After missing the critical holiday shopping season, Apple Inc has jumped into the voice speaker wars with the HomePod smart speaker, a device that will compete against offerings from Amazon.com and Google.
Anglo American's diamond unit De Beers aims to launch the first industry-wide blockchain this year to track gems each time they change hands starting from the moment they are dug from the ground, its CEO said.
Amazon has filed a patent application with the US Patent and Trademark Office for its virtual reality mirror, offering a blended reality view to users for "entertainment and other purposes" including trying on clothes.
Estée Lauder is expanding its global partnership with YouCam in a first-ever mobile augmented reality training program offering Estée Lauder's 17,000 employees on-demand training and product briefings on their phones.
The sports retailer plans to the install the electronic article surveillance (EAS) tag in over 200 stores in Europe after its soft launch reduced theft by up to 75 per cent in stores in the UK and France.
Thousands of smaller Chinese store owners are now using a supply chain app made by Alibaba Group; part of a multi-billion dollar drive to take the e-commerce giant's dominance of online shopping into physical stores.