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Retail trends and predictions for 2014

Mike Coupe, group commercial director, Sainsbury's<p><b>More savvy customers with better values:</b> You don't need a crystal ball to see that many households will continue to struggle in 2014. Household budgets will remain under pressure and until we see an uptick in employment, the much-vaunted economic …

Why Nobody Wants to Shop at the Mall Anymore

The pattern established over Black Friday weekend has continued: While sales at brick-and-mortar stores have slumped, e-retail sales keep on …

Apple France Targeted by Regulators Over Treatment of Resellers, App Store Lock-In

French newspaper <i>Les Échos</i> reports [Google translation, via <i>SlashGear</i>] that investigators with the country's Competition Authority raided the offices of Apple's French arm last week as part of an investigation into the company's treatment of its resellers. According to the report, the agency is …

How Corporate Logos Evolve

How Corporate Logos Evolve, from The Logo Company, shows us how even iconic world-wide recognized company logos change over time.<p><i>We often get asked</i> …

5 major moments in cellphone history

Forty years ago today, Motorola engineer Martin Cooper — credited as the inventor of the cellphone — made the world's first public call from a mobile …

Analyst: Apple HDTV coming this year with ‘iRing’ motion controller & ‘mini iTV’ second screen experience

We’ve seen predictions for an Apple HDTV and a revamped Apple TV experience come and go over the last couple of years. Analysts have predicted several times since as far back as 2011 that we’d see Apple introduce its own full-fledged TV set by the end of the year, and the most vocal analyst, Piper …

What The Facebook Phone Actually Means

Ambient intimacy, accelerated social life, thawed relations between Google and Facebook, and an iPhone that looks impersonal by comparison. These are just a few of the short-term ripple effects of the Facebook “Phone” project to be unveiled April 4th. In this video, I recap leaked intel from my …