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Nordstrom Takes Pinterest Engagement To New Level, Turns Most Pinned Items Into In-Store Displays

Nordstrom Takes Pinterest Engagement To New Level, Turns Most Pinned Items Into In-Store Displays | TheWIP | Scoop.it

After Geekwire.com’s report last week highlighting how Nordstrom is using  popular Pinterest items as display promotions in a select number of stores, we wanted to find out more on the retail giant’s plans to transition their Social Media marketing efforts into actual in-store results.


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Vasia Dimitropoulou's curator insight, July 10, 2013 12:34 PM

Pinterest accounts for Nordstrom’s largest social community, with 4.5 million followers, more than double the number of fans on the retailer’s Facebook company page!

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Technology in Retail: What’s Happening and What’s to Come [Interview]

Technology in Retail: What’s Happening and What’s to Come [Interview] | TheWIP | Scoop.it

As an avid shopper, I love that my company has an entire organization dedicated to making the lives of retailers better, so in turn my life is better as well.


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Vasia Dimitropoulou's curator insight, October 1, 2013 1:06 PM

Interesting interview with retail industry expert Layla Sabourian-Tarwé on the challenges and the role of technology in the future of the store front.

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Ebay app bridges online, in-store selling for retailers

Ebay app bridges online, in-store selling for retailers | TheWIP | Scoop.it

EBay introduced a mobile application it says will enable sales clerks at stores to use web-grade analytics to personalize customer interaction and boost sales. No retailer is actually using the technology just yet, but eBay’s retail partners — including Aeropostale, Macy’s, Toys ‘R’ Us and Urban Outfitters — say they will be adopting it soon.


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Vasia Dimitropoulou's curator insight, August 19, 2013 2:25 PM

The Retail Associate Platform will be able to identify a customer that has opted for the service, call up a review of the shopper’s preferences and suggest merchandise from the current inventory enabling salesclerks to personalize customer interactions.

Richard Stadler's curator insight, August 21, 2013 7:04 AM

Hopefully this helps make the in-store/out of store experience seamless

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The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Retail

The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Retail | TheWIP | Scoop.it

PNo industry has been more transfigured in the past year than retail. Stores now behave like websites, tracking customers as they browse. American malls have pretty much died (but maybe on their way back to life). And in some parts of the country you can have your milk and eggs home-delivered along with your new iPod on the same day. Those who lead the field strike the right balance between physical and digital, experience and affordability, convenience and quality....


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Brooke Lindell's curator insight, May 19, 2014 9:12 PM

This article lists the 10 most innovative companies in retail and on the list are companies such as amazon.com for 'leaving it's competitors in the dust' with it's free 2 day shipping with prime which made the company grow by millions, it created same day grocery delivery business in certain cities and also! Delivery on sundays with its partnership with the US postal service. They also talk about J.Crew being basically the clothing brand of America, combining run way looks with middle class prices, in 2013 their revenue grew by 10% which many people credit to the partnership of CEO Mickey Drexler and Jenna Lyons, president and creative director.

Kaitlyn Gregg's curator insight, November 5, 2014 3:16 PM

The most innovative companies are identifying their customers needs and potential needs, such as Amazon pushing past 2 day shipping to Amazon Fresh.  Another cool example is the retailer identifying the cultural needs of their Spanish customers. 

Megan Kraft's curator insight, November 5, 2014 3:54 PM

Everyone knows Amazon excels in retail innovation, but there were a few companies on this list I had never heard of, and some I was surprised made the list.

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Futuristic EDAG Genesis 3D printed car world premiere at 2014 Geneva motor show

Futuristic EDAG Genesis 3D printed car world premiere at 2014 Geneva motor show | TheWIP | Scoop.it

3d printed car at the EDAG, one of the leading engineering service providers in the automotive industry will display an example of a printed automobile at the Geneva Motor Show this week.


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Ionut Anton's curator insight, March 6, 2014 1:25 AM

3d printed car at the Geneva Motor Show

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Giant Suspended Net Installations by Janet Echelman

Giant Suspended Net Installations by Janet Echelman | TheWIP | Scoop.it

In the late 1990s artist Janet Echelman traveled to India as a Fulbright Scholar with the intention of giving painting exhibitions around the country. She shipped her painting supplies ahead of time and landed in the fishing village of Mahabalipuram to begin her exhibitions with one major hitch: the painting supplies never arrived. While walking through the village Echelman was struck by the quality and variety of nets used by the local fisherman and questioned what it might look like if such nets were hung and illuminated in the air. Could it be a new approach to sculpture?

A new chapter in her artist career was born, and the artist has since dedicated her time and energy to creating these massive net sculptures in locations around the world.


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Paulo Tomás Neves's curator insight, March 2, 2014 5:10 AM

image: "She Changes", Matosinhos, Porto, Portugal

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John Lewis invests in the future of retail with launch of JLab incubator

John Lewis invests in the future of retail with launch of JLab incubator | TheWIP | Scoop.it

John Lewis has launched a technology incubator, ‘JLab’, in a partnership with technology entrepreneur Stuart Marks.

 

John Lewis’ director of IT, Paul Coby, said in a blog post that the incubator has been set up “to identify and develop technology innovations that will provide John Lewis with future strategic advantage with customers’ needs at the core of each idea.”

 

These areas include in-store innovations and products which will improve customer experience across all channels, innovations around the “Internet of Things” and looking at how John Lewis can use data to drive real-time, in-store personalisation for customers.


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Ten Arquitectos: Cinco de Mayo Memorial

Ten Arquitectos: Cinco de Mayo Memorial | TheWIP | Scoop.it

An undulating park structure shelters an amphitheatre, playground, and gallery, evoking the original topography of an important site in Mexican history. The plaza symbolizes and pays homage to one of the most important historical moments in Mexican history. One hundred and fifty trees were placed throughout the square, representing the years since the Battle of Cinco de Mayo. Vegetation was placed strategically, to correspond with user's needs for shading. The light poles reflect the number of battalions that fought, while its location points to the sites where the most important battles occurred.


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BigRep 3D printer can print whole pieces of furniture

BigRep 3D printer can print whole pieces of furniture | TheWIP | Scoop.it
A brand new 3D printer has arrived on the scene with the biggest print bed of any consumer model -- large enough to print small pieces of furniture. Read this article by Michelle Starr on CNET.

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Valerie Adler's curator insight, March 3, 2014 10:31 AM

This exciting advance will throw up all sorts of questions, not least about intellectual property, but what fun it will be!

Jeong-Der Ho's curator insight, March 4, 2014 9:04 PM

it 3d prints BIGGER.

Aube Lebel's curator insight, March 24, 2014 3:56 AM

L'impression 3D n'est plus limitée à de petits objets ! 

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10 Best Practices for Implementing Gamification

10 Best Practices for Implementing Gamification | TheWIP | Scoop.it
In the second installment of the blog series on gamifying your learning, Karl Kapp outlines best practices in gamification implementations.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, March 22, 2014 4:37 PM

Going through these now.

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The future for British shops is bright, but retailers must get the mix right to attract customers

The future for British shops is bright, but retailers must get the mix right to attract customers | TheWIP | Scoop.it

But isn’t retail flat on its back? Shops are finished, aren’t they? Surely everyone is shopping online? To all three questions the answer is emphatically “no”, because people shop in different ways on different days.


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XPLAIN's curator insight, May 29, 2013 7:43 AM

Experience, Convenience and Function are driving the top-performing retail projects.

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Flashy apps and shoppable videos set to jazz up the retail market

Flashy apps and shoppable videos set to jazz up the retail market | TheWIP | Scoop.it
Retail brand Sportsgirl has launched a custom-built augmented reality app that will allow customers to unlock exclusive content including videos, tutorials and an exclusive MP3 music download.

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Vasia Dimitropoulou's curator insight, September 4, 2013 9:28 AM

Besides Sportsgirl's digital initiatives - including a custom-built augmented reality app -, fashion retailer David Jones has launched its first shoppable video, a four minute clip called #WeAre, that you can check out here!

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The 3 Crucial Digital Retail Trends of 2014

The 3 Crucial Digital Retail Trends of 2014 | TheWIP | Scoop.it

Facebook's Head of Retail Global Vertical Strategy shares his predictions for the evolution of online retail.

 

Retailers have refined the science of merchandising for hundreds of years, but the disruption of the Internet and ecommerce has been an enormous catalyst of change for the industry--and there are no signs of this slowing.

 

The art and science of ‘click and mortar’ is just beginning to take shape. In fact, according to eMarketer, more than 80 percent of shoppers who visit an ecommerce site do not know what they want to buy. Which means that in a $15 trillion global retail industry, there is a lot of opportunity.In 2014, merchandising continues to reshape itself with three important trends: Discovery, Seasonality and Compression.,...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 26, 2014 9:24 AM

Three key trends that retailers need to be aware of in order to combat Digital disruption.

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Apple ‘iRing’ concept brought to life by Kickstarter project

Apple ‘iRing’ concept brought to life by Kickstarter project | TheWIP | Scoop.it

Around this time last year, Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White made headlines for a note he sent to investors regarding the ‘iRing.’ White said that Apple was working on a television set that could read motion gestures from a user who was wearing a ring-shaped device on their finger.


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Top 10 Emerging Technologies For 2014

Top 10 Emerging Technologies For 2014 | TheWIP | Scoop.it

Marty Note
Cool "emerging" technologies covered here cover trends across tech and manufacturing:

* Body-adapted Wearable Electronics.
* Nanostructured Carbon Composites.
* Mining Metals from Desalination Brine.
* Grid-scale Electricity Storage.
* Nanowire Lithium-ion Batteries.
* Screenless Display.
* Human Microbiome Therapeutics.
* RNA-based Therapeutics.
* Quantified Self (Predictive Analytics).

* Brain-computer Interfaces.

My favs are RNA-based Therapeutics (since this could help my dad's macular degeneration and Quantified Self (predictive analytics since they will change ecommerce as we've known and practiced it).

Promising "trend tags" here too for http://www.crowdfunde.com.

 

 


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Chris Storm's curator insight, March 27, 2014 2:54 AM

Some potential emerging technology trends

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Write Once and Post To All Your Preferred Social Networks with Composer.io


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Robin Good's curator insight, February 4, 2014 5:28 PM


Composer.io is a new free web app, in early stage of development, which allows you to easily post from any web page to multiple social networks simultaneusly, similarly to what Ping.fm used to do.


Composer.io offers two free bookmarklets that allow to easily post to anyone of these social media networks:


  • Blogger
  • Facebook Profiles
  • Facebook Pages
  • LinkedIn
  • Plurk
  • Tumblr
  • Twitter
  • WordPress / WordPress.com
  • Google+ (coming)
  • many other


Works with your favorite auto-shortener.


Simple, easy to use, handy. Definitely worth a try.


Free to use for all beta users.


Try it out now: http://composer.io/ 


Features: http://composer.io/site/features/ 






Randy Hilarski's curator insight, February 5, 2014 2:26 PM

Interesting tool!

Andrea Baldo's curator insight, July 19, 2014 8:47 AM

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Build your own Flappy Bird with SpriteBuilder and Cocos2d 3.0

Build your own Flappy Bird with SpriteBuilder and Cocos2d 3.0 | TheWIP | Scoop.it
Learn to build Flappy Fly! This is the one and only tutorial that will teach you how to implement a native Flappy Bird clone for iOS. We will be using Sprite...

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rojkind architects explore a hexagonal dynamic facade with the liverpool department store - designboom | architecture & design magazine

rojkind architects explore a hexagonal dynamic facade with the liverpool department store - designboom | architecture & design magazine | TheWIP | Scoop.it
rojkind architects explore a hexagonal dynamic facade with the liverpool department store. using scaled versions of the hexagon, the new department store's facade is composed of three layers in an extended outer skin that acts as a showroom.

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Ionut Anton's curator insight, March 2, 2014 4:37 AM

computational pattern for a facade system

Manuel Muehlbauer's curator insight, March 4, 2014 8:01 AM

Continued Surface Division

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Rise of the Drones at Fendi's Milan Fashion Show - YouTube

Feb. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Drones and fashion don't usually go together but for Italian fashion house Fendi, they serve a purpose, broadcasting its fashion show ...

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Spritz aims to redesigned reading

Spritz aims to redesigned reading | TheWIP | Scoop.it

Spritz, a new app a new app that is being released on upcoming Samsung devices, is attempting to redesign reading--and renaming it “spritzing”.


Spritz works by streaming one word at a time at speeds varying between 250 and 1,000 words per minute. 


The app aims to solve growing problem of reading large texts on small screens (e.g. smartphones, smartwatches, Google Glass...) and also promises to double the speed at which we read them. 

 

Experience it here.


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