Business Services (96)
Pitch my shop
Herold.at, Austria’s Yellow Pages, offers a virtual tour through the country’s shopping streets and even inside the stores. Shop owners can upload videos where they can present and pitch themselves and their shop to potential consumers.
Why it matters
This demonstrates how the collaboration between online search tools and brands can bring about advantages for both. What other content may we see businesses share that will add depth to the online experience?
16. September 2009
The Korean government is testing robots that will act as security guards in correctional facilities. The robots’ duties include general video surveillance and to warn staff in case inmates attempt suicide.
The main Russian telecommunications company has developed a mobile application that allows access to public services. This has made it far easier for people to obtain information and manage accounts online, without having to visit state institutions and avoiding long queues.