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  • Gelato Messina: an Aussie ice cream mecca Gelato Messina: an Aussie ice cream mecca

    Australians are the world's third biggest consumers of ice cream, eating 18 litres per year. Specialised retailer Gelato Messina has reported 60% year-on-year growth. Can stores like this “Aussie ice cream Mecca” beat the big franchises and redefine the nation’s food habits?

  • Is the German luxury market driven by functionality? Is the German luxury market driven by functionality?

    A global survey on the perception of German luxury arrived at the word “perfection”. But HSBC’s Luxury Goods report lists only one German company, and German’s traditionally prefer to buy designer goods from Italy, UK and France. Is German luxury really driven by function over form?

  • Can BlackBerry become the work phone? Can BlackBerry become the work phone?

    In 2009, BlackBerry held 47% of the US smartphone market. In 2014 that figure is less than 1%, both domestically and globally. While critics see BlackBerry as a washed-up brand, the company is trying to making a comeback by focusing on business customers.

  • Zwipe is a biometric credit card Zwipe is a biometric credit card

    With Apple Pay launching officially in October 2014, the world of mobile and contactless payments may have changed forever. But will we all prefer to pay with our mobiles over contactless cards? Zwipe wants to add security with a fingerprint sensor.