On the return flight home for Thanksgiving this past week, I read Nassim Taleb’s book, “The Black Swan,” and decided that ‘tis the season to draw profound parallels between innovation and poultry.
Articles Tagged ‘Gary Schwartz’
Gap and Banana Republic are expanding their “Reserve in Store” pilot to help holiday shoppers save time by reserving items on-the-go and easily picking them up in-store.
Microsoft’s Bill Gates stood on the stage at the now-defunct Comdex show in Las Vegas in 2000 with his schoolboy smile, touting the new “tablet PC.” Penned on the tablet in Mr. Gates’ handwriting was “Tablet PC is SUPER COOL!” Behind the stage, a backlit sign read, “Experience the evolution.”
Is a retail dust bowl about to blow through the mall nationally? That is a question worth asking for its long-term implications.
The principal challenge is that maps are a new and unique advertising paradigm, and the incumbent search business models, mostly designed for the Web’s previous era as a stationary, desktop experience, may need to be adjusted.
There is an oft-quoted line in technology that many are over optimistic in the short term and overly pessimistic about the long term.
Starbucks’ mobile strategy continues to gain momentum as consumers increasingly use the company’s mobile application for purchases.
The online travel industry is one of the sectors that mobile has hit the hardest as bookings made from smartphones and tablets continue to grow. However, it seems that many hotel brands are missing out with mobile by not leveraging more sophisticated guest services features.
Mobile is one of eBay’s bright spots these days, but the company’s strength here was not enough to offset weakness in its core marketplace business during the second quarter.
There are only a few powers that are trying to lock the mobile ecosystem: Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Du. And while Apple and carriers are unabashedly closed fiefs, Google’s Android may not be truly open.