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Tomorrow’s supermarket just round the corner

Posted by Dan Pope on 12/11/12 15:25

The biggest Chinese e-commerce retailer, Yihaodian, have announced their plans to launch 1,000 virtual supermarkets, with the first two opening in Guangzhou and Shenzhen. These supermarkets do not actually stock any products and to the naked eye the shelves remain empty. Using augmented reality technology, shoppers will be able to use their smartphone to see pictures of available groceries (of which there will be 1,000). Yihaodian trialled the idea last year on the Shanghai underground by allowing commuters to take photos of items displayed on billboards – the selected groceries were then delivered to their home.


Topic Chinese HTML5 Nick Lansley China Gatwick Airport News Tesco Virtual Supermarket Yihaodian 3D TV

Life, liberty and the pursuit of bandwidth

Posted by Dan Pope on 06/07/11 08:00

Ok, so I stole the title from an unrelated blog I read the other day; I thought it was rather funny, as well as apt for what I want to discuss.


Topic BDUK BT FTTC London FTTP government News Paddington Tesco South Korea

Mobile providers join forces to create joint platform for “Wave to Pay” technology

Posted by Dan Pope on 04/07/11 09:00

Over the next few years we may well be paying for our goods by using our mobile phone. This is a concept that has been around for a while, and now  looks as though it’s finally happening. Over the last fortnight Orange/ T-Mobile , Vodafone and O2 have agreed to create a single platform to support mobile transactions. This step brings the whole concept closer to market realisation - as retailers will now only need to plug in to one joint platform.


Topic Barclays McDonalds Orange Pret a Manger Contactless News NFC Starbucks Tesco O2 T-Mobile Vodafone Wilkinson