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Across APAC consumers increasingly prefer digital channels for financial services. The trend, combined with regulatory changes that lower barriers to entry, is helping digital-only banks overcome incumbents’ traditional trust and scale advantages, according to new research from Forrester. But in Australia, the research shows the pace of switching to digital-only

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Forty per cent of Cotton On’s Australian ecommerce sales now come through buy, now, pay later channels like Afterpay. While in Malaysia the preferred payment method is cash on delivery, which accounts for 40 per cent of Cotton On payments. The difference in payment preferences in Asia Pacific is just

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The growth in mobile internet users with a voracious appetite for online entertainment is accelerating the amount of data produced across Asia Pacific region. According to IDC, Asia Pacific and Japan is one of the fastest growing data regions, and by 2025 it will be the third largest datasphere globally.

Adobe has announced James McCready, president of Adobe Japan, is expanding his role to lead the company’s operations in Japan and Asia Pacific (APAC). The announcement follows the appointment of Paul Robson as president of Adobe in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights

According to a new report from Adobe, APAC organisations are more than twice as likely as their North American counterparts to invest significantly in digital upskilling. The region is also the more open and enthusiastic about AI, according to the report. 34 per cent of APAC organisations said they will

Two new senior hires have joined Quantcast’s Sydney office. Rachael Townsley has been appointed Head of Marketing APAC, leading marketing and communications across the rapidly expanding Asia-Pacific region. She reports to Global Head of Corporate Marketing Cathy Novelli. While Nicole Gardner joins Quantcast in the newly created role of Head

APAC has emerged as the world’s ecommerce hub in recent years. While much of the emphasis has attended the rise of China, where private consumption is set to reach $US6.4 trillion by 2020, the story is much wider. A report by Research and Markets released in October 2105 revealed that

The Asia-Pacific and Japan region outpaced all other markets in terms of the growth rates in paid search advertising spend, clicks and impressions, especially on mobile devices according to new research from Kenshoo. The report, Kenshoo Digital Marketing Snapshot: Q2 2015, includes key quarterly metrics and benchmarks for paid search and

Hadoop industry leader and big data specialist Hortonworks is explanding its Australian presence as local corporates upgrade their investment in data science and data decision making. Hadoop, for the uninitiated,  is an open source platform for big data, that companies like Hortonworks wrap their services around. The company has established

Mark Zuckerberg paid $US19 billion for WhatsApp because he wants — in his own words — to own the dial tone of the Internet. By that he means services so central to everyday digital life — like social networking and chat — they will come as standard and free services