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Banking
The best practices for safer adoption of open banking
Asia-Pacific is a leader in open banking, thanks to the region's extensive digital ecosystems and a willingness to share data. Both financial institutions and tech firms have developed data-sharing infrastructure, and adoption rates are high in many countries belonging to the region.
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DS Tech
PC component manufacturer PNY expands across the A/NZ region
PNY are strengthening their presence in and commitment to the Australian and New Zealand market. The industry veterans have established a new and exclusive local distribution partnership with DSTech for their PNY and HP USB and memory card ranges.
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Shopify
COVID-19 pandemic continues to change Kiwis' shopping habits, report finds
A new survey of New Zealand consumers from Shopify demonstrates the ways New Zealanders are evolving their shopping habits and preferences in line with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Dyson
Dyson Purifier Hot + Cool Formaldehyde
A few years ago, Dyson products began to change my life for the better. Constantly reaching for Kleenex and inhalers are now memories. 
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Personal data
Australians hesitant to share personal information online
"Most importantly, consumers feel more assured when organisations clearly make the effort to integrate frontend security measures, which underscores the need for simple, safe and secure identity verification."
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Retailers
RangeMe launches global retailer solution in A/NZ market
RangeMe, the company behind the world’s largest product discovery and sourcing platform, has launched its global service to retailers in Australia, New Zealand and the wider APAC region.
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Laser
LASER invests in NZ market with new distie and retail partners
"We have a strong focus on growing markets outside of Australia, and New Zealand is the first piece of this important growth puzzle for us."
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Funding
HIVERY continues to scale up following closure of debt funding round
HIVERY has finalised an undisclosed debt facility ahead of its next financing round. This financing marks the 10th investment from the 1V Venture Credit Fund, with more than half of the fund now committed.
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Sales
B2B firms in Hong Kong explore direct-to-consumer sales
According to new research from Adobe, B2B firms in Hong Kong are now looking into the consumer market.
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Trends
Australian consumers support local retailers following COVID-19 pandemic
The survey shows 78% will continue to spend money they normally wouldn't to support workers and struggling businesses, and 97% of those that shifted to shopping locally will continue to do so.
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Right to repair
EXCLUSIVE: The right to repair & why NZ must rethink the e-waste problem
What if there was a way to extend the lifespan of products before they end up in landfill? Device repairability seems like a logical step.
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Business Continuity
Data mastery equals success for consumer and retail businesses
“There’s clear evidence that in todays fast-changing environment, being data powered is fundamental to the success of consumer product and retail organisations."
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Forrester Research
Corporate scandals, misinformation disestablish public trust
Brand loyalty is up for grabs as a slew of corporate and governmental scandals and an influx of misinformation have destabilised public trust in many traditional institutions.
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ABI Research
Huge growth expected for consumer device market
The consumer device market is set for huge growth following the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from global tech market advisory firm ABI Research.
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Commerce Commission
New Zealand telcos to support Commerce Commission changes
New Zealand's three main mobile operators have agreed to provide more information and tools to support consumer choice.
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Compliance
Ping Identity releases new offering to help Australian businesses with CDR
Ping Identity has launched a Consumer Data Right (CDR) Integration Kit, with the overall aim of supporting Australian organisations with banking and fintech compliance.
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Apple
Futuresource: COVID-19 - Innovative retailers reaping rewards
Opportunity beckons to upgrade supply chain processes, transform the consumer experience and build customer loyalty across the omni-channel landscape.
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Online shopping
Consumer demands shift as contactless deliveries and hygiene features become the norm
Consumer expectations and online shopping habits, particularly around delivery preferences, are changing significantly and increasing demand on suppliers.
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Web Development
HP targets creatives with new additions to HP Create Ecosystem
HP has released additions to its HP Create Ecosystem, with the HP ZBook Studio, HP ZBook Create and the HP ENVY 15, all designed for creators including consumers and professionals.
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Mobile gaming
Dell Technologies teases the future of the modern consumer PC
Concept UFO, Concept Ori and Concept Duet are some of the cute names Dell has come up with for its future PCs.
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Gadgets
Year in review: What 2019 brought to the world of technology
This list is a mere smattering of some excellent products we've covered over the year.
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Survey
Survey: smart home tech needs to simplify
74% of consumers would return a smart home product due to installation difficulty, according to a new TechSee survey.
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Drones
New tech makes up 25% of US$1.7 trillion consumer spending
Consumer spending on technology is forecast to reach US$1.69 trillion in 2019 with a quarter coming from emerging technologies such as VR/AR.
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Retailers
Fluent Commerce and AyataCommerce announce global partnership to aid retailers worldwide
“This partnership underlines our commitment to the Fluent Commerce vision of putting the consumer experience and convenience at the heart of a retailers’ strategy."