Australians will buy 5.6 million new smartphones during the second half of 2014, according to research released by Telsyte. The total number of smartphones sold will exceed ten million for the first time, Telsyte managing director Foad Fadaghi told Which-50. According to the study, the majority of sales will be

Anyone who has been there will know this, but the data in Alibaba’s IPO documentation seems to confirm that the commercial impact of online transactions might be profound in China. Despite the astonishing pace of change since Deng Xiao Ping first braved the potential of market-based economics, China has nothing

Another day, another marketing technology acquisition. This time, media company AOL has stumped up $US101 million to buy Convertro, a data analytics business. The deal, announced this morning, provides AOL with technology that will help its advertisers better understand what types of advertising leads to sales. It follows AOL’s recent

Imagine the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Financial Times and the Australian Financial Review all rolled into one and then giganticised by powerful alien steroids. Welcome to LinkedIn, which broke through 300 million users for the first time at the end of April. The company says those

The marketing tech boom continues. The VC community has doubled down on, raising its commitment to the company to over $US140 million following a $US100 million Series C round of funding. Polaris Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers are the key investors this time. The investment values the business

Ever used one of those Burger King soda fountains that lets you create your own drink? It’s actually the brainchild of the Coca-Cola company, and it’s connected to the internet. They’re known as Freestyle machines. You’ll find more than 2,000 of them inside the world’s Burger Kings, and many other restaurants

Slightly more than one and a half per cent of all the Bitcoin’s in circulation were shifted in a single transaction last week, a move which has the nascent digital currency community speculating over who was behind the move. The currency hasn’t be ‘cashed in’ but rather transferred within the

A looming wave of  knowledge work automation will generate or displace the equivalent of 140 million full times jobs by 2025 as it crashes and breaks upon the managerial class with same impact already felt by workers in the manufacturing and transactional sectors over the last half a century. Machines