Since Facebook's recent acquisition of Oculus Rift virtual reality technology, many have been wondering what the VR Facebook experience might look like.
I wasn't familiar with Honey when I saw an article on TechCrunch today about it, but it appears the deal finder desktop app has gone beyond just finding deals.
I recently got a call from my wireless carrier letting me know my contract would soon expire. They wanted to know: Was I happy with my phone or was I planning an upgrade?
A new Accenture study found 21% of U.S. shoppers plan to increase their in-store purchasing in 2014 (up from 9% last year).
In the week after NRF, a lot has been made about retailers trying to implement new technology to deliver an omnichannel experience and compete with Amazon.
"Best Buy's efforts to combat showrooming and lure shoppers into stores during the holidays with aggressive promotions appear to have backfired," wrote Mashable's Seth Fiegerman today.
IBM released a study at NRF Monday which found that fewer online purchases came as a result of showrooming in 2013 (30% of purchases) than did in 2012 (50%).
Pop-up stores are something we've previously blogged about and will continue to blog about -- they're an increasingly important retail/brand experience in high-traffic markets.
The 2013 holiday season has been a good one for consumers, but not such a good one for retailers, according to MIT marketing professor Sharmila Chatterjee.
Last week (Dec. 26) ReadWriteWeb featured a guest article by Charlotte Nichols (director of marketing at UGallery, a leading online art gallery), who extolled the e-commerce benefits of Pinterest.
The Verge reported Saturday (Dec. 21) that online retailer Overstock.com plans to accept Bitcoin as payment by the second half of 2014.
Bloomberg News reported yesterday (Dec. 3, via Advertising Age) that, according to IBM, Cyber Monday hit a single-day record for online shopping, up 19% year-over-year. Mobile traffic accounted for 30% of total site visits, an increase of over 58% compared to last year.
Over the past two days, a surreal video (below) from Amazon went viral (now over 7 million views): Amazon Prime Air introduces the potential for 30-minute delivery times via "unmanned aerial vehicles."