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Firms tap apps that 'augment reality'

National Nov 19, 2013

Firms tap apps that 'augment reality'

by Asako Takaguchi

Smartphone applications featuring "augmented reality" are being used by an increasing number of companies to promote their products. Ikea Japan K.K., the Japanese arm of the Swedish furnishing giant, launched a service in August that gives customers a virtual preview of how a piece of ...

IKEA to recall teacups over shatter risks

Business / Corporate Jun 7, 2013

IKEA to recall teacups over shatter risks

The Japanese arm of Swedish furniture giant IKEA said Thursday it will voluntarily recall its LYDA jumbo tea cups due to fears they will crack when hot water is poured into them. IKEA Japan K.K. said it will give a full refund to customers who ...