To better engage and prevent customers from being overwhelmed by its menu of over 800 teas, the Singapore luxury brand has turned to a mobile app as part of a major e-commerce expansion in 2014.
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The Japanese e-commerce giant takes another big step into the digital content space with its purchase of messaging and VoIP platform Viber.
New guidelines will require the industry to allow smartphone users the option to delete unnecessary pre-loaded applications, to rectify unreasonable practices and reduce inconvenience.
The app called Guardian leverages Microsoft Windows Azure cloud services and Bing Maps APIs to enable a "track me" feature. It also has an SOS function that sends out distress messages via SMS, e-mail, or Facebook.
The telco is back to working on an alternative after its "all-in-one communications app", LoopMe, was scrapped following legal complications in Israel ahead of its scheduled launch this month.
SmartFoundry, an application programming interface platform, will allow software developers to leverage the telco's voice calling and SMS capabilities to make it easier to create apps and services. Other network functions to come next.
The Internet administrator says global policy setting meetings are under-represented by Asia-Pacific interests, and is calling for current voices to be louder and new blood to participate.
There are just 1.3 billion women online, compared with 1.5 billion men, which represents an "emerging market" opportunity for device makers, network operators and software developers--with more potential than China and India.
U.S.-based Internet administrator will open its first new global engagement office in China, as it steps up efforts to becomes more inclusive with stakeholders in Asia.
South Korean electronics giant will team up with Electronic Arts to attract developers via "unusually strong" financial incentives in a bid to expand its library of games.