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blogs.wsj.com - 6 readers, 104 Tweets - Internet users querying Google for terms like “clogged toilet” and “lock repair” now get more than advice on how to fix their problems. Google Inc. is pairing prescreened professionals – plumbers, electricians and other local home-service providers – with desperate clients.
post-gazette.com - 5 readers, 135 Tweets - Businesses hoping to reel in new customers with location-based social media discounts are discovering it takes more than casting a line for customers to bite. Sending digital coupons to any consumer within a 100-foot radius doesn’t necessarily lead to more sales or foot traffic, according to a University of Pittsburgh study. The study, conducted...
techcrunch.com - 11 readers, 307 Tweets - Service marketplaces have recently become Silicon Valley darlings. The marketplace model has been a popular way for VCs to efficiently tap into the local..
wsj.com - 21 readers, 92 Tweets - Apple’s move to make it easier to block ads on iPhones and iPads is troubling publishers and heightening tensions with its Silicon Valley neighbors like Google.
csmonitor.com - 6 readers, 21 Tweets - In-store pickup isn't necessarily any more efficient than buying in-store, but more and more retailers are adding it, and customers are using it. What's the appeal?
adage.com - 21 readers, 387 Tweets - The retail industry is on the verge of reinvention, driven by new digital technologies. The retail store of the future will be the hub of all user data.