Antoine Karkour

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New York Public Library puts 300,000 titles online with new e-book app

E-book nerds, rejoice! More than 300,000 titles are now available for download on your smartphone, <i>for free</i> if you have a New York Public Library card.<p>…

15 Summer Charter Destinations

Seven Essential Knots for Sailors

Once you cut a piece of rope off the spool at the chandlery and bring it aboard your boat and give it a job to do, it becomes a line you have put to …

Tech 2015: Deep Learning And Machine Intelligence Will Eat The World

Despite what Stephen Hawking or Elon Musk say, hostile Artificial Intelligence is not going to destroy the world anytime soon. What is certain to happen, however, is the continued ascent of the practical applications of AI, namely deep learning and machine intelligence. The word is spreading in all …

4 Apps For Managing the Absolute Chaos That Is Your Email Inbox

Email is no longer just about communicating with friends or colleagues. These days, our inboxes are also the repository for office tasks, travel …

10 Retail Experts Share Their #1 Tip for Marketing and Growing Your Store

As a small business owner with a brick-and-mortar store, it can be easy to hit a slump and feel frustrated when sales are down or when you're just …

eCommerce

Step Inside A Billionaire's Incredible Sky-High Manhattan Penthouse

So private, in fact, we can't even tell you his name.<p>But we <i>can</i> show you inside the 18,000-square-foot apartment, located a whopping 90 stories in the air with 360 degree views of New York City. It was recently redesigned by ODA Architecture, and the pictures are incredible.<p>The luxurious penthouse …

The 7 Content Marketing Touchpoints to Improve Buyer Experience

One of the most powerful attributes of the social web is that sellers can engage buyers during every phase of the purchase process. That may seem …

Why Coupons Work [Infographic]

Learn the data on customer spending, and how coupon campaigns can increase brand visibility and sales.

How Data Visualization Answered One of Retail’s Most Vexing Questions

Sometimes it’s relatively easy to know what your customers are doing. In e-commerce, advances in tracking and analytics have made it possible for retailers to understand what individual customers are doing <i>before</i> they make a purchase, and to gather and analyze hundreds and thousands of data points …

Like2Buy

Shoppable Gallery<p>From Insta-inspiration to action.<p>Instagram only allows your fans to window-shop your products, services, and content. With a …

Customers

Curiosity Is as Important as Intelligence

There seems to be wide support for the idea that we are living in an “age of complexity”, which implies that the world has never been more intricate. This idea is based on the rapid pace of technological changes, and the vast amount of information that we are generating (the two are related). Yet …

How Birchbox’s New Store Ups The Fun Factor Of Shopping For Beauty Products

Product discovery (all-mascara aisles!) and high-tech consumer tracking are the name of the game.<p>Birchbox’s first retail store has iPads featuring recommended products and a large interactive screen called the Product Matchmaker, but the presence of gadgets isn’t what makes the retail location feel …

The In-Store Experience: It’s More than Visual

It takes all five. As retail marketers, we often focus on the visual elements of the store environment. However, consumers use all five senses to …

eCommerce

8 Nighttime Tricks to Wake Up With Perfect Hair

Rise and shine to a good hair day.<p><i>By Maria Del Russo for Refinery29</i><p>Unless you're blessed with magic hair, getting your strands to look incredible takes major time and effort.<p>Fortunately, there's a workaround for mornings when you'd prefer to snooze instead of style: Some crafty chicks are able to …

Customer Category Planning at Woolworths Australia

Customer Category Planning is being adopted as a new way of working by Australian Retailer Woolworth. Why, how and what does this mean for Australian …

Australia

5 Ways Starbucks Convinces You To Spend More Money

Starbucks stores are meticulously designed to make customers stay longer, buy more, and return for another visit.<p>From the lighting to the ordering counters, everything in the store has a specific purpose.<p>In a recent Bloomberg video, reporter Sam Grobart points out five of the most common design …

Customers

17 Movie Posters Improved With Animation

This should be the future of all movie posters, IMO. Thanks to this awesome Imgur user for creating the poster art.

Universal Pictures

How Social Media is Impacting the In-Store Shopping Experience

<i>Editor’s Note: This article is part of our Founders Series where we get insights and analysis from founders of various different companies in the</i> …

The Future of Retail: 6 Ways the Cloud Will Reinvent the Sales Floor

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The scope of change in the retail industry is stunning. New web-based, cloud-hosted software-as-a-service solutions are making data available in real time and are poised to unite the digital and physical retail environments, disrupting …

Mobile Phones Are Changing Retail. Here's How. (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Shoppers have the Internet in their pockets. For store owners, that’s changing the game.<p>Almost half of shoppers admit to having participated in “showrooming,” or going into a retail store to look at a product and then buying a less …

Is Google Opening Its First Retail Store in Soho?

The high-end retail shops of Soho may soon have Google as a neighbor. The tech giant is rumored to be looking for its first brick and mortar store on …

Google Glass

How Amazon won the book selling war, and how it could win all of retail

When Jeff Bezos started Amazon, Americans didn't spend much money buying books — but that didn't matter. The book <i>The Everything Store</i> investigates the creation and success of Amazon starting from its early days, and <i>n+1 magazine</i> reflects on its findings and what they mean for the company's future. …

Why Walmart And Best Buy Are Not The Only Retail Channels For Hardware Entrepreneurs

When megastore Walmart.com approached Peak Design, a San Francisco-based outfit, to sell their products on the retailer’s site, they were in for a surprise: the startup declined their offer.<p>“They (major retailers) take their pound of flesh,” says Peter Dering, founder of the startup that makes …

Apple Store, excellence Retail ou mystique expérience ?

<b>Entrez dans l’univers Apple</b> où règne l’esprit Steve Jobs<p>Steve Jobs a voulu créer un univers fluide et cohérent, en faisant de ses boutiques le …

Walmart buys recipe startup to pair with online grocery delivery

In its quest to tackle the online grocery delivery market and bulk up its Walmart To Go service, the retail giant snaps up the recipe-minded Yumprint.<p>To help bolster its growing grocery delivery service, Walmart has acquired Yumprint, a company that powers a publishing network of recipes for food …

eCommerce

12 more examples of digital technology in retail stores

<b>Bricks and mortar stores have to work hard to compete with online shopping, and one way of doing this is to use technology to create a great in-store</b> …

eCommerce

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