Australian Twitter is more diverse than you think

What are the major drivers of Twitter take-up, in Australia and elsewhere? Do we connect around shared interests, shared location, or pre-existing offline relationships? And when, in the eleven-year history of the platform, did these structures form? These are the questions that guided a new, long-term study of the Australian national Twittersphere that my colleagues … Read more

Industry 4.0 and the digital twin

Manufacturing meets its match ​As manufacturing processes become increasingly digital, the digital twin is now within reach. By providing companies with a complete digital footprint of products, the digital twin enables companies to detect physical issues sooner, predict outcomes more accurately, and build better products. There can be no turning back. Manufacturing processes are becoming increasingly … Read more


From insurance and banking to travel, gambling, retail, property and pizza, these “heavyweights” have had their fair share of issues to deal with but remain resilient in a changing economy. Cyclone Debbie caused problems for insurer Suncorp, rail freight provider Aurizon and to a less extent, Bank of Queensland, while Domino’s image and share price took … Read more

Sydney-founded Campaign Monitor acquires Canadian customer data platform Tagga

“Sydney-founded Campaign Monitor has acquired Canadian customer data platform Tagga for an undisclosed amount Tagga, which was founded in Vancouver in 2008, uses behavioural customer data to send “hyper-targeted” emails. “Data is the fuel of the future,” said Campaign Monitor chief executive Alex Bard in a statement about the purchase. “With Tagga, Campaign Monitor will … Read more