Tuesday, August 16, 2022

More Australians take interest in metaverse, launch NFT products

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More Australian artists, musicians and retailers are diving into the metaverse with the creation of NFTs that can be traded on secure Australian-based Etherium networks such as Bulltalk.io. Recently launched blockchain social media and NFT platform Bulltalk.io has more creatives turning to it every day for a secure space to mint, promote and sell NFTs. CEO of Lehmansoft, which owns Bulltalk.io, Raymond Chen said the platform was exploding with more virtual Australian content. Bulltalk.io is unique – it is a decentralised network that combines the best features of platforms like OpenSea, Instagram, Reddit and Twitter including advanced social media capabilities and a secure Ethereum-backed marketplace.

Acoustic invests in digital customer experiences, adds four new clients

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Acoustic, a marketing cloud, digital experience and lifecycle pricing and promotion technology solution provider, today announced HelpPay, Heritage Bank, Greenstone and Hay as new local customers, deepening its footprint in the region and financial services and insurance sectors, in particular. As brands vie for consumer attention across industries, curating an optimised digital experience is increasingly important. Acoustic will work with HelpPay, Heritage Bank, Greenstone and Hay to uncover opportunities for personalised consumer engagement across digital touchpoints. These brands join Acoustic’s growing list of clients in the financial services sector.

Emperor Champagne teams up with SBM to re-imagine its online store

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Emperor Champagne, the online destination for champagne lovers in Australia, has engaged Australian full-service digital agency Smith Brothers Media to reimagine its online store and to develop a new subscription-based Champagne Club for lovers of bubbles launched in March. SBM will be rebuilding the online store with a new Shopify theme, which will enable a quicker response time, improved conversion, performance and responsiveness and driving visibility.

HypeAuditor teams up with Shopify to automate influencer campaigns

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HypeAuditor, the AI analytics platform for brands who want fair, transparent and effective influencer marketing, has announced the integration of its platform with Shopify to provide an all-in-one analysis of sales-focused influencer marketing campaigns for online retailers. HypeAuditor’s holistic solution enables e-commerce brands and agencies to streamline the entire influencer marketing workflow, from discovering and contacting relevant creators, to effectively managing the campaigns, and then creating analytical results reports. 

Smiths Detection to supply security screening equipment to ICN Airport

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Smiths Detection, a company in security screening tech, announces that it has been awarded a contract through their local partner, Donggok Precision Co., Ltd, to supply leading-edge passenger baggage screening equipment at Incheon International Airport’s (ICN) Terminal 1. Following a successful trial period, Smiths Detection will be providing ten HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX scanners, which use Computed Tomography (CT) technology to generate 3D images that deliver a very high level of detection and low false alarm rates.

Data scientists leverage the digital future with open-access books

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A Curtin University team of data scientists and software developers will help take open-access books to a sophisticated digital future through a pilot project that seeks to enhance the diversity of voices from small and medium book publishers across the globe. The project has been awarded over AUD$1m by the prestigious Andrew W. Mellon  Foundation, the largest supporter of the arts and humanities in the United States.  

BizPay works with Arcardier to offer B2B BNLP services to global markets

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BizPay, an innovative Australian fintech that allows businesses to pay their invoices over time, has announced a new partnership with global marketplace SaaS provider, Arcadier. This strategic partnership gives Arcadier’s enterprise clients the ability to offer BizPay for all their B2B payments, where their customers can spread their invoice costs over easy instalments. Now, any business using Arcadier’s leading marketplace tech can, in turn, manage its cash flow by offering its B2B customers a better way to pay.

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

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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. 

Subsea Drone to open new frontiers in ocean exploration and conservation

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Advanced Navigation, one of the world’s most ambitious innovators in AI robotics, and navigation technology, is announcing Hydrus - a revolution in underwater drone technology, developed to open exciting frontiers in ocean exploration around the world. Hydrus, a fully autonomous submersible drone, will revolutionise undersea research, survey and exploration by making data capture simple. Operational straight out of the box, ocean users of every grade will now have access to an all-in-one underwater inspection team. 

Australian SMEs team up to deliver hyperspectral microsatellites

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LatConnect 60, an Earth observation and data fusion company based in Perth, Australia, has signed an agreement to work with Gilmour Space Technologies in Queensland to build and launch the first microsatellite in a high-resolution hyperspectral imaging constellation. The smart satellites will be placed in 30-degree inclined orbits for revisit data capture over the Earth’s equatorial and mid-latitude regions. Executives from the Aussie companies announced the HyperSight 60 constellation agreement at the 37th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, an annual meeting that brings together space leaders from around the world.