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The New Ecommerce - 5 Crucial Trends

The New Ecommerce - 5 Crucial Trends | Startup Revolution |

New Ecommerce Trends
New Ecommerce: Search For Blue Oceans is about the disruptive impact smartphones, ubiquitous connection and retailer innovation are creating in ecommerce.

  • Smartphones and ubiquitous connection to the web
  • Impact of videos and unboxing creating “gift box retailers”
  • Social Shopping and slouching toward real-time
  • Buying personas, web analytics & dynamic personalization
  • Google and the New SEO where content is KING and social content QUEEN
Discover the trends shaping a new online commerce on Curagami: 

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Want To SEE Millennial Tech Future? Watch This @iSocialFanz Video #cloudtalk

More Than What is Said
The importance of this week's #cloudtalk Hangout On Air is what Brian does with Periscope, Meerkat and Youtube. Brian was simultaneously creating conversations using "real time video" in three channels.

The power of real time video CAN'T BE OVERSTATED. I didn't understand Periscope until Mark Traphagen went for a walk in Duke Garden. As Mark walk, shooting a real time video, he SAW me join and could discuss what he was seeing / doing.

WOW, think of real time videos as your way to have a conversation. Real time video breaks down the time delay AND you are left with a product, if you record your sessions, that will help others with similar questions later.

The immediacy is too cool to be denies. We've been wrestling with how to break down the silos between commerce and content. Brian's demonstration has our wheels turning.

@Brian Fanzois a #mustfollow curator too btw :). M

Brian Fanzo's curator insight, May 2, 2015 4:56 AM

Thanks so much Marty! 

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What's Next: Thoughts On Big TVs & The New Ecommerce

What's Next: Thoughts On Big TVs & The New Ecommerce | Startup Revolution |

What's Next?
What's next may be the most important and urgent mystery.. Late last night I wandered around in the future a little thinking about how David Amerland's call for a "New Value System" might collide with a few other favorite ideas such as:

* David Edelman on Aligning With the Customer Journey:

* Mark Traphagen on Google Plus

* Phil Buckley on overcoming FEAR:

* @David AmerlandWhat If We Had A New Value System For Goods and Services

* Me on @ janlgordonCuratti sharing lessons in the new #branding from Red Bull:

Somewhere in there somewhere late at night and when its HOT is where the future starts and every thing changes...again.

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Top 10 eCommerce Marketing Trends For 2014 [+ @Scenttrail Take]

Top 10 eCommerce Marketing Trends For 2014 [+ @Scenttrail Take] | Startup Revolution |

In last 15 years, eCommerce marketing has evolved a lot. It's no longer confined to keyword stuffing or PPC. In 2013, website optimization, guest blogging and responsive design was in vogue.

* Mobile optimization: Agree!
* Mobile advertising: Agree!
* Targeting wearable devices: Too Early (talk about more than target in 2014).
* Long-form content: Agree! (stories are about to rule the world).
* Social and search ads: Agree!
* Authorship branding: Agree!
* Omni-channel user experience: Agree!
* Better delivery: Agree!
Local SEO: For some this makes sense.
* Marketing automation: Harder to imagine in Ecom, but open to the idea of it.

Via YDeveloper
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IBM, AT&T To Offer 'Internet of Things' Systems |

IBM, AT&T To Offer 'Internet of Things' Systems | | Startup Revolution |

AT&T and IBM will start jointly offering services designed to help municipalities, utility companies and other organizations use "Internet of things" technologies to better manage their infrastructure.

"There is a huge amount of growth of the things that are connected" to networks, said Michael Curry, IBM vice president of product

management. "When you have that many things connected in, you have a big data problem. Companies want to be able to take that data and use it to optimize operations and predict failures."

IBM estimates that there will be over 18 billion connected devices in the world by 2022. Examples of connected devices include mobile phones and sensors.

For this work, IBM's software division will work with AT&T's Advanced Solution unit. AT&T will provide network connectivity and IBM will provide the software and integration.

The two companies plan to help organizations build out systems that can collect data, wirelessly, from many remote end-nodes, an approach increasingly being called "The Internet of things" in the industry. The data can be analyzed and monitored, as well as fed to mobile devices for personnel in the field.

The initial targets for the service will be municipalities, mid-size utility companies and transportation companies, though any sort of organization could benefit from remote monitoring should consider IBM and AT&T's assistance, Curry said.

Cities could use this approach to better and control manage traffic. Utility companies could more closely monitor their customers' energy usage. Transportation companies could better manage their fleets of vehicles.

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Yeah Internet of Things going to be HUGE trend with all kinds of cool startup opportunities. already sold to Google for billions and they won't be the last. 

Richard Platt's curator insight, February 19, 2014 10:33 PM

IBM and AT&T to work together to create an IoT network infrastructure.  Very interesting and likely very important play

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Come The Revolution ELEPHANTS Beat HIPPOS - Which One Are You?

Come The Revolution ELEPHANTS Beat HIPPOS - Which One Are You? | Startup Revolution |
Come The Revolution ELEPHANTS Beat HIPPOS
Are you an Elephant or a Hippo? Elephants react very different to what's next than hippos. Read trends below to…
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3D Printing Is HOT & Bound To Generate Cool Support Work For Crafty Starutps

3D Printing Is HOT & Bound To Generate Cool Support Work For Crafty Starutps | Startup Revolution |

3D printing is a process of making a three-dimensional solid object of virtually any shape from a digital model.3D is achieved using an additive process.

Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

3-D printing can't get any HOTTER. We had Tom Simon come show us the latest and greatest in 3D printing last week at Atlantic BT. I suspect there will be all kinds of "fast prototyping" and "mobile warehousing" offshoots from 3D printing for the wise #startup #entrepreneur. 

Remember the people who made the real money in the gold rush wasn't the miners but Sears and Roebuck. First one to figure out a cool use case for 3D printing please share.  

OneSpring's curator insight, July 31, 2013 9:33 AM

Brings a whole new dimension to visualization!

Startup Weekend Brest's curator insight, July 31, 2013 3:27 PM

Envie d'en voir une en vrai ? RDV les 17/18 & 19 janvier pour le startup weekend Brest.



Conversations for Inquiring Minds's comment, August 1, 2013 9:37 PM
It pushes the prototype market into hyperdrive, allowing the check for flaws to go forward immediately instead of waiting for full scale fabrication.
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NO Tech Bubble Says @a16z (VC Andreessen & Horowitz) #video #slides

NO Tech Bubble Says @a16z  (VC Andreessen & Horowitz) #video #slides | Startup Revolution |

Ben Horowitz On Disruption & No Tech Bubble
This Curagami post includes an insightful video of VC Ben Horowtiz's commencement address at Columbia.

Also includes an extensive slide deck from Andreessen & Horowitz proving there is NO Tech Bubble happening now (just looks that way). Great information from airbnb investor Horowitz and valley superstar Marc Andreessen.  

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Minority Report? The 'Internet of Business Things' video interview via WSJ

Minority Report? The 'Internet of Business Things' video interview via WSJ | Startup Revolution |

As more things get connected to each other, how can businesses capitalize on the growing 'Internet of Things?' PricewaterhouseCoopers chief technologist Chris Curran joins the News Hub with Sara Murray.

Marty Note
Turns out a forgettable movie, Tom Cruise's Minority Report,  may be prescient for our Internet of Things Future. Fascinating interview with WSJ's Sarah Murray and Price Waterhouse's Chris Curran explores tapping and mashing up the "real data' that's all around us now.

How can we replace guesses with real data.

Retail is "an interesting one" because it involves people and places. Emerging uses of sensors. Others are not so obvious like the power business where sensors can help "optimize the process".

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With Beats, Apple Buys A Quick Start On Smart Headphones

Apple purchased Beats By Dre this week, suggesting the company is looking at smart headphone technology — headphones that can sense what the body is doing.
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Fascinating idea "smart headphones" or like Google glass for your ears.

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Social Business Trends 2014 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Social Business Trends 2014 [INFOGRAPHIC] | Startup Revolution |
Imgur is home to the web's most popular image content, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.

Via Salah ALhaj Ahmed, Luciana Viter
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

File this infographic under "stats to help sell social to the c level" and good luck.

Tomas Trejbal's curator insight, April 1, 2014 2:36 AM

Social Business Trends 2014...

StrutturaFine | pl's curator insight, April 4, 2014 12:33 PM

Numeri, tendenze, stats | il #Mobile su tutto

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Startup Trends 2014 - via @Curatti_

Startup Trends 2014 - via @Curatti_ | Startup Revolution |

2014 will be a MONSTER TREND year for startups. Everything from money to customer service in the balance.We share 10 trends and more than 25 cool startups on this post.

First Five Startup Trends:

* Internet of Things.
* Shared Social Branding.
* New Social / Web Currencies.
* DIY vs. Customer Experience.
* Learn To Think Like Video Game Developers (think platforms not websites and User Generated Content #UGC and the social shares it brings).

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Influence Marketing In 2013 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Influence Marketing In 2013 [INFOGRAPHIC] | Startup Revolution |
Chances are you’ve seen one or all of these buzz phrases floating around social media in recent years: “brand ambassadors,” “online influencers,” “social influencers.” The popularity of social scoring platforms like Klout and Kred, combined with...

Via Brian Yanish -, Jose Maria Hernandez Montes, Ariane Bourgeois
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Important #infographic for #startups.

Duncan Robertson's comment, August 12, 2013 9:28 PM
Social media has a huge impact on companies' marketing seem now a days. Facebook and twitter alone can reach millions of people over various locations abroad.
Angela Heath's curator insight, August 14, 2013 6:23 PM

Here is a great tool for us to evaluate thought leadership.

Stephen Pitcher's curator insight, April 21, 2014 3:38 AM

This is a amazing! This could be 'the answer', what do you think?