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November 28

创业就是这样干

大学生创业到底靠不靠谱?需要什么条件才能创业?没有资金能够创业吗? 刚从学校毕业的你,满腔热血想干一番大事业,带着美丽的梦想,招揽身边好友准备大展拳脚,那下一步该如何走?找资金还是开市场?

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November 30

想要创业的女性们,资金从哪来?

想要创业的女性们,资金从哪来? 这是许多创业者最大的痛点,大部分的姐妹们都会向另一半或亲朋戚友开口,基本上大家都说支持你,但是否真的愿意把钱存进你的银行户口?当大家都认为资金是创业最大的挑战,实际是否真的如此?

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December 6

O2O Model Definition (6)

The O2O marketing brings a new hope to the bricks and mortar. Have you ever purchase a product from a store and wanting to repurchase it again but it is either too far or not available in country? O2O is one of the solution for this question as apart from online to offline, O2O also […]

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December 9

O2O Model Definition (7)

Most consumer would go to experience the physical store after they have view the information and make purchases “online”. O2O also helps to target consumer group and saved the logistic cost. Other than that, O2O helps merchants by providing 24/7 service without having to spend extra cost where consumer may make purchases at anywhere and […]

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December 12

We’re Expanding Our Team And Partners

Hello Monday! We are ever ready everyday, is the burning desire that keeps us moving! O2O Pro Management first ever entrepreneurs financial roadshow, we are going to expand our business partner network and our team expansion. We’re welcome creative talents accept new challenges, talk to us and share your ideas, email your resume to hello@o2opromanagement.com. 你的熱情有讓你每天都熱起來嗎? […]

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December 16

Amazon Go Brings Retail Store New Wave of O2O Business Model

If you think that physical stores are becoming the past, and the online stores are the trend for now, you are wrong! Amazon started from an online bookstore to now becoming the largest US online retail giant, its business is no longer consists of solely online retail business. Technology-oriented Amazon, has extended its business to […]

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January 4

VR makes Prisma filter looks better

Prisma filter has become one of the most popular mobile applications after Pokemon Go was launched.This application enables users to transform ordinary photos into Picasso’s masterpiece. It was developed by a R&D team of four Russians, in the absence of any commercial expectations, successfully become a popular mobile phone application. There are two important facts […]

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February 15

Integration of O2O

O2O business model means using the online market and online purchase to drive the offline management and offline experience. Through O2O marketing, merchant uses discounts, providing information and service preorders to bring the retails shops(offline) to the online consumers. They make use of the platform to guide the online consumers to the bricks and mortar. […]

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February 17

O2O Business Model

O2O, or Online to Offline, is a new business model combining online shopping and front line transactions. A business adopting an O2O (Online to Offline) model usually provides information, services and booking discounts and pushes its messages to Internet users, who in return will become the customers of the particular offline business partners. The business […]

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February 18

Why O2O?

Most consumer would go to experience the physical store after the have view the information and make purchases “online”. O2O also helps to target consumer group and saved the logistic cost. Other than that, O2O helps merchants by providing 24/7 service without having to spend extra cost where consumer may make purchases at anywhere and […]

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February 21

Transformation of Business Model

    Thinking of transforming your business from a traditional one to fit the current trend? Undoubtedly, change is necessary for a better and sustainable business operation.   The question is: how to change?       If you are a business owner and currently having the thought of transforming your business, you are at […]

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February 22

A Simple Way To Understand O2O

O2O (Online-to-Offline) is the latest trend in the e-commerce world. Many businesses especially those in China and India adopt O2O concept. Perhaps, you will be asking, “What is O2O?”. Let us clear your doubts for you. A very simple example is to purchase movie tickets online. You go to the cinema’s website or mobile app […]

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February 23

Impact on the Development of O2O E-Commerce for SMEs

Mobile commerce is the main direction of the future development and mobile applications are the new trend in the development of e-commerce. E-commerce application has the advantages of low cost, accurate marketing orientation and personalized service. It is very suitable for SMEs and quickly becoming bigger and stronger by using the “corner beyond” business strategy. […]

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February 24

O2O in retail business

The most common e-commerce business models are B2B (Business to Business), B2C (Business to Consumer) and C2C (Consumer to Consumer). For instance, B2B refers to online trading whereas B2C refers to online shopping and C2C refers to online auction. Apart from that, a new business model has been developed due to the rapid growth of […]

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February 25

The Era of QR Code

    QR codes aren’t that common in the U.S. and Europe, but they are everywhere in Japan, China and other parts of Asia. QR code has become the trend and is widely used in different areas. The most frequent usage is in retail as it speeds up the entire payment process, enabling retailers to […]

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February 26

Tunnel between online and offline

O2O is defined as Online to Offline. The term was first used by Alex Rampell, CEO and founder of TrialPay in a 2010 TechCrunch article. He wrote: “The key to O2O is that it finds consumers online and brings them into real-world stores. It is a combination of payment model and foot traffic generator for […]

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February 27

The Era of Big Data

What comes into your mind when we mention about “Data”? The word “Big Data” has become common in year 2012 when people start to use it to describe and define the explosion of massive database. “Big Data” is also been defined as the evolutionary and important element of business model development. The importance of data […]

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February 28

O2O Discovery

O2O is rising and gradually becoming more and more popular in many countries around the world. Perhaps many still don’t really understand what is O2O. Let’s take a look at the situations below, Have you purchased movie tickets online and redeemed at the cinema? Have you purchased spa treatment online and enjoyed it at the […]

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March 1

A cost effective business

O2O marketing, a business model of future. Cost effective for business. No time bound for consumers. O2O’s concept is to getting the information from online to offline, leading the customer to the physical store. To further enhance the business, merchant would normally run promotions and a successful promotion should consist key elements such as Able […]

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March 2

No Time, No Line

We are entering to a “mobile phone era” where people are using mobile phone or mobile gadget since young. It is the era where problems can be solved as long as one have mobile phone in hand. The mobile phone has gradually changing our lifestyle and even the way we pay. As people are beginning […]

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March 3

Business Model

A business model is the conceptual structure supporting the viability of a business, including its purpose, its goals and its ongoing plans for achieving them. You are half way to success when you have a good business model. One can obtain ideas from the market and it becomes an opportunity then a business concept. It […]

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March 3

来一场社交网络的视觉大升级

线上社交网络已经融入成为我们生活重要的一部分。无论是衣食住行育乐,都离不开社交网络,打卡、上载、分享、点“赞”、留言等,就像我们日常生活般影形不离。这些影响着我们生活的社交网站,在踏入2017年都带来了一些新功能新体验。这一系列的新增功能和特点都有着共同之处,就是要让你的眼睛来一场 “视觉感官”革命。

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March 6

Hello Brooklyn

It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth. Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however a small line of blind text by the name of Lorem Ipsum decided to leave for the far World of Grammar.The Big Oxmox advised her not to do so, because there were thousands of bad Commas,

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March 6

Samsung Pay Says Hello to Malaysia

Samsung Malaysia Electronics has recently announced its partnership with several leaders in the banking industry as part of its strategic move to launch and expand its Samsung Pay ecosystem in Malaysia. Samsung Pay is a robust mobile payment platform that not only supports the shift towards digital wallets today, but provides a conducive and future-proof […]

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March 7

How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing E-Commerce?

Artificial Intelligence or more popularly known as the AI, is intelligence exhibited by machines. The growth of AI is vigorous especially in the recent years and it’s being applied in many industries from creating personalized shopping experiences to offering virtual buying assistants. In the aspect of e-commerce businesses, AI is improving the online shopping experience […]

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March 8

International Women’s Day = Shopping Spree

International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate women and their achievements. Today, it has evolved to become a day in which all the sales and promotions take place. Sales and promotions especially for women’s products such as clothing, cosmetics, jewelleries, handbags and footwear are the main items that will be sold at reduced price […]

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March 9

Will Bitcoin Be Accepted As One of the Payment Methods in Asian Countries?

Today, one bitcoin is trading for almost the same price as an ounce of gold. The price of bitcoin has surged almost 200% over the past year. In fact, Bitcoin had spent the past week climbing toward new record highs on optimism that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) could soon approve a bitcoin-based […]

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March 10

It connects the network and you

You might have heard Internet of Things (IoT) more often now as the increasingly growing attention towards it. Here’s what we gather helping you to understand briefly one of the most discussed topic. What is IoT? Just imagine the Internet of Things (IoT) as your brain that is connecting all the nerves in you, collecting […]

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March 10

Data is forever

Big Data is a term for digital data sets that are large or complex that traditional data processing is inadequate to deal with them. These data are valuable asset helping business and the society discover new chances and values when it is analyzed on-point. Big Data is a treading word since 2012 with its concept […]

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March 10

The Wallet That Lives In Your Mobile Phone

Mobile payments have quickly become a popular method of payment with shoppers. Instead of using cash or credit card, consumers have been utilizing mobile wallets on their smartphones to make their in-store purchases. Here is an informative Q&A that let you better understand one of the most used digital payments – mobile wallet.   Q: […]

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March 11

The Growth of IoT in Retail Market Will Be Incredibly Promising

An analysis on the “Internet of Things (IoT) In Retail Market was recently published by Research and Markets based on various parameters such as solution, hardware, service, technology, region and segment forecasts, 2014 – 2025. The IoT in retail market is expected to reach USD 94.44 billion by 2025. This growth can be attributed to […]

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March 11

Malaysia’s Best Food Mobile Apps

Before getting into how the application changes our lifestyle, we should think that how smartphones have change us. Think about it, can you imagine your life before smartphones and mobile apps? It’s hard to remember what it was like before emails came straight to your phone, before an app counted your steps and before you […]

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March 12

What You Need To Know About Virtual Reality

You will probably never go to Mars, swim with the sharks, run an Olympic 100 meters, or sing onstage with your favourite singer. Virtual reality (VR) might be able to let you do all these things without even leaving your home.   What is Virtual Reality? VR means experiencing things through our computers that don’t […]

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March 13

Are Malaysian Ready For Mobile Wallet?

Ask yourself a question: Can you live without your mobile phone? I believe most people will answer – No, I can’t live without a mobile phone. Although mobile phone is not as critical as water and food for human’s survival, 55% of Malaysian consumers say they feel anxious when their mobile devices are not close […]

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March 13

From Billions to Trillions

How big is the Internet of Things (IoT)? The IoT refers to the connection of devices to the Internet such as cars, kitchen appliances, and even heart monitors.It will continue its growth in the next few years and many more devices will join that list. Now, there are about 28 billions of IoT that is […]

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March 14

Every byte counts

Big data is the next big thing. It boosts the customer experiences and increase the competition in the market. Businesses nowadays are collecting data as much as they can. From personal data, transaction data, usage log, mobile apps data, sensors, social media and many more However, data does not mean information or insights until it […]

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March 14

Top 5 Swiss Online Stores Earn More Than Shopping Centres

The top 5 of online stores in Switzerland has generated more revenue than the five largest Swiss shopping centres in 2016. Digital business blog Carpathia shared this interesting statistics, saying it’s probably the first time ever the top 5 online stores in Switzerland generated more sales than the five largest shopping centres in the country. […]

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March 14

Experience What’s Inside. Intel Inside?

Intel has announced that its acquire of autonomous driving systems provider, Mobileye for $15.3 billion and aims for market leadership in the connected car space. Intel has been working officially with Mobileye since last year and announced a partnership with BMW early this year. The 3 companies have started to test self-driving fleets equipped technology […]

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March 14

Understanding Different Types of E-commerce  

Electronic commerce or e-commerce is a term for any type of business, or commercial transaction, that involves the transfer of information across the Internet. E-commerce allows consumers to electronically exchange goods and services with no barriers of time or distance. In the near future, the boundaries between “conventional” and “electronic” commerce will become increasingly blurred […]

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March 14

How Well Do You Know About Payment Gateway?

I believe most of you experienced purchasing items online and do you notice the way you’re using to make payment online is through a payment gateway?   Q: What is a payment gateway? A: A payment gateway is an e-commerce service that processes credit card payments for online and traditional brick-and-mortar stores. Payment gateways facilitate […]

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March 14

Hassle-free travelling

Traveling is wonderful in many ways. It allows you to experience the cultures, food and people. Whether you’re traveling for business, on a one-week family holiday, or have sold everything to pursue a life on the road, traveling can make you a happier person by building self-confidence, providing new experiences and memories, breaking routine and […]

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March 15

Prediction of Future

The Internet of Things is here and the market is in the making. These devices are able to collect and transmit data via the Internet, contributing to our big data world. Here are some fact of IoT and we can see that the IoT is here to stay and grow. ATMs are considered some of […]

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March 15

Do You Know?

Do You Know?  O2O stands for Online-to-Offline or Offline-to-Online.  The term O2O was first coiled by Alex Rampell, CEO and founder of TrialPay in a 2010 article.  The key to O2O is that it finds consumers online and brings them into real world physical stores.  It is a combination of payment model and foot traffic […]

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March 15

Big Data and Politics?

We’ve see positive usage of Big Data on how it makes life easier, improving the tech world. However big data are utilized more than just improvement but predictions. Recent NBC News reported that Big Data plays a big role in the American Politic as it revolutionized the way American politicians win elections. The internet world […]

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March 15

the STRAW specially for Chocolate Shamrock Shakes

McDonald’s made smart straw for its Shake, taking the flavor of its Chocolate Shamrock Shakes to the max. The designs give the perfect balance of chocolaty and minty taste of the drink. The straw is designed by a team of aerospace and robotic engineers. They name it, STRAW, which stands for “Suction Tube for Reverse […]

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March 16

Just ordinary suitcase?

We’ve been talking about Internet of things, from its ideas to its usage. Here’s an interesting IoT product to share. It’s a suitcase but more than an ordinary suitcase. It is a suitcase that has charging ports, GPS tracking, an anti-theft alarm, a biometric fingerprint lock, and a Bluetooth speakerphone. What’s more? You can control your […]

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March 16

Payment Methods In Malaysia

What type of payment method you’re using when you make payments online? The exponential growth of cross-border e-commerce has precipitated the rise of different payment methods. There is an endless number of payment methods to match all payment contexts such as pay in advance, pay afterwards, payment and delivery at the same time. Let’s take […]

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March 16

Meet Sodyo – An O2O Solution for Broadcasters

We often see O2O being used in e-commerce but here’s another application of O2O – in broadcasting industry for advertising purpose. Sodyo, an Israeli-made technology which is the first technology that enables O2O – offline to online – interaction at any distance. It offers a solution for broadcasters, allowing viewers to point their smartphone at […]

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March 16

Experience search without keywords

Given that people take millions of photos a day in their phones, how do we get this big data out of it? Well, instead of keyword search we do reverse image search. With that, one should be able to look up related pictures easily. Google had launch its reverse image search in June 2011. Unlike […]

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March 17

The Wearables

Wearable technologies are expected to play a key role within IoT development, bringing useful information directly to the user. While you are still thinking, what is IoT wearables, you might already own one. Smartglasses, smartwatches, fitness trackers and clothing sensors all are examples of wearable items. As part of the use of IoT is to […]

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March 17

What Is Augmented Reality?

Have you heard of augmented reality (AR)? AR has its origins as early as the 1950s and has progressed with virtual reality since then, but its most significant advanced have been since the mid-1990s. Picture the “Minority Report” or “Iron Man” style of interactivity. Got the ideas? If no, here’s some Q&A to let you […]

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March 17

Another Type of e-Commerce: Social Commerce

Social media platforms are everywhere and everyone is using at least one of them right now. As a result of the rise of social media platforms and social messaging, those who run a business are going to look to how it can be financially beneficial for them. Yes, we are talking about social commerce. Let’s […]

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March 17

What’s the problem of Big Data?

In today’s marketing environment, decisions can’t be based simply on emotion or gut feel. They need to be backed by data. Therefore, large scale or extremely large digital data sets have recently become one of the focus in the Tech world. There are debates between the pros and cons of the use of big data, […]

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March 17

Internet of Things in Healthcare

The Internet of Things and information and Communication Technologies applied in development of health care systems have reached an evolutionary process. There’s an approach of a decision support and home monitoring system for patients with neurological disorders using Internet of Things concepts. The Internet of Things weaves into healthcare on both the doctor and patient […]

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March 17

China’s Karaoke Apps Adopt O2O While Realising “New Retail” Concept

The market of mobile karaoke apps that combine characteristics of live streaming and music sharing has been maturing. By adopting the Online-to-Offline (O2O) business model, they are expanding into the “new retail” offline market. The mobile karaoke apps have been capitalizing on the popularity of live streaming in China as well as the decline of […]

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March 18

8 Types of Buying and Selling Behaviours in Social Commerce

Is your business engaging in social commerce? If yes, you should read this to understand more about social commerce. Social Commerce can be broken down into 8 types of buying and selling behaviours: Peer-to-Peer Sales Platforms Community-based sales platforms where individuals communicate, shop, buy and sell directly to one another. Example: Craigslist, EBay, and even […]

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March 18

Smart Cities

A smart city is an urban development vision to integrate multiple information and communication technology (ICT) and Internet of things (IoT) solutions. It is an application of compound systems to integrate the operation of urban infrastructure and services such as buildings, transportation, electrical and water distribution, and public safety. A smart city can be described […]

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March 18

Smart Nation, Smart city

The Malaysia Federal Government’s move to utilise Internet of Things (IoT) technology to advance local agriculture up the value chain. With the aim to advance agricultural outputs by 20 per cent by 2020 in place, sensors and data are being leveraged in farms, especially for palm oil plantations, with trials being conducted for similar technology […]

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March 18

Understanding O2O

O2O is rising and gradually becoming more and more popular in many countries around the world. Perhaps many still don’t really understand what is O2O. It’s not the symbol in the Periodic Table of your chemistry class. It’s neither merely numbers nor alphabets. Let’s take a look at the situations below. Have you purchased movie […]

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March 18

Growth Potential of Pet E-Commerce in China

As the internet has grown to be a part of our life, so do our furry friends in China. According to the data released by the National Bureau of Statistics, China has become the world’s third largest pet market. The country’s pet owners spent RMB 130 billion on animals last year. Riding the internet wave, […]

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March 19

Re-discover humanity by Art and Tech

A lady Japan, AKI INOMATA (born 1983) who completed graduate studies in intermedia art at Tokyo University of the Arts, has a brilliant and whimsical idea of creating “homes” for hermit crabs using 3D printing. As hermit crabs grow, they require larger shells. Since suitable intact gastropod shells are sometimes a limited resource, vigorous competition […]

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March 19

Security Guard Works In Amazon and Amazon Works For Him Too

Security guard Spencer Lindsay works at an Amazon.com campus in Seattle, watching over the software developers and retail experts who toil to expand the frontiers of e-commerce. The 32-year-old is an internet merchant too, building a business on his employer’s platform. A couple of mornings every week, Lindsay borrows the kitchen of a Peruvian restaurant […]

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March 19

Basics for Internet of Things

Internet of things refers to the device to the Internet connection. Cars, kitchen appliances, and even heart monitors can be connected through the Internet of things. With the development of things in the next few years, more electronic devices will be connected in the Internet of Things. We have consolidated a few IoT term, its […]

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March 19

Paytm Expands To Canada

Alibaba-backed Paytm, the India-based mobile payments company, is expanding by rolling out a mobile bill and tax payment tool for consumers in Canada. According to a report in Bloomberg, as of Thursday (March 16) Canadian customers can use the Paytm app to pay for their phone, cable, internet and utility bills. Users are also able […]

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March 19

The Role of WeChat In China’s Beauty Brands

Both beauty and luxury fashion brands in China have been utilizing WeChat—Chinese consumers’ all-in-one mobile app to promote brand awareness and interact with their audiences. A new finding on audience engagement with beauty brands on WeChat in 2016 challenges the traditional role of the app as a content-producing platform. The emerging trend seems to suggest […]

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March 20

Kango – The Uber For Kids

Parents who have children understand this situation very well. From birth to Kindergarten, parents are working around the clock to ensure their child is safe, well provided for and overall happy. All of these things are not easy tasks and quite frankly can be exhausting. That is why Sara Schaer developed the mobile app, Kango […]

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March 20

Keeping at the top of the game

McDonald’s begins testing Mobile Order & Pay ahead of launch at the United States. The McDonald’s mobile app already allowed customers to browse the menu, check out the weekly deals, find nearby locations and more. But now it will begin to allow customers to place orders and pay within the app, as well, as mobile […]

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March 20

Group Employment – The New Concept In The Employment World

Having worked and studied in both the US and China, Eloise Yuanyuan Fu had seen a variety of popular e-commerce methods run their course. First, there was group buying, a method popularized in China in the pre-web days when people would gather together to seek a bulk deal from a merchant. This concept later spread […]

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March 20

Big Data in Advertising

Big data, one of the hottest topic of today and has been helping many businesses achieve outstanding results. Experts predicted that in 2020, there will be about 40ZB of big data collected. With the rise of big data era, the demand of this data against the marketing in the advertising industry is also in a […]

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March 20

Sephora Integrates Augmented Reality Into Its App

Sephora is joining multiple other companies in recognizing the importance AR is going to play in future beauty product shopping. The makeup retailer introduced a “Sephora Virtual Artist” this week in an update to its iOS app. The feature, which was developed in partnership with AR company ModiFace, scans your face, figures out where your […]

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March 20

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is the use of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in manufacturing. It features the interconnection of systems throughout the manufacturing process. This involves utilizing tools such as sensors and cloud computing to connect the entire production. The goal is to generate data analytics and gain a deeper insight into the […]

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March 21

Baidu Restructures to Focus On AI

Since appointing the former Microsoft executive Lu Qi as the new Chief Operating Officer and Vice Chairman, Baidu has reshuffled its senior management team and company structure to focus more on artificial intelligence. One of the changes sees the former Vice Chairman Wang Jing, who has been leading Baidu’s autonomous car unit, put on hiatus. […]

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March 21

The solution of IoT security concerns?

Blockchain technology is a new concept but rapidly growing industry. The blockchain is seen as the main technological innovation of Bitcoin, which was first conceptualized by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008 as the core component in Bitcoin. Ever since, it stands as proof of all the transactions on the network. A block is the ‘current’ part […]

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March 21

Strengths is becoming a problem

We have shared previously of how mobile order and pay is the next Food and Beverage retail’s focus as it simply speed up the whole transaction time. However, it isn’t a perfect world yet as we see from the Starbuck’s experience. The company had a tough Q1 2017 as their retail business in the USA […]

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March 21

What’s The Difference Between Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality?

VR: Virtual Reality All reality-altering technology changes the way we perceive the world in some way, but virtual reality (VR) completely changes the visual environment around us. The Oculus Rift is well-known as one of the most popular VR headsets currently available to the public, but it requires both a computer (which the headset is […]

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March 21

Rising Start-up In Japan

We can see new business start-ups every now and then especially in those developed countries. Today, let’s take a look at some new start-ups in Japan. 1) Favy The start-up is best known for providing DIY website tools to restaurants along with a curated media website for foodies. This new round of funding will also […]

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March 21

Machines with brains

Low waste generation and high productivity brings higher revenue. The future lies pretty much a lot on technologies and most probably having a robotic world. With less human input in a manufacturing process, it will decrease the possibility of defects and increase the production quality. However, this doesn’t mean that human will lose their job […]

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March 22

Do Online Stores Need An Offline Presence?

Many online retailers are mulling over whether to add an offline presence to drive revenue and growth. Is an offline presence essential for online retailers especially in the era where O2O (Online-to-Offline) business model is trendy? Even though the regional e-commerce is maturing as a whole, some problems still persist like unbanked population with no […]

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March 22

The Facebook B8 Project

Building 8(B8) at Facebook is a team focused on building new hardware products to advance their mission of connecting the world. The team create projects that drives innovation in augmented and virtual reality, artificial intelligence, connectivity and other important breakthrough areas. By the lead of Regina Dugan who was the lead of Advanced Technology and […]

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March 22

Ecommerce Giant Alibaba Acquires Damai

China’s Alibaba Group Holding has fully acquired online ticketing platform Damai.cn, marking a further push into entertainment as it expands beyond its core online retail business. Damai was founded in 2004 and provides customers with the ability to purchase tickets to concerts, sporting events, plays and movies online. Damai says its service is available in […]

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March 22

Pixel dust in Tech

The general concept of the Internet of Things is that we can put a sensor on anything and have it send data back to a database through the Internet. In this way, we can monitor everything, everywhere and build smarter systems that are more interactive than ever before. The IoT can do wonders. Smart Dust […]

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March 22

The VOID Opens Its Second Mixed-Reality Park

THE VOID, the famous mixed-reality park, is opening a new location in Dubai, UAE. The new Dubai-based park is the company’s second public location, and will be hosting their Ghostbusters: Dimension experience—the same currently running at their first location at Madame Tussaud’s New York. The park will be opened on 24 March, with tickets going […]

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March 22

Define the Cloud

Cloud computing is a model for delivering information technology services in which resources are retrieved from the internet through web-based tools and applications rather than a direct connection to a server. Data and software packages are stored in servers; However, a cloud computing structure allows access to information as long as an electronic device has […]

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March 23

Online-to-Offline (O2O) Works for Singapore Kickstarter Retail Store

Back in September, Kickstarter fans in Singapore were thrilled to find out that a brand-new retail store – We The People will be bringing in some favourites from the crowd-funding platform. Located in the heart of town at Orchard Central, its concept was simple – interested parties could handle and explore the products before deciding […]

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March 23

Taking machine to the next level

“Deep learning” is the new big trend in Machine Learning. It promises general, powerful, and fast machine learning, moving us one step closer to AI. What is deep learning? We get intelligence by learning. And so do the computers. One of the most important field in AI or Artificial Intelligence is deep learning. Deep learning […]

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March 23

The Future of Agriculture, The 3rd Green Revolution

Comparing to traditional farming, the farming now is more like manufacturing factories. They are being Teched up. Sowing, watering, fertilizing and harvesting are all computer-controlled. Even the soil they grow in is monitored to within an inch of its life. It is story of yesterday that we see the increasing demand of crops, one way […]

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March 23

Chatbot That Understands Human’s Emotions

Artificial intelligence is all around. Tech giants and start-ups are cultivating their AI technology to create better ways of living such as riding on driverless cars and making payment by scanning your face. While this lies on the grounds that AI’s practical skills can ultimately replace human labour, one start-up believes that AI can be […]

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March 23

Alipay in Malaysia

Apart from the launching of Digital Free Trade Zone, Maybank and CIMB have also signed a MOU with the Alibaba Group yesterday. Maybank and CIMB, Malaysia’s largest financial provider are partnering with Ant Financial Service Group enabling Alipay mobile wallet in Malaysia. The collaboration would act as the settlement and merchant acquirer bank, allowing Chinese […]

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March 24

Understanding the Algorithm

The number of objects connected to IoT is expected to reach 50 billion by 2020, giving rise to an enormous amount of valuable data. As IoT solutions emerge, the amount of available sensor data is growing, but developing insight into that data can be difficult. Analyzing historical data is often the first step in understanding […]

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March 24

How Much Do You Understand About FinTech?

How Much Do You Understand About FinTech? “What exactly is FinTech?” For most people, this is such a small, simple question but it’s difficult to answer. The term FinTech is a buzzword in the digital era where we are living in and it is often tossed around in the media and in casual conversation. We […]

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March 24

Real time Location battle

Google maps have announced that they will be releasing new features of real time location share. The feature allows you to share your current location with a specific timing to a specific person. And as you are driving, you are able to provide an up-to-date ETA. The matter of fact is, Wechat had this function […]

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March 24

Indonesia’s Go-Jek Now Lets User Transfers e-Cash

This is the cashless era where you can make payments without using cash. Indonesia’s on-demand ride app Go-Jek introduced a simple e-wallet not long ago. It lets users store credit on the app for future rides and purchases. Credit points are deducted from the balance, which removes the friction of having to handle cash. Go-Pay […]

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March 24

Smart Home Device – Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo is a device that uses speech recognition to perform an ever-growing range of tasks on command. Echo connects to Alexa, a cloud-based voice service, to provide information, answer questions, play music, read the news, check sports scores or the weather, and more—instantly. All you have to do is ask. Echo begins working as […]

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March 25

Malaysia’s Top 10 FinTech Start-ups

The significance of FinTech in Malaysia continues to increase. Currently, the transactional value is US$7.207 billion per annum. This value is predicted to grow at 21.4 percent per annum up to 2021 when the transactional value will stand at US$15.540 billion. Digital payments dominate the FinTech industry in Malaysia. Let’s take a look at Malaysia’s […]

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March 25

Neural Networks in Machine Learning

Neural networks, a beautiful biologically-inspired programming paradigm which enables a computer to learn from observational data. It is also one of the learning algorithms used within machine learning. They consist of different layers for analyzing and learning data. The neural networks are information processing paradigm that is inspired by the way biological nervous systems, such […]

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March 25

IoT : Smart Traffic Management

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a recent communication paradigm that envisions a near future, in which the objects of everyday life will be equipped with microcontrollers, transceivers for digital communication, and suitable protocol stacks that will make them able to communicate with one another and with the users, becoming an integral part of the […]

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March 25

Korea’s Toss Gets US$47.5 million Injection From Paypal

SG Lee took a very unusual route to entrepreneurship – through dental school. “When I was back in high school, my family’s financial circumstances got really worse as my parents’ business didn’t go well. I chose to study dentistry in university to pay my family’s debt because having a job as a dentist in Korea […]

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March 25

Beer Delivery

Throwing a party on a Saturday and found that the beer is running low. How about getting the beer delivery? Miller Coors and IPG Mediabrands announced a new connected home service “Miller Lite On Demand” that allow consumer to stock their fridge using a voice-activated Amazon Alexa command, or by using a programmable button known […]

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March 26

Is AI The Future of E-Commerce?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) touches many facets of our daily lives. It is changing the way our world communicates as well as changing the way we shop. Many retailers are already adding AI into their e-commerce processes, from virtual assistants chatbots to customized shopping experiences. The possibilities for combining AI and e-commerce are almost endless. As […]

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March 26

Your Smart Assistant at Home

Giving a quick context of the concept of the Internet of Things. Internet of Things is to put a sensor and a modem on everything and connect it to the cloud. At its most complex, those things employ a sophisticated system of sensors, modems, processors, operating systems, cloud integration, apps, displays, voice platforms and machine […]

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March 27

Printing House ?

Apis Cor is the first company to develop a mobile construction 3D printer which is capable of printing whole buildings completely on site. Their engineers, managers, builders and inventors sharing one common idea – to change the construction industry so that millions of people will have an opportunity to improve their living conditions. It is […]

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March 28

IoT : Smart Environment

Smart environment consist different types of application like water monitoring, water pollution, air pollution, forest fire detection, smart homes, smart cities where each things can connect from anywhere to anyplace to make our life easier. It also promotes the ideas of a physical world that is richly and invisibly interwoven with sensors, actuators, displays, and computational […]

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March 31

Meitu Ventures Into e-Commerce World

Photo editing and sharing app developer Meitu announced on Wednesday the launch of two e-shopping platforms, marking its first foray into e-commerce space. The roll-out of the two e-commerce platforms called Meipu (美铺) and Meitudingzhi (美图定制) are the latest expansion efforts by the photo app owner, following its push into the smartphone sector with the […]

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April 3

Defining Who You Are

How do you paint your business in your customer’s mind? I’ll tell you how. Positioning refers to your competitive advantages in the market, it determines the direction of your business in the commercial market. It also means your corporate image that reflected your commercial competitiveness. With good positioning helps establish your business and the strategy […]

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April 4

End-of-Life Industry Goes O2O

In life and in death, there is now an online platform for services.  The first cloud-based, mobile end-of-life service platform was introduced in Taiwan. Developed by Chan Yun Enterprise Co. Ltd., the 51-People-Commitment platform is designed for those over 50 years of age. The lifetime subscription package, which costs only NT$51 ($1.66) offers services in case of […]

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April 5

Facebook Plans To Launch Digital Payment in India Through WhatsApp

After its plan to offer free internet in India was rejected, Facebook Inc. may soon find that the fastest way to consumers’ hearts is through their wallets. Digitally. WhatsApp service is preparing to start digital payments in the country, a move that would leverage India’s rush to online transactions after November’s sudden demonetisation, the Financial […]

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April 6

The Importance of Social Influencer to Your Business

Amazon launches a new “social influencer” program that calls on all the social media stars to join. It has been recruiting big names from YouTube, Instagram and Facebook and more, to build up a network of internet product spokespersons. Amazon will be selecting candidates based on their number of followers and the level of follower […]

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April 6

InComm Partners With WeChat to Provide Digital Payment For Chinese Tourists in Japan

InComm, a prepaid product and transaction services company, announced on 4th April that InComm Japan is partnering with Tencent FiT, the provider of WeChat Pay services and part of the Tencent group of companies headquartered in Shenzen, China. In a press release, InComm Japan’s POSA network, which connects with more than 50,000 retail stores in […]

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April 7

Marketing Through Pop-up Store

Have you heard of pop-up store? E-commerce store owners, you may need to take note of the following as this pop-up store concept might be useful in your next marketing plan to increase the brand awareness. Q: What is a pop-up store? A: According to Investopedia, a pop-up store is a retail store that is […]

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April 7

Grab and Kudo Are Combining O2O and Mobile Payments Into One

Grab, a ride-hailing and mobile payments platform in Southeast Asia, is to acquire Kudo, a O2O (online to offline) e-commerce platform in Indonesia. Established in July 2014 by Albert Lucius, a former analyst at Goldman Sachs and product engineer at Apple and Agung Nugroho, a former consultant at Boston Consulting Group, Kudo provides an O2O […]

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April 8

A Glance At the Southeast Asia E-Commerce Players

Who are the movers and shakers in Southeast Asia e-commerce? Metisa made an infographic to compare several players in Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore in terms of traffic, engagement metrics, major customer acquisition and retention channels. The goal was to compare these players in a transparent, independent and neutral manner and see what […]

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April 9

Meet Lolly The Portable 3D Recording Device

Lolly, a 3D microphone records sound with full fidelity without having to download an app or to charge it. Founded by Tsinghua University alumni, Lolly, priced at US$ 45, has already raised 70% of its US$ 30,000 Indiegogo crowdfunding goal, with a month left. “We have seen a lot of Chinese netizens play with live […]

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April 9

The Reasons Why Chinese Companies Expand To Southeast Asia

If you’ve kept up with global news recently, maybe you’ve noticed a huge increase in Chinese companies moving into Southeast Asia. Let’s take a look at why those investments are advantageous for China and the nations of Southeast Asia, and then explore a few Chinese companies that have made meaningful transitions into neighbouring territory. China […]

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April 10

Change or Die ~ Keys to Success From Japan’s Richest Man

Change or die – these are the words a business owner should really ponder on seriously. Change is essential for the sustainability of a business. Let’s see what the richest man in Japan has to say about this. One might not naturally associate failure with the founder and chief executive of Asia’s largest clothing retailer. […]

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April 10

New Payment Gateway For Gaming Industry

We often use payment gateways when we shop online or for e-commerce. Now, there is a demand to use payment gateway for gaming and GameCredits Inc. sees its potential. GameCredits is creating a new payment gateway for the gaming industry. The payment gateway is the result of their efforts to provide a solution for the […]

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April 11

Tips To Create Successful Influencer Marketing Campaign

Influencer marketing has become the talk of the town, with many embracing it as part of their marketing and PR strategies. Slowly, influencer marketing is replacing certain forms of traditional advertising, as marketers realize they can increase their reach by partnering with personalities that have large followings on their websites and social media platforms. We […]

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April 11

Paytm Adopts O2O To Win Customers

Online marketplace Paytm E-Commerce Pvt. Ltd, which runs Paytm Mall, is looking to tap its offline customer base at brick-and-mortar stores with an online-to-offline (O2O) strategy. The company, majority-owned by China’s Alibaba Group Holdings, is also pushing a quick response (QR) code-based system on its recently-launched app and website. Customers can now shop from Paytm […]

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April 12

Power Bank Rental Start-up Gets RMB 100 million Funding In Series A

Everything can be rented nowadays. Power bank rental firm Xiaodian (小电科技) announced yesterday a series A worth roughly RMB 100 million, led by Tencent and Hangzhou Vision Capital Management. Other investors include CDH Investments, GSR Ventures, DT Capital Partners and In Capital. Founded last December by former Alibaba employee Tang Yongbo, Beijing Yidianyuan Network Technology […]

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April 12

Turning Failure Into Success

Sara Blakely, founder of SPANX, turned a simple idea into a revolutionary brand by learning from her failures. Born in 1971, Blakely lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and four kids. According to Forbes, Blakely has amassed a net worth of $1 billion. But success didn’t come easy. Learning from Mistakes Today, she’s known […]

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April 13

Amazon Launches Its Own Cash – Amazon Cash

Offering more payment options to consumers is always a great approach. E-commerce giant Amazon has recently launched its Amazon Cash, a new service that allows customers to add funds to their online Amazon account by showing a barcode to a cashier at certain brick-and-mortar stores. To use the service, customers go to a participating retailer […]

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April 13

The IoT in HR

Wearable devices have enabled athletes to measure calories, sleep, heart rate, oxygen intake and countless other metrics; helping them analyse and optimise their performance. But it’s not just world-class athletes or gym rats that have taken to fitness trackers. More than 45 million were purchased in 2015 and demand is expected to grow by more […]

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April 14

Implementing IoT Technology into Business

We have discussed the IoT in HR yesterday and as promised the approach for the implementation of IoT in quantifying employees will be the topic of today. As suggested by Deloitte, the first step to take in designing a quantified workplace is deciding which problem or problems need to be solved, as seen in Figure […]

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April 14

From the Kitchen Table to ZipRecruiter

The idea for ZipRecruiter stemmed from CEO and Co-founder Ian Siegel’s own frustrating experiences hiring talent, “No one, I think, enjoys creating a job ad, posting it, going through a stack of candidates.” The website’s mission is to help jobseekers find employment fast and help employers hire candidates at the same speed.   The Early […]

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April 15

Consumers Let Their Fingers Do The Shopping

Advancing beyond simple communications purposes, mobile devices have become a constant companion with powerful benefits. Among global respondents, 74% say they appreciate the freedom of being connected anywhere, anytime and 70% strongly or somewhat agree that their mobile device has made their life better. This constant connectivity has not only changed the way we keep […]

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April 15

China’s O2O Giant Meituan Expands Into Homestay Business

China’s O2O giant Meituan announced on 12 April the launch of its homestay business – Zhenguo Homestay (榛果民宿), taking another step to branch out into more O2O verticals. The homestay service has listed some properties in tier-one cities as well as some popular travel destinations on its app and plans to increase its housing supply […]

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April 16

Amazon Gets Approval to Operate Digital Payment Service in India

Amazon can now operate its digital payments service in India after receiving a Prepaid Payment Instrument (PPI) license from the country’s federal bank. This marks the entry of Amazon in a highly competitive — and rapidly growing — mobile wallet landscape in India which is currently dominated by Paytm with 200 million users. Incidentally, Paytm […]

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April 16

The Use of Artificial Intelligence In Bike Rental

Bike-rental start-up Mobike announced on 12 April the launch of its artificial intelligence (AI) data monitoring platform dubbed “Magic Cube”, in its renewed efforts to fight against its rivals. This is the first time that AI has found its application in the bike-rental sector. “Magic Cube” is able to make accurate forecasts of supply and […]

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April 16

Why Product Branding Is Essential in Retail

Without a strong brand behind your product line, there’s little to compel a buyer to choose you over another option. And with so many options in most markets today, branding is more important than ever. Product branding gives the items in your store an identity within the marketplace. Good branding can allow your specific products […]

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April 17

Foldable Selfie Drone Hover Camera Is Available Now

Zero Zero Robotics, the Chinese self-flying camera drone maker, announced that its flagship flying camera Hover Camera Passport is now available exclusively on Apple.com and in Apple stores. The device hit the shelves of Apple stores on 13 April in five countries and regions of United States, Canada, China, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. […]

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April 17

Ant Financial Expands its Mobile Payment Service To Indonesia

Ant Financial, the financial affiliate of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, announced last week, a strategic partnership with Indonesia’s second largest media firm Elang Mahkota Teknologi (Emtek), in its latest efforts to expand its presence in overseas mobile payment market. The joint venture will leverage Ant Financial’s experience in mobile payments, digital financial innovations, risk control, […]

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April 18

Malaysian App Integrates VR Into Grocery Shopping

Virtual Reality (VR) has been touted as the next big thing in how we will experience the world. For the first time ever, this new technology hailing from Europe reaches the shores of Southeast Asia. Exclusively to be introduced in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand markets, HappyFresh incorporates this new VR feature into their latest tech. […]

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April 18

Survey Says 84 Percent of Online Customers Trust Online Reviews

Here’s a good reason to pay extra attention to your online reputation. According to a new survey, 84 percent of customers trust online reviews as a personal recommendation.  Online Reviews Matter What’s more, 74 percent of online customers say positive reviews make them trust a local business more. These astonishing insights have come from the […]

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April 19

What Is Online Reputation Management?

Online reputation management (ORM for short). What does it mean? What role does it play for your business success online? This and other related questions will be answered below. Online reputation management is not only about tracking your brand/business/service/or product negative mentions, it’s also about creating content around your name, brand, product, service and business […]

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April 19

Hotel Booking Platform Zen Rooms Raises US$4 Million Funding

Zen Rooms, Rocket Internet’s hotel booking platform for cost-conscious travellers, announced it raised US$4.1 million in series A funding from Redbadge Pacific and SBI Investment Korea. Existing investor Asia Pacific Internet Group, founded by Rocket and Qatari telecoms provider Ooredoo, also participated. The round brings the start-up’s total funding to date to US$8 million and […]

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April 19

Amazon Is Closing In As India’s Top e-Commerce Site

Amazon is making a $5 billion play to became the top e-commerce site in India, and it seems the investment is paying off. According to new data from data intelligence firm 7Park Data provided to several media outlets, Amazon is just a hair behind India’s top online retail site, Flipkart, in mobile app and gaining […]

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April 20

Social Live Streaming Trends

Social live streaming in China has gone mainstream since last year. Roughly 46 percent of China’s internet population used a live streaming app in June 2016. CNBC reported that live streaming revenues in the country between June and August 2016 reached US$246 million, according to China Tech Insights. Credit Suisse also believes that the market […]

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April 20

Paytm Launches Food Wallet

Digital payments company Paytm announced on Monday the launch of Paytm Food Wallet, for companies to roll out instant, tax-free food allowances to employees. Earlier this process was highly dependent on meal vouchers and coupon players like Sodexo and Ticket Restaurant. However, in March this year, the Reserve Bank of India released guidelines asking meal […]

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April 20

Alibaba Affiliate Merges With helloPay

HelloPay Group, the online payments platform used on South East Asian e-commerce platform Lazada, is to merge with Alibaba’s Ant Financial and be rebranded into AliPay. Under the terms of the agreement, helloPay will be rebranded as Alipay Singapore, Alipay Malaysia, Alipay Indonesia and Alipay Philippines. HelloPay staff will join Ant Financial in its Singapore […]

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April 21

10 Ideas For Your Earth Day Marketing Campaign

Earth Day is just around the corner. And for businesses, the holiday offers some unique promotional opportunities. Whether you sell eco-friendly products in a retail setting or run a service-based business online, there are things you can do to promote your business and celebrate Earth Day. Here are 10 unique ideas. Give Away Reusable Mugs […]

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April 21

Instagram Influencer Marketing Reaches $1 Billion

Yes, you heard it right! Instagram’s influencer marketing is now a billion dollar industry. This is according to Mediakix, an influencer marketing agency that connects brands with socially-engaged audiences, or, if you like — influencers. An Instagram Influencer Milestone In a recent post, Mediakix puts Instagram’s influencer market at 1.07 billion dollars and projects that […]

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April 21

PayPal Teams Up With Android Pay To Take Up Digital Payments

Now that Android Pay is gaining steam around the world two years after its debut, it’s become a convenient way to check out without reaching for your credit or debit card. If you’re a PayPal user in the US you will soon be able to activate your PayPal account in Android Pay and use it […]

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April 22

Real-time Consumer Feedback In The Fashion Industry

Consumer feedback are important especially for designers. New Seattle start-up Fashwire is taking a new approach to software for the fashion industry that values consumer feedback. “Most fashion apps are consumer solutions masquerading as a designer solution,” Fashwire founder Kimberly Carney says. “We are a platform just for the designer.” Fashwire just closed a $725,000 […]

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April 22

Online Retailers Are Preparing For Ramadan 2017

Lasting about 30 days, Ramadan is to commemorate the first revelation of the Qur’an to the Prophet Mohammed. While there is a period of fasting, prayers and charitable giving, it is also observed as the busiest period for online commerce in the year. According to Criteo online sales and traffic increased in the lead up […]

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April 22

Facebook Releases Its First VR Social Platform – Spaces

The next frontier of virtual reality (VR) is here. After three years of development following its Oculus acquisition, Facebook has announced its new VR product Spaces. In Facebook Spaces, the social media giant combines social interactions with a 3-D virtual reality space. Anyone who owns an Oculus can login via Facebook to connect with other […]

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April 23

The Role of Social Media In e-Commerce

As social media and e-commerce become increasingly enmeshed in our lives, the opportunities for them to interact with and bolster each other are innumerable, considering that the average person spends around an hour and 40 minutes browsing social media every day, and the number of internet shoppers in the US will reach 217 million this […]

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April 23

The Alibaba of Vietnam

Vietnam is now following the footsteps of China to bring physical retailers to go online. Just like how Alibaba helped China to become the best mobile payment, nearly 50 times greater than those in the US last year, NextTech is becoming a gateway in Vietnam to digitise traditional business into e-commerce. Apart from its mission, […]

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April 23

The Potential of e-Commerce In Southeast Asia

With a population of more than 600 million people, Southeast Asia is often considered as the next e-commerce gold rush. But how big is the potential of e-commerce in Southeast Asia actually? It still has no accurate guess about it. However, we can see that the potential is really huge as Southeast Asia is ready […]

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April 24

U-Parking Helps To Ease Parking Pain For China’s Driver

Chinese parking assistant start-up U-Parking announced recently that it raised RMB 12 million (around US$ 1.74 million) Series A led by Gobi Ventures. U-Parking (有车位), founded in Beijing in 2014, provides distributed parking space supplies in big cities in China and secures decent parking experience for both individual users and car-sharing businesses. U-Parking has implemented […]

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April 24

Lenovo To Invest In AI, IoT and Big Data

Chinese PC maker Lenovo plans to pour over US$ 1.2 billion into artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and big data in the next four years, as part of its efforts to diversify their operations amid the stalled growth of its PC and smartphone business. Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing said the annual investment in […]

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April 24

Ofo Partners With Largest Bicycle Producer Fushida

The race is still on in China’s bike-rental sector. Bike-rental start-up ofo and the world’s largest bicycle producer Fushida recently entered into a strategic partnership that will see the latter manufacture 10 million bicycles for ofo every year. Fushida chairman Xin Jiansheng expected the company’s annual production capacity to top 20 million this year, representing a fifth of the […]

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April 25

Airasia Acquires 50% Stake In Malaysian Travel Planning Start-up Touristly

Budget airline AirAsia has bought 50 percent of trip planning service Touristly in a deal worth US$2.6 million. In exchange for the stake, AirAsia will extend a US$1.1 million convertible loan to Touristly and transfer the digital component of its inflight magazine, Travel 3Sixty, to the start-up. The asset is worth US$1.5 million. Kuala Lumpur-based […]

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April 25

Bike-rental Start-up Ofo Gets Funding From Alibaba’s Ant Financial

The funding spree continues in China’s bike-rental sector. Bike-rental start-up ofo announced over the weekend that it raised an undisclosed amount in its Series D+ from Alibaba’s financial arm Ant Financial. Under the deal, ofo cooperate with Ant Financial in the fields of e-payment, credit system and globalisation process.  The announcement came less than two […]

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April 25

Why Social Media Matters in Marketing

If you know anything about modern day marketing, then you know social media is critical. This is the first time in history that people have been instantly connected all over the world, able to communicate in a moment over different mediums. If you have an audience, social media can be a career. Influencers create more […]

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April 26

Apple Hires NASA Augmented Reality Expert

The Augmented Reality (AR) technology is so important that Apple has recently hired Jeff Norris, an augmented reality expert who founded the Mission Operations Innovation Office at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab. Norris has reportedly joined Apple as a senior manager working on the augmented reality team led by Mike Rockwell, who formerly ran Dolby Labs. The […]

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April 26

A Crazy Idea Turned Into A Billion Dollar Business: Nike

With $300 in his pocket, a 24-year-old Phil Knight decided he would travel the world – an idea that lead to founding one of the largest multinational companies in the world: Nike. “Most people thought it was crazy. When I finally got going a little bit, people around Portland, Oregon – which is kind of […]

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April 26

How Pet-sitting Turned Into A $300 million Business  

Plenty of would-be entrepreneurs participate in Startup Weekends–the 54-hour start-up marathons that are now held in cities across 150 countries. More than 193,000, according to the event’s website. But few can say they’ve actually managed to start a real company afterward–particularly one that’s attracted 85,000 members in 10,000 U.S. cities and made $100 million in […]

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April 27

5 Millennial Shopping Trends

Good news for small retailers: The ideal millennial retail experience is not a giant superstore full of endless product permutations. Instead, millennials value simplicity, quality and authenticity, according to the 10 Trends Millennial Retail report from Kelton. A carefully curated store with products that appeal to their tastes will spark millennial spending, according to Kelton, […]

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April 27

The Story Behind The Hashtag That Attracts Millions

Retailer Herschel Supply Company’s #WellTravelled hashtag attracts millions of users from around the world and has become a shining example for how to do effective marketing on Instagram. Here’s a Q&A interview with Herschel’s community manager, Sheila Lam and global marketing director, Mikey Scott, to chat about the strategy behind this powerful hashtag. How has […]

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April 28

Market Report of e-Commerce Sites in Asia Pacific

E-commerce is growing rapidly in the Asia Pacific with venture capital backed e-commerce players going head to head against traditional retailers. Who are the leaders? What is behind their competitive edge? How fast is Asia’s e-commerce market growing? Which verticals have been growing the fastest? In this article, e-commerce marketing expert Metisa compare the growth, […]

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April 28

Meet The Young Founders of Chewy.com

Retail chain PetSmart has acquired pet food and product site Chewy for $3.35 billion. The deal is the largest e-commerce acquisition in history, beating Walmart’s $3.3 billion acquisition of Jet.com in August 2016. Chewy is one of the fast-growing e-commerce sites. In 2016, after just five years of operation, it counted nearly $900 million in […]

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April 28

Mobile Order Ahead Trends in the U.S.  

Waiting in line is becoming a drag. If there’s one thing today’s consumers aren’t, it’s patient. As a result, mobile order ahead options soon look to become a dominant digital ordering method in the quick service restaurants (QSR) space. Since Starbucks debuted its offering back in 2015, QSRs across the U.S. have been jumping on […]

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April 29

What Are the Do’s of Using Hashtags?

Hashtags are such a prominent part of culture today that it’s rare to find anyone who doesn’t know what they are. In fact, the hashtag is so recognized that it was added to the Oxford dictionary in 2010, and the Scrabble Dictionary in 2014 (#official). Yet even as most people have come to know what […]

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April 29

Token Uses AI to Recommend Gift Ideas

Picking out the perfect gift for a friend or family member can be a daunting task. More often than not, the safest route to go is giving a gift card, which can sometimes be seen as a cop out. One company that’s looking to revolutionise the gift-giving process is start-up company Token. The company just […]

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April 30

What Are the Don’ts of Using Hashtags?

Hashtags are important especially in gaining followers and audience but do you know what are the best practises to use hashtags in social media? We have explained the do’s of using hashtags in the previous post and we are going to discuss the don’ts today. Don’t Go Too Long Or Too Clever In general, if […]

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April 30

Payment App For The Unbanked                  

The two billion people in the world without a bank account are forced to use cash. For businesses, this means there could be less revenue coming in the door because of those with only one form of payment. One company that’s looking to shake up commerce for those without banks is Paris startup Snapay. With […]

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May 1

Top 5 Kickstarter Projects Every Developer Should Fund

Since 2009, Kickstarter has been funding cool and awesome projects of all kinds. Whether it’s been innovative coolers, games about explosions and cats, or even a movie, Kickstarter has brought venture capitalism to the masses. Crowdfunding is in; anyone can get funded if they have a cool product and a good ad. Unsurprisingly, the best […]

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May 2

Alipay Supports “Scan-and-Ride” Function for Six Bike-rental Apps

Alipay, the online and mobile payment platform operated by Ant Financial, has teamed up with six bike-rental apps to allow users to rent 6 million bikes in 50 cities across China directly through the app’s new “scan and ride” function. Users can unlock any ofo, YouonBike, Bluebike, hellobike, Ubike or funbike vehicle simply by scanning […]

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May 2

Mobile Video Sector In China Will Soon Pass 1 billion Monthly Active Users

Mobile video is second only to social media in terms of monthly active users (MAU) in China and with its growth rate more than double that of social media, the fast-diversifying sector of mobile video looks set to soon pass the 1 billion mark and challenge social media for the top spot, according to a […]

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May 3

QR Code Testing For Facebook

Facebook doesn’t only want to be the leading advertising destination in the world of social media; it’s also trying to show it can drive foot traffic to physical retail locations and has been testing a feature to prove it. According to a report in TechCrunch, Facebook has been quietly testing a feature whereby users can […]

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May 3

Is Chatbot Changing The Future of Business?

Over the past few months, we’ve seen several chatbot developments. Of particular note, many companies have partnered up with Facebook’s Messenger app to help streamline customer service and introduce new commerce offerings. The issue that arises is how chatbot integration into consumers’ everyday lives will impact the future of how businesses operate. Essentially, chatbots are […]

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May 4

Labour Day Cross Border WeChat Spending

For the first time, South Korea has been knocked from the top spot in the rankings of mainland Chinese WeChat spending over the long Labour Day weekend as Hong Kong takes its place and Thailand sees the fastest growth, according to a report by WeChat on cross-border spending. The sheer ease of overseas transactions using […]

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May 4

10 Laws of Social Media Marketing – Part 1

Leveraging the power of content and social media marketing can help elevate your audience and customer base in a dramatic way. But getting started without any previous experience or insight could be challenging. It’s vital that you understand social media marketing fundamentals. From maximising quality to increasing your online entry points, abiding by these 10 […]

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May 4

New Partnership For Mobike and China’s Largest Thin-Film Solar Cell Manufacturer

Bike-rental start-up Mobike and China’s largest thin-film solar cell manufacturer Hanergy Holding Group (汉能) announced early this week a strategic partnership that will see the latter’s thin-film solar panels integrated into the body of a Mobike bicycle so as to meet the electricity demand of its smart locks. The tie-up will give the bike-rental service […]

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May 5

Indonesia’s Fashion E-Commerce Start-Up Berrybenka Goes O2O

Fashion e-commerce start-up Berrybenka recently opened a physical store in a popular shopping mall in Jakarta. It’s the company’s second permanent store so far – there’s another one in a different mall, in addition to a handful of temporary pop-up stores. Besides raising brand awareness, the offline shops have proven to help boost Berrybenka’s sales, […]

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May 5

10 Laws of Social Media Marketing – Part 2

Social media marketing refers to the process of gaining traffic or attention through social media sites. These laws will help you build a foundation to serve your customers and brands. Part 1 of these social marketing law is here. We will continue to explain another 5 laws in this article. The Law of Influence Spend […]

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May 5

Japanese Billionaire Wants To Fund New Start-ups in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia has a new billionaire, and he wants to invest in unconventional start-ups who can help him re-imagine city living. Taizo Son, who made his money through hit game Puzzle and Dragons, is moving to Singapore from Japan partly because of frustrations with his home country’s government regulations and education system, which he thinks […]

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May 6

Are Small Businesses Leveraging On Social Media Marketing?

A survey by Netsertive, a digital marketing technology company, has found that many small businesses in the United States have not come up with a solid social media marketing strategy. According to the survey, nearly half (49 percent) of small businesses reported that they don’t have a formal social media marketing strategy in place. In […]

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May 6

Consumers To Spend $24 billion For Mother’s Day Celebrations

Mother’s Day is approaching and people are planning what to purchase to celebrate the women in their lives. But just how much money will people be spending on their moms this year? According to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) fourteenth annual survey, consumers are set to spend a record-breaking $23.6 billion this year, up from […]

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May 7

Mother’s Day Marketing for Retailers

Mother’s Day is on 14 May, and this year, consumer spending on mum’s special holiday is expected to hit record highs. The National Retail Federation of the U.S. reports 85 percent of consumers plan to celebrate Mother’s Day, spending an average of $186.39 each. Total spending is projected to hit $23.6 billion—the highest in the […]

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May 7

10 Reasons Why A Business Needs Integrated Marketing Campaigns

Integrated marketing is a marketing strategy that stresses the importance of a consistent, seamless, multi-dimensional brand experience for the consumer. It’s making sure that you are being consistent in your marketing both online and offline. Consistency is key in making sure that consumers understand your marketing message, the consistency in that message will lead to […]

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May 8

5 Examples of Integrated Marketing Campaign

Integrated marketing campaigns are essential to businesses as they help consumers understand your marketing message, leading to better results on getting them to take action and ultimately impact your return on your investment. Here are 5 examples of great integrated marketing campaigns that work by combining content, digital and website marketing, with traditional marketing methods […]

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May 8

WeChat Pay Is Going to the US

WeChat Pay is growing at an exponential speed even though is a relative latecomer in the mobile payment market. With the backing of China’s largest social networking app WeChat, which now claims more than 889 million monthly active users globally, it comes in a close second to China’s first-mover. Now, its operator Tencent is going […]

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May 8

The Success Story of Cambodia’s Khmerload

Talk about bonding with your brothers. When Cambodian entrepreneur Vichet In was 28 years old, he put up a business with his brothers Vichea, then 30, and Visal, then 23. This was in November 2011, a time when Internet usage in Cambodia was only beginning to pick up. “I asked myself what people liked to […]

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May 9

8 Tips For A Successful Business Blog

Content marketing can be a powerful tool for all types of small business owners, and a blog is one of the best ways to leverage content. The idea of starting a business blog from scratch may be a bit intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be an overwhelming experience, and the benefits of starting a […]

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May 9

Flipkart One-day CEO 

As part of its 10th-anniversary celebration “Big10,” Indian largest and most successful e-commerce start-up, Flipkart has held a competition where their employees could take part and become the CEO of the company for one day. The employees who entered the contest were required to write a statement on giving a reason as – why they […]

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May 9

A $50 Million Postcard Empire

Even some of the smartest moguls alive take for granted a truth that is just plain wrong: Direct mail is dead. No, we’re not making this up: Sending physical mail to prospects and customers can actually work — and pay off big-time. While digital hogs the headlines, direct mail has made a quiet comeback, representing […]

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May 10

Find The Email Marketing Strategy That Works For You

Congratulations! You’ve taken your idea, ran with it and leapt into the entrepreneurial unknown. Now all you have to do is make sure there are customers using your product. Sounds easy? Not really–but if there is one strategy you should consider, it’s email marketing. While it’s relatively easy to implement, it can be quite a […]

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May 10

Alibaba To Offer Credit Services To Shoppers In Brazil

Alibaba is exploring the possibility of offering shoppers in Brazil credit facilities to accelerate e-commerce growth in the country. Brazil is a vital emerging e-commerce territory and Alibaba hasn’t always succeeded in getting share in the country. It’s hoped that offering credit will turbo charge the spending power of Brazilian shoppers Alibaba. Alibaba head honcho […]

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May 10

Paypal Has Loaned $3 Billion To Small Businesses  

We’ve heard many stories over the past five years or so of how small business finance has assisted online retailers. You have have borrowed from a company specifically set up to provide finance to online sellers such as iwoca, Ezbob or Cabbage, or more recently from Amazon or PayPal, but regardless which company you’ve used […]

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May 11

Worldfirst Launch New Multi-Currency Platform

WorldFirst is launching a new service called World Account, which is a multi-currency payments platform for online sellers trading globally. Designed to help marketplace sellers overcome some of the hurdles and costs associated with international commerce, The World Account allows online sellers to open one or more accounts in multiple currencies around the world enabling […]

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May 11

DHL E-commerce Launches Delivery Service In Malaysia

DHL e-commerce has launched a domestic delivery service in Malaysia for the country’s growing and enthusiastic audience of online shoppers. The e-commerce market in Malaysia is expected to grow at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 15.8% to US$1 billion by 2020. This is fuelled by recent initiatives such as the National E-commerce Strategic […]

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May 11

Creating Content Marketing On A Tight Budget

What’s the best way to promote your brand? “It’s easy,” everyone says. “Just create amazing content.” But, the truth is, even if you know what you’re doing, content marketing can be a daunting task. Still, it can and does pay off. Distribion used content to increase its blog traffic by 2,000 percent and boost revenue […]

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May 12

Consumers To Spend $24 billion For Mother’s Day Celebrations

Mother’s Day is approaching and people are planning what to purchase to celebrate the women in their lives. But just how much money will people be spending on their moms this year? According to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) fourteenth annual survey, consumers are set to spend a record-breaking $23.6 billion this year, up from […]

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May 12

How to Plan and Execute a Promotional Campaign

A promotional plan is an important marketing tool when it comes to launching a new service or product or expanding your market reach into new verticals or demographics. When planning a promotional campaign, keep in mind that a successful campaign achieves all of the following desired outcomes and goals: Your promotional message reaches your intended […]

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May 12

Meet the Inventor of the Fidget Spinner Toy

You may have never heard of Catherine Hettinger, but she’s the woman behind the fidget spinner–the gadget that is quickly turning into the must-have toy of 2017. The toy has gained the popularity of kids and adults across the globe, and its different versions make up 19 of Amazon’s top 20 best-selling products. Yet Hettinger, […]

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May 13

Malaysia’s 1337 Ventures Funded 3 Local Start-ups

Malaysia’s 1337 Ventures has invested in three local start-ups selected through its Alpha Start-ups pre-accelerator program, which provides funding and mentoring opportunities for “ideation-stage” concepts. The three teams are e-wallet provider Bayar, home-cooked food ordering and delivery platform Hometaste, and mobile locker laundry collection service Dobybox. Each will receive an investment of US$25,000, along with […]

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May 13

Google Launches Local Event Search

While Facebook has become the major place to go for finding local events like concerts, lectures and meetups, Google is giving the social media giant a run for its money. Google announced updates to its app and mobile web search that enable people to use it to find things to do. It made this decision […]

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May 14

Chinese E-Commerce Boom — Bigger Than US, UK Combined

Last year Chinese consumers spent about $750 billion online, outspending both U.S. and UK consumers’ online purchases combined, and beyond that, China has been a standout in adopting e-commerce as a driving habit in retail, according to Boston Consulting Group. The rate of growth of e-commerce as a portion of retail in China is particularly […]

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May 14

Flywire And Cashnet Partners to Provide Payments For International Students

Flywire, a provider of cross-border payment solutions, and Cashnet, a payment platform solution for educational institutions, announced Thursday (May 11) a new strategic partnership to give international students and their families more options when paying for studies abroad. In a press release, the companies said the partnership will enable schools to streamline education-related payments while […]

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May 15

6 Must-Do’s for Effective Social Media Marketing

A lot of businesses do social media marketing wrong. They hear everyone screaming, “You must have a social media presence,” but what that entails isn’t always spelled out correctly. Social media marketing should be effective and affordable, and when done correctly, it can help scale businesses of all sizes. Just like with traditional channels such […]

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May 15

Japanese Start-up That Develops Video Games to Treat Mental Illness

Ayako Shimuzu is the founder of Hikari Labs, a start-up developing and marketing video games to treat mental illness. While she has the clinical data to show that the approach has real therapeutic value, Japanese academia and the medical industry as a whole have been unsupportive of her efforts. However, she has seen steady increases […]

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May 15

7 Types of Cyber Attacks That Are Threatening Your Business

The massive ransomware attacks that started late Friday have locked people out of their computers and demanded hundreds of dollars from the users before they could regain control. The attacks exploit a vulnerability in outdated versions of Microsoft Windows that is particularly problematic for corporations that don’t automatically update their systems. The virus has hit […]

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May 16

Are Emojis Appropriate on Company Social Media Posts?

Many of us are familiar with livening up our texts and personal posts through the use of emojis. Whether it’s a smiley face to convey thanks or a bashful face when apologising, emojis can effectively express emotion without words. But before you decide to use this method in the professional sphere, remember that it can […]

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May 16

The Birth of Gentlewasher: 2 Years 20 Prototypes 2 Founders

Like most women, Kathak Mehta has an emotional attachment with her clothes. Her wardrobe speaks of her fixation with fabrics, texture, prints, and colours. But most of these clothes need to be hand-washed. Frustrated by this, she decided to create Gentlewasher, a washing machine specifically for hand-washing clothes. Two years and 20 prototypes later, here’s […]

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May 16

LinkedIn Reaches the 500 Million User Mark

LinkedIn has hit a major milestone. The social media site just hit the half-billion user mark. That’s right — 500 million users. Further, there are now 9 million businesses actively on the site. The power of this community benefits a global audience, allowing businesses and their perspective employees and clients to connect like never before. […]

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May 17

Tencent Doubles Down On E-sports

Internet giant Tencent recently announced a framework agreement with east China’s Wuhu City to build an e-sports-themed industrial park in the city. Under the deal, the parties will build an e-sports town that embraces an e-sports theme park, e-sports university, cultural and creative park, animation industrial park, creative block, tech entrepreneurial community and Tencent cloud […]

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May 17

Self-branding Tips for Small Business Owner

Every business owner knows that the odds are stacked against them when starting out; more than 50 percent of start-ups fail in their first four years. When businesses do end up failing, the entrepreneur behind them is equally destroyed; that is, unless they were busy building their personal brand as well. The Importance of Self-Branding […]

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May 17

Mastercard Tap To Pay For Public Transit

Just in time for the summer travel season, Mastercard has announced a series of partnerships in over 80 cities worldwide, which will enable card carriers to tap to pay for public transit. “With a Mastercard in their wallet, more and more people have a go-to transit pass for the city they’re in,” said Ian Slater, […]

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May 18

Visa Contactless Payment System At Highway Tolls In India

Jumping on the bandwagon of quick and easy mobile payments, Visa is slated to launch an open-loop contactless payment system at highway toll plazas across India, furthering the Reserve Bank of India’s Payment Vision 2018 of moving India to a less-cash society. Visa anticipates that the system could drastically cut wait times at toll plazas, […]

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May 18

7 Ways to Use Digital Coupons to Grow Your Retail Sales

Do you use coupons to attract customers to your retail store? Today’s deal-hungry consumers have come to expect coupons as a part of doing business, and if you want to keep up with your competitors, you’d better be offering deals on a regular basis. Digital coupons are becoming a popular marketing tactic—especially for smaller stores. […]

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May 18

New Universal Mobile Pay App Launches In France

Lyf Pay, a universal mobile payment app, is being launched in France this week, bringing greater convenience and simplicity to consumers’ daily lives. A press release announced the app is available for all smartphones on May 18. A product of last year’s merger of Fivory and Wa!, this unique initiative brings together the leading players […]

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May 19

Content Curation and Its Application on Small Business

When it comes to marketing, the general consensus is content is king. Every business under the sun is facing increasing competition, and it’s getting harder and harder to stand out. However, by publishing and sharing added value content, companies are able to get a leg up on the competition and provide marketing leads with far […]

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May 19

Indonesia’s Emtek Acquires Stakes In Two Digital Payment Services

Indonesia-based media company Elang Mahkota Teknologi (Emtek Group) has acquired large stakes in two of the country’s digital payment services. According to eMarketer, Emtek now holds a 50 percent stake in payment service PT Nusa Satu Inti Artha (commonly known as Doku), as well as a 90 percent share of PT Espay Debit Indonesia Koe. […]

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May 19

Foreigners Are Out-Wechatting China’s Most Active Wechatters

A WeChat report shows expats use the service more than the most active local users. The statistics were released in the form of a brief infographic comparing usage of the app by foreigners in China versus classic users. Expats (在华外国用户), according to the report, refers to users with a non-Chinese interface and “typical users” (典型用户) […]

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May 20

Alipay Launches Free Health Insurance Service  

Alipay has launched a free health insurance service in partnership with Taikang Insurance (泰康保险). The new service allows users under the age of 60 to get certain amount of insurance coverage every time they make offline payment with their Alipay Wallet, underlining Alibaba’s ambition to beef up its presence in the country’s vast but underdeveloped […]

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May 20

10 Tips to Find the Right Influence Marketer for Your Brand

The right influence marketer, an individual who is regarded as a thought leader and a trusted source in a particular industry or niche, can do wonders for a brand. Whatever industry you operate in and services or products you sell, a single positive recommendation from an influential, trusted source, can be all it takes to […]

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May 21

Paytm To Launch Payments Bank On 23 May

India’s leading digital wallet player Paytm has received the final approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and is set to launch Paytm Payments Bank on 23 May, its holding company One97 Communications Pvt. Ltd said on Wednesday. Renu Satti, vice-president of business at Paytm, will take over as the chief executive officer (CEO) […]

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May 21

Tencent Reports 58% Profit Surge On Strong Q1 Driven By Wechat And Gaming

Shortly after hitting US$ 300 billion milestone earlier this month, Chinese internet giant Tencent reported Wednesday better-than expected results for the first quarter of this year ended on March 31, 2017. The company’s revenue surged 55 percent year-on-year (YOY) to RMB 49.55 billion (around US$ 7.18 billion), beating the market estimation of RMB 46.23 billion […]

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May 22

Marketing Strategies To Win Over The New Chinese Consumer

Old tricks don’t work anymore. Brands’ advertising ROI in China have been tumbling down to sub-zero levels in the past years. What was once the El Dorado of marketers is becoming a blood red ocean. New channels pop up every day for the pleasure of Chinese consumers and the headaches of brands trying to reach […]

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May 22

Alibaba Signs MoU With Pakistan

Alibaba, affiliate Ant Financial and the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan have agreed to “foster growth” of exports from the South Asian country’s small and medium-sized enterprises. They will provide training to Pakistan’s small businesses to better use Alibaba’s platforms and e-commerce in general. The parties will also work together to grow online payments and […]

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May 22

Google I/O 2017 – What’s New?

Google I/O (simply I/O) is an annual developer conference held by Google in San Francisco, California. I/O showcases technical in-depth sessions focused on building the web, mobile, and enterprise applications with Google and open sources such as Android, Chrome and Chrome OS, APIs, Google Web Toolkit, App Engine, and more. Google I/O was inaugurated in […]

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May 23

Tips for Promoting Your Small Business from Online Entrepreneurs

How do you promote your small business? You can use content marketing. You can focus on social media. You can host some sales or other events. And that’s just the start. For more ideas on how to give your small business a boost, check out these tips from members of our small business community. Use […]

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May 23

Small Businesses Learn from IKEA: Build a Complementing Side Business

When it comes to securing your business’ future and increasing its profitability, diversifying your business is key. Diversifying essentially means to vary your business’ range of products or field of operation — a strategy that small businesses can learn a thing or two about from IKEA. Why You Should Have a Side Business IKEA, a […]

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May 23

 Uber Launches Trucking Dispatch Service

Uber launched its newest app last Thursday — a trucking dispatch service called Uber Freight. According to Recode, the app works in much the same way as the ridesharing services for everyday riders and drivers. But in this case, it matches commercial shippers with truck drivers looking for a job, with freight rides booked several […]

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May 24

How to Use a Blog to Boost Your Business

Nowadays, a business website is considered incomplete if it doesn’t have a blog. Blogging started out as a mere hobby, an online journal where individuals would share their thoughts, feelings, experiences and opinions. However, businesses have found that blogging is also a valuable resource for lead generation, customer service, boosting search engine rankings, and brand […]

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May 24

BBVA Launches Spanish Social Media Payment Tools

The second largest bank in Spain, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) has launched a new bot that allows Spanish customers to access financial information via Facebook and Telegram, as well as a tool for making payments from WhatsApp. Finextra reports that with around 86 percent of Spanish internet users accessing Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube, Twitter or […]

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May 24

Amazon to Bring Checkout-Free Grocery Store to Europe

Amazon is preparing to bring its checkout-free grocery store Amazon Go to Europe in an attempt to crack the $800 billion global market. Last week, the U.K. Intellectual Property Office approved the company’s application to trademark the slogans “No Lines. No Checkout. (No, Seriously.)” and “No Queue. No Checkout. (No, Seriously.)” According to Bloomberg Technology, […]

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May 25

4 Asian Shopping Mindsets That Luxury Marketers Should Be Aware Of

There are four shopping mindsets among the affluent Asians that luxury marketers should be aware of, said the latest study by Publicis Media and Publicis Communications. The report covered travel-spending habits of 5,800 luxury consumers in ten markets in Asia Pacific that include China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea. […]

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May 25

How to Create High-Converting Content

As a content marketer, your job is to use content to sell something – whether it’s a product, service, or message. Maybe you’re already driving sufficient conversions. But do you really want to settle for sufficient? There are many ways to improve your content marketing, and double or even triple your conversion rates. Today, let’s […]

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May 25

WeChat Continues to Dominate Red Envelope On 520

WeChat recently released its red envelope data on May 20, China’s unofficial Valentine’s Day, providing us with a glimpse of Chinese enthusiasm towards using the digital red envelope as a way to convey their love and emotions to their family members and friends. In China, the number combination “520” has come to stand for “I […]

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May 26

Drive Traffic to Your Blog Using LinkedIn Pulse

In this era of marketing, LinkedIn has become one of the hottest social media platforms. Have you ever thought to drive traffic to your blog using LinkedIn Pulse platform? The publishing platform of LinkedIn is called Pulse. Sometimes, people get confused whether they’re publishing on LinkedIn or Pulse is any separate platform. Well, it’s an […]

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May 26

Thailand Is Catching Up on The E-commerce Game

Although not the most populous or wealthiest country in Southeast Asia, Thailand is currently at the epicentre of an e-commerce boom. It has the fourth largest e-commerce market in the region, a market that is set to blossom to a value of US$11.1 billion by 2025. The following factors are powering this progress: A growing […]

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May 26

Raise Launches New Mobile Digital Gift Card App

Online gift card marketplace Raise is announcing the launch of their new mobile app for iOS and Android. Raise’s marketplace is home to 300 retail partners and 3,000 brands and serves approximately 2 million customers looking for discounted digital gift cards. The new app is designed to make using digital gift cards in store and […]

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May 27

Tips on Marketing to the Millennials

Millennials are those who were born between 1982 and 2004. This group of populations is already or gradually entering the workforce.  This is a group you want to target. When searching online, you will find multiple surveys and articles written about this group. Elite Daily surveyed 1,300 millennials, looking at their buying habits and brand […]

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May 27

Alipay Launches Mobile Payment Service In Hong Kong Dollars

Alipay, Alibaba’s mobile payment unit, is pushing into non-yuan payments, releasing a version of its mobile payment service in Hong Kong dollars. According to a report, Ant Financial, the financial services unit of Alibaba, said the Hong Kong dollars-denominated AlipayHK app will be accepted at more than 2,000 stores in Hong Kong starting this week, […]

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May 27

7 Start-ups That Help Shape the Future of Transportation

The global population is estimated to hit 8.5 billion by 2030, and most people will choose to live in metropolitan areas. This poses a major challenge for transportation and calls for ways to address the needs of the growing urban population early on. Transport solutions are beginning to face the looming ordeal head-on. Self-driving vehicles […]

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May 28

4 Tips on How to Do Video Content Marketing Like a Pro

If a picture paints a thousand words, then a video can probably paint a million. It has become a significant force in content marketing, and more brands are seeing the value in creating their own video content. Says Randy McGraw, co-founder and director at private equity firm Altus Digital Capital, “Video drives engagement. Plain and […]

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May 28

Integrating Virtual Reality Into Digital Payment

Worldpay, the payment processing company, is testing the use of virtual reality to enable card transactions for customers who are in a computer-generated environment. According to a report in Finextra, the company has developed a prototype application that works with HTC’s Vive VR headset. With the gear, users would see the pricing of items in […]

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May 28

Tony Fernandes Shares Lessons From A Life In Business

Nearly two decades ago, low-cost airlines barely existed. Today, they account for more than half of total capacity in Southeast Asia, allowing many people to fly for the first time. This boom can be traced back to one charismatic businessman: Anthony Fernandes, better known as Tony. A former Warner Music executive, Fernandes bought then-ailing AirAsia […]

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