Athina Mallis

Athina Mallis

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

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

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Customer engagement will be the battlefield where brands win or lose in the future, according to Twilio’s chief marketing officer Sara Varni. She said if you think about those companies making headlines like Uber or Airbnb it wasn’t because they invented something new but reinvented a way to consume an

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The rivalry between Spotify and Apple has taken a legal turn. The audio streaming giant has filed an antitrust complaint with the European Commission against Apple, claiming its App Store purposely limits choice and stifles innovation at the expense of the user experience. In a post, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek

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Western Australian Department of Health (WA Health) has signed a five-year, AUD$124 million contract with Atos to transition and digitise its ICT systems to better support the WA public health system. Atos said it will work with the WA health system’s ICT service provider, Health Support Services (HSS), to transition

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Fintech startup Earnd has raised $2.5 million from a number of investors including NAB Ventures and Zip Co executives and Pocketbook founders Alvin Singh and Bosco Tan. Earnd enables employees access to their pay packet as they earn it to minimise the need for payday lenders. Other investors include, John

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Once viewed as a costly exercise, sustainability is being embraced by a growing number of retailers as a strategy that delivers cost savings and satisfies the demands of consumers. Companies are exploring automation tools to reduce the amount of packaging used, trying to find alternatives to plastic, and looking to

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HubSpot has appointed David Shepherd as its first country manager and director of sales for Australia and New Zealand. Shepherd has been at the company for the last eight years and will be responsible for overall management and leadership of the ANZ sales team. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights

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Global investments in fintech ventures doubled last year to US$55.3 billion due to a surge in funding in China and gains in other markets according to a new Accenture report. In Australia, fintech startups raised US$756.7 million last year, doubling the amount of $322.3 million in 2017. Accenture said this

Salesforce Ventures, the CRM giant’s corporate venture capital arm, has unveiled a US$50 million (A$70 million) fund to back startups in the Australian Salesforce ecosystem. Since 2012, Salesforce Ventures has been investing in Australian startups includings Arxxus, Bugcrowd and Square Peg. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Salesforce said

Chinese mobile transportation platform DiDi Mobility is set to launch its ridesharing service DiDi Express in Newcastle on March 11. This is the first city in NSW the ridesharing platform will operate in, bypassing Sydney. DiDi Express is currently operating in Melbourne and Geelong. DiDi said Newcastle is an “ideal