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Southeast Asian online shoppers lead the world in spending via apps

Southeast Asian online shoppers are leading the world when it comes to spending on shopping apps.

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.

Wine service app BottlesXO now in Hong Kong

A wine delivery service via app, BottlesXO, aims to deliver Hong Kong orders within 60 minutes.

New technology promises shopping revolution

New technology on display in Korea this week demonstrates how consumers can go shopping in a supermarket, scan the barcodes of the products they want to buy and have them delivered at home.

Smart shopping list concept debuts

Booodl is a smart shopping list which helps consumers get the most out of their physical shopping trips by connecting the online and offline worlds.

App store sales top $10 billion

Apple said customers spent over $10 billion on its App store in 2013. App store customers downloaded almost 3 billion apps in December making it the most successful month in App store history. Apple’s developers have now earned $15 billion on the App store. With the introduction of iOS 7, developers were able to create apps that took advantage of the redesigned user interface and the more than 200 new features and APIs. Developers such as Evernote, Yahoo!, AirBnB, OpenTable, Tumblr, Pint…

A remote control for the retail store

In the hands of shoppers, the smartphone is fast becoming a remote control for bricks and mortar retail. It allows customers to interact with a retail environment on their terms in a more relevant and personal way than ever before. Customers (if they are not already) will start to favour retailers (and manufacturers) that are smartphone friendly, switching off from those that are not. From a shopper’s perspective, I want to be able to walk into a store with my smartphone and connect t…

Alibaba invests in app search engine

Chinese Internet giant Alibaba Group has led the Series C investment of US-based search engine for apps Quixey. Quixey has added to its venture capital takings by securing $50 million through a deal led by Alibaba Group, alongside GGV Capital as well as existing backers Innovation Endeavors, TransLink Capital, US Venture Partners, Atlantic Bridge and WI Harper. The company has raised $74.2 million to date. The additional funds will be used to further develop Quixey’s market leading Func…

Come on, get appy

The mobile app age is upon us – so what does this mean for your retail brand?


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