Last summer, Foursquare split its check-in functionality into two apps: Foursquare (now focused on location-based tips and recommendations) and Swarm (check-ins).
Retail Dive reported today about Plenti, a new "coalition loyalty" program that allows users to collect points at one retailer and redeem them at another. Initial partner retailers include: Macy’s, Rite Aid, AT&T, ExxonMobil, Nationwide, Hulu, and Direct Energy, among others.
WINNIPEG, MB – April 14, 2015 – iQmetrix is pleased to invite members of the media to the grand opening of its new office location at the Centrepoint complex (Unit 200 - 311 Portage Avenue) in downtown Winnipeg. The event will take place on Tuesday, April 28 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will feature a ribbon cutting, office tours, product demos and complimentary refreshments.
Sprint announced a new program today, called "Direct 2 You," which brings the mobile phone store to your home or office, allowing you to upgrade your device when eligible and activate a new device on the spot.
The annual Coachella Music and Arts Festival is taking place in Indio, Calif. over the next two weekends (April 9-12 and 16-19) and the event is a place to see and be seen for young people from all over the world.
Last fall, in the lead-up to the iPhone 6 release, Apple introduced digital queuing to make it easier for Apple fans to get their hands on the new phones (camping was still required, however).
RadioShack's bankruptcy has made headlines for several weeks, marking a changing of the guard in electronics retail, so to speak.
Last week (March 23) Advertising Age published an article about "smart malls," like the new Fashion District at Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, N.J.
I feel like we blog about Amazon a lot. But hey, this is a blog about retail news and technology -- frankly, America's largest e-tailer is also one of the industry's biggest innovators and technology acquirers.
Forbes reported yesterday (March 26) that Amazon is in talks to purchase luxury online retailer Net-a-Porter, in what could be the e-commerce giant's largest acquisition ever.
On Wednesday (March 24), Retail Insider published news about Canadian suit retailer Moores, which launched a made-to-measure line of clothing in its stores.
Australian carrier Optus announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this month that it has partnered with wearables firm Connected Device and Visa to develop a smartwatch that will allow users to access its Cash by Optus payments platform without requiring an NFC-enabled Android phone.
Woolworths has been making Aussie retail headlines lately, with subsequent announcements in the past month related to its online/offline sales.