"2011 wasn't just the year of mobile. It was the year mobile took over the world," says The Mobile Future, in its 2011 Mobile Year in Review video (below):
Retail technology is a hot topic this holiday season, with the collision of online, mobile and in-store retail, not to mention the increased use of apps and social commerce as well.
Right now, everybody seems to be talking about virtual/online retail moving into physical stores.
Apps are confined to your browser or to your mobile devices, so why would anyone try to sell apps in a brick-and-mortar store? You simply download them from the app store and that's it, right?
Last week (Dec. 8) eMarketer.com reported new stats from a Google/Ipsos holiday shopping study.
Yesterday, we blogged about Amazon using brick-and-mortar stores as its showrooms. But what if the online giant builds its own physical stores?
As if it weren’t enough that Amazon was selling high-end smartphones for a penny on Black Friday, the company is now promising to undersell brick-and-mortar retailers on virtually anything –- and undersell them by 5 bucks too.
A couple weeks ago, we ran a story examining the controversy behind tracking people's phones. In it, we talked about Carrier IQ, a startup that was allegedly tracking (on behalf of carriers) mobile phone users' locations, what input method customers were using, AND what customers were typing into their phones.
Earlier this month, I attended Consumer Engagement Technology World (CETW) in New York City, where Gerald Buchko, VP of Sales & Marketing from Jump.caspoke on a panel about Jump's XQ Interactive Retail implementation.
It would make perfect sense for retailers to track mall shoppers' phones to determine their paths from store to store. But does the practice violate consumers' privacy rights?
Amazon.com announced a seemingly outrageous promotion yesterday: kicking off its Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales by putting nearly 100 high-end smartphones on sale for only a penny.
Today, the Harvard Business Review published a blog post by Ron Johnson, CEO of J.C. Penney and former senior VP for retail at Apple.