CETW12: DSA crowns Crown Award winners

The Digital Screenmedia Association has announced the winners for the DSA Crown Awards, which recognize excellence in digital out-of-home content. The DSA Crown Awards ceremony was held aboard the Duchess Yacht, which cruised around Manhattan, New York, on Nov. 7...

Mattel, Walmart test virtual pop-up store in Canada

To help Torontonians celebrate the holiday season, Mattel and Walmart Canada have launched the first pop-up virtual toy store in Canada, providing a QR code-based shopping experience for commuters and gift-givers. Located in the PATH, Toronto's underground walkway, the virtual...

Facebook announces more retail focus with Collections feature

Facebook confirmed yesterday that it is piloting a Pinterest-like addition to its interactive business tools. According to an article on PCMag.com, Facebook is currently engaging in a "small test in which a few select businesses will be able to share...

Interactive storefront could redefine window shopping

Window shopping just got a new meaning with the latest technology implemented by Adidas. A six-week pilot is taking place at the Adidas NEO Label in Nuremberg, Germany, in which the storefront window was replaced with a fully functioning virtual...

PointGrab gesture-recognition tech reaching out to US digital signage market

Access1, a provider of advanced content triggering software, interactive applications and analytic reporting for anonymous video analytic-enabled digital signage and retail displays has completed a licensing agreement with PointGrab technologies of Israel to sell PointGrab's hand gesture-recognition software in the...

Shoppers can earn rewards by 'endorsing' products

Endorse, an offers platform for consumer brands, announced yesterday a new capability that gives incentives for shoppers to share their use of brands through social media. With the Endorse app, which is free on both Android and iOS, users earn...

Empowered consumers drive future of retail, study shows

This week in London, leading retailers are gathering for the World Retail Congress. At the center of the conversation is how the empowered consumer, or the "I-Con," is driving retail innovation. According to a press release from Mastercard, a new...

French company unveils 3D merchandising software

French technology company Dassault Systèmes announced today the launch of Perfect Shelf, a tool for retailers to use 3D modeling for realistic views of retail aisles, according to a company press release. Complete with shelves, fixtures, products, lighting and promotional...

Gas pumps get interactive with IRVision

Irving Oil announced today that the company successfully installed its IRVision video screens at several of its locations in New Hampshire and Maine. The interactive digital signage and television network offers touchscreen interactivity on the front of the pump, with...

FreeMonee raises $34M in 2nd round of funding

FreeMonee Network, a provider of consumer gift incentives, has announced $34 million in investment funding. This round is more than triple the initial $11 million 2010 Series A round and brings the company's total raised to $45 million.

Augmented reality is part of IKEA's 2013 catalog

IKEA is taking the catalog experience up a notch, using augmented reality to grab readers' attention. After downloading the IKEA app to smartphones or tablets, shoppers can scan select pages of the retailer's 2013 catalog to unlock films, interactive experiences and photo galleries. Watch below to get a sneak peek at the app.

Mobile mapping app helps Walgreens customers locate products

Shoppers can map any Walgreens store on their smartphones, thanks to the retailer's partnership with aisle411, a mobile retail navigation service. The in-store mapping platform allows customers to view store maps of any of the nearly 8,000 locations on their...

5 ways retailers can get more from digital signage

Scala Inc. recently offered five tips for retailers looking to get started with digital signage systems to educate consumers about available products and services, cross-promote products and improve the customer experience: A recent retail sector technology adoption study from CompTIA found that one in three U.S.

Digital sign co unveils e-paper products to create seamless retail solution

Altierre Corp., a provider of low-power wireless technology that enables dynamic pricing, promotion and product information in brick-and-mortar stores, has launched its E-Paper Product Family. Altierre's fully graphic (dot-matrix) high-resolution E-Paper digital display technology appears as ink on paper and...

Tokyo toy co testing augmented reality kiosks

A Tokyo toy company is testing kiosks with augmented reality capabilities to allow shoppers to interact with toys even when they're still in packaging. The kiosks, developed by Tokyo-based Chariot Co. Ltd using technology from Metaio GmbH, are now in...

Nivea promotes products via digital shelf

Nivea in Germany is replacing some of its standard in-store product shelves with the digital multidisplay shelf-edge display solution designed by Crystal Display Systems Limited, according to a company press release. The brand hopes the long, thin display shelves that...

Jeweler launches gesture-driven tool

Jewelry Designer George Jensen is helping online shoppers get a hands-on experience with the launch of an augmented reality tool designed by Holition, a London-based augmented reality company, according to retailer-jeweller.com. Developed by John Miles, Holition's partner, the tool allows...

RCE Podcast episode 3: Why (most) retailers shouldn't worry about showrooming

RCE Podcast episode 3: Why (most) retailers shouldn't worry about showrooming

New survey data reveals that most retailers have nothing to fear from the mobile-enabled consumer, and on today's call our panel discusses why that is - and better still, how to use this as an opportunity for improvement and growth.

Elo and YCD partner for interactive retail digital signage

Smart retail business digital media solutions provider YCD Multimedia and commercial touchscreen products provider Elo Touch Solutions have announced a partnership to provide advanced interactive digital signage solutions based on YCD's digital media software products and Elo Touch Solutions' family...

Vancouver mall customers now shopping via Facebook

A Vancouver shopping destination, Park Royal, has added a way for customers to browse products on its Facebook page. "We are always looking to make use of technology to enhance the shopping experience," Nancy Small, Park Royal's director of marketing...

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