Thursday, August 18, 2022

Mastercard is Going Green because sustainability is key to future success

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Mastercard revealed that implementing sustainable business practices is considered by many business leaders to be the next significant challenge faced by Australian companies in future, with 76% identifying sustainability as a critical aspect for success in their industry. 81% claimed that they are actively seeking to reduce their carbon footprint and 48% would actively avoid shopping at a business that did not source its products sustainably.

Pubinno is shaping the beer experience with the Lightning network

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San Francisco-based tech firm Pubinno which builds the Internet of Beer with artificial intelligence, robotics, and cloud platforms, is now integrated with bitcoin payment infrastructure.

WLTH signs competition partnership with the Australian SailGP Team

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Australian digital lending and payments provider WLTH is proudly launching with the Australia SailGP Team, partnering with the SailGP reigning champions in a multi-year deal. This demonstrates the scale and reach of the purpose-driven, global racing league.

Online tools helping businesses stay open through COVID-19 disruptions but skills gap creates an...

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The survey attracted more than 400 Australian small and medium business (SMB) owners to participate in the research by research agency Pollinate for Google Australia.

Two brothers find a unique solution to Aussie’s e-commerce waste problem

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Two brothers from Melbourne have made $1.5m in 12 months by solving Australia’s e-commerce plastic problem, which contributed to 2.5 million tonnes of plastic waste. With 2.6 billion parcels sent around Australia last year alone – Adam and Ace’s solution is to provide home compostable alternatives to bubble wrap, shipping mailers, and printing labels; all of which are currently being sent to landfill and taking 400+ years to decompose.

CARS24 raises $400m and almost doubles its valuation to $3.3 billion

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CARS24, an online used car platform announced the closing of a $400m round of funding, with a $300m Series G equity round alongside $100m debt from diversified financial institutions. This round is CARS24’s third in just over a year and values the used cars e-commerce player at USD$3.3 billion, about double the valuation from its previous round in September 2021.

CouriersPlease capitalises on boom in eCommerce to forecast growth

Forecasting that the online boom would continue indefinitely, CP redesigned its entire service cycle, expanded its network and depots. It’s now comprising more than 1200 franchisees and delivery partners and 400-plus freight handlers – and invested millions into technology.

Key insights from Validity’s Asia Pacific State of Email webinar

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Email saw a global spike in delivered volume at the end of 2021 due to holiday season sales. This spike dropped in early 2021 and returned to a regular level but is likely to trend upwards again as another christmas and year ending holiday season is soon looming.
More Ugandans are adopting the use of cashless payments with Visa

More Ugandans are adopting the use of cashless payments with Visa – Centenary Bank

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, using Visa cards reduces the risk that comes with handling physical cash, a potential carrier of the virus.

Sherpa appoints new head of sales coinciding with rapid growth

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Anthony has extensive experience in business development, account management and marketing. His sales experience was honed during his time at Startrack and then at Border Express, where he led successful Acquisition teams.