Flatline: Aussie stocks are tipped for a flat start after Wall Street ended mixed after investors started selling off tech stocks and following the US Federal Reserve commentary on the US economy.
The Nasdaq ended lower, pulled down by Apple, Amazon and other big tech companies as a fall in weekly jobless claims data fed investor concerns about a recent inflation spike.
Amazon, Apple Tesla and Facebook all fell and Nvidia tumbled about 4 per cent. The S&P 500 technology sector index ended a four-day winning streak.
Meanwhile, fresh data showed the number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to a 16-month low.
Blue Origin announced on Thursday that instead of an auction winner launching with founder Jeff Bezos on Tuesday, Oliver Daemen will be on board.
The company said he will be the first paying customer but did not disclose the cost of his ticket.
The teenager's father Joes Daemen heads investment management firm Somerset Capital Partners.
I spy with my little eye: A social media footprint is no longer a barrier to becoming a spy.
Australia's domestic intelligence agency, ASIO, is looking for clever, curious people on Instagram.