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. At Which-50 Tess reports on a broad range of topics including technology, the industrial internet, analytics and digital marketing.

A new digital bank is set to take on Australia’s big four, investing heavily in proprietary technology and shunning bank branches. 86 400, which has been in stealth mode for the last two years, launched publicly today. The challenger banks plans to make its app to the public in the

The biggest players in Australia’s Out of Home (OOH) market are bulking up via acquisitions. Yesterday oOh!Media announced it will buy Adshel, which owns street furniture and rail assets, for $570 million from Here, There & Everywhere. And today global OOH company JC Decaux said it is buying APN Outdoor

US telco AT&T is buying adtech company AppNexus. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but sources for the Wall Street Journal say the transaction is valued around $1.6 billion. The privately-owned ad exchange will become part of AT&T’s advertising platform. The announcement comes weeks after the close of AT&T’s

blockchain

Commercially viable blockchain solutions deployed at scale are still at least three to five years away, according to a new report from McKinsey. While many companies are already experimenting with the technology, several factors stand between pilot projects and realising the strategic value of blockchain. LEARN: Dive deeply with us

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