Alibaba’s Alipay pilots facial recognition payment technology at KFC in China

Alibaba’s Alipay pilots facial recognition payment technology at KFC in China

China has become the first nation to embrace facial recognition technology to authorise digital payments following an innovative play by Alibaba to ease queues in local KFC restaurants. The so-called ‘smile to pay’ service has been introduced in the city of Huangzhou as part of a trial with the chicken chain to boost the customer […]

Apple Accepts WeChat Pay In Bid To Boost Sales In China

Apple Accepts WeChat Pay In Bid To Boost Sales In China

Apple will now accept WeChat Pay as a payment method for App Store and iTunes purchases as it seeks to boost sales in China. The move comes months after Apple and WeChat owner Tencent fell out over Apple’s stance on in-app purchases. In a statement to Chinese media, Apple said the company is “dedicated to providing multiple […]

WeChat teams with Fireworks to celebrate Singles’ Day

WeChat teams with Fireworks to celebrate Singles’ Day

WeChat is ready to celebrate the next Singles’ Day on 11/11, thanks to a collaboration between Digital Retex, European Tencent Trusted partner, and Fireworks, one of the first creative agencies specialized in e-commerce in China. Among the different versions, the celebrations of the day dedicated to the lonely hearts probably started in the 90’s when […]

Wunderman Takes Steps to Equality with ShanghaiPRIDE 2017

Wunderman Takes Steps to Equality with ShanghaiPRIDE 2017

In recognition of Shanghai’s diversity as a truly international city, Wunderman Shanghai continues its third year as the communications sponsor for ShanghaiPRIDE 2017, the first, largest, and longest-running LGBT event in China. Started in 2009, the ninth annual festival aims to create awareness and promote acceptance of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered community through various sports, […]

Asia-Pacific is fastest-growing region for Mobile ad spending as China surges 90 percent over last year

Asia-Pacific is fastest-growing region for Mobile ad spending as China surges 90 percent over last year

Smaato, the leading global real-time advertising platform for mobile publishers and app developers, released its Q1 2017 Global Trends in Mobile Advertising Report. Smaato analyzed data from 300 billion mobile ad impressions served on its exchange each month and found that mobile ad space is more valuable than ever before as global eCPMs grew almost 50 […]

Vpon Releases New Data Report Unveiling Greater China tourists’ mobile behaviour patterns

Vpon Releases New Data Report Unveiling Greater China tourists’ mobile behaviour patterns

Vpon Big Data Group, Asia’s leading big data ad tech company, releases the latest Hong Kong mobile advertising data report shedding light on the mobile behaviour of Mainland Chinese and Taiwanese tourists when traveling in Hong Kong. The HongKongers’ mobile user behaviour pattern and mobile market in Hong Kong are also covered. The report reveals […]

People Challenged to Live 12 Hours without WeChat in New Documentaries

People Challenged to Live 12 Hours without WeChat in New Documentaries

China has changed from ‘I’ll call you’ to ‘I’ll WeChat you.’ WeChat is the main tool through which the nation connects to each other in their daily lives – despite it only going online 6 years ago.  But, where is the line between connected and “over-connected?”  Undoubtedly, technology brings us closer, but it also brings us new […]

Alibaba set to make $24 billion from mobile adverts by 2019, according to new report

Alibaba set to make $24 billion from mobile adverts by 2019, according to new report

E-commerce site Alibaba took 40.3 percent of all money brands spent on mobile advertising in China in 2016, equivalent to $11 billion, according to new figures. Search engine Baidu received almost 20 percent of mobile ad spend last year ($5.5 billion), while social network Tencent got 11.6 percent ($3.2 billion), according to online reports from […]

JD.com, Zebra Technologies & Digital China team to unveil IoT and eCommerce Logistics Lab

JD.com, Zebra Technologies & Digital China team to unveil IoT and eCommerce Logistics Lab

Alibaba’s eCommerce rival JD.com (Jingdong Group) has joined forces with Zebra Technologies, a manufacturer of marking, tracking and computer printing technologies, and Chinese integrated IT service provider Digital China, to develop a lab dedicated to the internet of things (IoT) and eCommerce logistics. The ‘IoT + E-commerce Logistics Lab’ is in Beijing’s Shunyi district. The […]

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