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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.

‘Bleak future’ ahead for video retailers without streaming services

Music and video retailers face a bleak future without streaming service revenues, according to a report by GlobalData.

Sephora Hong Kong first with new payment service

UnionPay SecurePlus has become a payment option for online customers of Sephora Hong Kong.

Singtel online gift shop launched

Singtel has launched an online gift shop for mobile services, Singtel Online Christmas Gifts. Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) has launched an online gift shop for mobile services, Singtel Online Christmas Gifts. It allows Singtel postpaid mobile customers to buy Singtel mobile services such as data, Singtel Music and Singtel Newsstand, and send them as gifts to family and friends. Customers can buy multiple gifts of up to SGD200 (US$140) and pay through their monthly bill. Discounted …

Samsung Indonesia launches experience centre

Telco Indosat Ooredoo and Samsung Indonesia have launched a Galaxy experience centre in Jakarta.

HMV UK struggles to maintain momentum

Music and video specialist HMV UK’s latest results indicate that its troubles are far from over.

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.

Digital music sales dominate

For the first time in Singapore, digital music sales have overtaken those of CDs and records.

Digital ad spend rising at record rates

Google and Facebook provide the best return on investment (ROI) from digital ad spend, according to a survey of marketers.

Smartphones outpace tablets in Asian eCommerce

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

Subscribing to success

I was one of those early adopters (my wife would use the less technical term ‘idiot’) who paid £150 (that’s about US$240) for a Nike Fuel Band – one of the first of the wearable devices. It tracked steps and distance traveled, compared my efforts with the rest of the Nike Fuel Band user community, told me the time and looked, well, cool. I loved it, for about a year until it broke – just out of warranty of course. Since that time, prices have come down, and features have gone…