Technology

Amazon drones' new rival: Deutsche Post DHL

Source: 
CNBC

Like Amazon, Deutsche Post DHL has been trialing unmanned aircraft to deliver packages to your front door. The biggest obstacle to delivery is governments, the group's CEO says.

Japan's Aizuwakamatsu City to roll out new mobile payment system

Japan's Aizuwakamatsu City is rolling out a new mobile payment system that would make credit card payments available through mobile devices, which would enable retailers who do not have credit card capabilities to benefit from mobile commerce without startup costs.

The Japan Reconstruction Agency hopes that by providing greater convenience to local shoppers and tourists, the system will stimulate local economic activity.

Trax to provide FMCG market with real-time retail execution solutions by teaming up with AFS

Trax Image Recognition, a Singapore-based image recognition technology provider for retail, on Monday announced an agreement with AFS Technologies that will enable both parties to co-market their respective retail execution solutions to the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) market as one fully integrated product solution suite.

Thailand's Sanook taps tech solution to improve user experience

Thailand’s largest web portal service provider, Sanook Online (Sanook), has implemented a network solution to improve the experience of its growing international user base.

Citrix NetScaler SDX boosts Sanook's global load balancing and enhances application security and performance service levels for customers.

At Zara, 'Fast Fashion' meets smarter inventory

Source: 
The Wall Street Journal Online

For more than a decade, radio frequency identification chips were touted as a game-changer for retailers. But when they tried to apply the inventory-tracking technology, merchants such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and J.C. Penney Co. discovered that what looked good on the drawing board didn't always work so well in warehouses and stores.

To view the full article (note: you must be a Wall Street Journal Online subscriber), visit The Wall Street Journal Online.

 

Bank Mandiri, goSwiff bring mobile payments to Indonesia

Bank Mandiri in Indonesia has launched a mobile payment solution in collaboration with goSwiff and local partner Indopay. Mandiri Mobile POS, or mPOS, works with credit cards from Visa and MasterCard, leveraging goSwiff’s mobile commerce and marketing experience to offer security, convenience and reliability in card transactions.

Thailand's Sanook taps tech solution to improve user experience

Thailand’s largest web portal service provider, Sanook Online (Sanook), has implemented a network solution to improve the experience of its growing international user base.

Citrix NetScaler SDX boosts Sanook's global load balancing and enhances application security and performance service levels for customers.

Globe Telecom and partners to bring Beacon technology to the Philippines

Globe Telecom has joined forces with mobile marketing agency Mobext, and information marketing company In-Store Digital Display International (IDDI) to bring Beacon technology to the Philippines. The move is expected to provide shoppers with unique in-store experiences using mobile devices.

Visa mobile payments coming to Apple’s new products

Visa Europe confirmed last week that it will support consumer payments with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch.

The company said participating financial institutions in the US and eventually in other markets, will be able to add Visa debit and credit cards to Apple Pay and enable their customers to make easy and secure purchases at select merchants both in stores and in apps.

Taking Stock: With 100pc growth, Bestseller India sees need for more tech innovations

With 3,000 stores across 38 markets worldwide, Danish fashion brand Bestseller is at the top of its game. Fast, affordable fashion is gaining more traction globally, but its growth momentum is stunning in India, where it has been expanding dramatically in the last few years.

Bestseller India CIO Ranjan Sharma said the rate of business was growing last year at 100 percent year-on-year. Managing this growth is a big challenge, but the "beleaguered" CIO is more than happy to find solutions through technology and innovations.

Syndicate content