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Indian e-commerce: Amazon is now the hot favourite

Indian e-commerce: Amazon is now the hot favourite

Written by on August 8, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The only likely winner in India is now Amazon. Snapdeal has ended merger discussions with Flipkart in a move that, I think, snuffs out the one chance the local players had to keep Amazon at bay. At the same time Softbank is now looking at committing $1.5bn – $2bn into Flipkart in a move that I […]

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Singles Day is great for e-commerce, but not for packaging industry

Singles Day is great for e-commerce, but not for packaging industry

Written by on November 10, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese packaging makers are bracing themselves for Singles’ Day on Friday, stocking up on cardboard and taking on staff ahead of an online shopping bonanza that shifts more goods than Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the United States combined. Sun Jingyun, owner of Kunshan Jiaze Packaging in eastern Jiangsu, has added […]

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With Instagram, Google and Facebook ecosystems, will we shop or drop?

With Instagram, Google and Facebook ecosystems, will we shop or drop?

Written by on November 3, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

That strange grinding sound you hear is ecosystems closing around us. As we have said before the race of the ecosystems seems to be on, and it is getting curiouser and curiouser, and more and more familiar. Google is putting ordering and payments capability into Maps. You look for a restaurant, or Maps suggests one, […]

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For some tech companies heading for China, you can’t get there from here

For some tech companies heading for China, you can’t get there from here

Written by on November 1, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

With news that Alibaba is launching itself into the stronghold of the ‘western’ Internet giants, an inevitable question arises. How do western companies get into China? There is, of course, no doubt that Alibaba has huge plans outside China, and is partnering with US and European companies to make their dreams reality. Verifone is a partner […]

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Can Telcos Monetize Trust?

Can Telcos Monetize Trust?

Written by on August 7, 2012 in BillingViews, Opinion with 1 Comment

Whether Telcos can monetize intangible assets is a question that’s been debated frequently in recent weeks. Trust may be one of the most valuable of those assets. We’ve seen the security industry struggle with keylogging and trusted encryption schemes, like RSA, have been hacked. We’ve also seen companies like Facebook struggle to drive revenue through […]

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