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Redesigning Google: how Larry Page engineered a beautiful revolution

<i>By Dieter Bohn and Ellis Hamburger</i><p>Something strange and remarkable started happening at Google immediately after Larry Page took full control as CEO in 2011: it started designing good-looking apps.<p>Great design is not something anybody has traditionally expected from Google. Infamously, the company …

Peer-To-Peer Airport Car Rental Startup FlightCar Raises $5.5M From General Catalyst, Softbank, And Others

Seeking to disrupt the $10 billion airport car rental business, FlightCar, a sort of Airbnb for airport rentals, allows travelers leaving town to make their cars available for those who are visiting. The startup, which launched its service at San Francisco International Airport just a few months …

One-third of retailers see more than 20pc of traffic coming from mobile: report | Retail Dive

In terms of revenue, 27 percent see more than 10 percent of their revenue coming from mobile, up from 5 percent a year ago while 22 percent see …

Luxury Daily

Forty-nine percent of consumers believe that the best improvement to the shopping experience would be better integration of in-store, online and …

49pc of consumers desire seamless store, digital, mobile experience: Accenture – Luxury Daily | Retail Dive

<b>Bulgari triggers renewed B.zero1 interest via cross-channel campaign</b><br>Italian jeweler Bulgari is reinvigorating consumer interest in its iconic B.zero1 …

The Science Behind How Online Retailers Turn You Into A Customer For Life

Before, in the absence of data, they had to rely solely on past experience, generalizations or hunches to make product and marketing decisions, and when they did conduct more quantitative studies, they often took months and produced unreliable findings.<p>Today, in the age of "Big Data," it's cheaper …

Content is the new retail store

<i>(EDITOR'S NOTE: Content has never been more important to retailers and consumers than it is now in the smartphone age. In this guest opinion, Mulu Media CEO Amaryllis Fox explains why.)</i><p>LOS ANGELES -- Think back to before you recognized the screech of AOL dial-up connecting the triangle to the …

How Costa Coffee Used Data To Drive Loyalty And Sales

U.K. chain Costa Coffee use customer data from multiple sources to create sharply targeted communications that drive a loyalty program that actually works for buyer and brand.<p>With a coffee shop, maybe two, on every street corner, coffee has become the ultimate takeout commodity. Yet despite coffee …

What do shoppers actually want from a mobile experience?

<b>Much has been said about mobile over the years. Every marketer, brand manager or head of multichannel knows that it’s key to capturing customers on</b> …

eCommerce

E-Commerce | Online Retailing | Top 500 | Online Sales

Internet Retailer purchased from, visited and analyzed 24 retail chains to determine how merchants stack up in omnichannel.<p>Events<p>More News & …

The Informational Content Advantage

You may have heard that content is king, but the truth is that informational content is king. It’s estimated that approximately 50-80% of search …

Facebook Challenges Yelp With Mobile Pages Redesign Featuring Actions, Local Biz Details, And Ratings

People go to Yelp for reviews, but also for phone numbers, addresses, and hours. Facebook wants that traffic, so today it rolled out a global redesign of mobile Pages that features details about local businesses, star ratings, and buttons to Like, Call, or Check-In to them up top. Facebook tells me …

Videos

Now’s the time to fly from the US to Paris. It’ll cost $280 more in June

Americans seeking to take a trip to the “City of Light” this spring with visions of enjoying a morning <i>café au lait</i> and croissant outside a Parisan bistro must confront an unfortunate truth: Getting to Paris in warm weather may cost $280 more per round-trip ticket than during other seasons, …

Air Travel

The hardest trick in mobile design: making the product simpler

New York-based startup Foursquare began in 2009 as a mobile application for sharing your location with friends. It still does that, but in order to grow beyond its early users, who are heavily concentrated in the United States and Indonesia, Foursquare has added a slew of new features, fashioning …

Apps

What will air travel look like in the year 2050?

According to Airbus' predictions, future aircrafts could have transparent ceilings, virtual reality rooms and run on biofuels.<p>Airbus recently unveiled its predictions for the aviation industry in 2050 – a quick look and you’d be forgiven for thinking that Star Trek was to become reality.<p>Aircraft …

Virtual Reality