4 posts from month 12/2016

Instant Apps: A Frictionless Future for Mobile Retail?

Retail Can Attract More MobileShoppers with Instant Apps
"There’s an app for that,” or so says the conventional wisdom. However, as retail knows all too well, shoppers rarely conform to conventional “wisdom.” Unlike many other markets, retail has been challenged to secure consistent mobile app engagement. While people increasingly turn to apps ...

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A Holiday Wishbook for Sears, from a Grateful Boomer

Sears Wishbook: Super Bowl Electric Football Game Model no 633
The year was 1970. I was barely 7 years old, growing up in a suburb of Washington, D.C. and already an avid football fan. I loved the Redskins and I loved football, well beyond any other sport. While other kids were buying pack after pack of that awful chewing gum in search of an elusive Johnny ...

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Growing by Giving Back: Lessons Learned “Skyping In” to Teach Technology to Young People

Each year, Computer Science Education Week arrives the first week of December (this year it was the 5th-11th).  This annual program is dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take interest in computer science and technology. Every year during this amazing week, a worldwide project named the ...

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Hands-Free Shopping: A Wonderful Life or The Nightmare Before Christmas?

Christmas is a time to reunite with old friends, and this year I’ll be doing exactly that. In fact I'm also inviting a gang of new friends to join me for Christmas dinner. I'm talking about Siri. And Alexa. And Cortana. Oh, and Google Now (although that isn't quite as catchy a name). We've been ...

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