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Rise of the machines: The digital research Chatter Report Michael Knight meets Dick Tracey this week as driverless cars and internet watches dominate the online chit chat around the latest digital research.  McKinsey &Co released their latest views on self driving cars, saying the benefits will be dramatic, while Forrester

Retweet Report: Politics of the Australian and Indonesian variety dominates The Liberal leadership spill along with the fate of two Australians on death row in Indonesia dominated the local Retweetisphere this week, although One Direction still managed to record the most popular post. Each week, KINSHIP digital and Which-50 take

Retweet Report: Politics of the Australian and Indonesian variety dominates The Liberal leadership spill along with the fate of two Australians on death row in Indonesia dominated the local Retweetisphere this week, although One Direction still managed to record the most popular post. Each week, KINSHIP digital and Which-50 take

The Chatter Report: a global digital consumer survey, the most socially engaged companies, big data and BYOD Accenture’s global digital consumer survey, Forrester’s views on BYOD and big data, a McKinsey report into how governments can help startups, and a LinkedIn study into socially engaged companies were the big research

China, with a middle class the size of the entire U.S. population, has often been portrayed as the Promised Land for foreign retailers. But even a cursory look at the track records of some well-known brands shows how the country’s complex environment can be a mixed bag. In the last

If you are embarking upon a truly transformative digital project, you might need to ditch the idea of a formal business case altogether. Meanwhile, tactical investments in emerging technology might be better considered as venture capital investments than traditional OpEx or CapEx projects. But tell your CFO to relax —

Is this the future of retail – permanent rolling global discounts As massive online sales days like Cyber Monday in the US, Singles Day in China and even Click Frenzy in Australia take hold, a new risk emerges for retailers – a world of permanent rolling global discounting. Australia’s retailers,

Spending by retailers on internet of things technology will increase by nearly 400 per cent to $US2.5 billion by the end of the decade according to new research by Juniper. The hardware spend includes Bluetooth Beacons and RFID (radio frequency ID) tags. In the first instance, Bluetooth beacons enable visibility

Agencies of all sorts have been quick to jump on the increased appetite of clients to include influencers as part of their campaigns. This free-for-all, which has really come to a head over the last 12 months, is producing some really interesting methodologies of best and not-so-best practice. What’s interesting

Westpac chief drives the digital agenda, but a nagging doubt remains Macquarie Equities warning to the Big Four banks last year appears to have hit the mark, at least at Westpac. In a briefing with analysts yesterday Westpac Chief Executive Officer, Brian Hartzer revealed a sharp focus on using digital