Athina Mallis

Athina Mallis

Athina Mallis is the editor of the Which-50 Digital Intelligence Unit and a writer for Which-50.com

Facebook has admitted hundreds of millions of its users’ passwords were stored in plain text and able to be accessed by its employees. In a blog post, Pedro Canahuati, VP Engineering, Security and Privacy at Facebook said the company has fixed the issues and will be notifying those users whose

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Google has been fined yet again by European antitrust regulators. The search giant copped a €1.49 billion fine (AU$2.38 billion) for the illegal misuse of its dominant position in the market for the brokering of online search adverts. The ruling said the company was abusing its market dominance by limiting

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Technology overlords Google, Amazon and Apple have been named as the most innovative companies for 2019 by Boston Consulting Group. Following the top three came Microsoft, Samsung, Netflix, IBM, Facebook, Tesla and Adidas. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Apple has topped the annual list since 2005 but Google

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Buy now, pay later platforms are still booming with new research from Roy Morgan showing in the past 12 months 1.59 million Australians are using platforms like Afterpay and Zip Pay. The report, Digital Payment Solutions Currency Report showed more than 40 per cent of those using buy now, pay

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Alibaba Cloud has launched its China Gateway Program in Australia aiming to help companies of all sizes enter the Chinese market grow their online and offline presence in the country. The Chinese giant said by leveraging the proven cloud technologies and the established Alibaba ecosystem encompassing ecommerce, online payment, logistics

The use of smart speakers for shopping is on the up and up in Australia, with more households owning smart speakers, voice retailing or vcommerce proponents argue it could become as normal as mobile shopping is today. The Versa Voice Report said three quarters of smart speaker owners are already

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Dropbox will begin to host customer files in Australia to bolster the growth of its enterprise customers. The storage company said the Dropbox environment will be in Sydney and will be available in the second half of this year. The investment comes a year after Dropbox debuted on NASDAQ. The

Analytics platform SAS is planning to invest $1 billion in AI over the next three years through software innovation, education and expert services. The company already has a foundation in AI by means of advanced analytics, machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing (NLP) and computer vision. The investment will

Meat processor Thomas Foods International and independent grocer retailer Drakes Supermarket are the first Australian companies to pilot the IBM Food Trust, a blockchain-based food ecosystem solution. According to IBM, the distributed ledger system can trace the entire lifecycle of a food product, from region to plate, updating in real

Aussie ecommerce retailer Kogan has launched its own marketplace, Kogan Marketplace to compete with the likes of Amazon and eBay. The company said it will have more than 100,000 products available to customers. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Kogan said this new marketplace will give its customers “more