August 9, 2011
July 26, 2011
Usage of mobile apps for mobile search far outweighs mobile app offerings by merchants, according to a pair of studies released in July.
A survey by multichannel platform provider CrossView shows that just 12% of large retailers offer mobile apps to …
July 2, 2011
Bankrupt books and music merchant Borders Group has accepted a stalking horse bid from direct music and books seller Direct Brands worth more than $435 million.
(PHOTO GALLERY: Who filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the first half of 2011)
Direct Brands, …
July 1, 2011
While it’s taken longer than many expected for U.S. consumers — and merchants — to connect with smartphone technology, mobile devices are now changing the way people shop. The phones offer the power of a PC in the consumer’s palm, plus …More...
June 30, 2011
Earlier this month, general merchant J. C. Penney announced its succession plan: Apple senior vice president-retail Ron Johnson has come on board, and will replace Myron “Mike” Ullman as CEO on Nov. 1.
Though J.C. Penney, back in 2006, was one …
June 22, 2011
Several merchants with bricks and mortar locations have turned to location-based apps like Foursquare to help build a mobile following. But old-school electronics merchant RadioShack may have cracked the Foursquare code last fall.
Speaking at Realtime NY in New York …
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June 1, 2011
Business-to-business marketers reluctant to use response files have some pleasant surprises in store: There is a broader range of names and information available than previously thought.
That’s the biggest revelation from a new report on b-to-b response databases. But it’s …
May 3, 2011
May 3, 2011
Gizmos and gadgets merchant Brookstone always tries to be on the hip side of technology. Now they are showing it’s tech-savvy in a two-dimensional way.
Brookstone is trying out QR codes on select products in 30 stores in the New York …
May 1, 2011
Mobile commerce, or m-commerce, has experienced blindingly rapid adoption in the past year or two in the multichannel marketplace. Along with the rise of social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, m-commerce has contributed to the widely held perception …More...