Manolo Almagro

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Why Alibaba Is More Profitable Than Amazon

Alibaba and Amazon are in the right business at the right time. And they both have their own formulas of success that have delivered hefty returns to their stockholders.<p>Alibaba shares have gained 63.97% in the past twelve months and 146.15% over the last two years, while Amazon’s shares have gained …

eCommerce

What does the future hold for humanoid robots?

Humanoid robots will be used as entertainers and in commercial spaces but will not undertake major tasks, according to the director of a company that makes robotic performers.<p>Most artificial intelligence (AI) does not need a body to work, explains Engineered Arts director Will Jackson, adding that …

This Terrifying Robot Is The Product of A Turkish Robotics Manufacturer

Credit: Akin Robotics<p>If you’re like the average person, you probably find a good portion of robots creepy. When they start looking more human, as the …

Robotics

Sophia the robot gives solo speech at huge conference proving humans are now redundant

<b>Sophia the humanoid robot has once again proved to be more efficient than humans by addressing a huge technology conference in Nepal.</b><p>The world’s most …

Smart Contracts and the Blockchain, Explained

When it comes to cryptocurrencies and blockchains, there's a lot of talk about smart contracts. But what are they, exactly?<p>The overnight ascension of …

MishiPay raises £1.6M led by Nauta Capital for its mobile self-checkout technology

MishiPay, a London startup that has built mobile self-checkout technology that promises to put an end to queuing to pay, has raised £1.65 million in seed funding. The round is led by European VC Nauta Capital and will be used to further grow the burgeoning company as it persuades high street …

eCommerce

Escher Reality is building the backend for cross-platform mobile AR

The potential of mobile augmented reality is clear. Last summer Pokemon Go gave a glimpse of just how big this craze could be, as thousands of excited humans converged on parks, bus stops and other locations around the world to chase virtual monsters through the lens of their smartphones.<p>Apple was …

Augmented Reality

This fast robot will make Adidas shirts cheaper - and kill hundreds of jobs

A robotic sewing system will soon produce hundreds of thousands of shirts for Adidas, which could potentially change textile manufacture.<p>The machine — called a “Sewbot” uses cameras and bots to cut and sew the soft fabric, a task which has eluded other forms of automation. Until now, the task was …

Forget Obamacare — AI is driving the real health care transformation

The Washington fight over the future of Obamacare will have enormous repercussions for our health care system, which now accounts for nearly 18 percent of the U.S. economy. But that impact pales before the transformation already underway due to the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine …

3 American Brands That Will Enable Commerce Within Everyday Things

Increased digital connectivity has underpinned generational shifts in how consumers conduct commerce. As consumers, devices and now <i>things</i> become more and more connected, the possibilities in terms of what could be leveraged as a vehicle for enabling commerce have become endless. In time, the idea …

Internet of Things

Advent of 5G technology should outpace current sales of internet of things devices, research suggests

As 5G is the chosen moniker for the next generation of wireless communication and internet of things (IoT), it currently remains just a concept. …

26 Billion Internet of Things Devices by 2020

<i>Experts predict that the installed base of the Internet of Things devices will exceed 26 billion by 2020, so if your company isn’t adopting this</i> …

Internet of Things

76% Use Mobile To Shop For Digital Products

Consumers continue to buy in stores, but that hasn’t put a dent in online shopping, both by PC and mobile devices.<p>However, consumers tend to …

Department Stores Still Have Opportunities In A Fast-Paced World If They Think Outside The Box

We are living in an age of acceleration where the pace of change is dizzying. As we look back on the past year everything is moving faster. The age of technology has taken over from the age of merchandising. It is time to think outside the box.<p><b>We Must Look At The Future With A New Vision</b><p>Riding a …

Your Favorite Store May Have to Blow Itself Up to Survive

Macy’s is looking up after rolling back stores.<p>There’s an episode of <i>30 Rock</i> called “Respawn” that follows Tina Fey’s character as she, in her constant struggle to have it all, realizes there’s only one option left: “I have to blow myself up.”<p>You can replace Macy’s with Tina Fey in that sentence …

Google Home adds shopping capabilities

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Google Home, an internet-connected speaker that competes directly with Amazon's Echo, now allows customers to order and pay for goods via voice command with Google Express …

7 Ecommerce Technology Trends Sure To Make A Splash in 2017

Thanks to the ever changing technology and digital devices becoming more and more accessible, ecommerce industry has witnessed tremendous growth in recent times. According to Forrester, online sales in the U.S will top by $523 billion in the next five years. It has also been predicted that there …

Can America’s Department Stores Survive?

At 11 p.m. last Thanksgiving, shortly before Thursday became Black Friday, the crowds were thick at Macy’s massive flagship store in Manhattan. Some …

How Nordstrom's New Incubator Will Support Young Designers

Olivia Kim has launched The Lab, a program to nurture brands who might not otherwise be commercially ready to work with a department …

Macy's

1-800-Flowers Replicates In-Store Experience Online With A.I.

1-800-Flowers.com, Inc. has partnered with IBM to leverage Watson’s artificial intelligence technology to transform digital customer experiences with …

Customer Experience

Omnichannel hits a snag

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>As e-commerce continues to rise, mobile shopping, both in-app and in-browser, is rising too. But buying on other, newer channels, like SMS, chat apps, and social media, …

Ralph Lauren and Macy’s tell a similar tale of woe

NEW YORK’s fashion week, which will start on February 9th, promises the usual show of glamour, but a more fascinating industry display came a week …

Ralph Lauren

Will No-Checkout Stores Like Amazon Go Be Commonplace By 2025?

<i>Are no-checkout stores like Amazon Go going to become common-place by 2025? Why or why not? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Brian Roemmele, Founder of PayFinders.com, on Quora:</b><p>There …

eCommerce

4 Food Retailers Poised for Future Ecommerce Excellence

It’s understood that in ecommerce, the grocery channel has been somewhat of a laggard compared with others.<p>According to New York-based eMarketer.com, …

eCommerce

8 retailers that are shrinking across America

Just a month and a half into the new year, that prophecy has proven to be true.<p>A wave of store closures has hit traditional retail chains, especially those with a high proportion of locations in malls.<p>Many chains that are closing stores are also facing a very real threat of bankruptcy.<p>Here are …

Accenture: Retail Technologies Can Help Retailers Meet Consumer Needs

Jill Standish, senior managing director of retail at Accenture, discusses recent market trends.<p>As retailers prepare to release fourth-quarter …

Why Physical Stores Need a Reebot Infographic

Shopping in physical stores offers consumers something unique and valuable compared to the digital domain: a social experience and a tactile experience. But, our latest research shows that shoppers are now seeing less value and pleasure in this core element of the physical retail experience. Our …

Customer Experience

Brick-and-mortar and online could reach parity in the not-too-distant future, retail veteran says

Retailers are still struggling to recover from a difficult holiday shopping season, and things could get worse, said Jan Kniffen, a leading retail …

Augmented Reality: A Technology Benefitting The Shopaholic

With the growing advantages of augmented reality, numerous retailers are looking forward to incorporate AR technology for a better shopping …

Consumer Expectations Push Retailers to Rethink In-store Experiences

Retailers need to refresh their brick-and-mortar environments to meet consumer expectations for an intriguing, engaging in-store experience. …