Privacy complaint targets EU Parliament’s virus test site

BRUSSELS - A privacy activist filed a complaint with an EU watchdog on Friday over the European Parliament’s COVID-19 testing app for its staff, saying it could be transferring data illegally to the United States. READ MORE: Twitter slapped with fine for breaking EU's data privacy law The Austrian privacy advocacy group...

UK stance on ambassador riles EU

Post-Brexit tensions look to have found another place to flare up after a disagreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union over the status of the EU's senior representative in the UK. In the 142 other countries where the EU has representation, the group's ambassador is granted status similar...

Govt places part of Jordan under 48-hour lockdown

2021-01-23 HKT 04:42" title="Notices sprung up across the so-called "restricted area" in the early hours of Saturday morning. Photo: RTHK"> Notices sprung up across the so-called "restricted area" in the early hours of Saturday morning. Photo: RTHK 2021-01-23 HKT 04:42" title="Tents seen on Shanghai Street are expected to be used...

‘Tell confused residents if lockdown is happening’

2021-01-22 HKT 22:10" title="District councillors say residents are anxious, worried and confused, and some have been going on supermarket runs while others are fleeing the district entirely. Photo: RTHK"> District councillors say residents are anxious, worried and confused, and some have been going on supermarket runs while others are fleeing...

Police arrest seven over ‘HK$110 mn investment scam’

Police arrest seven over 'HK$110 mn investment scam' Police said they have arrested seven people for their suspected involvement in an investment scam involving HK$110 million. Officers said the seven have allegedly duped at least 182 victims into investing in projects involving low risk but attracting high returns, such as...

Bar, karaoke operators plead to be allowed to reopen

2021-01-22 HKT 19:20" title="Bar and karaoke operators say they don't know how they will be able to survive if they can't reopen their businesses soon. Photo: RTHK"> Bar and karaoke operators say they don't know how they will be able to survive if they can't reopen their businesses soon. Photo:...

國美零售集團新戰略「真快樂」APP搶先版正式運營

HONG KONG, Jan 22, 2021 - (亞太商訊) - 國美零售控股有限公司(493.HK)昨日「解讀新國美.解碼真快樂——『真快樂』APP搶先版正式運營暨國美零售戰略發佈會」在國美鵬潤大廈舉行,並進行了實時線上直播。國美零售CFO方巍、著名財經評論員葉檀、國美零售執行副總裁向海龍、國美零售副總裁王巍、廠商代表等參加發佈會並進行了「真快樂」APP搶先版正式運營啟動儀式。會上,新國美有了嶄新的解讀、明確的定位、及清晰的發展前景。國美零售「真快樂」APP搶先版正式運營暨國美零售戰略發佈會「真快樂」開啟娛樂化戰略 重新定義零售新賽道2021年,國美零售接力2020年的「家.生活」戰略首階段的基礎建設期成功實現並取得滿意成果,進入了第二階段的業務深化轉型階段。經過去年疫情挑戰,以及第二季度以來的業務持續革新、數字化城市家居生活消費及零售模式的探索創變,國美零售不僅已進一步穩健轉型成為「家.生活」整體方案提供商、服務解決商及供應鏈輸出商,更實現了線上線下互爲融合和門店網格佈局優化,「到店」、「到家」、「到網」等業務模式的運營也日臻成熟。憑藉沉澱34年的深厚家電行業專業化、廣泛線下門店列陣及巨大的供應鏈資源,國美零售已開展了破圈佈局,以開放、分享、共贏的理念,聯手拼多多、京東、央視等不同的新舊經濟平台,實現了引流變現的雙輪驅動模式。現在,伴隨著「真快樂」APP搶先版的正式運營,國美零售將實現經營要素化,持續提高經營效率,提升盈利能力。通過用戶思維、平台思維及科技思維解決行業痛點,全力佈局新發展格局。其中,經營重點包括深入推進平台化,對「真快樂」商品進行擴容,在價格及用戶體驗等方面持續升級。結合線上線下雙平台及全場景優勢,加強娛樂化優勢,升級特色功能。同時,國美零售將優化線下佈局,加強配置及升級業態,在全國各地的各級門店,打造精品旗艦店,加大供應鏈開放賦能,與更多流量場景合作,進行輸出開放。除此之外,公司也將全面啟動娛樂化渠道,通過「搶-拼-ZAO」組合,挖掘線下平台娛樂化潛力,提升線下展廳體驗感,讓商家娛樂賣,用戶娛樂買。雙平台精准赋能 造福消費者 流量擴充 價值釋放國美零售2021有兩大指標,其一為提高效率,降低成本。依託雙平台供應鏈及線上線下上平台一體化投入,精準賦能,讓廠商整體渠道成本下降,同時自身運營成本也降低,且將之綜合利益轉到消費端,讓終端客戶享受商品價格優勢帶來的真快樂消費。指標之二為拓規模,增盈利。國美預計2021商品SKU數量將快速擴充。其機制、流量、指標規模上升,綜合盈利能力全面改善,價值全力釋放。國美零售CFO方巍表示:「國美始終站在用戶(消費者、商家、流量聯盟)的角度思考問題,以使用者為導向,尊重使用者利益,為用戶創造價值;宣導開放、共用、共建、共贏的網狀平台思維;借助科技產品、運用科技手段推動經營模式變革、運營模式變革以及組織變革,提高經營效率的科技思維。」著名財經評論員葉檀表示:「國美深切洞察到了時代發展趨勢、市場機遇,以自身的深厚積累和敏捷的突破性創新,發揮優勢、乘勢而上。其以創造價值為目標,具有突破性、顛覆性,這體現了國美勇於突破、善於創新的基因正在啟動,可能成為引領全行業新一輪深刻變革的力量。」國美零售執行副總裁向海龍表示:「2021年國美零售將繼續加速發展,全面提升效益。未來一年,國美將聚焦平台化、供應鏈服務鏈、娛樂化三方面,開放共創,實現價值共贏。此次『真快樂』APP正式上線和全新的國美零售的戰略發佈,標誌著國美平台生態圈正式發力娛樂化零售,擁抱數字科技,以全新的品牌形象連接廠商和用戶,引領零售業步入娛樂化零售新時代。」國美零售副總裁王巍表示:「『真快樂』APP致力讓用戶享受超多有趣、實惠的互動玩法,和全品類超低價真選好物,充分體驗充滿美好快樂的購物過程。我們開創了年輕消費群體喜愛的『搶-拼-ZAO』娛樂玩法組合,於行業率先開創了全程真人視頻導購服務先河,使使用者玩得開心,買得暢快,體驗一站式暖心服務,真正實現樂享購物。」國美「家.生活」戰略正在也會繼續升級,現已形成以線上平台為主,線上及線下雙平台+自營/第三方外部供應鏈的「社交+商務+分享」的國美生態圈。全新創變的國美零售不再是電器連鎖的單一賽道,也不再是傳統門店的老渠道。新國美擁有數字化、平台化、娛樂化、生態化的進程的全面升級,並具備了進擊並引領數字化、本地化、娛樂化、社交化零售新賽道、價值厚空間的稀缺能力和巨大潛力。2021會是國美零售全力發力的一年,讓新國美澎湃勢能全面展現。 Copyright 2021 亞太商訊. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.com

Heathrow Covid Chaos British Tech Co Has Solution

MANCHESTER, UK, Jan 22, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - British tech company VST Enterprises (VSTE) warned airlines and the travel industry in December of last year of 'Covid related security threats' prior to the chaotic scenes that unfolded at Heathrow airport (Monday 18th Jan).Tech boss and CEO Louis-James Davis warned...

Citicode Ltd. Shareholders Approve Reverse Takeover of Homegrown Multi-Disciplinary Healthcare Specialist Livingstone Health Holdings Limited

SINGAPORE, Jan 22, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Shareholders of Citicode Ltd. ("Citicode" or the "Company") today approved the reverse takeover ("RTO") of homegrown multi-disciplinary healthcare specialist Livingstone Health, marking the start of a new chapter of growth in Singapore and across the Asia Pacific region.At the extraordinary general meeting...

‘Covid brings cleaner air but govt not doing enough’

2021-01-21 HKT 18:10" title="A green group says air quality has improved, with people not going out so often during the pandemic. Image: Shutterstock"> A green group says air quality has improved, with people not going out so often during the pandemic. Image: Shutterstock A green group said on Thursday that...

Tam Yiu-chung gets China jab, says he feels fine

2021-01-21 HKT 17:53" title="Tam Yiu-chung told his DAB party-mate Starry Lee that he has been vaccinated against the coronavirus."> Tam Yiu-chung told his DAB party-mate Starry Lee that he has been vaccinated against the coronavirus. Hong Kong's sole delegate to the National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC), Tam Yiu-chung, said...

Low Carbon on Cement Possible with CCS

Edmonton, Alberta, Jan 22, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - A low carbon future for cement is advancing through a unique feasibility study to see carbon capture and storage (CCS) on Lehigh Cement's plant in Edmonton, Alberta. Recognizing the substantial role that large-scale CCS has in reducing greenhouse (GHG) emissions, the...

Govt still pursuing Sinovac vaccines: Sophia Chan

2021-01-21 HKT 22:58" title="Experts have recommended Hong Kong use vaccines from BioNTech and AstraZeneca, leaving Sinovac out of the equation for now. Image: Shutterstock"> Experts have recommended Hong Kong use vaccines from BioNTech and AstraZeneca, leaving Sinovac out of the equation for now. Image: Shutterstock Health Secretary Sophia Chan has...

Trump’s Senate trial on hold as Democrats take control

Then outgoing US President Donald Trump addresses guests at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on January 20, 2021. (ALEX EDELMAN / AFP) Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial remains in limbo as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi holds off on triggering a proceeding that could slow the newly Democratic-controlled Senate in confirming...