Didi Chuxing teams up with SoftBank for ride-hailing service in Japan

Didi Chuxing teams up with SoftBank for ride-hailing service in Japan

Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing has revealed plans to launch in Japan following a strategic partnership with Japanese tech giant SoftBank. Didi and SoftBank will use Didi’s AI technology to build ride-hailing platform services for the taxi industry in Japan and the joint venture will commence trials in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Fukuoka before the […]

Bloomberg created a video game to document the demise of the American shopping mall

Bloomberg created a video game to document the demise of the American shopping mall

Bloomberg.com has found a compelling new way to report on a tired old subject. The American Mall: A 2018 Retail Challenge is an interactive, retro video game that doubles as an agonizing journey through mall management. First, choose a character like tech-savvy angel investor Maximilian or local business magnate Linda. From there, choose a strategy […]

A lack of online payment options is limiting the growth potential of UK retailers, according to Visualsoft

A lack of online payment options is limiting the growth potential of UK retailers, according to Visualsoft

UK retailers are restricting their own online sales growth potential by up to 30 per cent due to only offering limited payment options, according to research by eCommerce and digital agency Visualsoft. The study found that 19 per cent of the UK’s top 240 retailers fail to offer any payment choice outside of mainstream credit […]

WhatsApp starts digital payment tests in India

WhatsApp starts digital payment tests in India

WhatsApp has begun testing a new payments feature in India that will allow people to send money to other WhatsApp users, excluding merchant accounts. The feature is currently in beta, according to sources familiar with the company’s plans, but hasn’t been publicly announced because it’s not widely available at this time. The company has been […]

Adobe Reveals Gen Z are UK’s Biggest Content Consumers, Engaging with over 10 Hours of Online Content a Day

Adobe Reveals Gen Z are UK’s Biggest Content Consumers, Engaging with over 10 Hours of Online Content a Day

Britons are addicted to digital content, with UK millennials spending 8.5 hours – over half of the average waking day (53%) – reading, watching, liking, creating and sharing content across their devices. For Generation Z, this rises to 10.6 hours, while the UK average is 6.9 hours. The findings come from Adobe’s latest report into […]

SpotX and Smartclip merger promises unified ad tech platform

SpotX and Smartclip merger promises unified ad tech platform

Video ad serving platform SpotX has set aside its differences with fellow video advertising platform Smartclip to form a single global company operating under a joint management team. The merger will see creation of an ad tech powerhouse operating under the SpotX brand capable of providing over 1,000 broadcasters and digital publishers with the tools […]