Joseph Brookes

Joseph Brookes

Joseph Brookes is a writer and content producer for and the Which-50 Digital Intelligence Unit. He has covered the impact of digital transformation on Australian businesses with a particular focus on the media, financial services and governments sectors. Joseph is also responsible for Which-50's multimedia products including the production of video, podcasts and animated graphics.

Microsoft overnight announced it has acquired ZeniMax Media and its game publisher, Bethesda Softworks — famous for the Doom and Fallout franchises — for $A10.4 billion ($US7.5 billion) in cash to bolster its own game development and subscription services. Microsoft, which produces the Xbox console, is developing a Cloud-based gaming

Australia’s first digital only bank Volt today announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft to develop “Volt 2.0”, a white labelled Banking as a Service platform for non-banks.  In 2019 Volt was the first Australian challenger bank to receive a banking licence and had been focused on the consumer market. But

TikTok has told Australian lawmakers it accepts the increased scrutiny it receives because of its Chinese origins but it does not want to become a “political football”. In a submission to the Select Committee on Foreign Interference through Social Media, TikTok defended its data policies and security, insisting the Chinese

Local startup Dystech is using artificial intelligence and cloud computing to lower the barriers to assessing dyslexia.  Without early detection, dyslexia can create extreme learning difficulties and often requires alternative or additional support from teachers. But it can be hard to detect at a young age and the current testing

Most Australian consumers have little idea about how many organisations have access to their personal information and few trust businesses’ ability to protect it, according to a global survey. But a significant amount report a willingness to pay more for better data protection. OpenText, an enterprise software company surveyed 12,000

Chinese tech behemoth Alibaba Group today announced the addition of Temenos banking software and the Vertica analytics platform to its public cloud offering, Alibaba Cloud. Both new partners say their customers are increasingly demanding the flexible and scalable qualities of pubic cloud. The partnership with the European software giant means

86 400 today announced what it says is the first consumer facing feature to use open banking data in Australia. The neobank’s new savings account comparison tool pulls the saving interest rates of competitors into a “real time” comparison graph by using the product data some banks are now mandated

Responsible investments are outperforming traditional ones during COVID-19, according to local investment firms, because of heavy allocations to technology and better governance. Speaking on Boardroom Media’s new Pay It Forward show, Ellerston Capital’s James Tayler said as investors look to a COVID-19 recovery, many are tipping a further move away

A group of academics and industry leaders will lead a reestablished Australian Design Council, aiming to spur “design-led innovation” in the COVID-19 recovery.  The council, which includes former Telstra CEO David Thodey AO and CommBank chairman Catherine Livingstone AO, says it will advocate to government and industry for better design,

Local plant-based meat startup v2food this week announced the addition of Professor Martin Cole as its new Chief Scientific Advisor.  Cole has held senior positions at CSIRO, the University of Adelaide, Food Standards ANZ and the United Nations, and will oversee v2food’s research and development of its range of plant-based