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Data shows 2017 was the year of e-commerce apps: report

China is a mobile-first country and the popularity of smartphones has also reflected one of its most vibrant internet industries: online shopping. China-based analysis firm Jiguang Data has published a new research report on the most popular e-commerce in 2017 charting the biggest players in the field. The report includes seven categories for online shopping […]

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China’s answer to Amazon Go aims to conquer the unmanned frontier with facial recognition

Long-waited Amazon Go opened its door to the public in Seattle last week and there has been overall positive feedback. However, unmanned stores are definitely not a new concept for China’s tech-savvy consumers. Since May 2017, when Alibaba launched its first unmanned store with the focus word “new retail”, a flurry of Chinese tech companies has […]

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Taipei-based citiesocial is addressing new trends in Asian e-commerce, backed by Alibaba

Shopping is one of the most popular online activities worldwide. This is even truer in Asia—a region where digital development is taking off in developing e-commerce markets such as Thailand and India, and online retail continues growing strongly in mature markets like Japan, Hong Kong, and China. Asia’s e-commerce industry is thriving and the outlook seems […]