Articles Tagged ‘Wilson Kerr’


EBay’s mobile dominance at risk as growth fails to keep up

October 17, 2014

EBay needs to start adding more mobile customers if it is to keep up with mobile growth worldwide and hold onto its leadership role in the space.

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Twitter’s Buy button unlikely to be a big revenue driver

September 9, 2014

Twitter’s testing of a “Buy” button gives social shopping a boost, although the move is not likely to significantly enhance revenue, given the social-media site’s strength is handling quick, fast information rather than ecommerce.

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McDonald’s preparing for launch of NFC-based mobile payments system

September 4, 2014

Indications that McDonald’s could be ready to launch a near field communications mobile payments platform in two weeks signal that, after trials in other countries and parts of the United States, the world’s largest restaurant chain finally feels it is able to get a much-demanded service right.

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EBay says in-store pickup gains traction faster than same-day delivery

July 18, 2014

EBay is doubling down on its shop-anywhere Click & Collect service in Britain because of how quickly it is gaining traction but says that same-day delivery service eBay Now is not experiencing the same level of enthusiasm.

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Hotel Near Me app completes first booking via Google Glass

June 10, 2014

Online travel agency Destinia.com has released the free “Hotel Near Me” application following what it claims is the world’s first successful hotel booking through Google Glass.

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Weight Watchers exchanges social brand advocacy for meals

May 19, 2014

Weight Watchers is hoping to boost recruitment with its new Feel Good Cafe in London where customers can sample free meals by posting pictures of the food to social media.

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TD Canada Trust taps NFC to scale Canadian mobile payments

May 19, 2014

TD Canada Trust gets a leg-up on competitors as the first North America bank to offer mobile payments across all three of Canada’s carriers.

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Michaels’ responsive site lacks streamlined experiences needed for mobile

May 13, 2014

While arts and crafts retailer Michaels built its new ecommerce site with inspirational content, including projects that are trending on Pinterest, to cater to on-the-go mobile users, the apparent use of responsive design results in a clunky experience for smartphone shoppers, with long load times for pages and overlapping content.

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OfficeAnything.com’s mobile site misses the mark on user-friendliness

May 6, 2014

OfficeAnything.com has gone mobile, a strategy the company hopes will fufill the needs of on-the-go consumers, but the ability to browse from anywhere is trumped by poor design.

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BeddingStyle looks to differentiate mobile shopping with tailored promotions

May 1, 2014

Online linen retailer BeddingStyle’s new mobile site mixes up its promotions with specific offers meant to capitalize on the growth in smartphone and tablet shopping.

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