Big Tech Little Tech #11 - Rick and Shaun discuss ecommerce, the rise of Shein, Gen Z's impact on retail, online shopping fraud, Siri's birthday, and who uses subtitles the most!
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Episode #11 Timeline
00:00 What tech caught our eye recently:
- Do you turn on subtitles when you're watching Netflix? A new survey says we're turning them on to watch and read!
- Shaun celebrates Siri's 11th birthday (on this 11th episode), and looks back on what people were distracted by when Siri first launched.
- Rick ends the segment by reminding us that Elon Musk and Twitter are still demanding headlines 🐦
08:08 Tech News
- Australian telecoms company Optus exposed the data of about 10 million customers.
- Google is closing its cloud gaming service, called Stadia.
- European MPs have voted for a law that requires all new portable devices to use a USB-C charger from 2024.
- A Russian AI company called Deepcake found itself at the centre of many misleading stories recently after it was said that film star Bruce Willis had sold the rights to his face.
9.40 Should TV companies ask for so much personal data?
12.46 Ecommerce and online shopping (part one)
- Who are the big hitters in ecommerce?
- The likes of Craigslist are not in the same league as Amazon, Shein or Alibaba.
- China’s dominance and the concept of the super app.
- So, who is Shein, and how might it compare against familiar fashion brands like Zara?
- Community shopping and the role of AI.
- Is tailoring the future of online shopping?
29.24 Statistics corner
- Ecommerce fraud is a significant global problem. Here are a few statistics to wrap your head around as we approach a busy shopping season.
30.18 Ecommerce and online shopping (part two)
- The combination of hardware and software to help grocery deliveries.
- A possible future vision of shopping.
- How Gen Z behaviour will affect retail habits.
- Where will Rick and Shaun shop online this festive season?
39.14 Can Rick name the renamed?
- Can Rick successfully tackle Shaun’s latest quiz?
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