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VPN
The most common online scams in Australia
No one is safe from online scammers, and many of these scammers have capitalised on the pandemic, using this confusing time to attack more people than ever.
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Veryfi
Veryfi announces Mobile Receipt Capture for D2C marketing apps
Veryfi has announced a new enhancement to its portfolio, with Mobile Receipt Capture for direct-to-consumer marketing apps.
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Remote Working
Can't read, won't buy: globalization requires more communication than ever before
The global remote work revolution is helping businesses provide opportunities for people to “see” and to “be” in ways that before now were not possible.
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Storage
Robotics automation: Current thoughts, expected trends, and meeting consumer demands
As companies seek to not only survive, but thrive in these disruptive times, many are looking to automated systems for their labour-strapped warehouses and distribution centres.
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Cybersecurity
Significant spike in consumer fraud, new report finds
Reported cases of consumer fraud more than tripled in the years 2020-2021 from prior years, according to a new report by Accenture.
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Cheetah Digital
Australian consumers demand hyper-personalisation, new report reveals
The way to engage with consumers is through real-time, hyper-personalised experiences, a new eConsultancy report, in partnership with Cheetah Digital reveals. 
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Online shopping
Online retail still the chosen method for Australian consumers
According to a new report from Manhattan Associates, a significant shift to online retail is still very much apparent among Australian consumers.
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Supply chain
Supply chain issues leaving customers frustrated, with brand loyalty at risk
According to new research, supply chain disruptions continue to impact consumers, affecting their mood and shopping behaviour. 
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Trends
Foldable screens and wireless headsets among the top predicted consumer trends
New research has revealed that devices with foldable screens will reach nearly 10% of all smartphone sales by 2030.
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Apple
Apple unveils completely new Mac desktop and display
Apple has today introduced Mac Studio and Studio Display, designed to give users everything they could want to fulfil their studio needs.
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Apple
Apple announces M1 Ultra, its most powerful chip yet
Apple has today announced M1 Ultra, the company’s next major step for Apple silicon and the Mac, which it says will provide the new Mac Studio with superior computing power.
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Apple
New iPad Air announced by Apple for 2022
Apple has announced a brand new model of iPad Air as part of their new product range for 2022.
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Remote Working
APAC businesses lead the world in customer experience investment
Due to a pandemic-induced surge in new digital consumers and behaviours, Asia Pacific businesses are set to outstrip other regions in CX investment in 2022.
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Visa
Amazon and Visa reach agreement in ongoing dispute
After a substantial ongoing feud, Amazon and Visa have agreed to settle a dispute over the credit card giant's fees.
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BYOD / Bring Your Own Device
Consumerisation tips corporate Australia to click subscribe
Millions of consumers commit to regular, ongoing payments in return for continuous access to goods and services.
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Augmented Reality
Pinterest widens reach in eCommerce sector with AR implementation
In a sign of things to come, Pinterest is widening its reach within the eCommerce sector by introducing new tools utilising augmented reality.
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Marketplacer
Marketplacer journeys into camping and caravan market with new site partnership
Marketplacer has made its mark on the Australian caravan and camping market, with the launch of a new market in the form of Everything Caravan & Camping.
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Adobe
Adobe announces new suite of tools for retailers with in-store and online capabilities
Adobe has announced new tools for retailers created to help further deliver personalised shopping experiences for businesses in-store and online.
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Shopify
Shopify Plus partners with aCommerce in a first for Southeast Asia
End-to-end eCommerce platform provider aCommerce has become the first Shopify Plus partner in Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines.
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Smart Home
Smart home market continues to grow, driven by changing tech and demographics
The expansion of the smart home industry has been aided by factors such as the increasing necessity of home monitoring systems and the increasing disposable income of people in emerging countries, the report states.
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Gartner
Consumer's paradigms are shifting - what it means for marketers and brands
“Marketers must recognise that consumers are in the midst of an exhausting practical and spiritual overhaul. That presents an opportunity for their brands to be facilitators of change."
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Fraud
Forter strengthens eCommerce security with Trusted Identities
Trusted Identities protects against account takeovers that exploit consumer credentials and prevents fraudsters from abusing systems and policies by creating multiple accounts, the company states.
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Digital Transformation
Retail giants abandon paper receipts this Christmas
Slyp says partnerships with several leading fashion retailers will see the retailers switch off paper receipt printing for in-store purchases across a combined 42 stores.
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Cybersecurity
To disclose or not to disclose?: The significance of data breach disclosure in Aotearoa
A data breach can be any company's worst nightmare. Not only can it cause catastrophic damage to systems and workflows, but it can also often be extraordinarily damaging and costly.