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BizReport : May 17, 2013 Archive

May 17, 2013 Archive

Mobile Marketing | May 17, 2013

App Store hits 50 billion milestone, Google Play not far behind

Apple this week announced they had reached a major milestone - 50 billion apps have been downloaded from their App Store. Meanwhile, Google reveals that it isn't so very far behind. >>

Ecommerce | May 17, 2013

IBM: Mother's Day shopping goes mobile

Mother's Day shopping via mobile was up 23% on 2012, according to IBM's Digital Analytics Benchmark, with iPhone generating the most online traffic. >>

Internet | May 17, 2013

Service industry occupations not safe from technology

For the last three decades or more, technology has swept aside manufacturing jobs. Robots and other computers and machines, controlled by software programs, build cars, consumer electronics and drive other manufacturing processes far faster and more efficiently than humans ever could. >>

Ecommerce | May 17, 2013

How webrooming is taking over ecommerce

There is a new monster behind the door for retailers - or is there? For a little more than two years, we've heard about showrooming - people using mobile devices in-store and then buying from different, lower priced retailers online. Now, there is a new term - webrooming, that is making some nervous. Our expert explains why webrooming may be a tool to engage shoppers, not turn them away. >>

Mobile Marketing | May 17, 2013

Report: Strong digital presence key to success

Mobile and online outlets are crucial to success, that is the takeaway from new data out from Apigee. The study indicates that brands who are 'high digital performers' are having more success than those who aren't focused on those online outlets. >>

Internet | May 17, 2013

Report: SMBs falling behind in tech

Small businesses may be some of the earliest adopters of social media platforms, but when in comes to technological infrastructure these same businesses are falling behind. According to new data many small businesses are behind the tech curve when it comes to website development. >>