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Mobile Commerce Comes of Age for Taiwan's 23 Million Consumers

16 Jan 2015

New smartphone payment system sets out to digitally enfranchise the majority of Taiwanese lacking credit card access....Read More

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IoT Players Capitalise on Urbanisation Trend in Yangtze River Delta: Industry Views

16 Jan 2015

The Internet of Things sector is expanding rapidly in the YRD region. This is largely down to a demand for systems and equipment that has been spurred by the building of smart cities. Players in Hong ...Read More

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Taxi App Sector Shows Signs of Maturity as Incentives Dwindle

9 Jan 2015

The level of taxi app usage across the mainland is now said to be stabilising as operators trim user benefits....Read More

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Smart Cities Augur Well for IoT Opportunities in Yangtze River Delta

8 Jan 2015

According to China’s new-style urbanisation plan for the YRD, several clusters of smart cities will be developed. This will, of course, boost demand across the region for Internet of Things services. ...Read More

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Apps Set to Play Defining Role in Future of Live Events Market

19 Dec 2014

While technology is clearly redefining the way in which visitors to trade shows and conferences can interact with organisers and exhibitors, many at London's Event Tech Live expo believed far more 'jo...Read More

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Telecoms Sector Highlights Challenges and Opportunities in Myanmar

17 Dec 2014

The frantic uptake of services from Myanmar's two new mobile phone operators underlines the potential of this market, although the infrastructure, social and recruitment challenges are reminders of th...Read More

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Malaysia Singled Out as Digital Breakout Country in E-commerce Boom

3 Dec 2014

Malaysia, China and Thailand identified as most dynamic new e-commerce markets, while Hong Kong, Sweden and Singapore win plaudits for their sustained development in this evolving sector, according to...Read More

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Opportunities Emerge in Africa's Growing Mobile Data Sector

1 Dec 2014

In this second report on the opportunities presented by Africa's digital-technology market, exhibitors and delegates at the AfricaCom conference focus on the end of the voice era and the dawn of the d...Read More

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Africa's GDP Could Grow 92% if it had Internet Parity with the West

28 Nov 2014

In the first of a two-part report, delegates at AfricaCom the continent's largest digital communications conference, call on governments and businesses to start working together to help boost the regi...Read More

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Mobile Apps and Indie Co-operation to the Fore at Tokyo Game Show

25 Nov 2014

With no major hardware launches on offer, this year's Tokyo Game Show saw the fruits of increased co-operation between indie developers and the major players and a distinct cross-platform retro gaming...Read More

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Digital Duck Dispatch Proves Online Success

14 Nov 2014

Jiaoge Yazi is the first company to sell roast duck online. Launched in March this year, its market valuation reached Rmb50 million in just a few months. Its remarkable success has come from its abili...Read More

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Vietnam Set for E-commerce Explosion, Despite Data and Forgery Issues

17 Oct 2014

Value of country's e-commerce sector set to top US$1.3 billion by 2015, with local e-tailing platforms said to be outperforming global giants, such as Amazon and eBay. Despite this, consumers remain w...Read More

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Singapore Show Confirms Asia's Lead Role in Mobile Communications

16 Oct 2014

With Asia now accounting for some 50% of the world's mobile subscriptions, the region has become the global focus for the continuing growth of the sector, according to many attendees and exhibitors at...Read More

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Surge in Smartphones Spurs Likely M-commerce Boom in Vietnam

19 Sept 2014

Smart handsets now owned by 36% of population in Asia's most ecommerce-friendly country....Read More

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Russia's Google Opens Dedicated Kid's Products Category as Sales Soar

16 Sept 2014

Yandex, The Russian Federation's leading online search engine and portal, has launched a dedicated children's product category, as sales in the sector (both on- and offline) have enjoyed a massive 40%...Read More

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Could WeChat Stores Present a Serious Online Challenge to Taobao?

15 Sept 2014

WeChat stores have empowered an army of small volume e-commerce operators. As the mainland sector matures, can these players – many of them based in overseas markets – survive both increased competiti...Read More

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O2O2F: Enfranchising Communities and Extending E-Commerce

19 Aug 2014

O2O2F – online to offline to family – is the newest trend in the mainland e-commerce sector. This new concept bridges the gap between producers and purchasers, while opening up the internet to the pre...Read More

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Bigger Data: the Challenge of Harnessing Real-time Retail Information

18 Aug 2014

With search and mobile functions converging, harnessing the power of Big Data remains both a huge opportunity for retailers and brand owners alike, as well as one that remains almost entirely bewilder...Read More

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London Bids to be Global Digital Capital, Outstripping even Silicon Valley

8 Aug 2014

London is the world's fastest growing centre for digital development, according to presentations at this year's Internet World expo, with a new sense of a sustained start-up ethos said to be permeatin...Read More

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E-commerce – Great for Consumers, but a Headache for Toy Retailers

29 July 2014

With the UK now the most highly-penetrated e-commerce market in the world, bricks-and-mortar retailers are struggling to stay viable. According to John Baulch, Publisher of Toy World, a new initiative...Read More

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