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Hong Kong app bridges online, offline gap

Hong Kong based start up Popmap has launched an app allowing small retailers to bridge the gap between offline and online selling. For all the hype around ecommerce, most sales still happen at brick-and-mortar stores, reports technology news site TechinAsia.com. “Lots of startups are trying to bridge the gap between offline and online selling – and there are hundreds of different approaches to this challenge. “Hong Kong-based Popmap is tackling this by persuading small stores to list …

Countdown to the world’s biggest shopping day…

It’s less than a month until the world’s single biggest shopping day… But if you don’t live in China you may never have heard of it. Singles Day started out as a joke among Chinese university students, writes C Custer of China geeks in a column posted on TechInAsia.com: November 11th is the opposite of Valentine’s Day, because of all the number ones in the date. But over the past few years, Chinese ecommerce shops have turned it into something like Cyber Monday. Only bigger. Last…