Monday, May 23, 2022

HEX raises $1.25m, partners with City of Melbourne to accelerate growth

Multi-award-winning education technology (edtech) company HEX ( has completed a seed funding raise of $1.25 million as it continues to build out its new digital ‘innovation gap year’ program, HEX Ed, created in partnership with Atlassian and affiliated with more than 36 Australian and international universities.

AWS launches two accelerator programs in space and sustainability

Seventy-five years ago, a camera aboard a V-22 rocket returned the first-ever photograph captured from space. The black and white image was taken with a 35 millimeter motion picture camera at an altitude of 65 miles, just above the Karman Line, the official boundary between Earth’s atmosphere and outer space. Fast forward to today, an exciting era where advances in engineering are helping to transport human technology far beyond Earth’s atmosphere. As the rapid pace of innovation continues not only for space exploration but across the global aerospace industry, organisations continue to turn to the cloud for the speed, agility, and innovation required for complex space missions.  

How Brexit is creating a host of new export and trading opportunities, especially for...

As the United Kingdom begins to settle after the changes brought on by Brexit, it is clear that many traditional avenues of export – and by extension business growth – have been closed off. Goods and services trade with EU partners is declining, but other regions are now rising to fill the breach.

Verizon Connect and Amazon Web Services team up on cloud migration

Verizon Connect recently migrated Verizon Connect Reveal, a comprehensive fleet management software platform, entirely to Amazon Web Services (AWS). Verizon Connect, now fully on AWS, utilises the AWS multiple Availability Zone (AZ) architecture for solutions that are secure, scalable and reliable, and also enable continued growth for Verizon Connect.

WA Police and Motorola deliver world-first Apple CarPlay mobile application

Motorola Solutions and Western Australia Police (WA Police) have delivered the world’s first public safety mobile application to operate within Apple CarPlay. The new integration extends the use of Western Australia Police’s OneForce Core application, enabling frontline officers to manage key operational workflows from within their police vehicles through CarPlay. Drivers can also use voice control features for safe operation while staying focused on the road. The technology is based on Motorola Solutions’ PSCore public safety mobile application that integrates critical operational information from multiple WA Police systems, presenting it through a single, intuitive interface.

Winning Group’s e-retailer Andoo to transform online shopping

Australian retailer, Winning Group announced the launch of new online furniture, bedding and appliances retailer, Andoo, its new shopping destination and the home of ‘feel-good’ living. Andoo is an online destination for the entire home, featuring a curated range of bedding, furniture, home entertainment and appliances from top international and local brands including; Sleepmaker, LG, Bosch A.H Beard, Rug Culture, Sealy and more. 

IAB Australia appoints Liz Eades as Director of Learning and Development

IAB Australia has announced the appointment of Liz Eades as Director of Learning and Development. The newly created role will see Eades steer the development, design, and delivery of practice-based education to further close the skills gap in the advertising industry. Her immediate priorities will include building relationships with tertiary education institutions, shaping bespoke corporate training offerings, working with IAB Talent and Careers Working Group and supporting members with onboarding and training talent. The announcement comes as IAB Australia continues to ramp up its support for brands and agencies in the areas of talent and training. 

Consumers will share psychological profile to get better digital services

Australian strategic research and consulting agency, Fifth Dimension, has released its groundbreaking research which shows that consumers are open to sharing information on their psychological profile in order to receive personalised digital customer experiences. The study undertaken by Fifth Dimension during the Q1 of 2022 explored Aussie consumer attitudes towards psychological profiling and how it can provide insights into their needs.

Procore opens APAC Headquarters in Sydney, plans to create 100+ jobs

Procore Technologies, Inc., a provider of construction management software, announced the opening of its APAC headquarters in Sydney. The continued investment in the region follows significant local demand, with business nearly doubling across APAC from 2020 to 2021. Five years since opening its first office in Australia, the investment in a new, larger space demonstrates Procore's ongoing commitment to Sydney as its regional headquarters.

As ad revenue moves to connected television, fraud schemes spike 70%

DoubleVerify (DV), a software platform for digital media measurement, data and analytics, released its 2022 Global Insights Report, analysing media quality and performance trends from more than one trillion impressions delivered across over 2,100 brands in 80 markets. This fifth year anniversary report explores how far the industry has come since 2017.