VentureBeat reported Wednesday (Feb. 18) that Samsung had bought mobile payment company LoopPay for an undisclosed amount.
Mashable reported yesterday (Feb. 17) on "SNKRS," Nike's new mobile app directed at sneaker fanatics. "The app puts Nike's vast selection of shoes in the palm of your hand, mixing obsessive sneaker curation with ecommerce," wrote Mashable's Adario Strange.
Mobile Commerce Daily reported last week (Feb. 13) that Burger King is testing a new order ahead feature to its mobile app in Germany.
We came across a couple of different examples of personalized shopping today.
Successful e-tailers moving into the brick-and-mortar space is nothing new: As we've blogged about in the past, Warby Parker, Clearly Contacts, and even giants like Amazon and Google (Android) have done it.
The New York Times' Mark Isaac wrote an article yesterday (Feb. 8) about the unusual state of Google and Uber, which are both partners (the former invested over $250 million in the latter in 2013) and would-be competitors: Uber recently announced plans to build self-driving cars, while Google is experimenting with a ride-sharing app similar to Uber's.
The majority of us still buy our groceries in person and that's not about to change anytime soon. That said, a new report from Business Intelligence points to reasons why e-commerce has potential to change how some customers buy their food.
Mashable 's Lance Ulanoff reported (Jan. 29) that during Tim Cook's Jan. 27 earning call, Apple shared a couple of stats related to Apple pay usage:
Back in March 2014, when Starbucks announced in-app tipping of baristas, my colleague Alen Puaca blogged about it, saying the company "simply gets it."
FastCompany reported today that Amazon is temporarily discontinuing its Amazon Elements line of diapers (pictured above), after less than two months of selling them.