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Placed Launches Placed Affiliate to Let Developers Monetize by Sharing App Location Data

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Seattle-based Placed is an analytics service that ties consumers’ smartphone behavior to brand insights, helping companies understand how their customers shop in retail locations, and showcasing to developers how users behave in their apps. Today the company is launching Placed Affiliate, a way for developers to make money by sharing information...
Placed Launches Placed Affiliate to Let Developers Monetize by Sharing App Location Data
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Sprint's Share of iPhone Sales at Big Box Retailers Double That Seen at Apple Retail Stores

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AllThingsD reports on an interesting survey from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) studying the balance of iPhone sales among the three major U.S. carriers at various points of sale such as Apple's retail stores, Best Buy, and warehouse clubs and mass market retailers. The survey shows that AT&T remains the...
Sprint's Share of iPhone Sales at Big Box Retailers Double That Seen at Apple Retail Stores

Sipping Apple-flavored Kool-Aid: Best Buy founder proposes $10B plan to compete with Amazon

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Some years ago, you could blow a Saturday (and your paycheck) by hopping around town visiting sprawling electronic chains like Circuit City, CompUSA, Best Buy, and Good Guys. Not anymore. Without getting deep acquisitions, bankruptcy filings, store closures, re-openings, and re-brandings, suffice to say you’re lucky to have one good...
Sipping Apple-flavored Kool-Aid: Best Buy founder proposes $10B plan to compete with Amazon

Can Retailers Halt 'Showrooming'?

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Shoppers who scope out merchandise in stores but buy on rivals' websites, a trend known as 'showrooming,' have become the bête noir of many big-box retailers....
Can Retailers Halt 'Showrooming'?

Keen On… Larry Downes: Why Best Buy Is Going Out Of Business (Not So Gradually)

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Sometimes it’s the quiet ones who end up doing the most damage. I always thought of Larry Downes, the co-author of the mega-selling Unleashing the Killer App, as an unusually gentle and wise soul. But this was before Downes unleashed his all-too-critical powers on Best Buy, transforming himself from...
Keen On… Larry Downes: Why Best Buy Is Going Out Of Business (Not So Gradually)
Boutiika's new features give offline boutiques an online edge

Amazon to launch first brick-and-mortar store, report says

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Amazon may be venturing beyond the world of online retail to set up its first brick-and-mortar shop, according to a report from Bloomberg News. The store will be in Seattle and its focus will be pricier merchandise such as tablet computers, the report says. And its footprint won’t be nearly...
Amazon to launch first brick-and-mortar store, report says
Why big-box retail needs a serious upgrade

Analyst: Apple's Walmart, Target stores-within-stores to gro

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Apple is likely to increase its footprint outside of its existing Apple Stores, according to analysts at Piper Jaffray. The iPhone and iPad maker is looking to expand on pilot projects that have seen Apple mini-stores popping up in select Walmart and Target stores. Taken nationally, such a move would...
Analyst: Apple's Walmart, Target stores-within-stores to gro

Microsoft Orchestrates Windows 8 in Stores

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Microsoft is playing a large role in dictating how big-box retailers should display and pitch computers using the new Windows 8 software, out on Friday....
Microsoft Orchestrates Windows 8 in Stores
E-commerce sales top $41.9B in Q3, point to stellar online holiday shopping season
The Case for E-Commerce Acceleration (a.k.a., Bye Bye BBY?)

We've entered the age of emotional, design-centric, e-commerce

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When I opened up my first package from online women’s clothing startup Everlane, an immediate smile spread across my face. The company had wrapped the cashmere sweater I bought in a soft, silky Everlane-branded cream-colored bag. It was a very basic choice — not something meant to blow your mind...
We've entered the age of emotional, design-centric, e-commerce
PayPal’s new POS service is a Piece Of Sh*t
Gift Platform NewlyWish Looks to Disrupt $19 Billion Dollar Wedding Registry Industry

"Hundreds of thousands" of Nest learning thermostats sold

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Startup Nest only launched its learning thermostat last October but the company tells the New York Time’s Bits Blog that it has sold in the “mid-hundreds of thousands,” of units range. The company — which is the brainchild of Tony Fadell, who helped design the iPhone and iPod for Apple...
"Hundreds of thousands" of Nest learning thermostats sold

Exclusive: Nest has raised another $80M, now shipping 40K+ thermostats a month

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Smart thermostat startup Nest has closed on a round of $80 million, we’ve learned, and the funding was done at a post money valuation of $800 million. Google Ventures led the round, and Venrock participated as a new investor, according to our sources. Nest is currently listed on Venrock’s site....
Exclusive: Nest has raised another $80M, now shipping 40K+ thermostats a month
Sprint iPhone Sales Stronger at Big-Box Retailers Than at Apple Stores

New Entry in Tablet Wars: Toys "R" Us

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In a bid to battle the “showrooming” phenomenon that is hurting big-box retailers, Toys “R” Us Inc. said Monday it will start selling its own proprietary tablet designed for children. The $149.99 Tabeo will be available only at Toys “R” Us, so shoppers won’t be able to try it out...
New Entry in Tablet Wars: Toys "R" Us
MomentFeed gets $1.8M more, is quietly powering the local efforts of some major brands

Why retailers want to take the wheel on mobile payments

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When cellular carriers, banks, credit card companies, web giants and start-ups eye the opportunity in mobile payments, they imagine themselves making gobs of money by selling retailers on the merits of their technology. Turns out the retailers might have their own plans. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal,...
Why retailers want to take the wheel on mobile payments
Amazon to begin collecting sales tax in Texas as part of new settlement

Is Dunn's Resignation the Knockout Punch for Best Buy?

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The resignation of Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn last week could be the start of a massive shift for not only Best Buy, but for big-box retailers across a wide range of sectors. "This is not the end of physical media sales, but that will become a minority niche...
Is Dunn's Resignation the Knockout Punch for Best Buy?
More data on holiday shopping, with a mobile twist

Meet the upscale gas station

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It's hard to imagine that gas stations will become "the next Whole Foods." But making them less unpleasant would be good business. FORTUNE -- A new report concludes that gas-station convenience stores should go "upscale" to boost business, a notion that might sound counterintuitive given the industry's slim profit margins...
Meet the upscale gas station
Why the department store experience needs a serious upgrade, too
Startup Spotlight: This e-commerce company keeps it all in the family

Having a Low Klout Score Can Now Ruin Your Life

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(blog.thedaysman.com) People who care too much about social media will argue that a low Klout score is an embarrassing blight on your Internet presence, but apparently a subpar number derived from a startup's questionable algorithm can now also ruin your life. According to Wired, a man named Sam Fiorella had...
Having a Low Klout Score Can Now Ruin Your Life
Placed Insights Debuts, Bringing ComScore-Like Analytics & Ratings To The Physical World
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