeper into the world of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Today Darcy and Sascha ask - are the savings we find on Black Friday and Cyber Monday all that they’re cracked up to be? And are there any rules around advertising discounts and sales? Tell us what you think of The Dive - email us at thedive@equitymates.com. Follow our Instagram here, or find out more here.  Stay engaged with the Equity Mates community by joining our forum.  Looking for a gift for a loved one this Christmas? Order ‘Get Started Investing’, written by Equity Mates Alec and Bryce. Available on Booktopia and Amazon now! In the spirit of reconciliation, Equity Mates Media and the hosts of The Dive acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people today. *****This podcast is intended for education and entertainment purposes. Any advice is general advice only, and has not taken into account your personal financial circumstances, needs or objectives. Before acting on general advice, you should consider if it is relevant to your needs and read the relevant Product Disclosure Statement. And if you are unsure, please speak to a financial professional. Equity Mates Media operates under Australian Financial Services Licence 540697. The Dive is part of the Acast Creator Network.
11/25/2022

The world has reached 8 billion people. Where to next?

In just one minute, 140 babies will have been born, and on the 15th November - one of those babies became the 8 billionth person on earth. It took us until 1804 to reach 1 billion people, but we added the other 7 billion in the 218 years following. The world’s population growth has been staggeringly fast in the past two centuries, but the rate of growth has now started to decline. Two years ago, the population growth rate fell below 1% per year for the first time since the 1950s. Today Alec and Sascha ask the question - we’re at 8 billion people, where to next? Tell us what you think of The Dive - email us at thedive@equitymates.com. Follow our Instagram here, or find out more here.  Stay engaged with the Equity Mates community by joining our forum.  Looking for a gift for a loved one this christmas? Order ‘Get Started Investing’, written by Equity Mates Alec and Bryce. Available on Booktopia and Amazon now! In the spirit of reconciliation, Equity Mates Media and the hosts of The Dive acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people today. *****This podcast is intended for education and entertainment purposes. Any advice is general advice only, and has not taken into account your personal financial circumstances, needs or objectives. Before acting on general advice, you should consider if it is relevant to your needs and read the relevant Product Disclosure Statement. And if you are unsure, please speak to a financial professional. Equity Mates Media operates under Australian Financial Services Licence 540697. The Dive is part of the Acast Creator Network.
11/23/2022

Will food delivery services ever deliver profits?

Last week, food delivery app Deliveroo stopped taking orders in Australia. Its British parent company said it wasn’t generating enough money, leaving Deliveroo Australia without any backing to continue operating. But Deliveroo isn’t the only food delivery company to fail or downsize recently. Voly and Send also went bust this year. GoPuff, Gorillas and Getir are all cutting staff in search of profits. Today Sascha and Darcy talk about why food delivery companies are collapsing, and ask themselves... What are they going to do when they are hungover on Sunday morning? A big thank you from the team for our Australian Podcast Award - we couldn't do it without your support as a listener!  Tell us what you think of The Dive - email us at thedive@equitymates.com. Follow our Instagram here, or find out more here.  Stay engaged with the Equity Mates community by joining our forum.  Looking for a gift for a loved one this christmas? Order ‘Get Started Investing’, written by Equity Mates Alec and Bryce. Available on Booktopia and Amazon now! In the spirit of reconciliation, Equity Mates Media and the hosts of The Dive acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people today. *****This podcast is intended for education and entertainment purposes. Any advice is general advice only, and has not taken into account your personal financial circumstances, needs or objectives. Before acting on general advice, you should consider if it is relevant to your needs and read the relevant Product Disclosure Statement. And if you are unsure, please speak to a financial professional. Equity Mates Media operates under Australian Financial Services Licence 540697. The Dive is part of the Acast Creator Network.
11/21/2022

Has the FIFA World Cup become a Qatar-strophe?

The Football, or Soccer, World Cup has kicked off in Qatar. For 2 weeks the world’s attention will be trained on Qatar as the world’s best players compete for the ultimate national prize - winning a World Cup.But equal to the attention focused on the pitch, is the climate surrounding this event. There’s been a lot of media commentary at Qatar’s human rights record, at the migrant labour used to build these new football stadiums, and how they ultimately won the right to host the world cup in the first place. In today’s episode of The Dive Sascha and Alec set the scene for the World Cup, and then Alec speaks to one of Australia’s highest profile football commentators - Ed Kavalee - one third of the trio Santo, Sam and Ed.  Tell us what you think of The Dive - email us at thedive@equitymates.com. Follow our Instagram here, or find out more here.  Stay engaged with the Equity Mates community by joining our forum.  Looking for a gift for a loved one this Christmas? Order ‘Get Started Investing’, written by Equity Mates Alec and Bryce. Available on Booktopia and Amazon now! In the spirit of reconciliation, Equity Mates Media and the hosts of The Dive acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people today. *****This podcast is intended for education and entertainment purposes. Any advice is general advice only, and has not taken into account your personal financial circumstances, needs or objectives. Before acting on general advice, you should consider if it is relevant to your needs and read the relevant Product Disclosure Statement. And if you are unsure, please speak to a financial professional. Equity Mates Media operates under Australian Financial Services Licence 540697. The Dive is part of the Acast Creator Network.