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Hong Kong’s Landmark mall launches ‘e-chat shopping’ initiative

Hong Kong’s Landmark mall has launched the city’s first luxury “e-chat shopping” service on its mobile app.

Xiaomi and JD use big data to design ‘C2M Mobile Phone’ – and sell 10,000 in 11 minutes

Chinese e-commerce giant JD and device manufacturer Xiaomi sold 10,000 units of a jointly-produced C2M-developed mobile phone within 11 minutes.

Tencent and Honda to build in-car shopping system

Tencent and Honda, the Japanese car maker, have teamed up to build an in-car infotainment system for the Chinese market which lets people shop online.

Navigating Covid-19 retailer challenges with a holistic approach

In these unprecedented times of globally enforced shutdowns and social distancing, Hong Kong retailers are experiencing a record drop in sales as travel restrictions keep tourists away and fears of the coronavirus cause shoppers to avoid shopping centres.

Consumers embrace tap-and-go payments in pandemic’s wake

Ninety-one per cent of Asia-Pacific consumers and 79 per cent of people globally say they are now using tap-and-go payments, according to a survey by credit card firm Mastercard.

How computer vision technology is impacting retailers

Modern AI-based technology computer vision is becoming increasingly important to retailers, according to new research from data analytics firm GlobalData.

Suning opens ‘smart-retail experience centre’ in Nanjing

Chinese appliance retail giant Suning has launched a smart-retail experience centre in Nanjing, a first of its kind for the brand.

The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands launches online shopping concierge

The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands has launched a ‘click-and-deliver’ digital shopping concierge for online shoppers.

Starbucks China and Sequoia Capital launch technology investment plan

Starbucks is to partner with investment company Sequoia Capital to invest in new technologies which will propel the company’s digital innovation in Mainland China.

Google in Singapore launches menu-sharing app

Google in Singapore has launched a new menu discovery feature on its Google Pay app to make it easier for consumers to interact with local eateries and order food.

Noiseless digital product sales surge as consumers seek silence

Noiseless digital products are growing in popularity as more people are expressing frustration over noises caused by home appliances.

Digital transformation driving demand for Asia’s IT vendors

The demand for digital transformation is presenting Asia-Pacific IT retailers with a substantial revenue growth opportunity in the medium to long-term, according to new research.