China had 772 million netizens by the end of 2017, with a penetration rate of 55.8 percent, and 40.74 million more than the number in the previous year, Beijing News reported citing a report released by the Internet Society of China. Among them 753 million surfed the internet via mobile phones, 57.34 million more than the previous year. The users averaged 27 hours per week surfing the internet, the report said. A total of 398 million Chinese used internet livestreaming last year, and the report predicted the figure will top 500 million by 2019. However, the industry saw a slower user growth of 28.4 percent last year, and it's expected to continue to fall to 10.2 percent by 2019. Mobile social software has become a absolute necessity for mobile phone uses, with nearly half of them using these software more than three times each day. The top three most used social apps are WeChat Moments, Qzone and Sina Weibo, with usage rate of 87.3 percent, 64.4 percent and 40.9 percent respectively. … [Read more...] about Over 770m internet users in China
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By Kim Zarzour Aurora Banner Fri., April 20, 2018 Have the “Longo’s lifters” been hitting stores across the GTA? Shortly after an Aurora woman shared her story of her purse being stolen at the local grocery store April 14, another Longo’s shopper, this time in Richmond Hill, said her purse was nearly lifted in the same way at her local Longo’s earlier that afternoon. And on April 10, police in Milton sent out a release, along with photos, of purse-snatching culprits in a Longo’s at that location. In this case, witnesses appear to have scared off the suspects. Anne Marie, the Aurora shopper, was shocked to see photos released by police of the Milton suspects. Two of the men, she said, looked exactly like the ones who bumped into her and told her that fire was coming from her car last Saturday afternoon in Aurora. Article Continued Below “If we spread this, hopefully someone will recognize them and they’ll be … [Read more...] about Grocery shoppers alarmed by purse-snatching scam at Richmond Hill, Aurora and Milton Longo’s
caption They’ve got you hooked. source Scott Olson/Getty Images Retail is rife with strategies to get you to spend more, whether you’re shopping in a brick-and-mortar store or online. Retailers also have tricks to make you use up their products faster. Those tactics include offering free shipping, encouraging bulk purchases – and even making the holes in eye drop bottles bigger, so you run out fast. Retailers are smart. They know your weaknesses and how to capitalize on them. So every time you go shopping – online or IRL – you’re being taunted by infinite reasons to buy more, more, more. Below is a list of some of the most creative (and frankly, impressive) strategies stores use to make you overspend and run out of products faster. Read on to avoid getting tricked. They constantly change the location of products source Spencer Platt / Getty Images Can’t find … [Read more...] about 13 tricks retailers use in stores and online to make you overspend — and keep coming back for more
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia's talent market in 2018 will be all about adapting to change with candidates urged to keep up with trends in their sector so they can actively develop the skills in demand and stay relevant in the employment market. This is just one of the top 10 talent trends for 2018, according to recruiting experts Hays. "Many sectors are being reshaped by technology creating new roles, but also different demands for those in existing jobs," said Tom Osborne, Regional Director of Hays Malaysia. "Marketing is a great example with the demand for digital expertise now greater than that of the traditional marketing function, but we are also seeing demand for professionals in financial services and many others expected to know how to harness digital tools to drive success for their organisation. "We strongly urge candidates at all levels of seniority not to fight the changing trends, but to instead show genuine curiosity about the changes taking place and show an active interest … [Read more...] about What are Malaysia’s Top 10 Talent Trends for 2018?
caption Business Insider’s fake goods haul from Facebook. source Business Insider Facebook is struggling to keep fake products off Marketplace, its two-year-old listings service that allows anyone over the age of 18 to buy and sell goods. Business Insider bought a fake Rolex watch, Gucci bag, and Tiffany bracelet from illegal UK sellers, who didn’t declare the items as counterfeit. Tiffany alone said it has removed more than 2,000 fake listings from Marketplace since 2017, while Trading Standards said the issue is “significantly under-reported.” We found there are minimal rules and protections in place for users, with unscrupulous sellers attempting to secure our personal information and bank details. A detective at the UK’s intellectual property policing unit said buyers of fake goods on Facebook might be financing serious organised … [Read more...] about Our mission to buy a fake Rolex on Facebook reveals how the company is playing host to countless criminal enterprises