25 days of Ausmas: Richard Ralphsmith, DPR&Co on John Lewis’ Edgar the Dragon

Every day an advertising creative from Australia and New Zealand will offer their own favourite Christmas campaign from over the years as we celebrate the best work from the festive period the world over and hear their views on what is best in class. I know I’m not the only Continue Reading

Iran says it foiled “very big” foreign cyber attack – Networking – Security – Software

Iran has foiled a major cyber attack on its infrastructure that was launched by a foreign government, the Iranian telecoms minister said on Wednesday, two months after reports of a US cyber operation against the country. US officials told Reuters in October that the United States had carried out a Continue Reading

JPMorgan Chase CMO Kristin Lemkau shifts to run wealth management unit

JPMorgan Chase has named its chief marketing officer, Kristin Lemkau, as head of a new US wealth management division, leaving a question mark hanging over the parent company’s marketing leadership. The Wall Street Journal today (11 December) reported the bank is creating a new unit that will appeal to those Continue Reading

Valve confirms that Half-Life: Alyx will be a strictly-singleplayer, ‘one-way’ experience

Highly anticipated: Although some AAA video game publishers have made a hobby of regularly foretelling the death of singleplayer games, they continue to sell better than ever. Valve is proving that they understand this with the upcoming launch of their flagship VR title Half-Life: Alyx. The game will be a Continue Reading

Mastercard joins with Australia Post on digital identity, but who’s using what is deeply unclear – Security – Software

Mastercard has announced a surprise digital identity partnership with Australia Post that will see the post office’s slow-moving Digital iD product somehow integrated into Mastercard’s, as the global credit card giant faces intense local regulatory pressure over soaring online fraud rates. In an announcement that comes just two days after Continue Reading

Grab Wasteland 2 for free and enjoy steep discounts on over 2,500 games during GOG’s Winter Sale

What just happened? Steam’s annual Winter Sale might be the most well-known event of its ilk, but it’s certainly not the only one that’s worth keeping an eye on. DRM-free digital distribution platform GOG’s Winter Sale started today (it ends on January 2nd), and it’s bringing hefty discounts on thousands Continue Reading

Do young people have a chance at finding accurate election news on social media?

In the UK, one in three minutes spent online are devoted to social media and instant messaging. When it comes to running an election campaign, that amount of engagement online is both a blessing and a curse. You have potential access to the 45 millions people (67%) in the UK Continue Reading

Fewer than 10 percent of consumers are spending over $1,000 on their smartphones

The big picture: The smartphone upgrade cycle has slowed as of late as consumers are getting more life out of their devices. 5G was expected to spur a super cycle of upgrades but pricing could be a significant barrier, notes Brad Akyuz, executive director and industry analyst at NPD Connected Continue Reading