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.

Should artificial intelligence be regulated? The answer is always ‘it depends’. That’s the view of data expert Ellen Broad, the author of a new book exploring the ethics behind AI and automated decision-making. Made by Humans: The AI Condition argues in favour of some form of AI regulation, but Broad

Founded in 2001, Index Exchange is one of the oldest adtechs but it’s also one of the newest players to join the Australian market. An analysis of local publishers’ ads.txt files shows the ad exchange has been widely adopted, despite only entering the Australian market a little over a year

Oracle World Headquarters

Enterprise software giant Oracle is facing a class action lawsuit from shareholders who allege company executives mislead them about what was driving its cloud revenue growth. The suit, filed on Friday in California by the City of Sunrise Firefighters’ Pension Fund, argues the company was lying when it told investors

Brand versus performance marketing

If you want to see an insurgent digital company that ticks all the boxes of contemporary Internet nomenclature, it would be hard to go past Zuper. An innovative fintech, its members sit at the core of the business, crowdsourcing the expertise needed to pick trends, build products and even help

The World Bank has selected the Commonwealth Bank of Australia to issue a bond using blockchain technology. CommBank will be the sole arranger of the Kangaroo Bond, the first bond globally to be created, allocated, transferred and managed using blockchain technology. Termed “bond-i” (Blockchain Offered New Debt Instrument) the bond

Commonwealth Bank in the leader in Australian mobile banking, cementing its top ranking for the second year in a row in a study by Forrester Research, which evaluated the mobile apps of Australia’s big four banks. Forrester’s report found CommBank leads the pack saying the bank blended “…extensive functionality with

Amazon’s Australian ecosystem is continuing to grow, recording an increase in marketplace sellers and sales since the company blocked Australians from shopping on its international sites. According to analysis from Marketplace Pulse, there were 20,000 third party sellers on Amazon.com.au on August 2, double the number of sellers on the

For most of July Which-50 secretly erased men from our coverage. Then we told the world about it. We documented the process of excluding men and what we learned in a cover story titled No Man’s Land. This piece was accompanied by stories from 22 women about the misogyny they’ve experienced

Chinese internet giant Alibaba is partnering with Starbucks to deliver coffee in China as part of a pilot program launching in September. The trial is part of a wider strategic deal between the two global companies and will involve businesses across Alibaba’s ecosystem including delivery service Ele.me, supermarket Hema, payment

Brands thinking of bringing their programmatic trading in-house need to consider whether they have to digital maturity, talent, data and risk appetite to make the transition. That’s the view of Nicola Lewis Chief Investment Officer, GroupM. Speaking on a panel at Advertising Week in Sydney, Lewis said her agency would