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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Ad Roundup: Releases focus on targeting

A trio of releases into the digital space this week are focused on the data brands need to better target and serve their customers. Details in today's advertising roundup. >>

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Survey: Mobile payments more accepted

Most merchants (70%) are now supporting at least three mobile payment options. That is a key finding in Kount's 2017 Mobile Payments & Fraud Survey. Another is that since the inaugural survey (2013) merchants have doubled their mobile payment options for both digital and in-store purchases. >>

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Survey shows July 4th shoppers looking for deals

As with many holidays, consumers shopping for American's Independence Day on July 4th will be shopping the deals. That's the word from new ChargeItSpot data; their 2017 Independence Day Sales Report indicates nearly half of in-store shoppers (43%) will be shopping the sales this year. >>

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Survey finds growing interest in Open Source

Look for increased interest - and growth - in Open Source software and programming options. That's the word from NodeSource, whose recent survey found that most (91%) of enterprise software developers believe new businesses will come from open source projects. >>

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Study: Shoppers still want human contact in-store

While much has been written about all-tech stores being the wave of the future, one new study indicates that wave isn't quite here yet. Instead, Euclid Analytics researchers have found that both men and women still want the human touch when they're shopping in retail stores. >>

Monday, June 26, 2017

Study IDs why people like in-store shopping, why they don't

While most consumers will agree that they shop in-store more often than they don't, the reasons for this remain elusive, and somewhat personalized. New data from Mood Media sheds light on what consumers like while shopping in-store, but more importantly, what they don't like. >>

Friday, June 23, 2017

Top 3 tips for furniture brands to incorporate AR/VR

Furnishings merchants are beginning to look into how augmented and virtual reality can boost their business. roOomy, for example, is working to provide a scalable virtual staging solution for furnishings suppliers including Wayfair, Design Within Reach, Havertys and BuildDirect. RoOomy's CEO offers three tips for implementing a strong strategy. >>

Friday, June 23, 2017

Expert: How cyborg tech could impact virtual reality

Most experts agree that the human brain is the most complex organs in the universe, and with Facebook and Elon Musk announcing plans to merge brainpower with artificial intelligence, it has many wondering what this could mean for the future. >>

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Less than 5% of websites can thwart a Sophisticated bot attack

Few websites can thwart a 'Simple' bot attack and even less a 'Sophisticated' attack, according to new data released by Distil Networks. >>

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Report lays out cybersecurity risks

While brands, marketers, and consumers are more vigilant about their cybersecurity than ever before, criminals continue to be working new angles. Trustwave has released their annual Global Security Report, and among the more interesting findings is this: the time between cybersecurity intrusions and detections has gotten longer. >>

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

8 in 10 online shoppers want a personal customer service experience

Impatient online shoppers want high quality answers to questions answered quickly when researching or shopping online, according to new research. >>

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Expert: Why furniture retailers should consider AR/VR

While most people think of virtual reality as geared more toward gaming or even clothing/accessories retail, one expert believe augmented and virtual reality could have a strong presence in the furnishings marketplace. With, of course, the right direction. >>

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

SMBs favor minimum wage increase - the question is how much

While most small businesses are coming down on the side of an increased federal minimum wage, the question is just how big a raise these small businesses could withstand without it hurting their bottom line. That's the word from a new Manta and BizBuySell survey. >>

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Trends to watch in social

Live video, original images, user generated graphics. Knowing what to use as a brand in the social space can be difficult. Here are a few trends to watch. >>

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

6 in 10 UK digital shoppers will purchase via smartphone in 2017

New research from eMarketer forecasts that nearly six in ten of the UK's digital shoppers will make a purchase via smartphone this year. >>

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