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JBL expands Quantum Series headsets for XBOX & PlayStation consoles
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JBL bolsters its Quantum Series with new headset models purpose-built for XBOX and PlayStation consoles, offering wireless spatial audio virtualisation and dual device connection.
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Stripe extends Amazon partnership to power Just Walk Out technology in Australia
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Stripe enhances partnership with Amazon in Australia, powering payments for the revolutionary 'Just Walk Out' technology, for an unrivalled seamless shopping experience.
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Kevel introduces Retail Media Cloud to power competitive retail ads
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web development
Following a $23M Series C funding round, API-led ad platform Kevel debuts its Retail Media Cloud solution, empowering smaller retailers to compete.
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First AWS Builder Studio launched in Melbourne's Amazon office
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Amazon Web Services debuts its first AWS Builder Studio in Melbourne, boosting the digital transformation journey for businesses across APAC.
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IWD 2024: Transformative tech key to supporting student wellbeing
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cloud services
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apple
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digital entertainment
Higher Education institutions in the UK face considerable challenges as outdated tech intensifies problems around student wellbeing and retention.
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IWD 2024: A founders advice on breaking cybersecurity stereotypes
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A Singapore-based female founder offers advice on overcoming cybersecurity stereotypes and enhancing gender equality within the male-dominated industry.
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EcoFlow powers up the savings for its Easter Holiday sale
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power / energy
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generator
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ebay
EcoFlow launches grand Easter sale, offering hefty discounts on portable power solutions and eco-friendly systems from March 8th to April 1st.
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IWD 2024: Embrace Your Vulnerability to Drive Growth
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learning
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leadership
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On International Women's Day 2024, women are urged to harness moments of vulnerability and change to drive personal and professional growth, challenging fears and embracing innovation.
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WeAct initiative empowers over 13,000 Indian women micro-entrepreneurs
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WeAct initiative, a partnership by EDII and Accenture, has aided close to 13,500 women micro-entrepreneurs across India, empowering sectors such as food, agriculture and handicrafts to achieve sustainable growth.
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NVIDIA to host first physical GTC conference in five years
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martech
NVIDIA prepares to reignite its flagship GTC 2024 conference at San Jose Convention Center, expecting over 300,000 attendees for the behemoth tech event after an absence of five years.
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EcoFlow unveils DELTA 2 Max portable power station
Mon, 26th Feb 2024
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EcoFlow launches DELTA 2 Max, a high-capacity portable power station in Australia, featuring fast-charging capability and the ability to power a broad range of appliances and devices.
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Tech giants to fight AI deception in global elections
Tue, 20th Feb 2024
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microsoft
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creative technologies
Leading tech firms including Adobe, Amazon and Google commit to battling the misleading use of AI in global elections at Munich Security Conference.
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VIPRE report predicts 276% rise in malware in 2024
Mon, 19th Feb 2024
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microsoft
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apple
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phishing
VIPRE's annual email threat landscape study reveals a 276% rise in malware, with financial services the most targeted sector.
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Aleph expands its Amazon Ads services to 20 countries
Fri, 16th Feb 2024
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advertising
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amazon
Aleph boosts businesses across 20 European and MENA countries, extending Amazon Ads services to propel local enterprises into international markets.
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Amazon & Vena Energy inaugurates Queensland's first solar farm
Mon, 12th Feb 2024
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power / energy
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amazon
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renewable energy
Amazon and Vena Energy launch a 125MW solar farm in Queensland, the first Amazon renewable energy project in the state.
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Unseen surge in cyber attacks blocked by Avast in 2023
Thu, 8th Feb 2024
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phishing
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email security
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digital entertainment
Avast blocked 10 billion cyberattacks in 2023, up 49% on the prior year, with cybercriminals deploying sophisticated methods including deepfake scams and exploiting PDF files and Google OAuth to steal user information.
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Amazon overtakes eBay as Australia's top marketplace
Wed, 7th Feb 2024
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ebay
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google
Amazon supersedes eBay as Australia's top marketplace, with 94% of Australians planning to continue online shopping in 2024.
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Gypsy Rose Blanchard's Instagram fame bolsters influencer marketing potential
Fri, 2nd Feb 2024
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smartphones
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technology gifts
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amazon
Following her release, convicted murderer Gypsy Rose Blanchard has gained a huge following on Instagram, with an impressive 9.8% engagement rate and an estimated media value of up to $3.5m.
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ASD updates Essential Eight, strengthens phishing-resistant MFA requirements
Thu, 1st Feb 2024
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testing
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martech
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commerce systems
The Australian Signals Directorate has revised the Essential Eight Maturity Model, lowering the bar for organisations and amplifying phishing-resistant multi-factor authentication requirements to fortify cyber breach prevention.
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Cognizant pioneers Amazon's Just Walk Out tech in Australian institute
Wed, 31st Jan 2024
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shopping
Cognizant pioneers Amazon's Just Walk Out technology at Canberra Institute of Technology's store, marking the tech's first educational application in the Southern Hemisphere.
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Major shifts predicted in Australia's eCommerce landscape for 2024
Wed, 24th Jan 2024
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big data
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bi
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data analytics
In 2024, significant shifts in Australia's ecommerce landscape are forecasted, with AI advancements, personalisation, marketplaces, and strategic brand research identified as pivotal factors by global accelerator, Pattern.
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UK hailed as Europe's most advanced digital economy
Tue, 16th Jan 2024
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microsoft
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government
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google
A new report from the Computer and Communications Industry Association highlights the UK as Europe's leading digital economy, hosting major tech enterprises and attracting USD $30bn in 2022 tech-sector VC investment.
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Yotta to double Nvidia AI chip order in $500m deal
Mon, 15th Jan 2024
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microsoft
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amazon
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google
Indian data centre firm Yotta is set to double its order with U.S. partner Nvidia to a total $1bn, boosting its AI cloud services capacity with an additional $500m worth of AI chips.
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PreAct Technologies unveils new flash LiDAR sensors at CES
Thu, 4th Jan 2024
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cloud services
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smart cities
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robotics
Oregon-based PreAct Technologies debuts a versatile new line of LiDAR sensors, named Sahara, Borrego, and Moab, preparing to transform numerous industries with advanced 3D mapping and modelling capabilities.