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Gap introduces wish lists, in-store Wi-Fi to boost holiday sales

November 21, 2014

Clothing and accessories retailer Gap has introduced an omnichannel wish list solution for shoppers to compile items and share with family members via Twitter, Facebook and email and will be hosting free Wi-Fi in stores for customers’ convenience.

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Beacon-based rewards entice holiday shoppers in Atlanta suburb

November 21, 2014

The city of Alpharetta, an Atlanta suburb, is leveraging mobile application Rately in its execution of beacon technology in numerous local retailers to promote and reward holiday shoppers.

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Best Buy drives repeat visits during holidays with Ibotta app

November 20, 2014

Best Buy is driving holiday shoppers back to its stores for repeat visits through exclusive cash-back offers in the Ibotta mobile savings application.

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Atlanta’s Midtown merchants enlist beacons for mobile loyalty program

November 20, 2014

A handful of merchants located in Atlanta’s Midtown district are participating in a new beacon-based mobile rewards and payments program to meet the needs of the neighborhood’s young, tech-savvy residents.

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Restaurants embrace wait-list apps for added convenience

November 17, 2014

Mobile applications such as The List are lending convenience to customers met with long wait times at restaurants with updates via text message when their table is ready.

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Target ramps up in-store personalization on mobile with acquisition

November 14, 2014

In a reflection of the growing importance of mobile-powered in-store shopping experiences, Target has acquired Powered Analytics, a startup that focuses on personalizing in-store shopping through mobile technology, location data and predictive analytics.

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Rebecca Minkoff tosses cash registers with new connected store

November 14, 2014

Apparel and accessories brand Rebecca Minkoff has teamed with eBay to power its new tech-savvy store in New York that allows mobile connectivity and transforms the in-store shopping experience by incorporating digital components.

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SpiritHoods’ mobile revenue surge may quiet responsive design critics

November 12, 2014

SpiritHoods’ leveraging of responsive design to drive up monthly mobile revenue by 1,000 percent in four months is a victory for advocates of the technology that see it as a step forward in the quest for strong mobile experiences.

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Sears, James Allen redefine jewelry-shopping experience with tablet technology

November 12, 2014

Sears is collaborating with diamond retailer James Allen to offer a unique, technological experience for engagement ring shoppers that uses a 360-degree, high-definition video displayed on a tablet interface.

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Toys R Us taps QR codes for easy navigation to Thanksgiving deals

November 10, 2014

Toys “R” Us is addressing consumers’ pain points around holiday shopping, with mobile playing a key role streamlining both the in-store and online experiences.

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