Tech Bytes

08/18/2014 - 9:41am

I’m excited to announce a new partnership Chain Store Age is launching with Plug and Play Tech Center, an innovative Silicon Valley tech startup investor whose mission is to connect promising tech startups with retail corporations in an attempt to help retailers transition into the technological age.

08/11/2014 - 10:07am

Now that the dog days of summer are here, it’s a perfect time to go fishing. While fishing may be the opposite of work (at least if done properly), there are still valuable lessons digital retailers can take from the ocean, lake or stream back to the office.

08/05/2014 - 10:11am

Amazon’s latest interesting venture is the launch of an online marketplace for items created by 3D printer.

07/28/2014 - 12:24pm

So the news is out that Facebook is testing a new “buy” button designed to help businesses drive sales in News Feed and on Pages.

07/21/2014 - 12:46pm

Recent announcements that Apple will partner with IBM to release more than 100 mobile iOS applications tailored to work with IBM’s data analytics and cloud services, and that Microsoft will focus on digital work innovation in its smartphone segment, serve as reminders that mobile devices are continuing to evolve.

07/14/2014 - 10:46am

Sears and Kmart recently announced they will allow pickup of or orders at any of each other's more than 2,000 U.S. stores.

07/07/2014 - 10:03am

Retailers have long been urged to employ Big Data analysis to uncover big insights into how their business is performing, how their brand resonates among consumers, and whether their customer experience meets expectations. =

06/30/2014 - 10:00am

Betamax. Zune. Google Plus. These are just a few consumer technology applications that hit the market with a lot of hype and all failed to catch on for the same basic reason. It seems clear that the Barnes & Noble Nook e-reader tablet can now be considered part of this list, although Barnes & Noble has not yet accepted it.

06/23/2014 - 10:59am

I don’t mean for this column to become a running commentary on the latest goings-on at, but there’s no escaping the fact that after two decades, the e-commerce pioneer remains at the forefront of digital commerce innovation.

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