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Eastland way finding app

Shopping centre landlord QIC says it has increased the value of its property portfolio following a three year digital transformation project to improve customer experience and business operations. A total of 14 of QIC’s shopping centres, including Melbourne’s Eastland, are now equipped with digital and IoT assets designed to deliver

Australia is set to regulate digital currencies like bitcoin for the first time under proposed amendments aimed at strengthening anti-money-laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws. The bill will regulate digital currency exchanges, requiring them to register with AUSTRAC and keep appropriate records. Justice Minister Michael Keenan introduced the legislation last week,

Open APIs are set to transform the payments sector, according to Juniper Research, which has revealed the top 10 technologies set to disrupt the fintech industry in 2017 and 2018. It identified the top three as: PSD2 (Payment Services Directive 2) and Open APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) Regtech Chatbots The introduction of

Alibaba

Alibaba’s profit nearly doubled for the quarter ended June 30, bolstered by the strength of its core commerce division. During the period net income was US$2.1 billion, up 96 per cent compared to the corresponding period a year earlier. Revenue was $7.4 billion for the quarter an increase of 56

Chinese internet giant Tencent is taking a “persistent but patient” approach to AI, adding it doesn’t expect AI to contribute to the company’s bottom line in the short term. Not that the company currently needs much help driving financial growth. Tencent enjoyed a 70 per cent surge in quarterly profit

realestate.com.au home loan

Emerging online lender and local fintech Tic:Toc, which says it offers a full home loan approval online in just 22 minutes, wants to bust the myth that consumers still need bank branches to apply for a mortgage. And its model, which includes sharing both the margin and the risk of

Spotify, iPhone, music streaming, smartphone

While competition online starts the same way as that in offline markets, my research shows it often settles very differently online. Both have seen lots of competitors emerge in a new area underpinned by new technologies. But online, consolidation ends in a high-stakes winner-takes-most “title fight” between the two strongest

Sydney,Australia - February 20, 2016: A QANTAS Boeing 737 taxies towards the terminal after landing at the city's airport. QANTAS is the flag carrier for Australia.

Qantas will be the first Australian airline to open an online store on Alibaba’s travel platform, Fliggy. Formerly known as Alitrip, Fliggy is a major direct sales platform for airlines targeting the China market, with more than 20 international carriers running online booking stores. The store is part of Memorandum

Accounting software company Xero announced it has recently signed agreements with 100 Australian financial institutions establishing direct bank relationships. The deals are a major milestone in opening up banking, lending, and growth opportunities to Australian small businesses. Xero says its growing “Financial Web” now has the ability to connect to

NAB Bank branch

Research from US banking clients suggests that branches are still having a significant effect on customer satisfaction across all customer age groups. That’s the finding of the latest J.D. Power US Retail Banking Satisfaction Study. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter According to the authors, the study finds that