Tech Talk

January 22, 2018

Fear Alibaba, not Amazon

Perhaps the e-commerce behemoth we should beware is Alibaba, not Amazon. Alibaba, the world’s biggest internet retailer as measured by volume, doubled its presence at the Consumer Electronics Show this year to tout its seven online platforms, which include Taobao, AliExpress and Tmall. According to the representative I talked to at Alibaba’s exhibit in the […]

Why augmented reality for retail needs to be top notch
January 4, 2018

Watching Asia for technology innovations

A virtual reality theme park and a chain of staff-less convenience stores in China may sound like science fiction, but they’re not — not in Asia, anyway. Then there is China’s Singles’ Day, a sort of anti-Valentine’s Day that originated in the mid-1990s and has since evolved into the biggest e-commerce day on the planet. […]