Big-box shopping today is not what it was 15-20 years ago. Many consumers aren't lured to the suburbs in the same way anymore, particularly if they can buy the same products online (see: the fall of Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, etc.).
And so, the typical big box must evolve. According to a recent FastCompany article, Walmart is doing just that.
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."
This looks awesome but is clearly more of an Amazon publicity stunt than an actual reality.
Amazon itself says Prime Air "will take some number of years as we advance technology and wait for the necessary FAA rules and regulations."
New research from has found that the "endowment effect" (where people increase the value of something when they take ownership of it) can happen via a touch interface – and especially when using an iPad.