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Technology overlords Google, Amazon and Apple have been named as the most innovative companies for 2019 by Boston Consulting Group. Following the top three came Microsoft, Samsung, Netflix, IBM, Facebook, Tesla and Adidas. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Apple has topped the annual list since 2005 but Google

The use of smart speakers for shopping is on the up and up in Australia, with more households owning smart speakers, voice retailing or vcommerce proponents argue it could become as normal as mobile shopping is today. The Versa Voice Report said three quarters of smart speaker owners are already

Retailers are already really good at automating their back-office operations and have proven themselves more than keen and willing to invest in technology that will drive productivity and efficiency, especially when eliminating manually-intensive and error-prone human tasks. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter They have no problem spending money

Amazon announced that it is discontinuing Amazon Dash after four years. Reading a few articles on this today that seem to imply this is some kind of failure. But what was the purpose of Amazon Dash? When Amazon Dash launched, the intent was clear to me. In a blog from

Amazon has signed a deal to acquire mesh wi-fi manufacturer Eero strengthening its smart home assistant arm. Neither company disclosed how much Amazon paid for Eero. According to Bloomberg, Eero has raised $148 million in equity and debt. Eero’s various products helps users extend the range of their wi-fi through

The full impact of Amazon’s entry into the Australian market is yet to be felt, but the global retail giant is showing no signs of slowing down. According to Deloitte’s Global Powers of Retailing Report, an annual report which ranks the global retailers by revenue, Walmart remains the world’s largest

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has accused the National Enquirer of blackmail and extortion, alleging the publication threatened to publish private pictures of him unless he backed away from an investigation into its coverage. The billionaire published a Medium post today which includes the correspondence between his lawyers and

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been awarded Protected certification by the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), enabling Australian public and private sector organisations to store and process highly sensitive data at the Protected security classification level in the AWS Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region. Since 2012, Australian government organisations, regulated entities,

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Amazon is a growing force in digital advertising, gradually muscling in on Google and Facebook in a concerted effort to grow advertising revenue from its increasingly “pay-to-play” platform. Sign up to Which-50’s Digital Marketing Newsletter Google, under particular threat as a competing search engine, is already responding with its own

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Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) has appointed Henry Tajer as its new CEO following an extensive executive search. Tajer leaves Amazon’s Australian advertising arm Amazon Media Group after just six months as managing director. Sign up to Which-50’s Digital Marketing Newsletter He will begin the role in February and be based