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Google's HR boss says the best managers practice these 9 habits

It was his statement against corporate bureaucracy, but it was soon reversed. And eventually Page determined that managers were a necessary evil at Google.<p>By 2008, however, there was still a gap between many of the engineers and their managers, Google's SVP of People Operations Laszlo Bock writes …

The Workplace

How Home Depot Grew Its Online Sales by Over $1 Billion Last Year

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Joe the Contractor may not be tripping over himself to order a white toilet from HomeDepot.com for a job, but Susie Homemaker …

How Disney, FedEx Create Value At The Corner Of Customer Experience And The Internet Of Things

We’re all hearing more and more about the growth of sensor and machine-generated data from the so-called Internet of Things (IoT). IDC Research predicts the portion of the Internet that is IoT will grow from two-percent now to 10-percent by the end of the decade. In naming the IoT among its Top 10 …

Internet of Things

Luxury retailers leading the way with in-store technology

The sector is embracing the use of digital products to enhance the customer experience, says Dharmendra Patel<p>London's famous shopping streets have become a hub for retailers that are transforming the way they engage with consumers, and these stores are some of the most cutting-edge in the world. …

In-store technology: top tips for high street retailers

Technology is no death knell for the high street; Topshop, Boots and Burberry are combining click and brick to great effect<p>With shoppers relying more on smartphones, tablets and with advances in online shopping, the traditional high street is sometimes portrayed as being in a death spiral. However, …

In-Store Tech, Sales Driver or Hype?

Fashion retailers are increasingly integrating slick interactive technology into their physical flagships. But is all this in-store technology …

How beacons — small, low-cost gadgets — will influence billions in US retail sales

Beacons are among the most important new mobile technologies helping real-world merchants win back sales. These low-cost devices communicate with smartphone apps indoors through a Bluetooth signal. Last year saw tons of retailers testing beacons, including Macy's and Target. This year, hundreds of …

eCommerce

THE BEACONS REPORT: Growth Forecasts For The Most Important Retail Technology Since The Mobile Credit Card Reader

More than half of the top 100 U.S. retailers are testing beacons in stores this year. How big will the beacons market become?<p>In a recent report, BI Intelligence finds that these small devices are the fastest-growing in-store technology since mobile credit card readers. The beacon installed base …

Internet of Things

See Mark Seliger’s Instagram Portraits from the 2015 Oscar Party

Eddie Redmayne, Jennifer Aniston, and Oprah Winfrey know there’s no keepsake like a timeless portrait shot by a world-class photographer. So they posed for one at the Oscar Party.<p>Of all the memorable images produced during last year’s Academy Awards celebration, none distilled the evening’s …

Jennifer Aniston

Brick And Mortar Stores Matter More Than Ever

Reports of the retail’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Online shopping is certainly on the rise, but the role of the store is is more important than ever.<p>First, the store and its associates are the key differentiators in a very competitive market. Most websites look the same, and the only …

Home Improvement

Designing for Place: How location can help brands like Home Depot and Sephora increase mobile apps’ relevance to customers

<i>Mike Schneider, VP of Marketing at Skyhook, will be a moderator at one of Mobile Summit’s boardroom sessions titled “Personalized marketing: How companies are using it to drive growth.” Taking place February 23 and 24, these intimate and closed-door sessions bring together just 20-30 senior-level</i> …

Apps

This incredible penthouse owned by late investor Martin Zweig hit the market in 2013 for $125 million — now it's listed for half that

But the property, which belonged to late investor Martin Zweig, has yet to find a buyer. The price was just slashed nearly in half to $63 million, half its initial asking price, reports the Wall Street Journal.<p>Zweig initially listed the apartment for $70 million in 2007 but later pulled the …

Leadership Lacking? 3 Fast Fixes To Boost Brains (And Hearts)

2015 is off to a bang—is your brain and business? Is your team?<p>There are 3 things that will make all the difference for your company this year. Read on, and optimize your 2015.<p><b>1. Assess, Track, Increase Leadership At All Levels</b><p>Our clients find it helpful to set numbered levels for leadership …

Employee Engagement