Michael Halligan

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Big-Box Retailers Have Two Options If They Want to Survive

Big box retail stores are losing relevance, while e-commerce and specialty stores grow in appeal. People no longer want — or need — to shop as anonymous customers in large stores with shelves stocked high in aisle after aisle. As a result, big box retail must shift its strategy — from competing on …

The World's Largest Retailers 2016: Wal-Mart Dominates But Amazon Is Catching Up

Amid a shifting retail landscape, Wal-Mart Stores still reigns supreme.<p>The Arkansas-based behemoth is easily the planet’s largest retailer and ranks No. 15th on Forbes’ Global 2000 list of the world’s biggest and most powerful public companies, as measured by a composite score of revenues, profits, …

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Apple Store makeover: why the tech titan is building towns inside its outlets

by Alex Webb<p>You can buy an iPhone as you walk down The Avenue, enjoy a seminar with artists in The Forum, fix your laptop under the trees in the …

Traditional US retailers being crushed by Amazon

E-commerce giant Amazon is throttling American bricks and mortar department stores.<p>It may be just a matter of time before traditional Australian …

The Amazon Whisperer

On the trail of a mysterious online company that has cracked the secret to making products people want.<p>My Amazon search was specific: I wanted an inexpensive, waterproof, Bluetooth-enabled, rechargeable speaker, so that I could listen to podcasts in the shower. I expected many options. Instead, I …

Who is the Fifth Horseman?

Apple Watch: The Secret History of the iPhone Killer | WIRED

In early 2013, Kevin Lynch accepted a job offer from Apple. Funny thing about the offer: It didn’t say what he would be doing. So intense is Apple’s …

The importance of being omni-channel fit in the new age of retailing

<b>Technology has empowered consumers in ways we could never have imagined and the impact is enormous, exciting and perhaps a little daunting for many</b> …

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Celebrity Instagram accounts make Aussie’s Triangl bikinis hot

Miley Cyrus is more famous for what she doesn’t wear, but when she does put some clothes on – even if they’re just three tiny triangles – they tend …

Canopy Brings Curated Shopping to iPhone

I hate shopping. I especially hate shopping in an actual brick and mortar store. Because of that, I try to purchase most of my items online and most of that via the gigantic and sometimes overwhelming Amazon.com.<p>The paralysis of of “too much stuff” is where the Canopy service and its new iOS app …

Urban Outfitters and 200 Others Start Selling Directly in Shopping App Wanelo

The move comes as mobile apps like Twitter and Spring are adding e-commerce capabilities to attract clothing brands that want to reach their customers outside of their own e-commerce site.<p>For the last two years, the popular shopping app Wanelo has touted itself as the top digital mall where …

How the Internet Saved Handmade Goods

A recent article in <i>The Economist</i>, citing the work of Ryan Raffaelli at Harvard Business School, points to what it calls a “paradox” in the aftermath of disruptive innovation. Some old technologies, after being rendered obsolete by better and cheaper alternatives (indeed even after whole industries …

E-Commerce Is Not Eating Retail

The recent headlines about retailing are nothing if not provocative. “Shoppers Are Fleeing Physical Stores.” “The Great Mall Exodus.” “Macy’s Confronts the Crisis of the American Mall.” They seem to bolster Marc Andreessen’s prediction that by the end of this decade “retail guys are going to go out …

Tech start-up launches realAs app to end real estate underquoting

by Larry Schlesinger<p>It’s the heartbreaker of the real estate business and a huge time waster – the underquote. But now two high-profile Melbourne men …

Tech giants gambling on health technology

‘‘That’s pretty high,’’ he says of his heart rate, confessing he’s not yet found a use for his blood oxygen level. ‘‘When I wake up it’s 55 to 60. …

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Kurbo Health Raises $5.8 Million To Fight Childhood Obesity Via An App, Live Now On iOS

Kurbo Health, a mobile subscription service focused on fighting childhood obesity through the use of simple food diaries and live coaching, is today opening its doors to all families who want to sign up and try its weight loss program, initially available as an iOS application. The company also …

From fashion to fitness part II: Apple hires a pair of key Nike FuelBand engineers

<i>This is an update to a February post in which we rounded up all recent Apple hires pertinent to the development of the upcoming iWatch. This post includes the addition of several new hires and experts, including a pair of key Nike FuelBand hardware engineers, and the new hires are labeled with</i> …

Need directions? Yahoo software chooses the most beautiful travel routes instead of the shortest

Be prepared to surrender to computerdom more of that vanishing territory known as the uniquely human sensibility.<p>Researchers at Yahoo Labs in Barcelona have developed software that can determine the most beautiful route you should take.<p>Calculating the fastest route has been a key trick of computing …

BodyWise 2.0 Features New Design, Fitbit And Jawbone UP Syncing Plus More

BodyWise, the fitness app that earned an AppAdvice App of the Week honorable mention following its launch nearly a year ago, has just been updated to …

Ride-sharing apps ruled out by NSW government

''Under the act, such services must be provided in a licensed taxi or hire car, by an appropriately accredited driver, authorised by Roads and …

GadgetellSolutions Media

18Apr/18<p>As the owner of a retail business, you’ve probably dreamed about getting some extra help. Advertising a retail job for your store(s) can …

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The Lytro Illum Will Make You Rethink What A Camera Can Do

A couple years back, Lytro released a camera that allowed you to capture the entire light field when you were taking pictures. This gave you the …

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