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Users who viewed games videos were more likely to subscribe to a greater number of  Streaming Video-on-Demand (SVOD) services than the average user, according to Juniper Research. The report, Digital TV & Video Streaming Survey: Consumer Attitudes 2018, found that gaming viewers subscribed to around six SVOD services, compared to two

Public cloud providers are catching up to market leader Amazon Web Services in the number of services they offer. But no other provider comes close to the market leader in terms of the underlying capabilities, according to its CEO Andy Jassy. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Speaking at

Classic guitar brand Fender is looking to digital technology to solve a longstanding problem — most new guitar owners give up in the first six months. According to Fender’s chief digital officer Ethan Kaplan, a large scale customer analysis revealed “some really wild things”. “45 per cent of [guitar] players

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The Northern Territory is using a Microsoft AI solution to help the Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR) monitor and manage marine health around Darwin Harbour. This is being done by rapidly analysing underwater video captured around the harbour. According to Microsoft, the AI platform automates the laborious process

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Deliveroo will launch its food delivery service in 16 new delivery zones across Australia throughout November. The new zones will enable an additional 1.5 million people across Australia and include expanding its reach across major cities like Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. Customers, restaurants and riders in Hobart, Newcastle and Cairns

Data and machine learning are influencing how Formula 1 cars are designed and how fans can engage with races, according to the sport’s managing director of motorsports, Ross Brawn. In the future the emerging technology will even influence course design and grid formation. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter

Sydney-based workforce management software solution, Deputy, has closed a $111 million (US$81m) Series B funding round to accelerate growth and refine its product and engineering efforts. Deputy gives employees and employers a simple-to-use software to help manage their time, rostering and other critical workplace operations for hourly paid staff. The

Amazon Web Services has unveiled two new distributed ledger services one blockchain-based and the other a fully-managed ledger database. The blockchain service, Amazon Managed Blockchain is a fully managed service. AWS claims its blockchain makes it easy and cost-effective to create, manage, and scale blockchain networks for multiple parties to

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One in six buy now, pay later users are facing financial troubles with some becoming overdrawn, have delayed bill payments or borrowed additional money, according to ASIC. These users are predominately between 18-35 years old. The first review by ASIC into the buy now, pay later industry also found consumers

Amazon has not ruled out legal action if the Australian government passes its controversial encryption “back door” law. The proposed laws are currently the subject of a parliamentary inquiry that Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton is demanding be cut short, in the wake of the recent Melbourne terror attacks. Sign