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Australia’s public transport hubs and major retail outlets have seen huge declines in foot traffic, as measured by Google’s mobile data. Transit stations are down 58 per cent while retail and recreation locations are down 45  per cent, according to the data. By contrast, grocery is only down 19 per

Marketers and others are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. They know customer needs and demands are high. And they know their brand should have a voice to help and comfort customers. But with the situation changing rapidly and emotions running high, it can be a struggle to know what to

The world’s largest work from home experiment is underway. Technology has long existed to allow knowledge workers to complete their duties from home, however, remote working has largely been a peripheral workplace experiment. Until 2020. Which-50 Survey: The Work From Home Transition  All businesses have been impacted in one way

In the first 11 days of March, 5.5 billion WebEx meeting minutes were consumed in 221 countries and territories. The unprecedented rise in usage allowed organisations to maintain connectivity and productivity before coronavirus was officially labelled a pandemic.  While Zoom (and its share price) has been getting attention throughout the

The ACCC has granted interim authorisation allowing the NBN, Telstra, Optus, Vodafone, TPG and Vocus to collaborate to keep telecommunications and networks operating effectively during the current COVID-19 pandemic.  At the request of Mitch Fifield, minister for communications these six organisations have formed a group to share information, coordinate strategies

   Businesses with experience of cloud computing are coping much better than those without, as the massive shift of knowledge workers from office environments to home working rolls out at unprecedented scale and speed. In a new APAC leader technology video panel produced by Which-50 and Boardroom Media this

As many businesses grind to a halt to stop the spread of COVID-19, others are surging. Food delivery services like Uber Eats are experiencing unprecedented demand as consumers stay home and food outlets are forced into offering takeaway and delivery only. In recent weeks, food delivery platforms took steps to

Online login and checkout company Fast has raised $30 million in a Series A funding round led by Stripe, with additional participation from Index Ventures and Susa Ventures.  Founded in 2019 by Australian entrepreneur Domm Holland, Fast will use the investment to accelerate the global rollout of Fast Checkout, its

Good news: the Fires Near Me app is no longer one of the top five downloaded apps in Australia. The bad news is that it’s been replaced on the list by Centrelink’s app as tens of thousands of Australians seek financial assistance amid the coronavirus pandemic.  According to data from

The impact of coronavirus on the international travel industry could cost operators over $25 billion in lost revenue during the next nine months, according to a new analysis from Juniper Research. Juniper Research examined two possible scenarios: a medium and high impact, believing a low impact is now not possible.