Category Archives: Retail

Retail Isn’t Dead, It Just Needs to Keep Reinventing Itself

I read an interesting story this morning from the Business Insider, saying that Amazon is opening up over 100 Pop Up Stores around the US. The irony is inescapable that Jeff Bezos’ business that supposedly was the demise of many … Continue reading

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Sell More Beer With Pokemon Go

Or anything else at your destination retail or hospitality business. I’ve spent years trying to get businesses to invest in location based services, apps, maps and the like. Now if you are in the business and are a little bit … Continue reading

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Why “near me” is critically important for multi-location businesses

As searchers become increasingly mobile, hyper-local searches are on the rise — and multi-location businesses stand to benefit the most. Sourced through Scoop.it from: searchengineland.com Are you missing out on business? I’m going to keep this one really simple. Go … Continue reading

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China’s tech entrepreneurs have stopped copying and started innovating (Wired UK)

China’s startups used to follow the lead of Apple and Facebook but Meituan, XinCheJian and YY are forging their own paths Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.wired.co.uk Apparently Seoul is the most ‘drunk’ city in the world. So Chinese entrepreneurs has … Continue reading

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Toyota AI research to building autonomous cars will generate many new technologies for car safety

Toyota is partnering with Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to research artificial intelligence and robotics, work they say will lead to autonomous cars. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.pcworld.com This is one of the more responsible and appropriate … Continue reading

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Designing for Place: How location can help brands like Home Depot and … – VentureBeat

The element of place will fundamentally change mobile app design for the better. Source: venturebeat.com This is a great story that illustrates some of the reasons why store apps succeed and fail. It includes concepts of gamification and personalization, 2 … Continue reading

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Facebook gets real, Foursquare taps to tweet and I’m confused – Marketing Pilgrim

See on Scoop.it – Location Is Everywhere Marketing Pilgrim Facebook gets real, Foursquare taps to tweet and I’m confused Marketing Pilgrim Since many Foursquare users already share their check-ins automatically through Twitter, the app maker thinks it will be an … Continue reading

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