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Apple services up 19pc – not enough to offset 8pc iPhone drop

July 28, 2016

Slightly edging out forecasts, Apple’s revenue from services grew 19 percent from a year ago, but it was not enough to offset a slowdown in iPhone and iPad sales, which dragged down overall revenue for the second quarter in a row.

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Bulgari to safeguard consumers’ data in Swiss bunker via app

July 21, 2016

Italian jeweler Bulgari is crossing over into the consumer solutions sector with the introduction of its Bulgari Vault mobile application.

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Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas organizes digital cleanse

July 7, 2016

The Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas is helping consumers reshape their relationship with their mobile devices with its first Digital Detox Weekend Retreat.

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Sirin Labs responds to cyber security distress via secure smartphone debut

June 27, 2016

Worries of data breaches and concerns for cyber security have risen as hackers become increasingly sophisticated, targeting affluents while they shop at high-end department stores and stay at the industry’s finest hotel properties.

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Dolce & Gabbana turns up the volume in nod to the ’80s

June 21, 2016

Italy’s Dolce & Gabbana is letting consumers feel the music with a fully functional boom box-shaped handbag.

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Apple’s new messaging, voice opportunities are significant, if uninspired

June 15, 2016

Apple has opened both Siri and iMessage to developers, taking advantage of the significant interest in voice-based services and next-generation messaging to attract marketers and breathe new life into the iPhone.

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How brands can conquer Apple Watch retailing via coupons, loyalty

June 13, 2016

Although the art of purchasing via Apple Watch applications has not yet reached its zenith – with 24 percent of consumers wary of making impulse buys on the wearable – retailers can fuel sales by offering in-store shoppers easy access to coupons and loyalty programs, according to a GPShopper report.

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Vertu appeals to Middle Eastern clientele with bespoke Ramadan collection

June 6, 2016

In honor of Muslim holy month Ramadan, cell phone manufacturer Vertu has tapped Arab calligraphy artist Wissam Shawkat for a bespoke collection.

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Porsche Design ventures further into technology with Windows device

June 2, 2016

German fashion label Porsche Design is fusing fashion, technology and sport with the development of a 2-in-1 device.

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Google bets big on smartphones to drive VR opportunities

May 20, 2016

With Google’s announcement yesterday of an Android virtual reality platform called Daydream, a new headset for smartphones and applications in the works from a number of big brands, the company hopes to unlock consumer adoption and new marketing opportunities for virtual reality.

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