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Huawei in aggressive ‘battle mode’ for Chinese consumers

An advertising blitz and grassroots patriotism have proven to be a potent mix for smartphone maker Huawei at home.

Global smartphone sales tipped to stay decline this year

Global smartphone sales are expected to fall for the second year running this year.

NTUC FairPrice, Cheers launch unmanned store

Singapore has its first unmanned store a cashless convenience shop, launched by NTUC FairPrice and Cheers.

Asian mCommerce ‘at tipping point’

Mobile-first or mobile-only markets like India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam are driving the Asian mCommerce boom according to a new report.

How retailers use Pokemon Go to connect with consumers

How retailers use Pokemon Go to connect with consumers – cashing in on augmented reality.

Adyen index: mobile payments strong for travel

Airline and accommodation bookings made up 15.5 per cent of mobile payments in the first quarter, according to technology provider Adyen.

Smartphones outpace tablets in Asian eCommerce

Payments technology player Adyen notes further change in Asian eCommerce shopping patterns.

Subway US to accept PayPal

Subway US has launched an app and online ordering service in the US – and will start accepting payment by PayPal.

Samsung Pay launch imminent

Samsung says its Samsung Pay mobile wallet solution will launch in the second half of 2015.

Apple China sets new record

Apple China has set a new market share record for its iOS system, which now accounts for one quarter of the market as its store network expands.

Smartphone sales surge in SE Asia

Intensifying demand propelled Southeast Asia’s smartphone sales volume by 61 per cent in the first nine months. The ongoing trend of upgrading from basic mobile phones to smartphones, particularly in Southeast Asia’s emerging markets has further deepened smartphone penetration in the region and driving robust sales of the popular gadget, finds GfK. In the first three quarters of this year, consumers from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and the Philippines have…

Spice plans rapid store roll-out

Mobile phone company Spice Global plans to boost the smartphone uptake in India with a raft of store openings. Spice Global, in cooperation with Google Inc, plans to open 50 AndroidLand stores and 100 AndroidLand Mini, which would be the smaller versions of AndroidLand during the next 18 months. AndroidLand stores offer Android-run smartphones and tablets under brands including Samsung, Sony, HTC, LG, Micromax, Karbonn and Spice. Currently, Spice Global runs two AndroidLand stores in Ba…