Ecommerce

Eyeballs have been shifting aggressively to mobile in recent years but the bucks — at least for ecommerce — remained anchored to the desktop. That is now changing, according to a study by Criteo. The advertising optimisation platform analysed individual transaction data covering over $US130 billion of annual sales across

Banks are under intense pressure to develop effective strategies for managing digital disruption, but those figuring out how best to prioritise their investments as purse strings pull tighter are getting vastly better results. That’s according to a report from McKinsey entitled “How winning banks refocus their IT budgets for digital”,

The Google-backed peer-to-peer lending company LendingClub listed this morning on the Nasdaq and immediately popped 60 per cent, underscoring the growing confidence investors have with emerging alternative finance companies. LendingClub, however, likes to view itself as a tech business rather than a financier — the multiples are better. Unlike the

Around the world banks are promoting new digital payments systems to the top of their investment priorities list according to a new survey of 6,500 senior IT executives by Ovum. The researchers suggest less than a third of surveyed respondents claimed that they will be maintaining their payments technology in

Australian peer-to-peer lending outfit SocietyOne has received some heavyweight backing today. The Westpac backed company will add Murdoch, James Packer and Kerry Stokes to its list of supporters via various investment entities. The moguls are said to be part of a group investing $A10 million in the business, which will

Specialist business consultancy KINSHIP digital has won a tender to build a Social Media Command Centre for the Bank of Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV), modeled on similar facilities it operates throughout the region. For BIDV, the program is an important part of its strategy over the rest of

Australia’s National Online Retail Association (NORA) has added three new directors: Ben Hare, Jethro Marks and James Webber to its board. Hare is co-founder of www.tinyme.com.au, while Marks co-founded www.thenile.com.au and James Webber is CEO of www.bookworld.com.au. They replace two of NORA’s foundation directors, John Winning, CEO of The Winning

Mobile accounted for the majority of online shopping traffic this year on Thanksgiving Day in the US with the trend carrying into Black Friday though it still fell just a squeak short of a majority. This topic – predictably dominated the omnichannel chatter this week. Each weekday the KINSHIP digital/Which-50

Large retailers should take a leaf out of the approach of giant ecommerce dotcoms and the banking sector when it comes to delivering great mobile customer experiences, according to a survey by the Apigee Institute. The study, which surveyed 1000 smartphone-owning adults in the United Kingdom and the United States,

Trade Minister Andrew Robb and his colleagues have, rightly, scored high grades for the China free trade deal agreed ahead of the G20 Brisbane meeting. It brings a wide range of substantial benefit to Australian exporters and service providers. While the headlines, naturally, made much of the benefits for mining