Snap.Send.Get connects mobile phones, product info

PALO ALTO, Calif. — SnapTell, provider of image recognition-based mobile marketing solutions, was recently selected by Gartner, world's leading information technology research company, to its 2008 list of Cool Vendors in Retail. Using a camera phone and SnapTell's image-recognition technology,...

More retail technology on the way, and soon

Arizona Daily Star: More new technologies are likely on the way for retail stores, speakers said Thursday at this year's Global Retailing Conference, held by the University of Arizona's Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing.

Online sales to drive in-store technology growth

Inside Retailing (Australia): With Internet sales expected to account for almost 20 percent of turnover by 2012-15, and Web sites becoming increasingly transactional rather than informational, there is also likely to be a rise in the application of technology within...

North American consumers demand more self-service

ORLANDO, Fla. — A growing legion of North American consumers use self-service in their everyday lives, and the latest research from NCR Corp. shows an increasing percentage of individuals actually favor businesses that offer "do-it-myself" options. The third annual NCR...

Inaugural Customer Experience Summit announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The inaugural Customer Experience Summit, co-hosted by RetailConnections and by Cathy Hotka & Associates, will take place August 17-19, 2008, in Nashville, Tenn.

3D video kiosks land in grocery stores

CHATSWORTH, Calif. — Provision Interactive Technologies has announced its 3DEO Reward Centers are now available in the United States.

Nanonation to showcase iPhone applications at Self-Service Expo

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nanonation will demonstrate new applications for digital signage and kiosks utilizing Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch at the Self-Service Expo and The Digital Signage Show, April 16-17 in Las Vegas.

New guide offers advice on planning for digital signage

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Digital Signage Today has published a new how-to guide for those planning for a digital signage network deployment.

Microsoft Surface coming to AT&T stores

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: AT&T says it will start using Microsoft Surface computers in selected retail stores later this month, becoming the first to roll out the interactive digital screens. AT&T said its retail customers will be able to place specific mobile phones on Surface's 30-inch screen to learn about features, accessories and rate plans.

Digital Signage Today answers your burning questions in new guide

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Digital Signage Today has spoken with numerous experts in the digital signage industry and published "Digital Signage: Frequently Asked Questions," an exclusive guide providing answers to some of the most common questions from deployers.

Retail application for Microsoft Surface unveiled

SEATTLE — Accenture and Avanade announced the availability of their first retail showcase application for Microsoft Surface, a 30-inch surface-computing display in a table-like form factor. Surface provides effortless interaction with digital content through touch, gestures and by placing objects...

Social media moving into the in-store marketing mix

Advertising Age: When it comes to retail spaces, marketers have perhaps the best opportunity to tie digital-marketing experiences to physical-marketing experiences. And marketers are experimenting with morphing circulars into mobile formats, implementing social media into in-store experiences and using technology to promote product sampling.

GlobalShop: Interactive mannequin stops traffic

CHICAGO — One of the most eye-catching retail applications unveiled at this week's GlobalShop expo was tucked in the back of the Epson booth. A nude mannequin stood against a black backdrop; about 15 feet away, a touchscreen kiosk showed...

GlobalShop: Day 1 news roundup

CHICAGO — Today was opening day for GlobalShop 2008, the 16th installment of the trade show devoted to store design, visual merchandising and in-store marketing. An estimated 836 exhibitors sprawled out across 300,000 square feet of the newly opened West...

Convergence of digital signage, kiosks requires common strategy

The growing popularity of digital signage and the strong footprint already established by kiosks makes it impossible for businesses to ignore the two coming together under one umbrella.

Singapore grocer testing RFID cart this year

ZDNet Asia: Singapore supermarket chain Cold Storage says it will be the first in Asia to implement "technology-enabled" shopping carts by the end of this year. Produced by Media Cart Asia, the trolley will be able to identify the shopper's...

New RFID system for apparel retailers includes 'magic mirror'

DUSSELDORF, Germany — TAGSYS, a provider of item-level RFID infrastructure, announced a new suite of RFID products aimed at apparel retailers. The system begins at the supply end with an RFID tunnel that tracks and counts products at distribution centers,...

Borders concept store includes digital services

USA Today: Borders' new concept store, located in its home town of Ann Arbor, Mich., features a digital center where customers can download music or books, burn CDs, research family histories, print pictures and order leather-bound books crammed with family...

New Nokia store designed for interactive retailing

Design Week: A new Nokia concept store is built around an interactive customer experience, with functioning handsets for customers to play with and a "Discover" section where customers book time with resident experts, a la Apple Store's Genius Bar. "As...

Clarity UC solution lets sales associates go mobile

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Clarity Consulting Inc. demonstrated a new Unified Communications (UC) retail solution today at Microsoft's Office System Developer Conference in San Jose. The solution, which was highlighted in the keynote address, was created to increase productivity and...

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