HI-TECH NEWS with #retail hashtag

As usual in the end of each month we post a list of the most noticeable technology company acquisitions.
The first day of March was rich in M&As. The first name of the company is those who acquired and the second one is who was acquired correspondingly. Let’s start with e-Zest Solutions.

by Amanda's
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Apple Inc could open its first stores in India and might eventually start manufacturing in the country under new foreign investment rules for retailers outlined on Monday.

The new rules exempt foreign retailers for three years from a requirement to source 30 percent of the goods sold in company-owned stores locally.

Retail is changing like never before. Thanks to new technologies, it is getting much easier than ever before for retailers to comply with every customer’s demands. A mall of the future will look completely different from the current one: from robots to fitting room apps.

by Ahmed Dubai
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More than half of mobile sales in GCC conducted on Apple devices

Apple’s iOS made up 54 per cent of mobile sales in the GCC, with Android closely behind at 46 per cent, a new reports shows.

According to Criteo’s Q4 2015 State of Mobile Commerce Report, GCC retailers with a strong mobile shopping experience closed out 2015 with impressive sales results, shifting many mobile device browsers into buyers.

As an expatriate living in UAE I thought that it would be useful to share my review of the major offline retailers for consumer electronics operating in UAE.