Must Reads

This year, the world’s four most valuable companies — Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, and Alphabet — all signalled a new or renewed push into gaming. The tech giants all want a bigger share of what market researcher NewZoo says is a $US152 billion gaming market, currently growing at 9.6 per cent

Even as YouTube’s recommendation algorithm was rolled out with great fanfare, the fuse was already burning. A project of The Google Brain and designed to optimise engagement, it did something unforeseen — and potentially dangerous. Today, we are all living with the consequences. As Zeynep Tufekci, an associate professor at

The CMO of one the world’s largest cybersecurity companies has candidly admitted she wasn’t prepared for a security mistake that could have been avoided entirely.  Allison Cerra, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at McAfee, has shared what she described as the worst day of her career, Easter Sunday

ANZ began dismantling hierarchies in 2018 as part of a move to agile, a way of working which favours “stand-up” meetings and “sprints” rather than traditional methods of delivery and management structures.  The practice is popular with tech giants and digital natives but ANZ was reportedly the first Australian bank

On Wednesday last week, 10 financial services companies got together in a room in Melbourne for a meeting with Australia’s big four banks. They, along with the national competition regulator, discussed how they could share customers’ financial data with each other to improve products and services, and stimulate competition and

Secondhand apparel sales are going to be more disruptive for specialty fashion retail than Amazon or the fast fashion players like Zara and H&M, according to Scott Galloway. Galloway, speaking via video link at the NewsMediaWorks’ Inform conference in Sydney today, warned specialty retail is about to endure the same

The need to make commercial property renovations and new building projects more energy-efficient and user-friendly creates a serious and unwanted consequence: these smart buildings open up new attack vectors for cybersecurity threats. Internet-connected systems that control elevators, escalators, heating and security access can be used to monitor and optimise performance,

Increasingly sophisticated technology combined with changes in the way business works are transforming the role and expectations on B2B sales people. But one thing that hasn’t changed is the power of the relationship between the buyer and seller. Trust remains the bedrock upon which great deals are built. Data revealed

Many smart city projects still feel like proofs of concept, rather than transformative projects. The 10 Gigabit Adelaide Project, by contrast, has demonstrated tangible benefits — improving the lives of citizens and businesses and generating an economic return for the city. It has also put in place the underlying connectivity

Our theme for the inaugural Which-50 digital awards was encapsulated by three words: “Simple. Fast. Easy.” As I’ve written before, we have Simon Belousoff, the Head of Personalisation at BUPA, to thank for setting us off on this direction. In judging the awards we had to consider two sets of