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Software & systems

Sophia’s creators plan mass rollout in retail, medical in Covid-19’s wake

Sophia’s creators plan mass rollout in retail, medical in Covid-19’s wake

"Social robots like me can take care of the sick or elderly," Sophia says as she conducts a tour of her lab in Hong Kong. "I can help communicate, give therapy and provide social stimulation, even in difficult...
How AuMake is using social e-commerce to drive connections with ANZ brands
Startup roundup: The fashion brands forging virtual connections with shoppers
How City Chic’s IT team contributes to its omnichannel success
Kmart just launched an AR tool. But do customers really use them?

Software & systems Archives

Countdown Scan&Go

Countdown launches Scan&Go technology trial

New Zealand grocer Countdown has unveiled its contactless shopping Scan&Go technology which allows customers to scan, ba...

Covid-19 advice for NZ businesses: Be more prepared to face future crises

Fifty-three per cent of NZ businesses put resiliency and being prepared for another pandemic on top of their plans while...
Dominos call on arrival

Domino’s will now call customers two minutes before their pizza arrives

Domino’s technology-led delivery service is about to get more reliable, the business said, with the introduction of a ‘C...
Techsembly founders Ross Knight, Sohail Qureshi and Amy Read.

Startup helps companies launch marketplaces during Covid-19

Techsembly, a Singapore technology startup, is securing clients worldwide after developing a Software-as-a-Service platf...

Woolworths invests in online shopping tech company

Longtail UX has raised $2.25 million from Woolworths' venture capital arm and homewares giant Global Retail Brands.

RedBalloon: Why it’s time to invest in marketing

The platform's parent company Big Red Group has just made a major investment in marketing technology. CEO David Anderson...

Beyond whitepapers and webinars: What retailers really want from tech partners

Five things technology companies can do to help retailers get through COVID-19.

Wolves in sheep’s clothing? The future of retail partnerships

When today's partners become tomorrow's competition.

Entrepreneur looks to replace corporate travel agents with app

Corporate travel app targeting small businesses.

When bots do the buying where is the value in shopping?

The "weekly shop" will soon be consigned to retail history.

Amazon’s in-car delivery: gimmick or game-changer?

As with most things Amazon, the move has attracted positive and negative reviews.

Embracing body diversity, Asos invests in virtual fit tech

Online retailer in the race to solve the fit problem.

Location and voice technology are the future of retail

Retailers know who their consumers are, but not where they are.

Nike buys custom fit start-up

Sneaker giant's second acquisition in as many months aimed at personalisation.

Myer, Country Road onboard for Instagram shopping launch

Retail giants say they will benefit from launch of new social feature.