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Online lending business Prospa has raised $25 million in a funding round led by Australian venture capital firm, AirTree Ventures. The deal is the largest fintech venture capital investment in an Australian business. To date, Prospa has issued $250 million in total loans to small businesses in Australia. Prospa said

digital assistants will drive paid search

We are entering the post-app era where virtual personal assistants do our bidding and multi-purpose messaging apps like WeChat take up more real estate on our smartphones, according to Gartner. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter “We are witnessing the beginning of the post-app era based on the evidence

Smart Glasses as the highest growth sector of the consumer wearables segment over the next five years, reaching 11 per cent of the overall wearables market by 2021, according to a study by Juniper Research. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter In just four years the sector will have

Discover. Design. Deliver. De-risk. These are McKinsey & Company’s ‘Four Ds’ of digital transformation outlined in a new report. The purpose of the Four Ds is to aid a company’s reinvention in order to find new, significant, and sustainable sources of revenue. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Incremental

Fairfax Media is in a trading halt. The company will issue a statement on the future of Domain, its blended online and print real estate business, in the next few days. Media reports in rival News Corp papers say the property group will be spun off, but that Fairfax will

The smart home automation and monitoring devices will grow to over 770 million globally by 2021. That represents an eleven-fold rise from just 68 million estimated in 2016, according to a new report from Juniper Research. Called Smart Home Markets: Entertainment, Monitoring, Automation, Health, Metering, Appliances 2017-2021, the study reveals

Airbnb has acquired Montreal-based Luxury Retreats, a luxury vacation rental company offering over 4,000 homes in 100 destinations around the world. As a result of the deal Luxury Retreats CEO Joe Poulin will join Airbnb and lead luxury homes, reporting to Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky. Sign up for

SoundCloud is diving deeply into programmatic, making global audio and video inventory available in one place for the first time. The audio streaming service has selected Rubicon Project to manage the real-time bidding on the inventory. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Advertisers are now able to programmatically access

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The global business intelligence (BI) and analytics software market will reach US$18.3 billion in 2017. That’s an increase of 7.3 per cent in a year according to the latest forecast from Gartner. And they say, by the end of 2020, the market is expected to grow to US$22.8 billion. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter

Revenues from the global digital games market are set to reach the $100 billion milestone by the end of this year according to a new study from Juniper Research. Coupled with the continued growth of mobile, the industry will see total revenues reach $132 billion by 2021. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular