Amazon drones' new rival: Deutsche Post DHL


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.

RetailWATCH: Comprehensive analytics for malls and shopping centres

In-store analytics is a collection of systems working together to organize, analyse, and visualise massive amounts of diverse retail data.

The value of in-store analytics is in the deep insights it provides into retail operations and shopper behaviours. Retailers can then use those insights to implement changes in their operations to improve commercial performance and the overall customer experience.

John Lewis selects beacon tech firm Localz for investment


The John Lewis technology incubator scheme JLab has selected micro-location mobile start-up company Localz as the winner of its competition to secure GBP100,000 (USD162,422.83) of investment.

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Yelp launches HK service


Yelp, the San Francisco-based online review company, launched its service earlier on Thursday in Hong Kong’s crowded social-media market.

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India sees opportunity for e-commerce, electronic manufacturing

Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Tuesday that there is a vast opportunity for e-commerce in India if the government is successful in rollout of its Digital India project.

Websites are wary of Facebook tracking software

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Online retailers and publishers are pushing back against Facebook Inc.'s efforts to track users across the Internet, fearing that the data it vacuums up to target ads will give the social network too much of an edge.

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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.

Taking Stock: Big Chill readies for big growth with cloud-based ERP

Blended shakes made from fresh fruits are getting big among Manila's increasingly health conscious chill crowd. In shopping malls, university kiosks and office buildings, Big Chill and Fresh Bar are also providing healthy meal options, including fresh salads, healthy pasta, gourmet soups, and sandwiches.

Though still an emerging food service beverage concept, it is preparing for the takeoff in a big way. It recently deployed a cloud-based business management tool from NetSuite to support business growth and expansion plans.

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.

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