Vogue drives participation with It Bag vote – Luxury Daily

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Luxury Daily today – Vogue drives participation with It Bag vote; How should luxury brands and retailers continue to stoke demand in a blizzard-blighted New York market?

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Exploring legal challenges to fulfilling the potential of mHealth

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What should government, the technology and communications industries, patients and consumers, health care professionals and organizations do to protect the privacy and security of health care, medical and patient information using digital, mobile technologies?

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How mobile helped Starbucks boost foot traffic by 2pc

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Starbucks’ focus on mobile to help drive holiday foot traffic appears to have been a success, with the company reporting gains not only in traffic and but also a strong response to its holiday promotion, Starbucks for Life.

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Last-minute booking apps will need to evolve to survive

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As the number of last-minute booking applications grows, travel marketers will need to adopt newer technologies such as Apple Pay and Touch ID to offer streamlined in-app payment options and remain competitive.

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Smartphone, tablet use in car-buying research doubles: report

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Adoption of mobile devices for car shopping is increasing at a rapid pace, with the number using smartphones and tablets to research purchases doubling from a year ago, according to a report from AutoTrader.com.

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Dixons Carphone implements mobile chat to encourage informed purchases

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Dixons Carphone, a European electronics retailer, has launched TouchCommerce’s TouchChat engagement solution to ensure online support for customers while in their journey to make a purchase.

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Average in-app purchase value rises to $4.50: Bango

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Even with newcomers to the mobile payments space such as Apple Pay, carrier billing continues to have relevance, according to Bango, driven by blockbuster games such as Clash of Clans and bigger in-application purchases.

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Mobile Minutes: Apple’s iOS 8 crisis; Tumblr’s advertising plan; Kik versus Snapchat; SkyMall files for Chapter 11

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Today in mobile marketing – Apple’s iOS 8 crisis continues with controversial new bug; Tumblr taps its community to work with advertisers; How Kik plans to steal Snapchat’s teen hearts; In-flight retailer SkyMall files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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For Volkswagen, Lincoln, Super Bowl sit-out underscores mobile strategy shift – Mobile Marketer

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Mobile Marketer – For Volkswagen, Lincoln, Super Bowl sit-out underscores mobile strategy shift; IHeartRadio rocks 60M users by blending live, digital events.

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Yacht Partners International bring mobile to yachting world – Luxury Daily

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Luxury Daily today – Yacht Partners International bring mobile to yachting world; Omnichannel strategies needed in Chinese ecommerce: report.

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7 areas for retailers to pay attention in year of cautious optimism

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There is no doubt that there are challenges ahead for retailers, but in general, conditions are being termed as cautiously optimistic. With that said, here are a few things to pay attention to as we wrap up January.

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Mobile lessons learned from 2014 holiday shopping season

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A significant mobile win during the holiday 2014 shopping season was the number of retailers who regularly updated content for on-the-go shoppers while failures included a lack of cross-device consistency and inefficient click-and-collect experiences.

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PayPal’s impending spin-off adds uncertainty to mobile payments, mcommerce landscapes

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PayPal’s impending spinoff from eBay could potentially present a purchase opportunity for major online retailers such as Amazon and Alibaba, which may shift the mcommerce market into large conglomerates’ hands even more.

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