Are we going app crazy? Apple announced last week that over 15 billion apps have been downloaded from the Apple Store. How many apps do you have?
Technology is changing the way we do a lot of things, of course, and shopping is no exception. From location-based services offering discounts for checking in (Foursquare just surpassed 500,000 merchant accounts) to retailers suggesting products based on Facebook likes, shopping is only becoming more social.
The significance of social in today’s shopping experience, though, should not cloud old-fashioned customer service, be it online or in-person. Congratulations to Mercedes dealers who have ranked the highest in retail experience. What can you learn from the car dealer?
New research has redefined regional boundaries in the United States, based on social connectedness that is not shaped by state lines or geographical borders, rather data from cell phones. The Connected States of America shows interesting patterns, such as Chattanooga, Tennessee being more connected to Georgia and Alabama than its own state. Are you a part of any new boundaries?