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New research suggests organisations should embrace new messaging culture

Surge in consumers' use of messaging and social media is transforming their expectations of service, says new BT and Cisco research...

6 Dec 2017

GLOBAL

Tailoring the customer experience boosts online sales
Tailoring the customer experience boosts online sales

Annual online retail or "e-tail" sales now exceed $19 billion in Canada, AUS$21 billion in Australia, US$410 billion in the United States and US$1 trillion in China...

By Michael J. Armstrong and Narongsak (Tek) Thongpapa 31 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Tongji University students tackle rhino horn demand management in China using design
Tongji University students tackle rhino horn demand management in China using design

Forty students from China's Tongji University in Shanghai have spent the last few months contributing to the fight against rhino poaching in Africa...

22 Sep 2017

CHINA

Audi pulls 'sexist' China ad after public outcry
Audi pulls 'sexist' China ad after public outcry

SHANGHAI, China: German automaker Audi apologised on Thursday over an advertisement it aired in China that was slammed as sexist for showing a bride-to-be being roughly examined like a piece of livestock...

21 Jul 2017

GLOBAL

Four realities facing brands today
Four realities facing brands today

We Communications' inaugural ‘Brands in Motion' study uncovers four realities that allow brands to embrace motion...

9 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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China tightens rules for online news providers

BEIJING - China has issued new internet regulations increasing Communist party control over online news providers, the latest step in the country's push to tighten its policing of the web...

3 May 2017

GLOBAL

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Alibaba backs decision to add video games to 'Asia Olympics'

Online retail giant Alibaba on Thursday batted down criticism over a decision to add e-sports to the lineup of the 2022 Asia Games in China, responding to scepticism about an event it will play a major role in promoting.

21 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

China's Weibo is now worth more than Twitter
China's Weibo is now worth more than Twitter

Twitter is just not having a good end to the decade. After disappointing Q4 2016 financial results marred the platform's active role in the US Elections, a new report now suggests that Twitter is valued less than its Chinese rival Weibo...

By Andy Walker 14 Feb 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Apple removes New York Times app from China store
Apple removes New York Times app from China store

Apple has removed the New York Times from its China app store, the tech giant said, after authorities told the company the app breached regulations...

6 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Launch of the first LOUIS XIII boutique
Launch of the first LOUIS XIII boutique

The world's first LOUIS XIII boutique launched in Beijing on 20 September 2016. The boutique is housed at the seven-storey Beijing SKP luxury mall...

30 Sep 2016

CHINA

China shuts down online news operations: report
China shuts down online news operations: report

BEIJING: China has shut down several online news operations after authorities blasted them for independently reporting and publishing articles about potentially sensitive subjects, state media said on Monday...

25 Jul 2016

CHINA

Hong Kong leader blames Facebook 'hack' for racy pictures
Hong Kong leader blames Facebook 'hack' for racy pictures

HONG KONG - Hong Kong's leader Leung Chun-ying said his Facebook page was hacked after reports that scantily-clad women had appeared on his friends list...

31 Dec 2015

CHINA

Translation pulled for sexual embellishment
Translation pulled for sexual embellishment

BEIJING - A new Chinese translation of Indian Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore's poetry collection Stray Birds has been pulled from bookshop shelves, the publisher said, after controversy erupted over its unusually sexual content...

29 Dec 2015

CHINA

Apple digital wallet heads to China
Apple digital wallet heads to China

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Apple announced a major partnership with China UnionPay on Thursday to put is digital wallet to work in the world's most populous country...

21 Dec 2015

CHINA

Internet giant Alibaba to buy South China Morning Post
Internet giant Alibaba to buy South China Morning Post

HONG KONG, CHINA: Chinese internet giant Alibaba said Friday it would buy Hong Kong's South China Morning Post, following weeks of speculation over the future of the English-language newspaper...

14 Dec 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa falls further in Economic Freedom rankings
South Africa falls further in Economic Freedom rankings

The Economic Freedom of the World: 2015 Annual Report shows that South Africa has dropped further in ranking to 96 out of the 157 countries and territories included in the report...

15 Sep 2015

UNITED STATES

Michael O’Rourke, NYF’s President with Yeoju City mayor, Won Kyeong-hei at the event’s signing ceremony.
New York Festivals to celebrate in Asia

New York Festival's (NYF) 2015 award-winners will be celebrated in South Korea in Yeoju, where a creative showcase will feature trophy-winning work at New York Festivals Asia...

29 Apr 2015

CHINA

Segway goes Sino: China 'Segway copycat' buys Segway company
Segway goes Sino: China 'Segway copycat' buys Segway company

BEIJING, CHINA: A Chinese firm, which makes self-balancing two-wheeled scooter-like vehicles, has bought its US rival, Segway, it said on Wednesday, only months after being accused of copying its designs...

16 Apr 2015

CHINA

'Great Cannon' expands China web blocking: researchers
'Great Cannon' expands China web blocking: researchers

WASHINGTON DC, US: China has expanded its Internet censorship efforts beyond its borders with a new strategy that attacks websites across the globe, researchers said on Friday...

13 Apr 2015

CHINA

Mocking Mao miffs mouthpiece
Mocking Mao miffs mouthpiece

BEIJING, CHINA: One of China's most famous television hosts has had his shows taken off air and was condemned by a paper affiliated to the party mouthpiece after allegedly insulting Communist China's founding father Mao Zedong, according to reports...(Video)

10 Apr 2015

CHINA

China blasts Google security move as 'unacceptable'
China blasts Google security move as 'unacceptable'

BEIJING, CHINA: A Chinese cyberspace bureau on Thursday denounced Google for deciding not to recognise the agency's authority after a Beijing-linked security breach...

7 Apr 2015

CHINA

Factory worker turned Apple supplier now China's richest woman
Factory worker turned Apple supplier now China's richest woman

BEIJING, CHINA: A former factory worker who founded a company supplying Apple, Samsung and other technological giants with touchscreen glass is China's richest woman...

2 Apr 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

The future of mobile exam preparation, Q&A with George Burgess
The future of mobile exam preparation, Q&A with George Burgess

Inspired by the global mindset of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs while at Stanford, Burgess explains what Gojimo means for the industry, and why SA...

By Jessica Taylor 2 Apr 2015

CHINA

Reuters websites blocked in China
Reuters websites blocked in China

BEIJING, CHINA: Reuters news websites were inaccessible in China on Friday, the latest Western news organisation to be blocked in a country where censors keep a tight grip over information...

23 Mar 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation
Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

CHINA

New media, New China: Xinhua relaunch on barred networks
New media, New China: Xinhua relaunch on barred networks

BEIJING, CHINA: China's official news agency Xinhua has re-launched its English-language presence on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, it announced - all of which are blocked in China...

5 Mar 2015

SPAIN

Asian firms challenge Apple with snazzy new smartphones
Asian firms challenge Apple with snazzy new smartphones

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Several big Asian phone companies launched new high-end smartphones and other wireless gizmos on Sunday, hoping to challenge US giant Apple in a big year for wireless gadgets...

3 Mar 2015

CHINA

China says Anthem hacking accusations 'groundless'
China says Anthem hacking accusations 'groundless'

BEIJING, CHINA: China has rejected accusations it was behind a hacking attack that saw data on up to 80 million customers stolen from US health insurance giant Anthem as 'groundless'...

10 Feb 2015

CHINA

Five paradoxes that luxury brands should not forget
Five paradoxes that luxury brands should not forget

CHINA: We live in a world of unpredictability, one in a constant state of flux, and which has conditioned its inhabitants to expect change even in brands they have always loved...

2 Feb 2015

CHINA

China government agency 'bombs' Alibaba over management
China government agency 'bombs' Alibaba over management

SHANGHAI, CHINA: A powerful Chinese regulator on Wednesday blasted e-commerce giant Alibaba for allowing "illegal" actions on its multi-billion-dollar online shopping platform...

30 Jan 2015

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