How local merchants can reach customers on their phones without driving them nuts. Mobile phones are essential to shopping these days, and a majority of cell phone owners say they’re willing to share personal data with merchants in exchange for such things as coupons and discounts.
The world’s first robotized sales assistants were rolled out last month in California. Nicknamed OSHbots, the two machines cost $50,000 apiece, are 5 feet of plastic on wheels and carry built-in natural language processors, computers, product scanners and navigation tools.
Almost exactly one year ago Facebook managed to shock just about everyone with its $19 billion dollar acquisition of chat app WhatsApp? Zuckerberg and company tried to purchase WhatsApp rival Snapchat in 2013 for $3 billion – an offer the company rebuffed.
Is Alibaba Poised to Buy Yahoo? Are rumors that Alibaba could flip the script later this year, depending on what CEO Marissa Meyer wants to do with her now lucrative Alibaba holdings at the Jan. 27 press conference.
CEO John Chen no doubt is frustrated by the lack of developer interest in BlackBerry and believes there oughtta be a law requiring what he terms "application neutrality" in a letter to Congress. lackBerry CEO John Chen set off a barrage of online chatter Wednesday when he proposed that any rules ...
Rumors related to a possible acquisition of Blackberry by Samsung Group may end up starting a bidding war among tech giants, given its long list of patents assets and its attractive enterprise security features.
It seems that the Alibaba Group is not only a major concern for competitors in the retail sector but in the banking sector as well. The president of China UnionPay recently sent a letter to employees, which is now widely publicized in China.
Certainly not PayPal and Microsoft, who announced yesterday (Jan. 12) that its PayPal Here mobile app and card reader for merchants now supports Microsoft Surface and other Windows devices as part of its new partnership with the Seattle-based technology company.
Allison Berliner, is co-founder & CEO of SpotItBuyIt, which helps small retailers sell more via Instagram with a mobile app. Berliner, a 2013 Wharton MBA, co-founded the startup – which launched in a trial phase called beta in November – with chief technology officer Roopak Majmudar.
With the year winding down, we combed through all the advice Buffett has given us in 2014, from the sublime (“Price is what you pay, value is what you get”) to the ridiculous (“A bull market is like sex. It feels best just before it ends”).