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Shopping malls are using virtual reality, smartphones, and apps to keep store owners

Shopping malls are using virtual reality, smartphones, and apps to keep store owners

The world’s largest mall owners are harnessing digital technology to stem an erosion in their tenant base by online retailing and keep shoppers coming. London-based Hammerson Plc plans to use software that tracks visitors to its malls using the signal from their mobile [Read More]

Singapore tops list of online gaming spenders

Singapore tops list of online gaming spenders

FOR 19-year-old student John* (not his real name), nothing beats playing a few rounds of Zynga Poker on social-networking website Facebook after a long day of lessons. In fact, the second-year polytechnic student adores the online game so much, he spends close to $50 a [Read More]

Japanese city moves opts for Facebook page & shuts down it’s own website

Japanese city moves opts for Facebook page & shuts down it’s own website

A Japanese city is the first in the country to replace its public website with a Facebook page, as officials stressed the open nature of the social network as their main motivation. [Read More]

China’s leading online grocery store introduces ‘virtual supermarkets’ in subways

China’s leading online grocery store introduces ‘virtual supermarkets’ in subways

Yihaodian (一号店), China’s leading online grocery store, introduced “virtual supermarkets” to Shanghai’s metro stations earlier this week. Large LED screens advertising everything, from diapers to raw meat, have been posted at nine metro lines across [Read More]

The global virtual workforce is coming

The global virtual workforce is coming

Up to 72% of the South African corporate workforce rarely sees the office – do you? The South African business environment is becoming increasingly instrumented and employees are being encouraged to engage in work that is production based rather than measured in terms of [Read More]

PBS goes from 2 million streams a month to 145 million with online income up 110%

PBS goes from 2 million streams a month to 145 million with online income up 110%

U.S. viewers watched more than 145 million videos across all of PBS’s web and mobile platforms, making the non-profit broadcaster the 15th most popular online property for video for the month of June, according to comScore . After expanding its video offerings with a [Read More]

Foxconn maker of products for Apple to replace workers with 1 million robots

Foxconn maker of products for Apple to replace workers with 1 million robots

Foxconn plans to replace some of its workers with 1 million robots in the next three years in order to cut rising labor expenses. The Taiwanese company, which makes the highest-profile products for companies such as Apple and Hewlett-Packard, will use the robots to do [Read More]

Chinese couple sells children for money to play online games

Chinese couple sells children for money to play online games

According to Chinese newspaper Sanxiang City News(reported by ABC), a gamer couple in Dongguan sold three of their children to get money to play online games in internet cafes. The couple met back in 2007, hit it off, and had a child. A couple years later, the couple had [Read More]

Retailer increases sales 130% by letting Korean commuters go virtual shopping

Retailer increases sales 130% by letting Korean commuters go virtual shopping

UK company Tesco is using quick response (QR) codes, smartphones and virtual reality in South Korea to offer consumers a shopping alternative to physical store locations, says CBS News. The retailer is making commuter-shopping possible by letting the store come to the [Read More]

Volkswagen launches ‘Think Blue’ virtual marketing campaign

Volkswagen launches ‘Think Blue’ virtual marketing campaign

Volkswagen Singapore has launched a campaign centred on its philosophy of environmental conservation titled ‘Think Blue.’ Think Blue is a global initiative from Volkswagen and is focused on encouraging eco-friendly behaviour by making it fun. In Singapore, the [Read More]

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Internet addiction get closer to being classified as a mental illness

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New ‘gamification’ school opens for kids in the classroom

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