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The Store of the Future Has Arrived (and No, It’s Not Apple)

Eighty-five-year-old Chicagoan Martin Shafron, a self-described “computer illiterate,” steps into the rotunda-like entrance of AT&T’s flagship store …

World's Coolest Hotel Bathtubs (PHOTOS)

At the Mio Buenos Aires hotel, the bathtubs are works of art: Argentine Mario Dasso personally selects only the most beautiful pieces of calden wood (naturally felled by fire) and carves them into luxurious, oversize soaking tubs.<p>The coolest bathtubs give guests a sense of their own private in-room …

How Swirl Is Using Retail's Stealth Weapon To Maximize In-Store Sales Without Spying

In the ongoing tussle between consumer privacy and pointed in-store sales efforts, mobile-retail marketing platform provider Swirl thinks its found the answer. Today, the company launched the first software platform designed to proffer micro-targeted digital content and deliver real-time, …

Argos transformation will be 'hard' says boss Terry Duddy

The transformation of Argos will be “hard” as it battles competition from online rivals such as Amazon, the chief executive of Home Retail Group has admitted.<p>Terry Duddy on Wednesday unveiled the first rise in Argos sales for five years after a surge in the sale of tablets, including devices for …

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Game On, Amazon! eBay Rolls Out One-Hour Delivery, Targeting The Web And Wal-Mart

Picture this anxiety-provoking scenario: you’re at an all-day conference, sweating bullets as you prep for a presentation in an hour’s time. But you packed in haste and left your laptop charger at home. Your battery capacity is perilously close to zero. You don’t have time to dash to Best Buy and …

What’s in store for Immersive Retail?

Print<p>Faced with surging competition for online shopping, brick and mortar retail stores are undergoing a dramatic transition from simply offering …

eCommerce

Mad Genius' Motion Capture System brings Sony's break-apart controller idea to life, and then some

Remember that break-apart DualShock 3 idea for motion control Sony had five years ago? A new company named Mad Genius Controllers has surfaced with a working prototype that shows such a contraption working in spades. The setup uses a splittable controller and a processing unit to enable seamless …