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Competitive pressures are forcing big banks to consider opening up their data to third parties as a service to customers. All but one of 100 payments executives at large banks said their bank plans to make major investments in Open Banking initiatives by 2020, according to the results of a

Project Wing, Alphabet, drone

Burritos and medicine are being delivered via drone to homes on the outskirts of the ACT. Australian retailers Chemist Warehouse and Guzman y Gomez are participating in drone delivery trial with Google-parent company, Alphabet. Alphabet’s moonshot unit X is using its Project Wing drones to make deliveries directly to people’s

Australian blockchain platform BitPOS launched its own bitcoin ATM in Sydney, powered by their software platform and the BitPOS ID system. BitPOS processes thousands of transactions using its fully automated settlement engine. Founding partners, Jason Williams and Alex Taylor, said the ATM launch was a natural progression for their business,

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Global digital payment volumes are predicted to increase by an average 10.9 per cent through to 2020, reaching nearly 726 billion transactions, according to Capgemini’s World Payments Report 2017. Most of the growth is being driven by emerging economies, with 20 per cent volume growth. Australia is seen as an

More than 500 Australian merchants have registered to sell on Amazon’s Marketplace once the platform launches locally. But the company is looking for more. Amazon announced today it is holding its first Australian seller summit on Monday 13th November at Jones Bay Wharf, Sydney. Sign up to Which-50’s Irregular Insights

Amazon Echo Dot, Alexa

Gartner released its Top Strategic Predictions for 2018 and beyond on 29th September. I heaved a sigh of relief when I saw that one of the predictions by my esteemed colleagues read, “By 2021, early adopter brands that redesign their websites to support visual and voice search will increase digital


With Amazon expected to open its doors in Australia this year, questions are being asked about how this US giant with a reputation for tax avoidance in the UK and Europe will navigate the Australian taxation system. Global firms such as Starbucks, Google and Amazon have come under fire for

Alibaba Group

Alibaba plans to invest more than US$15 billion in research and development over the next three years as part of a new global research program called the Alibaba DAMO Academy. The DAMO Academy — which stands for the Academy for Discovery, Adventure, Momentum and Outlook — will be led by

Deutsche Post DHL Group will outfit electric light trucks with the ZF ProAI self-driving system, based on NVIDIA DRIVE PX technology.

One of the world’s largest mail and logistics companies Deutsche Post DHL Group will deploy a test fleet of autonomous delivery trucks next year. In partnership with NVIDIA and automotive parts supplier ZF, the parcel company is working to reduce the cost of last mile deliveries. Sign up to Which-50’s

Australia Post Parcel lockers

Australia Post is launching a new Amazon Prime-like delivery service called Shipster, which will provide free shipping for online shoppers in the lead up to Christmas. For $9.95 Shipster members will receive free shipping from more than 40 participating retailers when they spend more than $25 for delivery within Brisbane,