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Chatbots aren’t going away any time real soon, suggests new research

Much-maligned chatbots are not about to go away anytime real soon, suggests new research.

Chatbots still have their place, says Microsoft

The early generation of chatbots may have had their day – but the concept is not yet dead, says a senior Microsoft executive.

Ignoring AI in retail will cost market share and sales, warns expert

AI in retail has grown beyond a mysterious buzzword to a tool for revolution in retail – but adoption rates are lagging other industries.

Giant JD E-space store to open on Singles Day in Chongqing

A 50,000sqm JD E-Space experience store opens on Singles Day in Chongqing, JD’s largest store yet.

Harvey Norman first to launch Microsoft Synchronized Shopping software

Harvey Norman has become the world’s first retailer to launch a new AI-powered retail software concept the Microsoft Synchronized Shopping solution.

Microsoft London’s flagship store opens

The new Microsoft London flagship store has opened, a stone’s throw from archrival Apple’s local store.

Retailers recognised at ARLC 2018

The Asia Retail Leaders Conference (ARLC) 2018 held last week bestowed awards on nine founding members of the organiser.

Luxury and retail dominate 2018 top 100 brands list

Apple, Google and Amazon top the 2018 top 100 brands rankings announced by Global brand consultancy Interbrand.

Microsoft opens Asia’s ninth Surface store

Microsoft opened its ninth Surface store in Asia on Friday, its first in Taiwan.

Microsoft Singapore launches Surface Store

Microsoft Singapore has opened a Surface Store at the Harvey Norman Millenia Walk Flagship Superstore.

Microsoft Singapore launches Surface Store

Microsoft Singapore has opened a Surface Store at the Harvey Norman Millenia Walk Flagship Superstore.

AS Watson speeds up digital transformation

AS Watson has launched a Technology Partnership Programme as part of a move to speed up its digital transformation.