Content about smartphones

April 21, 2014

Acme Tools, an authorized online retailer of tools and equipment, is launching a new mobile version of AcmeTools.com for online customers using smartphones.

April 16, 2014

Today, consumers have more information sources to help them make purchasing decisions. Smartphones, tablets, social media and the Internet — combined with traditional shopping channels like magazines and direct mail — means that deal-finding and comparison-shopping methods are almost always at consumers’ fingertips.

April 10, 2014

TableSavvy, a real-time, last-minute dining reservation system, is launching its first-ever mobile app for iPhone users. Chicagoland restaurants can post last-minute available tables through TableSavvy's online platform.

April 7, 2014

The recent introduction of Retail Site Intelligence (RSI), a store technology platform based on the ZigBee wireless standard and collaboratively released by Kroger, EInfochips and Wincor-Nixdor, reinforces the coming explosion of sensing technologies in retail.

April 4, 2014

The month of March saw a steep rise in smartphone-generated traffic, orders, and revenue by consumers to retailer smartphone-optimized websites over the year-ago period, according to mobile commerce platform Branding Brand.

April 4, 2014

The month of March saw a steep rise in smartphone-generated traffic, orders, and revenue by consumers to retailer smartphone-optimized websites over the year-ago period, according to mobile commerce platform Branding Brand.

April 2, 2014

Shopmium, the new brand discovery app, has officially launched in the U.S. on both iOS and Android platforms.

April 2, 2014

Shopmium, the new brand discovery app, has officially launched in the U.S. on both iOS and Android platforms.

March 26, 2014

Crowd-sourced delivery company Kanga has launched a new iPhone and Android app that will place on-demand delivery options in the hands of local customers.

March 25, 2014

iBeacons, the Apple iOS 7 technological feature that uses low-frequency Bluetooth transmissions to help mobile devices track their position relative to stationary beacons, are getting quite a bit of attention from retailers and the IT vendors who serve them.

March 20, 2014

Meijer has added features to its mPerks program that allows customers to store digital receipts from purchases in a single place and details exactly how much they've saved by shopping at the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer.

March 17, 2014

Foodland Super Market Ltd recently launched a new mobile app for both iPhone and Android. The app, built in partnership with mobile commerce provider DoubleBeam, debuted on Jan. 29 and has more than 19,000 downloads in the first three weeks.

March 14, 2014

Google. Inc. may be close to signing a lease for its first-ever freestanding retail store in the United States, according to Crain’s New York Business.

March 13, 2014

RetailMeNot has updated its free RetailMeNot Coupons app for iPhone and Android users. Existing users will be prompted to update their RetailMeNot Coupons app to access the new features.

March 13, 2014

Sephora has launched a new social shopping platform, called Beauty Board, to engage customers through beauty images and allow them to post, share, browse and shop the company’s photo gallery directly on its web site, mobile site, iPhone and Android apps.

March 12, 2014

Starbucks is adding a tipping option to its mobile payment app.

March 7, 2014

Pizza Hut is planning to pilot interactive tables that allow customers to design their pizzas using a touch-screen table surface that graphically displays different menu options like a tablet.

March 4, 2014

There is no place in today’s hyper-competitive retail marketplace for a poorly maintained store — providing a clean, comfortable and safe shopping environment is a priority for chains across the board. As retailers increasingly focus on their core competencies, they are letting experts take care of functions and services that fall outside those areas, including facilities maintenance.

February 21, 2014

Chico’s FAS Inc. is reportedly building a mobile shopping app for the iOS and Android platforms.

February 7, 2014

Amazon.com is using image recognition technology to allow consumers to simply wave an iPhone in front of a product and automatically have it placed on their Amazon shopping list.

February 3, 2014

comScore has entered into a partnership with the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) to expand its cross-platform measurement service that provides a continuous view and measurement of media usage across TV, radio, desktop, smartphone and mobile.

January 28, 2014

With consumers carrying smartphones everywhere they go, the opportunity for brands to connect via mobile devices is huge, and growing.

January 24, 2014

Eighty percent of U.S. consumers use the Internet when they shop.

January 16, 2014

Stella & Dot has selected GT Nexus to serve as the company’s end-to-end global supply chain visibility platform.

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