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The Rise of Virtual Brick-and-Mortars

Ever since Amazon’s Price App appeared on the retail scene some 18 months ago, pundits have prophesized the demise of big-box retailers. There’s no question that Amazon’s innovation went right for the jugular of any volume- and price-focused retailer selling commodity goods like consumer …

Dozens Of Top E-Commerce Retailers Find It Pays To Put Customers’ Instagram Photos On Their Sites

The ROI of social media is something of a black box for many e-commerce companies, but New York-based startup Olapic is beginning to change that. The company, which allows brands to collect user-generated photos from services like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to display on their websites, is now …

High-Tech Shopping: Meet the Future of Retail

1 / 4<p>High-Tech Shopping: Meet the Future of Retail<p>Browsing through a store's clothing selection, trying things on and dealing with a salesperson is …

The Store of the Future Has Arrived (and No, It’s Not Apple)

Eighty-five-year-old Chicagoan Martin Shafron, a self-described “computer illiterate,” steps into the rotunda-like entrance of AT&T’s flagship store …

Advertising Industry

Smart Phones and Tablets are Redefining Retail

It’s easy to predict that with the explosive growth of people buying smart phones and tablets, we’re going to see mobility have an increasing and …

eCommerce

The Future of the High Street in a Virtual World

I recently spoke to a number of businesses about the future of retail and the UK’s high street – an area that is being transformed by technological …

Furniture Company Opens Retail Store That Changes With The Seasons

Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>PSFK’s CXI 2018 conference brings to life key trends in customer experience through talks and activations by …

Kate Spade Opens 24hr Shoppable Store Windows

Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>PSFK’s CXI 2018 conference brings to life key trends in customer experience through talks and activations by …

Five merchandising experiences challenging the status quo

How Millennials Are Changing The Face Of Retail Shopping

Millennials, also known as Generation Y, are not your parents’ generation; they do things differently and in a big way. Millennials also happen to be …

Who are the Millennial shoppers? And what do they really want?

Introduction<p>Myth #1: It’s all about online shopping<p>Myth #2: Loyalty is lost<p>Myth #3: Social networks<p>Social media adoption<p>Becoming …

Five Things You Need to Know About Doing a Retail Pop-Up

To pop-up or not to pop-up? Pop-ups can be a great way to expose your brand to new markets, meet your online customers face-to-face, and create …

Thanks to smartphones, Amazon is softly killing retail shopping and is better at it than Google

The smartphone revolution has proved to be quite a disruptor. While it has opened new opportuities for many new startups, it has brought whole new …

The Six Things That Will Change the Future of Payments

Well, it’s that time of year … summer is (sadly) coming to a close, the kids are headed back to school and 2014 strategic planning sessions are …

The New Shopping Ethos: Mission-Driven and Technology-Enabled

Over the past few weeks I shared how students are managing the costs of college life (The New Campus Ethos: Work and Pay) and how the “Bank of Mom …

eCommerce

Gen Y shoppers, raised on e-commerce, still prefer in-store experience

Liz Derubertisbrowsed stores at Arundel Mills mall Wednesday in search of a dress to wear to a wedding. The 26-year-old bartender and University of …

Give Microsoft Your iPad, And They’ll (All But) Give You A Surface

Happy Post-Disrupt Day, super troopers. I trust you are rehydrated and back at work. A pity. While we were watching Zuckerberg knock the U.S. government for misbehaving while others managed to toss the Constitution out with the PayPal water, Microsoft put together and released a new Surface …

iPad App mem:o Is A Simple Data Visualization Tool For Design Lovers

Technology makes it easy to turn the minutiae of our daily lives into useful data sets, but sometimes it feels bleak seeing every experience or memory broken down into pie charts and bar graphs. mem:o is a unique visualization tool that takes life-logging beyond spreadsheets by transforming data …

5 Weird Habits That Make People Successful And Awesome

Because if you make enough money, people call you “eccentric” instead of “crazy.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Yes, we all need to heed our callings, follow our north stars, and not settle for jobs, but pursue careers.<p>Thing …

Success

4 Reasons To Love Your Work–And The People You Work With

Loving your job doesn’t mean you’re in the throes of an office romance. It’s not that your gig is easy–some of the happiest people have the hardest jobs. Rather, As HubSpot CTO Dharmesh Shah notes on LinkedIn, job-love has a slow burn of fulfillment–the kind that can be engineered in your day to …

George Lucas

15 Business Etiquette Rules Every Professional Needs To Know | Inc.com

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A Personalized News App At Its Simplest: No Articles, Just Data

Instead of tracking headlines, Numbeez tracks numbers. Here’s why that might not be as absurd as it sounds.<p>When Mark Zuckerberg says he wants to build a “personalized newspaper,” he’s talking about photos, conversations between friends, music, and news articles. But when a small startup in Tel Aviv …

Why Every Email Should Be 5 Sentences Long

“Proper email is a balance between politeness and succinctness,” entrepreneur-investor-author Guy Kawasaki tells Entrepreneur.com. “Less than five sentences is often abrupt and rude, more than five sentences wastes time.”<p>In this way, the email is like poem. A sonnet maybe, with the way its …

Guy Kawasaki

Make Time for the Work That Matters

More hours in the day. It’s one thing everyone wants, and yet it’s impossible to attain. But what if you could free up significant time—maybe as much as 20% of your workday—to focus on the responsibilities that really matter?<p>We’ve spent the past three years studying how knowledge workers can become …

The App 100: The World's Greatest Apps

This multibillion-dollar business has carved out its own section within the technology industry.<p>Over the past year we've seen some great mobile apps both from well-known developers and lesser-known shops too. The quality continues to get better and better.<p><b>Click here to jump straight to our list of</b> …

20 best Android apps this week

OS MapFinder, Bloom.fm, Star Wars Force Collection, Evomail, Music Maker Jam, ITV Player, KakaoGroup, Silent Text, KicVidz and more<p>It's time for our weekly roundup of brand new and notable apps for Android smartphones and tablets.<p>It covers apps and games, with the prices referring to the initial …

Google's browser becomes a true platform with today's launch of Chrome Apps

Google has announced the launch of Chrome Apps today in a bid to establish the Web browser as more of a platform in itself.<p>The new apps are similar to what the Chrome Web Store already offers, but instead of launching in the usual looking browser, it launches sans address bar and navigations …

Phonebloks Modular Smartphone Aims to Put an End to Disposable Devices

Phonebloks by Dutch designer Dave Hakkens is a concept that could see the days of having to throw away non-working phones long behind us, if he receives enough support and can work out the technical challenges.<p>The idea is to make smartphones modular so that if one part of it breaks, say the audio …

Brick by name: Massive mobile phone boasts epic standby time

Clearly Binatone's tongue is wedged firmly in its cheek (and hoping that prospective buyers will be poised to do the same) by offering a mobile phone …