Rinascente Launches Its WeChat On Demand Service

Rinascente Launches Its WeChat On Demand Service

Following the success of On Demand – the instant messaging service used to search for the products requested by customers in the Milan flagship store and have them delivered anywhere they want – Rinascente presents WeChat On Demand. The aim is to extend the company’s personal concierge service, which was launched almost a year ago […]

Didi Chuxing launches in-car audio recording feature following passenger deaths

Didi Chuxing launches in-car audio recording feature following passenger deaths

Chinese car-hailing platform Didi Chuxing has launched an in-car audio recording function for journeys, in a bid to enhance its safety practices following the deaths of two passengers. Didi has launched a trial of the recording function, which will capture in-car audio from the entire journey and then upload an encrypted file to the company’s […]

Mintegral launches self-service platform for European and US advertisers targeting China and APAC markets

Mintegral launches self-service platform for European and US advertisers targeting China and APAC markets

Mintegral, a leading AI-driven, programmatic and interactive advertising platform, launched its new self-service offering called the “Mintegral Advertiser Ad Platform,” for European and US advertisers targeting customers in China and APAC region. This new self-service platform enables advertisers to create, target, track and manage their own campaigns all by themselves, harnessing approximately 900 million data points captured […]

JD.com launches open blockchain technology platform

JD.com launches open blockchain technology platform

JD.com has launched a blockchain technology platform to help customers ensure the security, transparency and efficiency of their operations. The JD Blockchain Open Platform will enable customers to track and trace the movement of goods and charity donations, ensure authentic certifications, property assessment, transaction settlements, digital copyrights, and enhance productivity, according to a statement from […]

Starbucks and Alibaba Launch Food Delivery and Virtual Stores in China

Starbucks and Alibaba Launch Food Delivery and Virtual Stores in China

Starbucks has extended its partnership with Alibaba in China, which will see it launch delivery services, establish a delivery kitchen and create a virtual store with the help of the eCommerce giant’s subsidiaries. The American coffee giant is already working with Alibaba for its interactive coffee store Shanghai Reserve Roastery, which is powered by Alibaba technology to allow consumers […]

Tencent Video crowned as market leader in China, beating out Youku and iQiyi

Tencent Video crowned as market leader in China, beating out Youku and iQiyi

Tencent Video has been named the leader in China’s subscription over-the-top (OTT) video market, beating out rivals like Baidu’s iQiyi and Alibaba’s Youku. According to figures released by eMarketer, 24% of digital video viewers in China will subscribe to Tencent Video in 2018, and is set to surpass 29% by 2020. Meanwhile, Youku’s subscriber base […]

Chinese retailer Suning showcases future of retail with five automated ‘smart retail’ stores

Chinese retailer Suning showcases future of retail with five automated ‘smart retail’ stores

Chinese retailer Suning has rolled out five unmanned automated stores, called ‘Biu’ as the brand steps up its presence in China’s hugely competitive ‘smart retail’ market. The stores are powered by facial recognition technology, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), big data analysis and utilise the brand’s online financial services app to provide consumers with a shopping […]