Carrefour and French bank BNP Paribas have developed a free payment app together, called Wa!. Customers can use the app to do mobile payments, keep track of their loyalty cards and take advantage of coupons.
Chinese online giant Alibaba's founder, Jack Ma, will no longer be present at the International Anticounterfeiting Coalition's conference (IACC). He was supposed to give the keynote speech, but decided to call it off.
Will Chinese internet giant Alibaba consider its Benelux office a mere footnote in its existence or is there a reason for this specific move? In any case, the Chinese market has a huge appetite for any Western brand product.
The world's largest internet retailer, Alibaba Group, will open an office in Amsterdam to guide Benelux-based companies to the Chinese market. Former Blokker CEO Roland Palmer will lead Alibaba Group's Benelux operations.
Korean electronics manufacturer Samsung has launched a payment service for its Smart TVs. With Samsung Checkout, users can go through an entire payment process with their remote control. From the start, the service is available in 53 countries.
American online retailer Amazon wants to assist European sellers with their logistical process, whenever orders have to go across borders. These products will then be available in Amazon's distribution centers.
Africa Internet Group CEO, Jeremy Hodara, believes only online retail will be able to meet Africa's increased demand, obviously seeing a lot of opportunities for his own company, which is currently active in 26 African countries.