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.

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Autonomy will bring tremendous benefits to computer technology, not just by reducing the cost of labour, but also eliminating human error and preventing data loss. That’s the view of Larry Ellison, Oracle founder, CTO and chairman, who outlined Oracle’s vision to build a fully autonomous cloud at the company’s conference

The industry group representing technology companies including Google and Facebook has pushed back on the ACCC’s recommendation that the government should strengthen the protections in the Privacy Act. Responding to ACCC Digital Platform Inquiry report, which made 23 recommendations, the Digital Industry Group (DIGI) has argued Australia cannot afford a

Many smart city projects still feel like proofs of concept, rather than transformative projects. The 10 Gigabit Adelaide Project, by contrast, has demonstrated tangible benefits — improving the lives of citizens and businesses and generating an economic return for the city. It has also put in place the underlying connectivity

Ad retargeting business AdRoll has rebranded as NextRoll, a marketing and data technology company. At the beginning of last year the company refreshed its brands as a ‘growth platform’ after it laid off most of its Australian staff in late 2017. The business, which will still offers its retargeting capabilities,

A group of CEOs from some of America’s largest companies have asked lawmakers to pass a nationwide consumer data privacy law as soon as possible. An open letter, signed by 51 CEOs from the Business Roundtable, is calling for Congress to agree on a “well-understood legal and regulatory framework” that

Start-up energy retailer Amber Electric has raised AU$2.5 million in an investment round led by Australian VC firm Square Peg. Amber Electric launched with its MVP a year ago with a small number of customers in South Australia and Sydney. The fresh capital will be used to drive business growth,

From today, Australians can move their money into savings and transaction accounts offered by neobank 86 400. The challenger bank’s public launch will also introduce users to new tools to help them manage upcoming bills and subscriptions, and provide an overall view of their finances across multiple banks. The launch

Some of the first Australian businesses to enter the Chinese market through the Alibaba ecosystem are behind a new program to help Australian food and beverage companies take advantage of the cross border ecommerce opportunity. eCargo has launched the Cross-Border Ecommerce (CBEC) Growth program to minimise the risk for FMCG

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Neobank Xijna has secured its full banking licence and is rolling out transaction accounts to its early customers. The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) said today it has granted Xinja its licence to operate as an authorised deposit-taking institution (ADI), officially joining the ranks of Australia’s new banks. Webinar: Can

Five more Australian brands have signed up to Chinese ecommerce platform Aomaijia, offering them access to 30 million potential customers in China. Last week Sukin, Kids Smart, Nestle Australia, b.box and Tasman Ugg joined a number of other Australian brands such as Swisse, Blackmores, Devondale, Bellamy’s and a2 Milk which