• Apple Ordered to Open App Payments; Marshmallow Raise $85m

    In today's ExchangeWire news digest: Apple are ordered to allow app developers offer alternative payment methods to the App Store; insurtech startup Marshmallow reach unicorn status after a USD $85m Series B funding round; and TikTok launch Effect Studio AR [...]

  • Weekly Focus: In APAC, Booming E-Commerce Also Means Exploding Fraud

    This week, a study reveals that while Asia-Pacific is indeed an online shopping paradise, it also is a haven for fraudsters who have targeted 18% of consumers in the region. Some 71% had made online purchases and 63% used mobile payments [...]

  • Through the Looking Glass – a VR/AR Wonderland for Retail?

    The concept of virtual reality (VR) as a serious commercial concept has been brewing for well over a decade, with the technology regularly heralded as the next big step in gaming, entertainment, and design. In this piece for RetailTechNews, John [...]

  • UK Consumers to Trigger Data Privacy Requests; Multi-Device Shoppers Spend More

    RetailTechNews’ weekly roundup brings you up-to-date research findings from around the world. In this week’s edition: UK Consumers to Trigger Data Privacy Requests; Multi-Device Shoppers Spend More; and UK Consumers Believe AR Influences Purchasing. UK Consumers to Trigger Data Privacy [...]

  • The Digital Revolution Is Here – Q&A with One iota

    The change digital technology is driving in retail is there for all to see. However, while some retailers are diving in at the deep end, others are only dipping their toes in the water for now. In this Q&A with [...]

  • Why AR Access Is Important for Retailers

    Augmented reality (AR) is a relatively new phenomenon in the retail world, but some brands already realise how important it is to harness what the technology offers. In this piece for RetailTechNews, digital branding and ad-tech writer Kayla Matthews explains how companies [...]

  • IPA Bellwether Report Shows Muted Ad Spend Ahead of GDPR: The Industry Reacts

    Market budget growth lost further momentum during the first quarter of 2018, according to the IPA Bellwether report published last Wednesday (18 April). In fact, budgets are growing at the slowest rate since recordings began in 2016. Report highlights - Internet [...]

  • The Realities of Extended Reality – Q&A with Joel LaMontagne, CEO, Trivver

    Conversations around ‘augmented reality’ (AR) and ‘virtual reality’ (VR) focus largely in its glittering promise, but what are the ‘realities’ of running campaigns in these environments? In this Q&A with ExchangeWire, Joel LaMontagne (pictured below), CEO, Trivver, describes how the [...]

  • Diamond Hedge Hopes AR Will Help It Sparkle in APAC

    With consumers in the Asia-Pacific region already accustomed to augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) technologies, one company hopes this means they will be able to more quickly adapt to its own platform. Launched in 2015, Diamond Hedge touts itself as a [...]

  • Amazon Acquires Smart Doorbell Company Ring; Amazon Adds an AR Functionality to Its Android App

    RetailTechNews’ weekly Amazon Watch brings you some of the company’s biggest moves from the past seven days, analysing how the giant is revolutionising the retail space. In this week’s edition: Amazon Acquires Smart Doorbell Company Ring; Amazon Adds an AR [...]