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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - Drones

    Everyday drones will soon take to the skies for alls sorts of reasons

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:54am by AFP

    ... in which automation will take to the sky as unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, become part of daily life in the not-too-distant future. Due out in May 2015 with a planned retail price of US$899, ... retailer, caused a stir with its proposal to use small drones to deliver packages. Russian fast-food chain Ilya Farafonov isn't waiting. In June it unveiled its first pizza delivery drone, ...

  2. Business - Companies

    Japanese TV makers bet on super-HD sets as World Cup nears

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:29am by AFP

    ... on the second floor of Bic Camera's downtown Tokyo outlet. Sales of big-screen televisions with super-high-definition 4K technology are picking up at the nationwide electronics retailer, and their fatter profit margins are offering a lifeline to one-time industry giants Sony and Panasonic. Retailers report that demand for the cutting-edge technology- with four times the resolution ...

  3. News - World - CRIME

    Moscow accuses US of abducting hacking suspect in Maldives

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:17am by AFP

    ... Kennedy". The US Justice Department said on Monday that Seleznev, 30, had been detained at the weekend and charged with hacking into US retail computer systems in a scheme that cost banks over ...

  4. Business - Companies - MANAGEMENT

    Indian firms turn to female relatives to meet boardroom quota

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 12:59am by AFP

    ... for their boardroom positions include fabric and fashion retailer Raymond Group, cigarettes-to-soap conglomerate Modi Group and Century Textiles and Industries. Other than her enthusiastic co-ownership ...

  5. Business - Companies

    Microsoft, Sony battle for throne at gaming world’s E3

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 10:50am by AFP

    ... having trumped Xbox One in sales since the competing consoles hit the market in November. Microsoft last month effectively cut the Xbox One retail price, deciding to sell a version of its Xbox ...

  6. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Apple deploys iBeacon system to gather data from shoppers in its stores

    Posted Dec 08th 2013, 07:31am by AFP

    ... at seemingly appropriate moments in its stores. Retailers are increasingly gathering data from smartphone users in shops and tracking their locations and buying habits in an effort to boost sales ... said retail analyst Leslie Hand. Hand said it was difficult to estimate the value of the market because it was so new, but retailers were anxious to use such data "so they have as much ...

  7. News - World - RETAILING

    Black Friday bargain hunt marked by shootings and brawls in United States

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 06:24am by AP, AFP, NYT

    ... in the US state of Virginia in a fight over a parking spot at a branch of the Wal-Mart retail giant. YouTube carried a video of unruly crowds at a Texas store. The violence started on Thursday ... the company's wages as "on the higher end of the retail average" and said the company promoted good performers. Holiday shopping traditionally accounts for 20 to 40 per cent of an individual ...

  8. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Primark extends payouts to Bangladesh factory victims

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 08:25pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Clothing retailer Primark on Thursday announced that it is to provide further compensation to victims of the Bangladesh garment factory collapse that killed more than 1,000 people in April. Primark, one of many international retailers that were supplied by factories housed within the Rana Plaza complex, said it would pay an extra three months’ ...

  9. Business - China Business - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    Apple facing uphill battle in China despite China Mobile deal

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 03:35pm by AFP

    ... retails for US$649, while that same device is US$726 in Hong Kong and US$867 on the mainland through the Apple Store, owing to taxes and other charges. The higher prices in China have given rise ...

  10. Business - Companies

    Mysterious Steve Jobs emails hang over Apple trial

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 10:59am by AFP

    ... that they help establish a pattern of Apple serving as a “ringleader” in a conspiracy with the publishers to force the retail book industry to adopt higher prices of ebooks. The government contends ... available to Apple any ebook offered on another retailer for the same price. The bombshell was a draft note to Cue in which Jobs said, “I can live with this as long as they move Amazon to the agent ...




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