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Mobile commerce Mobile commerce dominates China's online drinks sales – The Drinks Business

Mobile commerce has contributed to more than 80% of all online sales made on China’s biggest e-commerce company Alibaba Group’s retail platform,, in the first quarter of the year. This is compared with 2014 when just over 20% of online drinks sale were generated from mobile devices, with the majority coming from computers, according to the latest joint report ... Read More »

Mobile commerce tech driving SA businesses – IT-Online

Retrenchment, recession and reduced spending – signs of an economy under pressure, but, it would seem from research that South African companies are fighting back. Local ICT managed services provider and leading infrastructure management firm Integr8 says there is clear evidence of exponential growth across multiple sectors, based on increased investment in mobile commerce technologies and platforms. Frost & Sullivan’s ... Read More »

WATCH: Mobile commerce sought after by businesses – Independent Online

File image: IOL To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video CAPE TOWN – Many companies today, across all sectors, are starting to realise that ‘mobile commerce’ should be the focal point of the ICT development strategy says Integr8. Transacting over a hand-held device is believed to afford great convenience that ... Read More »

Study: 57% of Google search traffic is mobile – Retail Dive

Dive Brief: Mobile searches on Google now represent about 57% of all search traffic, as mobile web site traffic is now clearly outpacing traditional desktop traffic, according to a new study from content performance marketing company BrightEdge. The study also found that 79% of all searches were different across mobile and desktop, suggesting a significant shift to the mobile-first search ... Read More »

Paytm nears Little acquisition; Nearbuy next on the radar – VCCircle

Digital wallet Paytm’s parent One97 Communications Ltd is in talks to buy out online deals startup Nearbuy to strengthen its hyperlocal play, according to media reports. The development comes a day after VCCircle first reported that the fintech company is looking to acquire its investee firm and Nearbuy’s peer Little. The news of Paytm’s interest in Nearbuy was first brought ... Read More »

Exclusive: Paytm in talks to acquire deal discovery app Little – VCCircle

Digital wallet Paytm’s parent One97 Communications Ltd is looking to acquire investee firm Little Internet Pvt. Ltd, which runs deal discovery app Little, two persons familiar with the conversations told VCCircle. Paytm has already had early-stage talks with the founders, the persons said. Paytm and its early backer venture capital firm SAIF Partners became major investors in Little when they ... Read More »

Cashless self-checkout takes center store in NY grocery – Retail Dive

Dive Brief: Key Food Montague, a cooperative grocer in Brooklyn Heights, NY, has become home to new cashless self-checkout systems supplied by Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions and STCR, a provider of business systems to grocery retailers, according to a press release. Four of Toshiba’s Self Checkout System 6 units were deployed in four self-checkout lanes positioned in the center of ... Read More »

Alexa-Cortana Deal to Boost AI and Voice-Enabled Commerce Markets – eWeek

The Aug. 30 announcement by Microsoft and Amazon that they will enable their respective virtual assistant technologies, Cortana and Alexa, to talk to one another, is being regarded by industry experts as the first crack in the wall that separates today’s leading virtual assistant technologies. Although voice-activated virtual assistants are present in millions of devices and have plenty of overlap ... Read More »

Assessing the Value of Alibaba's Mobile Audience – Market Realist

Alibaba’s Post-Earnings Update: Cloud, Mobile Users, Brand Rights PART 10 OF 16 By Naomi Gray  | Aug 30, 2017 9:47 pm EDT Mobile audience up 24% As a growing number of Chinese consumers and, in particular, Alibaba (BABA) customers conduct transactions on mobile, it is important to explore mobile’s value to Alibaba. Alibaba noted that it had 529 million mobile ... Read More »