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Biometrics in retail a key to building customer engagement

How biometrics in retail can create deeper customer engagement.

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JD teams with Better Life to speed deliveries

JD has developed a partnership with Chinese retailer Better Life as part of its Retail as a Service strategy.


Rakuten to buy shopping startup Curbside

Rakuten buys Curbside app which offers shoppers mobile ordering from brick-and-mortar stores for outside pickup.

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What’s next for the global app market, as spending surges?

This year will mark the 10th anniversary of the global app market, driven by Apple and Google.

7-Eleven Japan going green with Toyota

7-Eleven Japan and Toyota Motor Corporation have agreed on a joint project to reduce CO2 emissions.


Garmin Philippines: Time for growth

Garmin Philippines will introduce its expanded smartwatch line and open locations this year in Vertis North Mall Quezon City and Mindanao.

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SK-II experiential concept store incorporates face authentication

An experiential concept store opened by beauty brand SK-II in Tokyo incorporates face authentication technology and AI.


AS Watson unveils CKC18 concept store at Central

AS Watson Group has unveiled a new concept store in Central called CKC18.


Alibaba investing US$15 billion in smart logistics

Alibaba Group will invest more than US$15.6 billion to build the technical backbone for an international smart logistics network.

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Coffee-ordering gets smarter with Alibaba AI

Being indecisive with your coffee order has never been easier than with the Alibaba AI “smart ordering” system.


Alibaba invests in virtual showroom technology innovator Ordre

Alibaba Group has taken a minority interest in Ordre, a European online luxury wholesale platform.

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Connected car technology allows JD to deliver to trunks

JD is using connected car technology to allow online purchases to be delivered to the trunks of unattended vehicles.


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