Zeynep Ton, who teaches Operations Management at MIT, wrote a column a couple weeks ago for the Harvard Business Review, encouraging retailers to invest in their employees.
Larry Downes of Forbes wrote a damning article yesterday predicting the eventual demise of retail electronics giant Best Buy.
Film critic Roger Ebert wrote an interesting article a couple days ago (Dec. 28) about "Why movie revenue is dropping..." The article sheds some light on the effect that online streaming services like Netflix have had on consumers' tendency to watch movies at the theater.
Wireless retailers are often catering to young people -- after all, they're the most Internet connected demographic.
"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?