Browsing: Archive for April, 2018

Amazon has a new invite-only programme that could solve its growing warehouse congestion problem

By Eugene Kim Amazon is testing a new invitation-only programme that would provide sellers with more efficient storage and shipping options and allow merchants to add Amazon’s software and logistics into their own warehouses. Amazon described


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Alibaba to acquire 33pc stake in Ant Financial, clearing the way for Alipay operator’s IPO

Alibaba Group Holding has agreed to acquire a 33 per cent stake in affiliate Ant Financial Services, deepening the e-commerce company’s participation in China’s fast-growing financial technology sector and paving the way for the public listing


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Squeezed margins, ‘new retail’ and possible Ant Financial IPO – five takeaways from Alibaba’s Q3 earnings

1. Alibaba stake in Ant Financial paves the way for payments company to go public Alibaba Group Holding, which owns the South China Morning Post, said late on Thursday that it would gain a 33 per


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Chinese retailers are eschewing the 2018 IPO boom to go private. Here’s why

When Chinese footwear retailers Belle International and Pou Sheng International (Holdings), and department store chain Intime Retail Group listed on the Hong Kong stock market years ago, they were riding on a rebound spurred by Beijing’s


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Behind the great firewall, China’s internet is thriving – even in rural areas

When farmer Hu Guizhi got her first smartphone last year, she mastered a new skill that would end up saving lots of trips to town: online payments. “Now I send red packets, shop online, top up


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China’s village people fast to adopt mobile payments

With the growth of popular mobile payment services, consumers and businesses in hundreds of thousands of villages across China are embracing a new era of convenient, cashless transactions. For orange orchard owner Fang Zhi, who lives


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Tech companies have a leg up on airlines, experts warn

By Nyshka Chandran As more tech companies enter the transportation market, their capabilities with big data and other disruptive technologies could spell trouble for airlines. “A tech giant who extracts customer behaviour will be much better


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Facetime iOS Download Link with Installation Tutorial

That is the something which produces buying FaceTime application worthwhile. I mean, you’re in an entirely different region of the planet and using the program, you cannot just make video calls via your iPhone, iPad and


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Tech companies have a leg up on airlines, experts warn

By Nyshka Chandran As more tech companies enter the transportation market, their capabilities with big data and other disruptive technologies could spell trouble for airlines. “A tech giant who extracts customer behaviour will be much better


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Late to the race, Chinese retailer JD.com sees artificial intelligence as central to its expansion

A woman walks into a store in the lobby of JD.com’s south Beijing headquarters. After selecting some snacks and a drink she leaves the store. And while it might have seemed as if no one paid


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