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Power Mac Center partners with university for Apple offerings

The Power Mac Center, an Apple's Authorized Education Reseller is collaborating with De La Salle University (DLSU) through opportunities that deliver a complete Apple experience to a wider audience.

With a store inside the DLSU campus, it gives convenient access to Apple technology and promotes a technology-empowered education system.

Power Mac Center Marketing Director Joey Alvarez said it is keen on helping educational institutions such as De La Salle University build their capabilities in this era of technology.

Alibaba reports strong growth after US IPO

In its first earnings report after its initial public offering (IPO) in the US, Alibaba reported strong revenue growth of 54 percent year on year for the third quarter that ended September 2014.

Jonathan Lu, Chief Executive Officer of Alibaba Group, said gross merchandize volume (GMV) for its China retail marketplaces increased 49 percent and annual active buyers increased 52 percent year on year.

Apple's ex-retail chief readies service for web shoppers

Source: 
The Wall Street Journal Online

Ron Johnson, who helped build Apple Inc.’s successful retail stores before a troubled stint as chief executive of J.C. Penney Co., is getting back in the game with a well-funded startup that aims to bring some of the Apple Store mystique to online shopping.The new company is called Enjoy, and Mr. Johnson says its goal is to change the way people buy and use the “things that matter” in a world in which consumers start their shopping online. 

Pre-paid cards, gadgets most preferred corporate gifts in India

Majority of companies plan to increase their budget for festive spending and corporate gifting both for clients and employees by about 10-15 percent this Diwali, according to a just concluded survey conducted by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India.

The survey found that most firms have plans to substitute traditional gift options with Diwali exclusive pre-paid cards, which seems to be emerging as the most preferred gifting solution for corporate sector.

Jobs galore in India's e-commerce space

Source: 
Business Standard

It's raining jobs in the e-commerce space as this segment could grow at 20-25 percent over the next 2-3 years in terms of jobs, salaries and growth, which in turn could create at least 1,50,000 jobs. The current estimated size of the industry is about Rs 18,000 crore (USD2.9 billion) and is expected to reach Rs 50,000 crore (USD8.1 billion) by 2016 and as the industry grows, the demand for talent would grow proportionally.

Tesco must change culture and reinvent brand, new boss tells employees

Source: 
Guardian

Tesco needs to change its culture and reinvent its brand, the companys new chief executive, Dave Lewis, has told employees after a torrid week for the supermarket chain.

Carlsbeg goes 'GloCal' with Office 365

The Carlsberg Group has introduced a vision for business it calls “GloCal,” which aims for global efficiency while staying true to its local roots and technology is playing a big role in enabling this vision.

The company said it is deploying Microsoft Office 365 to implement a complete productivity and collaboration solution that employees can use to connect with each other.

Tesco cuts profit outlook and suspends staff after USD409.6m accounting error

Source: 
The Sydney Morning Herald Online

Tesco cut its profit forecast for the third time this year on Monday after finding a fault in its accounts, the latest blow of several to the reputation of UK's biggest grocer.

Personalized and efficient shopping experience to engage customers

Sellers must effectively use technology to attract and engage consumers who are influenced by rich, sensory shopping experiences. They must reach customers who want information-rich, interactive shopping experiences to effectively compete with online-only merchants.

Enhance and personalize the in-store experience
Even with the rise of online shopping, physical stores still have a strong influence on customers. Retailers must leverage technology to customize the in-store experience with various sales channels and customer touch points.

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