Lime recommits to localized strategy amid brand team redundancies and market exits- Tempemail

E-scooter brand Lime has said it will continue to plow on with its hyperlocal brand strategy, despite today’s (9 January) announcement that it will cease operating in 12 markets and lay off a number of staff, including members of its brand team. The company will close its operations in Atlanta, Continue Reading

MLC Wealth names new tech chief – Finance – Training & Development- Tempemail

 MLC Wealth has appointed Darren McKenzie as its new chief technology and operations officer ahead of the company’s demerger from the Tempemail Australia Bank. McKenzie joins from UK-based insurer RSA, a 300-year-old firm established in the wake of the Great Fire of London, where he spent four years as chief Continue Reading

Jaguar Land Rover loses top marketer Fiona Pargeter- Tempemail

Jaguar Land Rover’s customer experience director, Fiona Pargeter, has departed the business less than two years after she was put in the newly-created position amid a major restructure. Jaguar Land Rover announced a major overhaul of its marketing, communications and sales functions in May 2018 when then chief marketing officer Continue Reading

Insight Partners to buy Veeam for US$5 billion – Software – Finance – Cloud- Tempemail

US private equity firm Insight Partners said on Thursday it was buying Swiss data management company Veeam Software, in a US$5 billion (A$7.29 billion) bet on the fastest-growing player in the market for backing up critical information on remote servers. The acquisition of Veeam, which is based in Baar, follows Continue Reading

Uber is making changes to its app in California to comply with new gig economy law

In context: As rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft expand rapidly across the globe, regulators have been struggling to keep up. However, last year, California passed a law that would forcefully reclassify many gig workers as employees, and entitle them to the many benefits that come with that status (such Continue Reading

Facebook refuses to ban political ads ahead of US election – Software- Tempemail

Facebook said on Thursday it was making some changes to its approach to political ads, including allowing users to turn off certain ad-targeting tools, but the updates stop far short of critics’ demands and what rival companies have pledged to do. The world’s biggest social network has vowed to curb Continue Reading

Mozilla releases patch for a severe vulnerability in Firefox that’s being actively exploited

In brief: While it’s always a good idea to keep your operating system and apps up to date, we’ve become so dependent on web browsers that they sometimes need to be patched several times a week to fix glaring security issues that hackers are eager to exploit. Such is the Continue Reading