IoT in Retail

IoT in Retail

Retail IoT: Why the future is about connecting with the customer

Scott Thompson reports on a retail sector in flux, with IoT and other cutting-edge technologies paving a new way forward. “The high street has to...

Etsy opens machine learning centre in Toronto

NEWSBYTE Etsy, the ecommerce website that focuses on handmade or vintage items, is opening its third machine learning centre, and its first in Canada....

Retail IoT: PayPal acquires iZettle for $2.2 billion

PayPal has announced that it is to acquire European fintech player, iZettle, for $2.2 billion, in a move that will draw the online payments...

How startups aim to help retailers beat Amazon and Alibaba at...

The cashier-less store space is currently dominated by Amazon and China's Alibaba. But, as Scott Thompson reports, a number of startups have entered the...

Walmart $16bn Flipkart deal: SoftBank uncertain, Google circling

US retail giant Walmart confirmed this week that it is taking a majority stake in Flipkart, India’s leading ecommerce brand. As announced, the deal...

New VR/AR launches for Apple, Google, PayPal, Facebook, Snap

Apple, Snap, PayPal, and Google are all jostling for position in virtual and augmented reality this week – while Facebook goes for mass-market appeal...

Amazon: Alexa upgrades for memory, context, meaning = antitrust risk?

Amazon has announced three new upgrades for its Alexa AI platform on the back of healthy revenue increases, and is trailing a future of...

Why Alibaba’s ‘New Retail’ revolution is all about AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly being implemented as a part of Alibaba’s New Retail strategy, blending the online and offline worlds to create seamless...

Retail: Walmart aims for majority stake in India’s Flipkart

US retail giant Walmart is reportedly closing in on purchasing a majority stake in Flipkart, India’s leading ecommerce brand and its most valuable startup. The predicted...

Retail IoT: Why AI is the big opportunity | Special report

There was initial scepticism about AI in retail, but it is now generating considerable buzz, with companies realising that the technology is here to...

New Walmart patents signal a push towards Retail 2.0

US retail giant Walmart's vision of the future has been revealed by a number of recent patents. These suggest that its ambition is now...

Amazon now world’s second most valuable company after Apple

Amazon is now the world’s second most valuable company, overtaking Google’s parent Alphabet. The retail, technology, Web services – and soon delivery – company has...