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Woolworths will begin trialing automated “micro fulfilment centres” in its supermarkets in the next 12 months to help meet the growing demand for online shopping. Three yet to be determined Woolworths sites will trial technology from a US startup that augments order picking with automation, essentially using robots to bring

Facebook Calibra, Libra

A global group of regulators led by Australia and the UK are asking Facebook to explain how it will protect personal information in its new cryptocurrency venture.  Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter The regulators have “concerns” about the initiative which would see Facebook potentially adding the financial data

Oracle’s Generation 2 Cloud is set to go live in Australia by the end of the month, with the opening of a new region in Sydney. It will be the database giant’s first Australian data centre and is part of a broader plan from Oracle to have 19 Generation 2

Question Mark Speech Bubble

The lack of coordination approach to cybersecurity regulation and standards is causing extreme confusion across Australian industries, says Michelle Price, CEO at AustCyber. During a cybersecurity panel in Sydney last week, Price claimed cyber security and cyber resilience is the true horizontal sector of the economy.  “[Cybersecurity] does touch every

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will not oppose Wesfarmers $230 million acquisition of online retailer Catch Group, clearing the way for the deal to close. The competition watchdog began a month-long review of the deal in June, shortly after it was announced, reviewing possible anti-competitive outcomes including impacts on

Australia’s controversial encryption busting law needs further amendments to clarify vague language and add appropriate judicial oversight, according to the Office of The Australian Information Commissioner. Despite increased scrutiny and multiple submissions by the OAIC, several “privacy impacts remain that require further mitigation”. In its latest submission to the Parliamentary

The revived proposal for the Identity-Matching Services Bill will allow the Department of Home Affairs to begin developing a national scheme of identity and data matching, including the expanded use of facial recognition technology. The contentious scheme would see the department operate a hub and spoke model of identity data

US-based scooter sharing company Frog is set to debut in Australia but the company hasn’t selected which city it will launch in first, as it’s currently in talks with various leaders to choose which location is best suited for the company. These discussions are to reduce “bully market entrant mentally”,

Four years ago, I wrote a post about the idea that when a buying team decides to do nothing, everybody loses. It still feels valid today. But, as we continue to study technology buying efforts, the “cost” of a no decision may be even greater than we think. As we

The number of voice assistants used to access smart home devices will reach 555 million by 2024; up from 105 million in 2019, according to new data from Juniper Research. By 2024, Juniper Research expects more than 90 per cent of voice assistants to be used to control smart home