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.

By thinking of digital and ecommerce as a distinct business unit, traditional retailers are failing to leverage their assets to deliver better services and experiences to their consumers, argues Mark Teperson, Chief Digital Officer, Accent Group. For the ASX-list footwear retailer, challenging the way it thinks about its stores helped

Mary Meeker

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers analyst and internet aficionado Mary Meeker presented her annual internet trends report at the Code Conference in California last week. This year’s report includes 294 slides, which is smaller than last year’s 355 page slide deck, but still choc full of stats on online advertising

After a sleepy six months operating down under, Amazon woke the Australian media machine last week by announcing that Aussies would soon no longer be able to shop from its international sites. The Seattle giant pinned the blame on the Australian government’s decision to force online retailers to capture a ten per

Amazon Prime Air

With one month until new GST rules come into force, online marketplaces are working out how to best implement the changes.  The most drastic move has come from Amazon which announced today it will no longer allow Australians to make purchases from Amazon.com or its other international sites after July

Co-founder of Catch Group Gabby Leibovich with CEO Nati Harpaz.

A legal stoush has erupted between two of Australia’s biggest ecommerce players over the use of trademarks and domain names. Last Thursday (May 24) Catch Group, which runs catch.com.au, lodged an intellectual property dispute with the federal court, alleging Kogan had violated its “catch” trademarks through domain names and Google

Privacy activists have wasted no time testing Europe’s new data rules, filing lawsuits against the Google and Facebook on Day One of GDPR enforcement. The complaints are spearheaded by Austrian lawyer Max Schrems, who has a history of legal action against Facebook, including a successful lawsuit that challenged Facebook’s ability

Cardboard package delivery at front door

Australians spent $21.3 billion online last year, up 18.7 per cent versus 2016, according to Australia Post. That’s about 8 per cent of traditional retail sales, which excluding cafes and restaurants, still accounted for $267.4 billion spent in 2017. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Local retailers accounted for

Uber’s self-driving vehicle which struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona earlier this year had detected the woman prior to the crash, but the car’s emergency braking system had been disabled. In March, the modified 2017 Volvo XC90, which was operating in autonomous mode with a driver behind the wheel,

Swinburne University

The digital era has brought new challenges for universities. As well as the ever-rising set of expectations from their students, the tertiary education sector is under pressure to turn out graduates who are ready and able to work in digital businesses. If they don’t respond, universities risk becoming irrelevant as

Accenture Interactive has launched a Programmatic Services unit, which it says will help clients take control of their data and the technology they use for automated ad buying. The consulting firm will assist its clients to design, build and staff in-house trading desk capabilities. It will also offer managed services