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Google’s outline last week about its preferred path to what it calls a privacy-first web – basically how it views the world once it stops supporting 3rd party cookies – has drawn criticism and cynicism in some quarters, while others see it simply as confirmation of the search giant’s new

The emergence of esports represents a fundamental cultural shift in the world of sports and entertainment. That’s the view of Clayton Larcombe, Chief Investment Officer P.A.C Capital who runs an active index fund (P.A.C. Capital Global Esports Fund) investing in esports opportunities around the world. For now, at least, the

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Trust but verify. But at the very least, verify, because expectations that digital advertising transparency will happen by proxy need to be much lower. That’s one of the key takeaways from a new report by the Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA) called Transparency in the Australian Digital Supply Chain. 

The share of Australian consumers using buy now pay later (BNPL) at online checkouts will more than double by 2024, according to forecasts from global payments provider FIS. It means potentially millions more Australians are expected to take up the payment method which welfare groups have warned harms consumers and

In a potentially controversial move, regulators have certified financial management platform Yodlee as an Accredited Data Recipient under Australia’s Consumer Data Right. The ruling paves the way for the American data firm to collect and share more consumer data from local banks and fintechs under Open Banking. The clearance also

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Facebook’s attempt to strong-arm local publishers and pressure the government on its media content regulation has backfired badly. That is because it has taken a sledgehammer to the problem when a scalpel was required. It quickly became apparent that the ban was hitting home far beyond media sites. Initially, government

Australian scientists have shown artificial intelligence can exploit vulnerabilities in a person’s habits to influence their decision making.  According to the researchers involved, the study shows the need to further investigate the ethical consequences of the technology, which is already widely used, rarely regulated and has inconsistent governance in the

National Australia Bank is buying 86 400, one of Australia’s leading digital only banks. The incumbent plans to combine the neobank with its own digital bank UBank. NAB already owns an 18.3 per cent stake in the challenger bank. It is now proposing to buy the remaining shares for a

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Sustainability has shifted from a discussion largely driven by compliance to one at the centre of business strategy. A new report by SAP and the Which-50 Digital Intelligence Unit, called Respond, Prepare and Reimagine , reveals the thinking of leading industry researchers like BCG, Gartner, Juniper, and Forrester. Each describes

LinkedIn in the US is facing a class action from its advertisers related to the revelation in November last year that it misreported advertising metrics for ad views and video plays for at least two years. Among the accusations the company faces is that for years, the prices it charged