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App Annie CEO Sees Mobile Commerce Growing Fast

The fastest growth in app usage will be coming from mobile commerce, says Bertrand Schmitt, CEO of App Annie. This is because commerce is …

Mobile Commerce

Apple’s new Chicago River retail store will look like a massive MacBook Air from the sky

We’ve been watching the progress of the new Chicago River Apple Store for several months now, and today <i>DNAInfo</i> has shared current shots of the construction progress. As the site reports, the latest Foster+Partners project looks like a giant MacBook Air landed next to the Chicago River…<p>Back at the …

Apple

13 Awesome Tips From Ecommerce Experts

Top tips from some of the best ecommerce entrepreneurs in the field.<p>In today’s world of ecommerce, there are dozens of ways to scale. While some businesses focus on high ticket items, others focus on dominating hyper-specific product categories, and neither way is necessarily right or wrong.<p>I spoke …

eCommerce

Dexcom CEO talks ‘game changer’ diabetes management coming to Apple Watch

With the upcoming watchOS 4 update for Apple Watch slated to bring new features for diabetes management devices, we took some time to speak with Dexcom’s CEO Kevin Sayer this week about what it means for users. When Apple revealed watchOS 4 at its Worldwide Developers Conference this month, it …

Diabetes

3 ways your company’s app can drive in-store purchases

In 2011, 35% of Americans reportedly owned a smartphone of some kind, but by the end of 2016 that number skyrocketed to nearly 80%. Americans over the age of 50, the low-income population, and — of course — younger generations are now all mobile enabled.<p>As the mobile marketing automation platform …

eCommerce

Amazon wants to become Walmart before Walmart can become Amazon

The future of retail will be a combination of both online e-commerce and a brick-and-mortar retail presence – as recent moves from both Walmart and Amazon have shown, including today’s back-to-back announcements from the two rivals, which sees Amazon buying a chain of popular grocery stores with a …

eCommerce

3 big reasons why Amazon needs Whole Foods

Amazon’s announcement that it will buy Whole Foods, the upscale grocery chain, for $13.4 billion has led to widespread speculation about how the online retailer will shake up the food retail industry.<p>Will Amazon decimate traditional supermarket stores, like it did with brick-and-mortar booksellers? …

eCommerce

Amazon patents way of stopping store customers price-comparing online

<b>Amazon has developed a way to prevent customers from comparing prices online while shopping in brick-and-mortar stores.</b><p>In a patent that was awarded …

Amazon

Apple’s new augmented reality platform may be its next game-changer

New iPads, spiffed up iMacs and MacBooks, a smart home speaker, and most exciting of all? A new platform for augmented reality.<p>That’s what iOS …

Augmented Reality

Free tool makes wirelessly backing up iOS devices a breeze

Backing up your iOS devices can be a pain — but not if you have iMazing Mini, a smart yet simple new tool from DigiDNA that makes backups a breeze.<p>It not only gives you more control over your data, but it can perform backups wirelessly on a schedule that suits you. It also has a whole bunch of …

iOS

Whole Foods gives Amazon nearly as many stores as Apple

From a Cult of Mac item posted Friday by Killian Bell:<p>Whole Foods currently operates around 456 stores worldwide, according to the latest data from …

Whole Foods

Apple just created the largest installed base of AR-capable devices

<i>At last week’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple made an unusually large number of hardware and software announcements. Today we’ll look at a potential connection between Apple’s silicon design strengths and its just-unveiled augmented reality and machine learning applications</i> …

Augmented Reality

13 features in Apple Music only power users know about

Apple Music is already two years old, but it's still one of the youngest music streaming services out there.<p>Because of that, there remain many hidden features and tricks inside the app that a casual user may not notice.<p>For instance, did you know that you can turn off the shuffle feature when …

iOS

Apple will let you upgrade important parts in its new 21.5-inch iMac, and that's a huge deal

On Thursday, tech teardown website iFixit discovered exciting details about Apple's new 21.5-inch iMac: You can upgrade the RAM, and even the processor, yourself after you bought it.<p>Allowing users to upgrade the new iMac is a big shift in Apple's normally closed-off mentality about its …

Apple

Stitch Fix founder Katrina Lake built one of the few successful e-commerce subscription services

Katrina Lake, 34, is the founder and chief executive of Stitch Fix, a San Francisco clothes shopping start-up that brought in $730 million in revenue in its 2016 fiscal year that ended July 31.<p>Stitch Fix is regarded as one of the few major success stories in the subscription shopping world. …

eCommerce

Apple still hasn't fixed Siri's biggest problem

Calling everything ‘Siri’ doesn’t solve bad voice recognition<p>If you were listening to Apple’s keynote address at the Worldwide Developer’s Conference this week, you might have walked away thinking that this is the year (and the version of iOS) that Siri finally feels like a capable digital …

iOS

What’s new in iOS 11? Hands-on with 100+ features and changes

We’ve been playing with iOS 11 for the last 12 hours or so, and have been able to experience a plethora of the new features offered by the release. As you might expect, iOS 11 is quite buggy at this stage, but it’s a truly promising release that’s littered with so many new features that it’s hard …

iOS

AppleCare+ now protects against Mac accidents

Because MacBooks don't bounce as well as iPhones. Nor are they as water repellent.<p>Apple announced new MacBooks and its new MacOS High Sierra software at WWDC 2017 on Monday, but neglected to mention it has added AppleCare+ protection for Macs. (There was a lot to get through, to be …

Apple

Easily share your WiFi with friends on iOS 11, automatically sends passwords to nearby devices

iOS 11 includes many automatic features regarding first-time setup and account login. This extends to WiFi networks too. If a friend comes over with an iPhone running iOS 11, you can automatically log them in to your WiFi in one tap.<p>The UI looks like the AirPods pairing process. When the WiFi …

iOS

HomePod is Apple's next new product

Apple has officially launched HomePod, a Siri-powered talking music system for the home.<p>It looks unusual, like a cross between Google Home and the …

The 8 biggest announcements from Apple WWDC 2017

Apple’s WWDC 2017 keynote just wrapped, where key executives Craig Federighi, Phil Schiller, and, of course, Tim Cook, took the stage to announce updates headed to iPhones, MacBooks, Apple TV, and more.<p>The rumors for this year’s WWDC came in the final hours leading up to the event, with hints of …

Apple

Free Adobe Scan app will be your paper pusher

Your iPhone is loaded with plenty of mind-numbing games or picturing editing apps that let you superimpose unicorn horns on your selfies.<p>You need to make room for a few unsung task managers. Adobe today launched one to help us sort through one of life’s least pleasant realities – paperwork.<p>Adobe …

Apps

$9 billion startup Stripe just launched a new tool to solve a 'universal problem' with running a business

$9 billion startup Stripe is a payments company first and foremost: Companies like Target, SAP, and the NFL use Stripe's technology to power at least some of the payments in their websites and apps.<p>On Thursday, Stripe launched Sigma — a tool to help its customers analyze and make sense of the vast …

Startups

Has Google Finally Proven That Online Ads Cause Offline Purchases?

About one-third of all advertising dollars are now spent online. Google, the alpha gorilla in this space, pulls in about half of that expenditure as revenue. The key selling proposition of online advertising versus physical-world advertising is its trackability, the ability to connect the dots …

eCommerce

One portable power pack can charge your iPhone and wirelessly charge your Apple Watch

If you’re an Apple fan, you obviously own an iPhone. I mean, come on. And if you’re a real fan, you probably also own an Apple Watch. The Watch is …

Gear & Gadgets

Luxury Fashion Brands Start to Sell on China's WeChat App

HONG KONG—China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd. is using its vast social-media network to attract luxury-fashion brands to its WeChat app, potentially opening a new frontier in online retail.<p>France’s Longchamp and the U.K.’s Burberry Group PLC have begun selling handbags and clothes on WeChat, China’s most …

China

Foster + Partners' Milan Apple Store to Feature Public Plaza and Waterfall Entrance

Renderings have been revealed for the upcoming apple store in Milan’s Piazza Liberty, designed by Foster + Partners in their latest collaboration …

Apple

Alibaba Continues To Build Its E-Commerce, Cloud And Media Empire

BABA’s upgraded e-commerce play will accelerate growth through international and cross-border GMV.<p>Alibaba Cloud is expected to enjoy AWS-like …

eCommerce

Shopify Pay: 40% Faster Checkout, 18% More Sales

Shopify Pay is a game-changing solution that will change consumer behavior to how online shopping should be. Easy!<p>Big retailers are shutting the …

eCommerce