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After conquering the US, Juul is going global

Juul, the San Francisco-based e-cigarette company, is starting to look a lot like Google. Sure, its 68% of the US market share is inching towards Google’s 87%, but it’s attained that coveted pop-culture marker of becoming a verb. Just like people Google, people Juul (paywall).<p>But the company’s …

eCigarettes

Brand Loyalty Programs: Satisfaction and Engagement Trends

Some 71% of consumers who are members of loyalty programs say membership is a meaningful part of their relationships with brands, according to recent …

Branding

5 Customer Experience Trends to Watch

Delivering strong customer experiences (CX) ties directly to your bottom line. According to a 2017 study by professional services company KPMG, …

Zaius raises $30M to help marketers unify their customer data

Zaius, a customer data company working with consumer brands like Tea Forte and Burt’s Bees Baby, has raised $30 million in Series B funding.<p>CEO Mark Gally said that while business-to-business marketing revolves around the CRM, there’s a “hodgepodge” on the consumer marketing side. More …

Seven Tips for Using Email to Build Customer Loyalty

Many brands put much of their marketing efforts into obtaining new customers—and understandably so. But acquisition isn't enough. Customers who make …

Four apps that will help you learn to play music

Pick up an instrument, learn your favorite songs, and practice a bit of music theory.<p>I'm a musician, and I learned the tricks of the trade the expensive and slow way: with private guitar lessons, summer music programs, and more theory books than I'd like to admit. Thankfully, in 2018 you can get …

Apps

Five must-read stories to catch up on this weekend

The WIRED Weekender is an eclectic weekly digest containing highlights of the most important, interesting and unusual stories we've published during …

Globalization

Be like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett: If you’re not spending 5 hours per week learning, you’re being irresponsible

• <b>Identify valuable knowledge at the right time.</b> The value of knowledge isn’t static. It changes as a function of how valuable other people consider it and how rare it is. As new technologies mature and reshape industries, there is often a deficit of people with the needed skills, which creates the …

Self-improvement

In wake of Amazon/Whole Foods deal, Instacart has a challenging opportunity

Yesterday, Amazon and Whole Foods ruined a perfectly slow news day on a Friday in June with the announcement that Amazon intends to buy Whole Foods for almost $14 billion.<p>The most obvious victim of the deal was Instacart, in which Whole Foods invested and with whom Whole Foods has a five-year …

Six Reasons Why You’re Not Getting What You Want

Most people focus on the wrong things in negotiations. Here’s how to get it right.<p>You go into a negotiation knowing what you want, but if you walk away without getting it, your negotiating skills might need some work.<p>“Everybody wants to be a better negotiator–it’s a skill we all recognize is …

Target begins testing next-day delivery with ‘Target Restock’ service

Target announced this morning it’s testing a next-day home delivery service called Target Restock. The service, which is currently being trialed with Target employees ahead of a customer-facing pilot this summer, is designed to offer an easy way to shop online for household essentials which will …

eCommerce

BuddiBox For Business

Our Key Services<p>Buddi Retail<p>Sales and distribution of FMCG goods via an ecommerce platform with the assistance of buddis and delivered to households …

eCommerce

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Stanford University students caught out and about without an essential such as Kleenex, an antihistamine or a hangover cure can now summon delivery …

Home delivery services by young South African entrepreneurs

BuddiBox supports young South Africans in setting up a local delivery service with emphasis on the necessity of good community relationships.<p>17 Mar …

Instacart agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit for $4.6 million

On the heels of a $400 million round at a $3.4 billion valuation, Instacart has agreed on a $4.65 million fee to settle a class-action lawsuit around claims that the on-demand grocery delivery startup misclassified its personal shoppers as independent contractors, and also failed to reimburse them …

Class Action

Instacart In Talks to Raise About $400 Million

Grocery-delivery startup Instacart is said to be in talks with investors to raise about $400 million, more than two years after its last major round …

This Gorgeous Shoe Store In Norway Signals The Future Of Retail

The global design firm Snøhetta forges an intimate storefront and visual identity for a bespoke shoemaker.<p>Stepping into Faust is like going to church, but the sermon is all about bespoke shoes. The austere storefront is outfitted with dove-gray carpets and walls. Oak-wood display shelves and …

Apple offers free battery replacements for some iPhone 6S handsets that keep shutting down

Apple has launched its second new repair program in one week, this time for “a very small number” of iPhone 6S models that have been unexpectedly shutting down. Phones that display the issue — reportedly only devices that were manufactured between September and October last year — will be eligible …

Taxis with salvaged parts promote organ donation

CUCAIBA and UTMO’s organ donation campaign uses mismatched taxis to spread the importance of working parts — for a car as for a human body.<p>10 Aug 2016<p>…

There won’t be an ‘Uber for healthcare’ anytime soon

Rick Bates Contributor<p>Rick Bates is CEO and co-founder of SingleCare.<p>The passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act created a perfect storm of disruption in the healthcare industry. All at once came massive systemic changes, from the expansion of Medicaid and guaranteed issue to minimum …

These £20k modular houses can be built in five days and 'grow' with your family

Building your own home typically requires a lot of technical know-how, money and patience. The Open Building Institute (OBI) wants to change this.<p>By …

SURI modular housing system provides emergency shelter for refugees

This adaptable shelter system is providing temporary housing for refugees displaced by conflict in their home countries.<p>Designed by building …

Sub-Saharan Africa

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Design

Articles about 5 larger life prefabs on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's December/January 2016 issue.<p>When researching the benefits of building with a prefab concrete system, one of the outstanding elements that comes up...<p>These five companies are bringing the advantages of modular home construction to …

Prefab Homes

Articles about micro and modular two our favorite things come together bay area on Dwell.com - Dwell

Woodworking techniques meet 21st-century production in a bicoastal collaboration.<p>This bisected 17th-century house in the Swiss Alps transforms into a 970-square-foot home for a British designer and his family.<p>We're on the hunt for homeowners in the San Francisco Bay Area to feature in an upcoming …

Prefab Homes + Modular Homes | Victoria | NSW | Sustainable Modular Architecture Australia

Like more information about collaborating with our team of experienced qualified architects? We'd love to run you through the advantages of achieving …

Movable concrete micro-home can be installed in just 7 hours

Estonian firm Kodasema is developing a prefabricated concrete micro-home that can be assembled and installed on-site within just seven hours, then …

Building as a modular gadget

In recent years, researchers and companies have been exploring new ways to improve buildings through analytics software, prefabrication, connected devices, new materials and construction automation. It’s striking that most of these efforts are trying to patch problems within the legacy framework of …

The omnichannel customer experience is poised to take off in regulated industries

The omnichannel customer experience is nothing new, especially in the consumer and retail industries. Many companies and brands are using data and automation technologies to engage seamlessly with their customers at any time and place and across any device.<p>At the same time, omnichannel doesn’t mean …