Intel shuts down pilot Web Store

Summary:Chip giant Intel Corp has quietly shut down its first-ever Web Store in theworld in Malaysia on 1 December, 2000, and nixed plans to open similarstores in developing countries in the region. Intel opened the store onApril 16 last year offering high-speed Internet access, online shoppingwithout credit cards, and on-hand staff called Web Guides to assistcustomers.

Chip giant Intel Corp has quietly shut down its first-ever Web Store in the world in Malaysia on 1 December, 2000, and nixed plans to open similar stores in developing countries in the region. Intel opened the store on April 16 last year offering high-speed Internet access, online shopping without credit cards, and on-hand staff called Web Guides to assist customers. Intel was unwilling to disclose how much had been invested in the pilot store but stated that "about ten people" were affected by the closure and contends that the project was successful in encouraging more consumers to get online.

Full story-- ZDNet Asia.

Topics: Intel, E-Commerce, Malaysia

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