How retailers are optimizing your Black Friday experience

Written by Jen Clark | November 24, 2017 | Retail

I’m not sure how to feel about Black Friday. On the one hand, the discounts can be quite spectacular. On the other, the rush to bag a bargain can turn otherwise reasonable human beings into fearless denizens of the underworld, clawing their way towards would-be purchases with fierce abandon. It’s a scary time to be more

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 16th March 2017

Written by Jen Clark | March 16, 2017 | Blog

This week, a new book explores eerily human-looking robots, Tag Heuer bring out the big guns with their $1,600 smartwatch and Nvidia partners with Bosch on an AI supercomputer for autonomous driving. Tag Heuer announces $1,600 smartwatch with Android Wear Following the success of its $1,500 connected smartwatch, Tag Heuer is back with an (even) more

Can the Internet of Things breathe new life into brick and mortar retail?

Written by Jacqi Levy | February 13, 2017 | eCommerce & Merchandising, Retail

Brick and mortar is dead.  Or at least, according to some. Naysayers have been ringing the death knell of the retail store for some time.  Online commerce is booming, with online sales totaling $341.7 billion in 2015, a 14.6% increase over the previous year, according to the US Department of Commerce.  Last year, ecommerce accounted more

Is the connected car the next big ecommerce platform?

Written by Jacqi Levy | January 17, 2017 | Automotive, Retail

Unless you live in a dense urban area, then you probably spend a lot of time in your car. In fact, the average American spends about 46 minutes of every day in his or her vehicle. According to Mark Lloyd, Consumer Online Officer for General Motors OnStar, work and home are typically the number one more