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  1. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Big data move brings big business opportunities

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 01:30am by Theos Evgeniou and Joerg Niessing

    ... the products to their online basket. They can choose a desired delivery time, often within 60 minutes. Through this offering, Tesco was able to collect more data about their customers (shopping basket, ...

  2. News - Lifestyle - TECHNOLOGY

    It's Google shop view as search giant launches Indoor Maps in Hong Kong and Macau

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Google puts interiors on the map Google Maps users now have a new way of finding shops, ATMs and even toilets in more than 70 malls and hotels around Hong Kong ... said Google Maps Asia-Pacific head Ben Luk. "You can see where the shops and even the elevators are." Android and iOS device users can view floor plans for every level ...

  3. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Amazon unveils its first smartphone, which can recognise the world around it

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 02:41pm by Associated Press in Seattle

    ... in the market. “This is a very aggressive price point for a premium phone,” he said. The new device fits with Amazon’s broader aim to create a more efficient shopping experience while steering more ...

  4. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Dig out that Nokia 3310: What's old is new again as vintage mobile phones take off

    Posted May 26th 2014, 06:03am by AFP

    ... years ago, brands were much more creative". It is a mostly high-end clientele that is shopping at French online shop Lekki, which sells "a range of vintage, revamped mobile ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Interest in iPhone 5 lower than usual, Hong Kong parallel-import shops say

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... the iPhone 5, at parallel-import shops is anything to go by. Vendors said interest in the Apple device had been waning in the past two years. Samsung smartphones, on the other hand, had been gaining ... Lau's shop received 20 pre-orders for the iPhone 5, a far cry from the hundreds of inquiries it got before the iPhone 4 was launched in 2010, and about 100 calls for the iPhone 4S last year. ...

  6. Business - Economy - TECHNOLOGY

    Beneath China's headline ascent lies a headier online upsurge

    Posted May 07th 2014, 10:13am by DAVID DODWELL

    ... of Tsinghua Science Park predicts that by 2030, more than 35 per cent of all retail sales in China will be over the internet. Shopping malls will by then largely be showrooms. Think on that, you ...

  7. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Fashion finder apps that link photos of clothes to stores selling them, or similar items, take off

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 09:16pm by GDN

    ... [smartphones] we are carrying around every day," said Griffiths. Snap Fashion has created an app for London's Westfield shopping centres that lets shoppers upload a picture and then receive ...

  8. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Smartphones drive compact cameras off the shelves

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 02:26pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Smartphones increasingly drive compact cameras off the shelves as retailers diversify amid a shift in customer tastes Camera shops feel the smart heat When camera-shop owner Gordon Yuen Tien-yau found two years ago that his Samsung phone could take very high-quality photos, he decided to add smartphones to the cameras on his shelves. "I have no plan ...

  9. Business - China Business - TECHNOLOGY

    Tencent-JD.com alliance intensifies e-commerce challenge to Alibaba

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 09:38am by Bien Perez and Sophie Yu

    ... Bien Perez and Sophie Yu Partnership may reshape China's e-commerce market as more people shop using smartphones Tencent joins JD to take on Alibaba Tencent joins JD in e-commerce ... volume of the mainland's mobile shopping market will reach nearly 1 trillion yuan (HK$1.26 trillion) by 2017 from 167.64 billion yuan last year. By comparison, total online shopping through ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - TECHNOLOGY

    Mall owners under pressure to keep a hi-tech eye on shoppers

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 05:24am by Peggy Sito

    ... performance for the peak Christmas shopping period. Growth is expected to slow this year. The prerequisite for landlords is that they must allow free wireless access to the internet. Big mall operators such as Pacific Place and IFC already do, and the technology is gradually being adopted elsewhere by retailers facing an erosion of their revenue from online shopping. At US$4,334 per ...




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