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This marketing platform helped Samsung beat Apple … and predicts the future with 78% accuracy

Facebook wants to be the social layer for the web. Google wants to be the discovery layer, and PayPal wants to be the financial layer.<p>Networked Insights, however, wants to be the consumer intent layer.<p>In other words, a crystal ball — that works — for marketers.<p>Google knows a lot about the world, …

Brick-and-mortar retailers need to make customers feel they’re walking into a website

The best retail firms have always been great at storytelling. I remember my first weekend in New York City, 15 years ago, when I stopped dead in front of a Saks Fifth Avenue display window and was enveloped by a fantasy woodland tale. Yes, they were selling the evening gown, shoes, and clutch, but …

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Does internet advertising work at all?

Everett Collection/Shutterstock/The Atlantic<p>Nineteenth-century retailer John Wanamaker is responsible for perhaps the most repeated line in marketing: “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted, the trouble is I don’t know which half.”<p>Today, marketers are grappling with the Wanamaker Paradox: …

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Mobile devices have turned us into advertising hungry, nonstop retail monsters

Take a big enough sample size of mobile behavior and you end up coming back to these slightly depressing macro-level truths about how we now live. …

Amazon Prime members spend almost twice as much as other Amazon shoppers

Amazon—which is set to unveil its first smartphone this week—is smart to continue investing in its Prime subscription service: A recent survey by RBC Capital Markets, summarized today in a research report, suggests it’s working.<p>Amazon Prime members surveyed said they spend $538 per year, on …

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FORTUNE — Under Armour wants to equip you with more than running shoes. The sports apparel company, a giant in sports bras and running shoes and cold weather outfits, has just signed a deal worth up to $150 million to buy the app-maker MapMyFitness.<p>The company’s apps include MapMyRun and MapMyRide, …

Wearable Tech: Will It Wear Out the Network?

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Ennio Carboni, Ipswitch. Ennio Carboni, Ipswitch<p>With the introduction of wearable technology like Samsung’s Galaxy Gear, …

2014 Will Be The Year Of Wearable Technology

Looking over the mobile stands and start-ups at ‘The Summit‘ this week in Dublin, it’s clear that the next wave of hardware innovation in mobile is going to come from the rise of wearable technology. With companies such as Google, Samsung, and Sony, all promoting their electronic accessories …

Google to ship Glass to Explorers, still wants a sitdown

New Google Glass users will no longer need to head to one of the company's offices to pick up the eyewear, but they will need to sit through a Hangout session before they can use it.<p>According to Android Central, folks who join the Google Glass Explorer Program and purchase the eyewear will now have …

T-Mobile Finds That Giving Away Free Data Is Harder Than It Sounds

T-Mobile figures that by giving tablet users free data, it might turn a few of them into paying customers.<p>But it turns out that giving away data is …

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8 myths about wearable tech

<i>Editors' note: This is a guest column. See Thomas Stuermer's bio below.</i><p>What is the next big thing in tech?<p>The answer is -- potentially -- wearable devices.<p>New wearable devices, such as smartwatches, have been introduced in recent weeks, creating buzz and curiosity about how big this opportunity …

Wearable tech won't take off until the price comes down, says GfK

The technology industry may be buzzing about the potential for wearable technology like Google Glass and smart watches, but is this enthusiasm matched out in the real world?<p>Research firm GfK sees high interest in these products, but has warned that the price needs to come down before they find a …

Google’s rumored smart watch could be a battery breakthrough

The smart watch has been the “next-big-thing” for just about as long as anything could be without wearing out the welcome of (once) eager consumers. For years, various smart watch designs have been in development by everyone from Sony to Nokia, with varied but universally disappointing results.<p>But …

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Apple knows wearable technologies have a huge future

Wearable technologies could create an iPhone-like revenue stream – as long as they break out of the novelty prison<p><b>'I think the wrist is interesting.'</b> Thus said Tim Cook on the opening night of last May's D11 conference.<p>When pressed to discuss his company's position on wearable technologies, Cook …

The rise of wearable technology – infographic

<b>Click to enlarge the infographic above</b><p>What is wearable technology? Simply put, it's technology that you incorporate into things you wear on a day-to-day basis – it could be a smart watch, augmented reality glasses, or even a personal health monitor in the form of a bracelet.<p>The idea is that …

Get Ready: Wearable Tech Is About to Explode

The technology you've come to expect in computers and smartphones will increasingly be found in devices worn on your wrist or on your head. Or on your back or even on your feet.<p>The market for wearable technology -- such as Google Glass, the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch or FitBit, a wearable …

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Angela Ahrendts to Apple: what can technology learn from fashion?

With Apple apparently losing its mojo since the death of Steve Jobs, the appointment of Angela Ahrendts seems like an inspired move. The Burberry chief executive turned around a business that was more associated with football hooligans than high fashion, and while Apple might not need such a …

Wearable tech revenue to hit $19B by 2018

The wearable technology market is set to expand rapidly in the next several years, according to new data from Juniper Research.<p>The research firm on Tuesday forecast that worldwide spending on wearable technology will hit $1.4 billion this year. By 2018, that figure will hit $19 billion. The …

Will Apple's plans for an iWatch herald a new era of wearable tech?

Apple has already transformed two industries: music and computing. Now, as the company reportedly attempts the redefinition of the watch – one of man's oldest pieces of technology – the next phase of the techno revolution is hoving into clear view: welcome to the age of "wearable tech", with a …

Wearable technology: a vision of the future?

Not so long ago I was skiiing down a slope in France, wearing a pair of ski goggles which, when I looked down and to my right, showed me my precise location, how fast I was going, where the ski run went (useful in a whiteout). It also told me if I had a phone call and, via a wrist-worn …

Wearable computing: How technology will soon be stitched into our lives

Ah, wearable computing. Whether it’s geeky wristbands you can wear in the shower or the Seattle bar that’s already banned Google Glass, the …

Is Apple launching an iWatch? The scoop on the company's first foray into wearable technology

Is Apple launching an iWatch? The scoop on the company’s first foray into wearable technology<p>Date June 20, 2013<p>Rumours are swirling that <b>Apple</b> is …

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HTC executives hint at “disruptive” tablet, wearable device

HTC CEO Peter Chou and chairwoman Cher Wang talked to the <i>Financial Times</i> about the company’s plans for the future, which may include tablets and wearable devices.<p>Rumors about HTC returning to the tablet business have surfaced regularly in the past years. The company hasn’t released a tablet since …

Wearable Tech: 5 Obstacles to Going Mass Market

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Wearable technology is on the path to ubiquity. Devices like Google Glass, Samsung Galaxy Gear and even the rumored Apple iWatch are just the tip of the iceberg.<p>Every day, companies and engineers are dreaming up the next big …

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Google Glass Required? Wearable Tech Hits the Office

Wearable technology like Google Glass and Jawbone could be coming to an office near you, experts say.<p>IT goes first<p>Frank Schloendorn — director of …