Tess Bennett

Tess Bennett

Tess Bennett is the editor of Which-50 and is responsible for leading the publication’s coverage of Australia's digital businesses for C-Suite executives, strategists, founders and directors. She has reported on topics such as commerce, the industrial internet, analytics and digital marketing in Australia and Asia Pacific. She is the former editor of Internet Retailing Australia and has covered the retail industry in Australia and abroad.

Amazon Prime Air

By its own account Amazon’s soon-to-launch Australian marketplace — an ecommerce platform for third party merchants — has fewer registered sellers than local marketplaces Catch of the Day, MyDeal and eBay Australia. Earlier this month the Seattle giant announced more than 500 Australian sellers have registered to sell on the

Alibaba is expecting 140,000 brands to participate in its giant 11.11 sale this year. Held annually on the 11th of November, Singles’ Day is the world’s largest online shopping event. Last year 100,000 merchants participated in Alibaba’s 24-hour sale and its ecommerce platforms processed almost US$17.8 billion. In 2016 Australia

Two security experts famed for hacking a Jeep say the auto industry is finally getting serious about cyber security. Dr Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek who both now work for Cruise, General Motors’ self-driving car unit, said car makers are now learning the same security lessons software companies started learning

More than 500 Australian merchants have registered to sell on Amazon’s Marketplace once the platform launches locally. But the company is looking for more. Amazon announced today it is holding its first Australian seller summit on Monday 13th November at Jones Bay Wharf, Sydney. Sign up to Which-50’s Irregular Insights

The work Nine has put into its data offering and automated ad buying capabilities puts the network “right alongside Facebook and Google” and ahead of any other Australian publisher, argues Michael Stephenson, Nine’s Chief Sales Officer. Speaking at the broadcaster’s upfronts yesterday, Stephenson reflected on the company’s investments in advertising

Alibaba Group

Alibaba plans to invest more than US$15 billion in research and development over the next three years as part of a new global research program called the Alibaba DAMO Academy. The DAMO Academy — which stands for the Academy for Discovery, Adventure, Momentum and Outlook — will be led by

Coins, money, fintech, bank, cost

The Commonwealth Bank’s decision to bring its programmatic and social buying in-house has been hailed a success by its acting CMO Monique Macleod who described the experience as a “very worthwhile journey.” “In 2015 we took the conscious decision to in-house most of our performance and digital media,” Macleod said during

Australia Post Parcel lockers

Australia Post is launching a new Amazon Prime-like delivery service called Shipster, which will provide free shipping for online shoppers in the lead up to Christmas. For $9.95 Shipster members will receive free shipping from more than 40 participating retailers when they spend more than $25 for delivery within Brisbane,

chinese tourism

Sydney-based startup Cozitrip has raised $2 million to date to build a B2B travel platform that allows Chinese travel agents to make bookings at hotels in Australia and New Zealand. Backed by VC Follow[the]Seed and supported by Alibaba Cloud, founders Ping Wu and Rinat Sadykov want the online marketplace to

First, they came for the millennials. And then for the gazillionaires. A few years ago a study suggested millennials would rather trust their financial services to Apple and Google, and the bankers scoffed. (It also suggested they would rather visit a dentist than a banker.) Capgemini’s latest annual Wealth Report