Архив рубрики: eCommerce

Robots and on-board ovens deliver on Zume’s promise of better pizza

 Today, in a world of bacon-wrapped crust and custom-modified Chevys with pizza warmers, being excited about pizza is just not as easy as it used to be. Zume Pizza founder Julia Collins and her Elon Musk-esque approach to pizza doesn’t care much for the rest of the pizza industry. In her mind, the pizzavations of the previous decades are irrelevant if the pies arrive soggy, cold and… Read More

Robots and on-board ovens deliver on Zume’s promise of better pizza

Operator fuses bots with humans to build cyborg shopping experts

 Big purchases are scary to make online without anyone there to quell your fears and answer questions. Operator’s app wants to give you the same peace of mind, not with mechanical chat bot responses, but through real humans with knowledge about whatever you’re buying. Today Operator 2.0 launches with a new Discovery tab where curators assemble recommendations about their… Read More

Operator fuses bots with humans to build cyborg shopping experts

Study of Candy Crush players finds virtual currency buyers don’t go for upsells

 The upsell we all fall for at fast food joints and places like Costco doesn’t seem to work on purchasers of in-game currencies, according to a study conducted on millions of Candy Crush players. Turns out the decision to buy fictional bars of gold isn’t quite rational, economically speaking. Who would have thought? Read More

Study of Candy Crush players finds virtual currency buyers don’t go for upsells

MCX postpones rollout of Apple Pay rival CurrentC, lays off 30, will focus on bank deals

 As merchants like Walmart move ahead on their own mobile payment strategies, a consortium that once counted Walmart — along with a number of other big retailers and brands — behind it, has taken a step back. Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) today announced it would postpone a nationwide rollout of CurrentC, a smartphone payment initiative originally conceived as a mobile… Read More

MCX postpones rollout of Apple Pay rival CurrentC, lays off 30, will focus on bank deals

Pay celebs to text or video message you with TipTalk

 It has never been worth it for celebrities to respond to their endless digital fan mail — until now. TipTalk lets them set a price for a private text, photo or video response. The idea is that in their downtime, they could forge deeper relationships with their audience while earning enough to warrant at least a few seconds of their attention. Considering how the public comment reels… Read More

Pay celebs to text or video message you with TipTalk