In the unusual year of 2020 when social distancing has become a norm, the increasing demand for online social interaction cannot be ignored. The use of video messaging as an entry point to the online social media battlefield is undoubtedly the new blood among various IM (instant messaging) products. A start-up called POP(画音) has just launched a Video SMS product, which quickly caught my eye. How did video SMS rise? How does it meet the needs? And what are the possible application? We will explore all these questions together in this article.

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Highlights:

· Video SMS provides new ideas for the exploration of social networking…


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With the growing impact of Coronavirus, the word ‘No-Contact’ has become ‘The hot word of the year’, especially for the food delivery market. Though the pandemic is booming meal delivery business, concerns about the safety of food rises as well. Is there a smart and sustainable solution to solve this problem? Smart Pick-up locker seems to be the answer.

The current food delivery method is potentially low efficient, with a risk of virus transmission. The only way to achieve no-contact delivery is to leave the food in front of the door, much as we do with other packages so that there’s no need for face-to-face contact. However, this would harm customer experience as the meal would turn cold during the delivery, and customers have to be at home at a specific time to receive it. Even without the concern of food safety, the traditional delivery method is costly in time and labor, with couriers lining up in the restaurant, waiting for the food ready to be delivered, which would cause a long waiting time and inevitably affect the experience of those who are dining in. …


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The hit of Coronavirus has made 2020 a year unlike any other. According to The International Civil Aviation Organisation(ICAO), Global airline revenues are expected to fall by $4–5 billion in the first quarter of 2020 as a result of flight cancellations; the International Energy Agency(IEA) report shows a drop in global oil demand, which is the first quarterly contraction in a decade; Inflation is running at more than 50 percent in Argentina and the country is in talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to avoid a default on its debt. …

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Cecilia Dong

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