Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

#Varoufexit: Greece's Finance Minister Bows Out

Read more

THE DEBATE

What now? Uncertainty for Greece and for Europe - part 1

Read more

THE DEBATE

What now? Uncertainty for Greece and for Europe - part 2

Read more

REVISITED

One year after Gaza war, residents still struggling to survive

Read more

REPORTERS

Libya in search of unity

Read more

ENCORE!

Tina Arena: Love, loss and la langue française

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

History’s worst tragedies: Would you have resisted?

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

Lithuanian president: 'Greek govt is not willing to take responsibility'

Read more

FOCUS

Violence and chaos await migrants in Libya

Read more

We explore the digital revolution and check out the latest technological trends. Every Saturday at 2.15 pm Paris time.

#TECH 24

#TECH 24

Latest update : 2011-09-13

The group buying phenomenon

The Chicago-based group buying company 'Groupon' is credited with sparking one of the latest waves in online shopping by connecting merchants and consumers with unbelievable deals. Although the company is now encountering a number of obstacles from management woes to overseas expansion, the group buying phenomenon that Groupon sparked is taking off.

By Eric Olander

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2015-07-03 technology

Testing robots to play, snuggle and learn

China hopes the Zhongguancun district in Beijing will rival Silicon Valley with its start-ups, incubators and investors. Our report takes a look at the budding tech sector there....

Read more

2015-06-26 Twitter

Governing in 140 characters

Virtual governance is a reality in Spain, where the town of Jun is administered using Twitter. Our special report looks at how it works. Next, we speak to Lama Mansour, founder...

Read more

2015-06-19 technology

Cyborgs: The future of the human race?

This week we explore biohacking. One of our own journalists volunteers to get a chip injected in his hand and become... a cyborg! We also meet a specialist in the biohacking...

Read more

2015-06-12 Apple

Netatmo's Welcome, a camera that recognises your family and friends

This week, we open with Apple's latest venture, Apple Music, a streaming service that's vying for space in a crowded market. Next, we look at the latest facial recognition...

Read more

2015-06-05 technology

Biomimicry: Innovation inspired by nature

This week we explore biomimicry, or nature-inspired technology. We also test a new kind of alarm clock, one that diffuses a smell of your choice to wake you up.

Read more