At New York’s Toy Fair trade show over the weekend, Mattel unveiled its new, $300 3D Printer, the “ThingMaker,” which will allow children to print their own toys at home. The device works in conjunction
Mobile devices play an increasingly important role in the retail shopping experience. We already use our smartphones and tablets at practically every step along the way in the shopping process, from researching
IKEA is coming to VR, but it’s sadly leaving the Swedish meatballs behind in regular reality. The cheapo furniture company unexpectedly announced this morning that they were releasing a pilot experience
The face of retail may have changed forever thanks to Samsung’s launch of its first foray into a physical retail experience. The company makes it clear that it is not offering a retail store in Samsung
In the 1970s, CFOs sat with CEOs and devised ways for upset consumers to not be able to get compensation easily. They put up automated phone systems and arcane and inflexible policies and rejoiced at little
For the last five years or so, one of the major discussions in the corporate IT world has been around the related issues of the consumerization of IT and employees who bring their personal devices to (the
mit.edu - Michael Schrage. Michael Schrage is a Research Fellow at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE) and a Visiting Fellow at the Imperial College Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He is author, most recently of the Innovator’s Hypothesis, and is a columnist for Fortune, CIO Magazine, and MIT’s Technology Review, and a regular contributor to The Conference Board Review. Michael is a senior advisor to MIT’s Security Studies Program and is on the MIT Executive Education faculty. Read more here and here.
With an outdoor plaza and literal trees inside In downtown San Francisco, situated across the street from the city's iconic Union Square Park, Apple's newest vision for retail is close to being realized.
It’s plain to see that emerging technology has changed the retail experience beyond recognition. We can shop on the internet anywhere, and at any time, without a physical cash transaction and have it to