"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?
Ann All of IT Business Edge wrote a column yesterday about the trend of business intelligence (BI) moving away from just senior executives and more into the mainstream -- BI is apparently becoming increasingly accessed by front-line employees.
Last week (Dec. 8) eMarketer.com reported new stats from a Google/Ipsos holiday shopping study.
Marketing blogger Drew McLellan posted a wicked social commerce infographic a couple days ago and his timing couldn't be better.
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.
News came out today that Verizon Wireless was blocking the Google Wallet mobile payment app for use on its network via the new Galaxy Nexus, which is due for release later this month.
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.
Black Friday 2011 Sales of Android Phones Rise, Match iPhone Sales