Is SongPop the Next BIG App?

Just two months after its late May 2012 launch, SongPop (“Are you ready to rock? Listen to song clips to test your music recognition – then send challenges to your friends! Prove that you’re a true music master with SongPop, the best FREE music app!”) is already attracting 2 million active daily users. Click here […]

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The Olympics Are Coming, But Not for All

Two New York Times’ stories today address different aspects of the marketing of the 2012 Olympics and the negative actions of some. One story deals with the tactic of ‘ambush marketing,’ whereby firms that are not official sponsors try to imply that they are. As David Segal reports: “It is one of the fiercest contests […]

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The Future for Shopping: Herding Vs. Empowerment

Consider this comment from our vantage points as businesspeople AND as consumers: “Businesses today tend to herd customers as if they were cattle, but a revolution in personal empowerment is under way — and buying will never be the same again, says author Doc Searls. He discusses his new book, The Intention Economy, with the […]

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E-Commerce in Developing Markets: The Next Frontier in Global Expansion

A.T. Kearney, a leading consulting firm, has generated a report on the most attractive developing markets for E-commerce: “Online shopping is changing how retailers develop their global expansion strategies. A.T. Kearney’s E-Commerce Index reveals which developing markets hold the most potential for online growth.” Click the chart to learn more.

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Coming Soon: A Smaller iPad?

According to Nick Wingfield and Nick Bilton, writing in the New York Times: “The tech companies are at it again — trying to catch the blockbuster iPad in a race to win the tablet market. Google on Friday began shipping its Nexus 7, which is smaller and less expensive than Apple’s iPad, and is meant […]

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New Retailing Blog

If retailing is a subject of interest to you, check out our new blog. There are already more than 350 posts. Click the icon to visit. These are some of the categories that you may be interested in which are at that blog: Careers in Retailing Career Useful Information Career Video Clips Global Retailing Online […]

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