Tess Bennett

Tess Bennett

Tess Bennett is the editor of Which-50 and is responsible for leading the publication’s daily coverage of Australia's digital businesses for C-Suite executives, strategists, founders and directors. As the former editor of Internet Retailing Australia and journalist for Inside Retail, Tess has five years experience covering retail and ecommerce. At Which-50 Tess reports on a broad range of topics including technology, the industrial internet, analytics and digital marketing.

Australian publishers are urging marketers to take a more nuanced approach to blocking ads from appearing alongside COVID-19 content.  Despite audience numbers exploding, news outlets in Australia and around the globe are facing a financial crisis, emphasising that eyeballs don’t always translate to dollars online.   One corner of the digital

More than 30 per cent of the 400 patents Adobe filed last year were specifically related to artificial intelligence and machine learning.  Adobe introduced its AI capability Sensei four years ago and has since launched hundreds of new AI-powered features and capabilities across its portfolio. Within its marketing, advertising and

In the first 11 days of March, 5.5 billion WebEx meeting minutes were consumed in 221 countries and territories. The unprecedented rise in usage allowed organisations to maintain connectivity and productivity before coronavirus was officially labelled a pandemic.  While Zoom (and its share price) has been getting attention throughout the

Digital transformation journeys will accelerate during the global COVID-19 pandemic, moving from delivering personalised experiences to providing essential services says Shantanu Narayen the Chairman and CEO of Adobe. “While many organisations have taken steps towards becoming a digital business, the environment we face in 2020 is only accelerating the need

The jobs of 140 staff employed at Cooma-based retailer Birdsnest are secure following the Australian government’s announcement that it will provide a wage subsidy to businesses that have lost at least 30 per cent of the revenue during the COVID-19 crisis.  113,000 businesses have already registered their interest in the

Good news: the Fires Near Me app is no longer one of the top five downloaded apps in Australia. The bad news is that it’s been replaced on the list by Centrelink’s app as tens of thousands of Australians seek financial assistance amid the coronavirus pandemic.  According to data from

In polite and apologetic tones, Australian businesses are pleading with their customers to be patient.   Optus is calmly letting web site visitors know it’s committed to keeping you connected, even though its Customer Care Team’s ability to respond is currently impacted. Covid-19 restrictions mean Telstra’s contact centres are operating with

The financial turmoil caused by the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic has forced the ASX to delay the launch of its blockchain-based CHESS replacement, which had been scheduled to go live in April 2021.  The ASX announced yesterday it will conduct a formal consultation process in June to determine a new timetable

Emirates’ World Investments will invest A$433 million in neobank Xinja over the next 24 months, the companies announced today.  The massive capital injection is subject to relevant approvals and an initial A$160 million will be invested immediately. The remaining A$273 million available to be drawn down in multiple tranches as

Regional Australia Bank is the first Accredited Data Recipient of Australia’s Consumer Data Right (CDR), as open banking trials continue to progress towards the scheduled July launch. The ACCC, which is overseeing the testing, announced on Friday all participants have entered industry testing which began in September 2019. So far