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.

Volt Bank has today become the first of Australia’s neobanks to be granted its authorised deposit-taking institution (ADI) licence from APRA. It’s the first retail challenger bank to receive an ADI licence since the early 2000s and comes eight months after Volt was granted its restricted banking licence, a pathway

Facebook has flagged it may make changes to the way political ads are bought on its platform ahead of the Australian federal election this year. The social media giant is currently reviewing its policies for electoral advertising in a range of countries which are holding elections this year, including Nigeria,

Ecommerce platform Magento has announced the availability of its Progressive Web Applications (PWA) Studio, a suite of tools for building online stores with app-like experiences. PWAs are apps which are accessible via browsers but offer more functionality than sites which have been optimised for mobile. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular

CM Group, the company behind Australian tech company Campaign Monitor, has acquired cross channel marketing platform Sailthru and email personalisation tool Liveclicker. The acquisition is expected to bring in an additional $60 million in revenue in 2019 and 540 new customers, including Bloomberg, Samsung and Fashion Nova. Sign up to

US ad fraud consultancy Method Media Intelligence has written a report into one of the most popular games on the Google Play Store, accusing it of being a “major source of fraudulent traffic and games install attribution”. Word Link, a game developed by Worzzle Games, is one of the top

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Australia’s posties were busy right up until Christmas Eve this year, delivering more than 40 million parcels during December. The stats, released today, show Australians’ appetite for online shopping is growing, making December the biggest month in Australia Post’s history for parcel deliveries. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter

As the auto industry embraces electric and self-driving vehicles the war for talent is set to intensify, with manufacturers searching for candidates with deep expertise in AI, robotics and a passion for cars.   Over the coming decade the US mobility industry will create 30,000 jobs for engineers with degrees

Black Friday sales helped lift Australian retail spending in November, as online retail continues to gradually take a larger share of overall spending. In November 2018 online sales made up 6.6 per cent of total retail sales, according to figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released on Friday.

Former Tyro Payments CEO Gerd Schenkel is now the Chairman of Melbourne-based fintech Credit Clear, joining CEO Frank Romano and co-founders Mark Casey and Lewis Romano to lead the company through its next phase of growth. Schenkel joined the start up late last year, which is eyeing a sharemarket listing

IAB Australia’s stance on Google Chrome’s in-built ad blocker which stops “intrusive, annoying ads” is at odds with the IAB in the US and the UK. It has not ​endorsed the guidelines used to define which ads will be blocked, but concedes that publishers and brands who don’t adopt the