Google’s answer to Amazon Echo – Google Home – is launching in the UK on 6th April.
Amazon have been looking at the possibility of furniture and appliance stores, where customers can use Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality as a way to see what products will look like in their homes before they purchase
The US ecommerce giant has agreed terms with Souq.com. While details were not disclosed, reports suggest that Amazon beat a bid from Emaar Malls PJSC for $800 million, while Techcrunch suggests a value of £520 million.
Shoppers spent an estimated £1 billion a week online with UK retailers during February, according to official figures out this week.
Coffee fanatics will soon be able to order their Starbucks within the comfort of their cars as the company announces a partnership with Ford.
The UK’s first virtual reality-powered game experience will launch in Leeds next month when a leading escape game company, TickTockUnlock, unveils the Hyper Reality Experience, the first in a series of centres to be launched in British cities.
Yahoo has launched a partnership with location specialist Statiq, which is to see Yahoo refine its ability to offer location-based targeted advertising for brands in the UK.
UK online retail sales were up +15per cent year-on-year (YoY) in February, according to the latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index, building on solid growth in February 2016 (+16per cent). For the second month running, the average basket value was at a seven-year high for that month of the year.
Sainsbury’s reported like-for-like sales up by 0.1 per cent, excluding fuel. It also explained how it is developing its business across a range of channels, and is focusing heavily on customer convenience.
UK based Rant & Rave, the customer engagement specialists who work with half of the FTSE including Barclays, Sky and easyJet, has developed a customer feedback integration for Amazon Alexa, Amazon’s cloud-based voice service.
Fresh creative talent and access to new data skills are something the marketing industry have been calling for in recent years, but the co-chair of the Graeme Robertson Trust (GRT) has called for the marketers to do a better job of selling themselves if they want to attract the cream of the creative crop.
Media recognition app Shazam has launched a a massively scaled augmented reality (AR) platform for its brand partners, artists and hundreds of millions of global users.