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Cash is quickly becoming obsolete in China

November 25th, 2017 at 12:49 pm » Comments Off

There are more ways to pay for goods and services now than ever before, and as such paper money seems increasingly old-fashioned.



Chinese Singles’ Day spending blows Black Friday and Cyber Monday out of the water

November 19th, 2017 at 11:01 am » Comments Off

Americans see Black Friday and Cyber Monday as the ultimate consumer spending extravaganzas, but the annual “record breaking ” sales days have nothing on China’s so-called Singles’ Day. As we can see in this chart from Statista, Singles’ Day sales make the US Thanksgiving weekend spending look like chump change.



The checkout line’s death knell

November 2nd, 2017 at 10:38 am » Comments Off

Machine vision AI is going to change everything about shopping.



Amazon’s Alexa can now recognize different voices and give personalized responses

October 13th, 2017 at 9:40 am » Comments Off

Your Echo just got smart enough to tell you apart from the people you live with.



‘A new extreme’ for the sharing economy: Shoe rentals

October 12th, 2017 at 12:45 am » Comments Off

You may soon be able to rent a pair of designer heels at a nearby shoe store.



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