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Australians are selective about when they support sharing personal data with government agencies and commercial organisations via Internet of Things – according to the 2017 Unisys Security Index. The vast majority of Australians, 82 per cent, support using a button on their phone or smartwatch to alert police to their

Pega and Accenture have jointly launched Intelligent Customer Decisioning as a Service, a cloud-based solution for marketers in the telecommunications sector.  The solution allows Communications Service Providers (CSPs) to gain a fully operational business team from Accenture to run effective real-time marketing campaigns on Pega’s AI-driven decisioning marketing solutions. Sign up to

White Ops announced Sandeep Swadia as its new CEO. Swadia brings over 20 years of experience in building and scaling world-class software companies. In his new role at White Ops, Swadia will focus on building White Ops’ business, go-to-market strategy, and execution. Michael Tiffany, White Ops’ co-founder, will transition to

Blockchain

IBM has scored another win in the race to build blockchain solutions for financial institutions. Borsa Italiana, part of London Stock Exchange Group and IBM are building a blockchain solution to digitise the issuance of securities for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Europe. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights

jigsaw, puzzle, merger, acquisition

Measurement outfit ComScore has appointed three new members to its local team including Adam Natiq, Head of Sales, Australia and New Zealand; Alan Jenner, Senior Product Manager, Asia Pacific; and Derek Wen, Client Services Manager, Asia Pacific. They will lead sales in Australia and New Zealand, ComScore Activation product management

IBM has announced that four new data centers are now open, including one in Sydney, to bolster its cloud capabilities. With the new facility in NSW, IBM now operates four cloud data centers in Australia, expanding capacity to meet increasing demand from government and enterprise clients who want to build

Android Pay

ANZ is the first of Australia’s big banks to offer its customers both Samsung Pay and Apple Pay. The contactless mobile payments service, Samsung Pay, is now accessible for millions of Australians who have an eligible ANZ Visa debit or credit card and a compatible Samsung device. Sign up for

Groceries, Amazon, Whole Foods Market

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba has opened three new supermarkets in China this week, continuing its expansion into the world of bricks and mortar retail. Alibaba has ambitions to transform conventional retail — a strategy it calls New Retail — by leveraging its substantial consumer reach, rich data and technology to

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Accenture Interactive, Marriott International, and 1776 , a global incubator and network for startups, have announced the launch of the Travel Experience Incubator. As the name suggests, the program is designed to foster start-ups building technology solutions to improve the travel experience. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Startups

Ad tech company Rubicon Project has acquired nToggle, a technology company that makes it easier and more cost effective for programmatic buyers to find the inventory they’re looking for among the billions of bid requests they receive each day. Rubicon Project paid US$38.5 million for nToggle, which will be made