Staples simplifies back-to-school mobile shopping with AI-based list-scanning feature

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Staples is preparing for back-to-school season by enabling its application users to snap a photo of their shopping list, send it to a store associate through an AI-based chat and receive the best product options, which can be purchased and picked up in store or shipped to their homes.

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Chase makes vehicle financing and shopping easier with mobile-enabled platform

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Chase is making it easier for shoppers to find and finance a vehicle anywhere and at any time by creating a mobile-optimized online hub that allows users to search for available cars and get the tools required to finance.

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Webinar on Aug. 31: 10 Key Influencer Marketing Predictions

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How can brands and retailers get influence marketing right as consumers gain even more control of the dialogue with marketers? Find out the key trends that are driving influencer marketing with best-practice tips and pointers in this free webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016 at 2 p.m. ET.

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Orlando’s augmented reality app acts as mobile concierge for deal-seekers

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The city of Orlando, FL, is the latest to roll out a new tourism-centric application that allows guests to purchase discount tickets to theme parks and leverage augmented reality to preview local attractions, highlighting mobile’s sales-driving potency for major travel destinations.

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Mobile Minutes: Apple’s Touch ID button; Twitter’s new filtering tool; Fox Sports’ TV app; Mobile wallets in Hong Kong

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Today in mobile marketing – Apple’s Touch ID button could get the boot next year; Twitter said to work on anti-harassment keyword filtering tool; Fox Sports’ Apple TV app to show 4 games at once; Several mobile wallets now have license to operate in Hong Kong.

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Maytag, The Onion wash social media clean, blending comedy, functionality – Mobile Marketer

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Mobile Marketer today – Maytag, The Onion wash social media clean, blending comedy, functionality; How MapQuest spurred user profile completion with in-app push notifications.

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Chanel touts youthful edge in Willow Smith-fronted eyewear spot – Luxury Daily

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Luxury Daily today – Chanel touts youthful edge in Willow Smith-fronted eyewear spot; Louis Vuitton takes supernatural approach for Printemps takeover.

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Apple, app-ification and the power of chatbots

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Undoubtedly, chatbots are becoming increasingly pervasive, and they will continue to optimize how publishers and brands communicate and develop relationships with their audience.

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Amazon’s one-stop shop for vehicle owners drives purchases and information

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Amazon has just launched a mobile-optimized marketplace within its online Web site that focuses on all things automotive, hoping to become a full-service hub for vehicle purchases and information.

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Uber adds ride-sharing buttons to retailers’ mobile-optimized location pages

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Uber is implementing buttons on retailers, banks and restaurants’ mobile-optimized location pages that invite users to visit those locations by using its ride-sharing service, showcasing how it can deliver more customers to local businesses’ doors.

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Webinar on Aug. 31: 10 Key Influencer Marketing Predictions

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How can brands and retailers get influence marketing right as consumers gain even more control of the dialogue with marketers? Find out the key trends that are driving influencer marketing with best-practice tips and pointers in this free webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016 at 2 p.m. ET.

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Letgo introduces user ratings, secures 13.2M monthly active users

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Mobile seller-to-seller application letgo is adding ratings and reviews for buyers and sellers so users can be more confident in their transactions following the app’s growth past 30 million downloads.

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Mobile Minutes: Snapchat and young voters; Facebook open sources AI; Apple’s security upgrade; YouTube’s TV app

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Today in mobile marketing – Snapchat lures more campaign spending as candidates court young voters; Facebook open sources AI image recognition software; Apple upgrades iOS after spyware finding; YouTube just created a new TV app for cord-cutting viewers.

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