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.

US presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump made a brief video appearance in Sydney this morning, waxing lyrical about AI in English and then swapping to Mandarin. The clips were shown during the opening morning of the GMIC+Sydney conference as a demonstration of the technology developed by Chinese artificial intelligence

Amazon Prime Air

US ecommerce giant Amazon launched in Australia overnight with its first party retail and marketplace offer. Sources tell Which-50 there were 560 marketplace sellers live on the system around 3:30am local time. An official announcement arrived in journalist’s inboxes around 5am. Sign up to Which-50’s Digital Marketing Newsletter “From today,

Australian ecommerce pioneers Catch Group and Lux Group — formerly Catch of the Day and Aussie Commerce — have completed a series of strategic transactions that will re-focus both businesses. The two companies — which have a combined estimated turnover of over $600 million —  have swapped ownership of assets

The Federal Government has directed the ACCC to examine Facebook and Google’s effect on media and advertising. Between them Google and Facebook accounted for 76 per cent of internet ad spend outside China in 2016, according to the December 2017 edition Zenith’s Advertising Expenditure Forecasts, released today. Sign up to

After almost two decades dabbling in ecommerce, buying groceries online is now a $1 billion business for both Coles and Woolworths. But even with the supermarket giants enjoying five years of double-digit growth, the sector is still underdeveloped. Online shopping represents an estimated 2.8 per cent of the $108 billion

San Francisco-based AdRoll has embarked on an end-of-year restructuring, axing most of its Australian operation. AdNews reports the AdRoll Australia team will shrink from 28 to seven, including the departure of APAC MD Ben Sharp. He declined to speak when contacted by Which-50 citing confidentiality. AdRoll CEO and President likewise

Ebay has partnered with Google to build a voice-based interface that lets consumers find information on eBay’s sixty million product listings. From today saying “Hey Google, ask eBay” or “Hey Google, let me talk to eBay” activates voice searches on Google Home devices as well as compatible Android and iOS

Apollo Capital is seeking to establish $30 million a fund which will specialise in crypto-asset investments, including digital currencies, other blockchain-based assets and ICOs. The fund is estimated to be fully operational in early 2018 and will be open exclusively to wholesale clients, with a minimum buy-in of $50,000. Sign

There are as many CEOs of ASX200-listed companies with a background in technology as there are female chief executives. Not many. The recently released Robert Half CEO Tracker found that only 6 per cent of ASX200-listed CEOs have a background in technology, compared with 50 per cent who have background

The Sun Exchange

Can crowdfunding and cryptocurrency accelerate the adoption of solar power in developing economies? South African startup The Sun Exchange plans on finding out. The Sun Exchange is a marketplace where you can purchase solar cells with bitcoin for a specific businesses or community. The solar cell owners then lease the