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.